Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Review: Naked Orange & Honey Hand and Body Lotion.
I feel like I start out every post that mentions one of the products from the Naked range by saying 'so you all know how much I love Naked products' but it's true, I do! I was lucky enough to receive this from Naked's lovely PR team to review and I actually think this is one of the strongest products from the range that I have tried so far. I'll start by saying the packaging is great! It's a really convenient and hygienic bottle with a pump that dispenses just the right amount of product; the last thing you need is to end up with a ridiculous amount of cream that ends up going to waste when you just want to quickly moisturise your hands.
Naked say: "Orange oil contains skin nourishing vitamin C whilst moisturising Manuka honey is renowned for its healing qualities. This is just perfect for Domestic Goddesses who refuse to wear the rubber gloves and as a light, moisturising treat for the rest of your body.
This smells like honey, so if you don't like honey scented things then you're not going to like this (stating the obvious), but I adore it. It takes me back to the days where my mum would take me for picnics in the park during summer and I'd always have a honey sandwich; I had a sweet tooth for sure! It's not overpowering in any way and my skin is left with a soft & delicate honey scent for quite a few hours after application which I think is lovely.
The Naked website says that Manuka Honey is believed to be the honey with the best anti-bacterial and healing qualities and it only available from New Zealand. Now I have no idea if it does have the best healing qualities but I'd say that it's an impressive product. After shaving, my legs used to be sore and irritated beyond belief and I mentioned this a little in my review on the Naked Salt Scrub, but, since I've started using the scrub in conjunction with this lotion my legs haven't been sore at all after shaving. That was something I wasn't expecting but I'm very happy that awful soreness has been banished!
In terms of consistency I'd describe it as a thick lotion; it's not heavy like a body butter and it's not a really watery type lotion which I find difficult to apply. It absorbs almost instantly into the skin but offers just the right amount of moisture which I think makes this perfect for the summer. For most of the year I'd say that I have normal to dry skin and I would happily use this throughout the year perhaps only needing something a little heavier in the coldest winter months.
My mum has been suffering with very dry hands recently and this really has worked wonders in such a short space of time so I shall be popping one of these beauties into the birthday basket I'm making for her.
A little definitely goes a long way with this product and I only need 4 or 5 pumps to moisturise my entire body, so, I think this bottle will last me at least 3 months with almost daily use. Considering this retails for only £3.99 for 25oml I'd say that's pretty amazing value for money. I will be repurchasing over & over again without a shadow of doubt!
You can purchase Naked products from the Naked website, the Boots website or in most Boots stores.