Guest review: Organic Bloom & Ola Hawaii range
Organic Bloom Skin Blossom Care and Protect Hand Cream ($16.90)
The hand cream contains ingredients that are certified as organically grown and would definitely appeal to those who are conscious about the ingredients that are being applied onto their skin.
The cream has a subtle rose scent that isn’t overpowering. The mild scent has allowed me to reapply the cream when I am outdoors without getting others cringing their nose at me. The cream even has a slight â€˜herb-like’ scent that is soothing and has a calming effect. It has a light airy feeling that is easily absorbed by the skin. Most importantly, it does not leave a sticky residue after I had washed my hands. However, the slightly runny texture has caused some spillage when I uncapped the cream. Thankfully, handling the package at a certain angles can minimize the wastage. I am happily satisfied with the hand cream that I even use it for other parts of my body such as the elbow, knee and even heels! The only downside is that it is in a 60ml packaging and can only last for about 3 weeks with daily usage.
Rating: 5 out of 5 hearts
Ola Hawaii Pacific Salt Scrub Sandalwood Verbena ($39.90)
What I really love about the scrub is the sweet coconuty scent and the fact that the scrub bits are small and non-harsh on the skin. As the scrub is mainly oil-based, there was minimal friction as I rub it against my skin. Initially when I first used it, it felt as though I was giving myself a good massage instead of exfoliating my skin. After rinsing, a light film of oil remains on the skin and lasted through the night until my morning shower.
However, due to the fact that it contains a variety of oils, the bathroom tiles can get pretty oily and sticky upon rinsing. This is a major concern for me as I have elderly individuals staying with me. As such, I spent a great amount of time, rinsing the bathroom floor; making sure that it wouldn’t be slippery. Despite that, I am impress with the overall effect that it has on my skin; making it rather smooth with a tinge of silkiness. As such, I resorted to dipping my fingers in the tub to merely gather up some of the oil and use it as a moisturizer for my dry elbows.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 hearts
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