Tuesday, December 23, 2014

All Natural Hand Therapy [Review]

Between the cold and dry air and hand washing dishes several times a day, my hands have been dry, cracked, and burning. I try to use the most natural products I can find. I have been using Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil with fairly good results. However, I find that I have to reply multiple times a day. The oils get absorbed or rub off. Keomi All Natural Hand Therapy cream works immediately to leave my skin softer, smoother and more supple.


Keomi All Natural Hand Therapy           ($11.97, 2oz)
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Works immediately
Some low-medium toxicity ingredients
Long lasting
Plastic jar
Natural ingredients
Scent is a bit overpowering at first



I received a 2 oz jar of Keomi All Natural Hand Therapy cream. This cream is definitely therapy for my dry and cracked hands. The cream is whipped and is very thick. I rubbed a little bit of the cream on my hands. A little goes a long way. The cream immediately started working! My hands felt silky and my skin felt supple. I was impressed with the immediate results. I usually don’t see such immediate results from other creams I have tried in the past (and not really from my oils either).

 The citrus and lavender scents were very pleasant, though a bit overpowering at first. I am not used to scented body products, but for someone who is, they would enjoy the smell. The scents subsided after about 15-30 minutes and were not as overpowering for me. I like that this cream is scented with natural essential oils. Let’s take a look at the ingredients and how they are rated by EWG’s Skin Deep database.

Keomi All Natural Hand Therapy Ingredients:

Purified Water - 0
Rice Bran Oil - 2 (contamination concerns)
Avocado Oil - 0
Grapeseed Oil - 0
A Proprietary Blend of 6 Organic Herbs – n/a
Green Tea - 0
Shea Butter - 0
Cocoa Butter - 0
Beeswax - 0
Emulsifying Wax – 4 (could be derived from petroleum-based wax and emulsified with added detergents)
Vegetable Glycerin - 0
Essential Oils of Lavender - 1 (potential endocrine disruption)
Rose Geranium - 0
Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) - 0
Aloe Extract - 1
Rosemary Oil Extract - 0
Citric Acid - 2 (extract solvents/chemicals concerns)
Sorbic Acid - 3 (potential synthetic production, organ system toxicity)
Benzoic Acid – 3 (potential synthetic production, possible impurity, organ system toxicity)
Xanthum Gum (Xanthan Gum?) - 0

Keomi All Natural Hand Therapy cream is made with natural ingredients. The oils and butters that are toward the beginning of the ingredients list (meaning there is the most amount of them) paired with the waxes are the heart of this cream. The waxes help to keep the oils and butters on your skin to protect it from harsh conditions. Shea and cocoa butters are my favorite ingredients for naturally healthy skin.

I would like to see the company move toward Organic certification to reduce the exposure to pesticides and contaminants. Since water is the first ingredient, preservatives have to be used to allow this product to keep for longer than 2 weeks. Otherwise, you would have to store the cream in the fridge and use within two weeks. There are several ingredients that are used as preservatives (rosemary oil extract, citrus/sorbic/benzoic acids), which is not preferable. I would like to see Keomi reduce the amount of preservatives used in the product, since everything we put on our skin goes into our bodies. I would also like to see emulsifying wax be substituted with something else since there is a high likelihood that it is derived from petroleum and could be processed with solvents).

 

If you are looking for a natural hand cream that will work wonder for your skin, I would recommend Keomi All Natural Hand Therapy cream. Though some of the ingredients do pose low to medium risk to our bodies, this product is probably the most natural that you could find. I was very impressed with how quickly my skin transformed.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.


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