Odylique Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie

I have very dry hands, so I am always willing to try new hand creams in my search for the ultimate skin-softener. I was sent the Odylique Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie and with such an intriguing name, I was looking forward to trying it.

Odylique is a new brand to me and is a natural skincare and makeup brand. The name itself means power of nature and it was formerly known as Essential Care. It is family-owned and was launched in 2003, after the founder, Margaret, had spent 30 years educating herself and making products for her own allergy-prone skin and for the eczema sufferers in her family. Despite the French name, all products are handmade in the workshop in Suffolk, UK.

As the target market is those with sensitive skin, there are no synthetic chemical irritants or artificial fragrances in the products. They also exclude lanolin, wheat, dairy, soya derivatives, salicylic acid, peanut oil and tree nut oil.

The Hand Smoothie is part of the Body range. It 100% natural and 93% organic and is certified by the Soil Association. It is cruelty-free, vegan, not tested on animals and does not contain palm oil.

The Plain English (their words, not mine) ingredients list with the effects is: Aloe vera juice (soothing), coconut and cocoa bean butters (anti-oxidant and hydrating), cold-pressed avocado (vitamin-rich) and sunflower oils, calendula (soothing), rosemary, sea buckthorn (pro-collagen), vanilla, non-palm plant glycerine, essential oils of geranium, lemon (toning) and lemongrass and plant origin moisturisers and emulsifiers. To use, simply massage into hands and cuticles.

I used the Lemon Butter Hand Smoothing for around a month (and there is still some in the tube). It is a light lotion which is cool and hydrating on initial application and nicely absorbs so there is no greasy residue. I can smell the lemon but it is tempered with what must be the geranium.

I found that the moisturising effect didn’t last that long for me, but I must say I do seem to have a sensitivity to some essential oils resulting in the opposite effect to what they are supposed to achieve although, I think I am ok with geranium and lemon. I think. Alternatively, my hands could be so dry I need to wear a thick layer of cream (rather than lotion) at all times! The thing I needed to remember with this product is that it is aimed at sensitive skin, and I don’t think I have sensitive skin on my hands.

Whilst I wouldn’t buy the Hand Smoothie, Odylique have a full range of skin and hair solutions. Perhaps one of the balms will solve my ultra-dry hand problem! I am glad I was introduced to this brand and definitely want to try more products, especially as some products come in trial sizes.

The Odylique Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie is priced at £12.00.

For more information, please visit the Odylique website.