Smyssly II. – Bodycare

In the mystery story Cat among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie, the famous Monsieur Poirot righly snibs a young detective that he didn’t pay enough attention to the knees of high school girls he was deployed, and thus overlooked that the adolescence looking young lady was already an adult actress. … (and I do not disclose more) …

It is true, that in the moment, when people stopped to cover each spot of their bodies by a lot of textiles, it also became appropriate to take care of the body skin. Although it is still a bit more durable and protected, it loses its elasticity as well and gradually it becomes visible (and the area around the joints, like those knees and elbows, starts relatively soon). So a smooth face is not enough, you need to look away from the radiant horizons from time to time and look down groundily and critically and take care of it quite.

Regenerative Hand Cream

INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Olea Europea Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerine, Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder, Cetyl Alcohol, Olea Europea Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum

Iveta’s comment: The composition of the oils is balanced and pleasantly caring; the only thing I would highly doubt is the presence of vitamin C as an ingredient that “eliminates pigment spots.” I wish it was that simple. The cream has a light consistency and is quickly absorbed, which I appreciate very much as an IT specialist. (There is nothing worse than cream your hands and waiting a long time before I can catch the mouse again). Unfortunately, I completely miss the point of peeling grains – there are too few of them in the cream for effective peeling. So there is only a bit of an unpleasant feeling that first I have to remove a few grains from my hands, then everything is in the best order – soft hands without sticky or greasy film.

My impressions: Hand cream is another item that I have high demands on and I use quite a lot of them. Firstly, because nothing reveals age as uncultivated hands (and the neck and décolleté ladies and gentlemen! Skin cosmetics should not end at the chin if you do not want to spend your life in a turtleneck …) and when one has to care for children and the household, and thus is in daily contact with detergents and frequently washing hands, it is really necessary. This particular one is really special. It contains crushed shells of apricot kernels, so it’s basically a peeling and cream in one. It works quite nourishing, but the hands do not stay greasy, which is great. The top has a pleasant and, waht is for me important, especially decent scent, so it doesn’t overwhelm my perfume like a lot of otherwise excellent, but desperately strongly perfumed other hand creams. On the other hand, it is very unusual that a few minutes after using it, the remnants of apricot kernels remain on my hands until they gradually fall off. Well, there aren’t many of them and it doesn’t take long, but it’s unusual. It should also work against pigment spots (maybe that’s what regular exfoliation helps). I don’t have them yet, so I can’t judge.

Pearl Body Oil

INCI: Isopropyl Palmitate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, MacadamiaTernifolia Seed Oil, Pearl Powder, Tocopherol, Parfum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Citronellol, Limonene.

Iveta’s comment: A combination of well-tried oils, where Isopropyl Palmitate and Macadamia Oil ensure fast absorption into the skin, together with the versatile almond oil. Since pearl powder is only soluble in water, it is a two-component body oil. When used, it leaves a silky feeling and is absorbed relatively quickly, the perfume is very decent.

My impressions: It has a positive effect on the strength of the arms, because you have to shake it properly before use so that the fine pearl particles are evenly dispersed in the rest of the oil. I’m kidding, of course. Well, you have to shake it, but just gently. It is very gentle, light, and at the same time relatively nutritious. Due to the fact that it is an oil, it soaks up relatively quickly and only a thin layer remains on the surface. It has a pleasant and decent, delicately fruity scent. I tried the traditional application of oil – on a wet body – in that case a slightly oily layer does not left on the skin, and also on dry skin, then I felt that it nourished the skin more, but the oily layer was there. So decide what suits you better.

Silky Body Oil

INCI: Isopropyl Palmitate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, MacadamiaTernifolia Seed Oil, Hydolyzed Silk, Tocopherol, Parfum, Linalool.

Iveta’s comment: Again the same combination of oils with addition of hydrophilic component of hydrolyzed silk, which forms a two-component oil. I was not able to find the difference in effect between pearl and silk oils, perhaps only that pearl oil has stronger fragrance component; use is very pleasant, the oil is quickly absorbed, so there is no need to worry about greasing clothes.

My impressions: Very pleasant, soft and light, yet sufficiently nutritious. I tried both methods of application again, it seems to me that even on dry skin it does not leave any coating, which is very pleasant. So, as far as I’m concerned, silk vs. pearls leads with a score of 2: 0, but so it’s really a matter of skin type.

 

My overall Impression:

The impression is good – predominance of natural substances, no irritability, good feeling from the packaging (instead of constant remorse for throwing away every other paper box, often multi-layered with leaflets almost the size of an average Qumran scroll and plastic cup) and also ingredients, in addition of that cosmetics feels pleasant on my skin. I think I will include at least some products in my regular routine.

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