Finally, I’m ready to review the Organic Surge Orange Blossom Hand Lotion and the Organic Surge Tropical Bergamot Body Lotion. I’ve been dragging my feet over this and sitting on them for months!
Organic Surge Orange Blossom Hand Lotion (~S$15+)
This hand lotion is unlike most of the others I’ve tried. Although it is thick, it is non-greasy on contact. In fact, it feels more like a humectant based lotion to me although the ingredients indicate inclusion of emollients. Perhaps it’s the orange blossom in the hand lotion that is said to tone and tighten which accounts for why my hands don’t feel very moisturized but neither do they feel dry. So while it isn’t as nourishing as I prefer it to be, I continue to use it on a daily basis in the daytime because my hands still feel pretty comfortable under normal room temperature.
Organic Surge Tropical Bergamot Body Lotion (~S$18+)
I started out liking this product quite a lot because it’s great for daytime usage due to its lightweight non-greasy texture. I could apply sunscreen over this lotion without having my skin feel too overwhelmed. However, midway while using this, I started noticing that my arms grew a few small pimple-like bums. I’m not sure if it’s due to this lotion but it was at the same time I learnt of Dimethicone which is really a silicone that can coat the skin and trap everything under it and the Organic Surge Tropical Bergamot Body Lotion contains this. And because of that, I’ve since stopped using this body lotion.
Both the Organic Surge Orange Blossom Hand Lotion and the Organic Surge Tropical Bergamot Body Lotion are positioned as natural products without chemical overload. Although I wouldn’t refute this, but precisely because of the unique positioning, I was disappointed that the body lotion contains Dimethicone. And as you probably can tell, I’m not too hot about them and will not be buying them even though they both smell delicious and are pretty affordable.
* Prices listed are an estimation. I have forgotten the exact price after so long!