Formerly called Kawakawa Rose Handcream. Even though Kawakawa and Rose sound like a great couple. They're a healing match made in Heathcote Valley. The combination, with a few new additions, is healing, soothing, and just plain wonderful.
This cream will help with dry cracked skin, overly sanitised hands, gardening hands, or just because. And, as with most of Herb Nerd NZ products, a little will go a long way.
A few beautiful additions were invited to the Hand Cream party. In addition to Kawakawa infused oil, rose distillate, unrefined shea butter, and rose hip oil we've added cacay & castor oil and mango & cupuacu butter. And Kawakawa infused coconut oil. The resulting cream is divine. Absolutely divine.
Kawakawa is healing, soothing and anti-inflammatory. It's used as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns, nappy rash, insect bites, burns, and more.
Rose hip oil is soothing and emollient. It decreases inflammation, heals, tightens, and moisturises skin. It is magic for dry skin. Unrefined shea butter is used to help heal cracked and dry skin.
Organic unrefined shea butter retains its healing characteristics and helps with skin elasticity. Another magic ingredient for your skin. Yes, I know, not real magic but my goodness it is amazing for the skin. Rose hydrosol is soothing and healing for skin, too. It adds a bit more rosy goodness to this cream.
Cupuacu butter. Ooooo, it's a pretty one. Chock full of phytosterols, it helps support collagen and skin elasticity. And the back of the hands, well, they need all they help they can get. Especially as we get older.
Mango butter. It's emollient. It softens the skin. The anti-oxidants in it help with skin damage. And it's just plain gorgeous.
Castor oil. I hear you. Why? Why castor oil? It's gross, it's yuck. Well, actually, it isn't. It's absolutely amazing for the skin. It penetrates deeply into the skin, healing and feeding our beautiful skin. The ricinoleic acid is a humectant, meaning it 'captures' moisture helping to keep your skin smooth and soft. Poor castor oil, such a bad reputation because it's awful to ingest. But my goodness, it's goodness for the skin.
Cacay oil is quite healing for the skin and is reputed to block some of the nasty UV rays our sun produces. And for our hands, why not? Also it can soothe sensitive skin and help damaged skin.
Marula oil. It helps with anti-ageing, firming, toning and moisturising. It is a gorgeous addition to our Hand Cream and we welcome it with open arms (and hands!)
Meadowfoam oil is included for its ability to lock in moisture.
Use as required and, as always, patch test for allergies please.
*Rosa damascena corolla (Rose petal) distillate
*Unrefined shea butter
*Cold pressed, virgin Rosa canina seed (Rosehip) oil
**Macropiper excelsum folia (Kawakawa leaf) infused *Olea europaea (Olive) oil
*Cold pressed Caryodendron orinocence (Cacay) oil
*Cold pressed, virgin Ricinus comminus seed (Castor) oil
Ecocert approved emulsifier HE20
*Cold pressed Sclerocarya birrea seed (Marula) oil
**Macropiper excelsum folia (Kawakawa leaf) infused *virgin Coconut oil
*Cold pressed Limnanthes alba seed (Meadowfoam) oil
Ecocert approved Geogard 21
Vitamin E oil
Essential oil blend.
*Denotes Certified Organic.
**Denotes Wildcrafted, Spray Free.