Wednesday, November 25, 2009
EcoTools Paraben-Free Hand and Foot Cream: A Review
I've always loved EcoTools because of their commitment to protect the environment, as well as their amazing, super affordable vegan brushes that are cruelty-free and made of recycled materials. This time, EcoTools has come up with their own bath and body collection that is sure to become a hit with those who crave for natural ingredients in their body products. EcoTools bath and body products are 98% natural. They are paraben-free, phthalate-free and cruelty-free. Like their makeup brush counterparts, they also are housed in recyclable containers and the ingredients are biodegradable. The clincher is that these are also dermatologist, allergy and clinically tested. What more can you ask for?
I was given some media samples by the company and I really love the hand cream. I also like the names! The hand cream is called One Hand Helps The Other. I am such a sucker for hand creams because I live in a very dry environment. As such, I really need to apply hand cream everytime I wash my hands to prevent my skin from drying.
One Hand Helps The Other smells pleasant, a light minty scent that is pleasing to the senses. It is a white cream that moisturizes without making the hands feel sticky or greasy, which I hate. I keep a tube of this in the office and it keeps my hands moisturized and presentable throughout the day.
The foot cream is called Love Heels All, an almost-clone of the hand cream except that it is thicker in consistency. It also doesn't give a greasy feel, and soothes the feet with its minty concoction. However, as opposed to my dislike of greasy hand creams, I like my foot cream to be a little more emollient, and yes, greasy does it for me when it comes to foot creams. That said, I like the hand cream better than the foot cream, but the latter is great for the heels too. The smell is very relaxing as well. This would be the perfect foot massage cream.
All in all, you can't go wrong with these babies. They are 98% natural, paraben, phthalate and cruelty-free, has great moisturizing properties, and retails for just $7.99 for a 4 oz./118 ml. tube. Definitely a winner for environment and cost-conscious consumers like you and me.