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Urtekram Hand Cream

I have recently begun using products from the wide range from Danish company Urtekram, which focuses on delivering gorgeous products for those with sensitivity, allergy or simply wanting something more natural in their cosmetics and pampering. They are particularly hot on ensuring products like the hand creams meet with standards for organic certification, green/eco and vegan living.  So often, companies striving to fulfil such stringent standards, fail to then produce items that are gorgeous and lovely to use, but not so with these hand creams!  I have the Rose and Nordic Birch versions and both of them are absolutely lovely.  The textures, first of all, are rich and creamy, without being oily.  So your hand cream stays where it should do – on your hands.  This kind of texture is especially welcome during the colder months, when skin needs that extra boost of moisture and comfort.  The other top feature is the scents.  If you like anything on the rose and rose geranium vibe, then the Rose hand cream ticks the box.  Admittedly, it has more of the geranium oil than rose oil quality, but it really is a luxurious smelling and feeling product, which has been making me feel cared about each time I use it.  Needless to say there’s not much left of the 75 ml pinky-red tube, which has fitted very handily into my handbag. Urtekram_NordicBirch_edtdThe other winner is the Nordic Birch, packaged in a lilac pink tube – the colour matches its light fragrance and general feeling of sensitivity, mixed with freshness.  This cream has a really subtle and uplifting scent, designed to evoke the experience of walking through woodland and enjoying the fresh air.  Subtle, but slightly heady, one to relax with whilst listening, perhaps, to Elkie Brooks singing Lilac Wine!  Nordic Birch  currently sits on my bedside table and provides a reassuring hand caress before bedtime.  Both tubes feature easy, flip open caps and are of a slightly chubby, friendly build.  As well as these products being easy to use and lovely to apply, what I am enjoying is that they make my hands feel so much better, pampered and nourished.  And although there are some fragrances involved, they are natural and non-irritating so I haven’t ended up with the usual dryness, itching or redness that I can get from so many hand creams. I am looking forward to exploring more from the Urtekram range – I think they’re a company to look out for.  UK stockists include the independent store, Lansdown Health Foods in Lewes, East Sussex (Tel: 01273 474681).  The full range of Urtekram products can be viewed at http://www.urtekram.com/.

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