Despite the careful use of daily sunscreen and moisturizers on my face, I have comparatively neglected my hands and body skin. In my quest to make up for lost skin care time, I found there are several choices when it comes to moisturizing the skin, but a surprising lack of products that are both natural and effective in skin repair and hydration, especially for sensitive skin. Since the skin is such a large organ, I want to be careful about what chemicals I unnecessarily use on my skin in the form of body washes and body lotions.
PriMiracle Natural Hand and Body Lotion contains Shea Butter, SunFlower Oil and Aloe Vera, three powerful moisturizers that can hold their own against chemical moisturizers any day. These three ingredients are assets to a hand and body lotion because they naturally provide so many protective and curative benefits to the skin. The PriMiracle lotion has several ingredients that not only make skin soft and hydrated but treat the skin as well, including problem skin such as acne prone, eczema and sensitive skin.
Here is a brief overview of some of my favorite ingredients:
Aloe Vera. Most of us have tried Aloe Vera for soothing a sunburn, but that is just one of the many vast uses found in Aloe’s bag of tricks. Aloe Vera excels in remedying dry, flaky skin without being greasy or sticky. It has several of the same Amino Acids found in skin and hair, so it nourishes the skin and helps it look radiant and healthy. It also can reduce inflammation such as in a burn, a pimple or from sensitive skin conditions. The Gibberellin in aloe stimulates the growth of new cells. A hallmark of the PriMiracle line of skin care, Aloe Vera is a high impact hydration ingredient that addresses a variety of skin care woes.
Sunflower Oil is one of my favorite moisturizers because it is very effective even when used straight from the bottle. But it is a semi-greasy oil which makes application and dry down difficult. But when incorporated into a lotion or cream, Sunflower Oil it can be exceptionally useful. While Sunflower Oil is an effective moisturizer all on its’ own, it is also a carrier oil, so it enables the other active moisturizing ingredients to sink deeper into the skin and have more impact. Sunflower Oil is non-comedogenic so that it can be effective moisturizing acne prone areas. It soothes eczema, scarring, redness and irritation.
Shea Butter intensely hydrates skin for extended periods of time and can treat several skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It is especially useful for dry skin patches such as on the heels of the feet, elbows, and cuticles.
Jojoba Oil is another favorite of mine since it is both a barrier oil and a carrier oil, so it supports other moisturizers ability to soothe the skin, and it protects the skin by providing a moisture seal barrier. Despite being an oil, it absorbs quickly. Jojoba’s structure is similar to skin’s natural oils, so it helps regulate smooth skin without leaving it too oily, whether your skin is dry, oily or normal.
Passion fruit seed oil, also known as Maracuja Oil, is rich in vitamin A and potassium to help keep skin healthy. It is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and naturally anti-itch. It is an excellent addition to anti-acne and sensitive skin care treatments.
Also important is what is NOT in this lotion, including no parabens, sulfate or harsh chemicals.
APPLICATION AND USE
It is a light to medium consistency, I use about a half-dollar size dollop for legs and arms, and another about the same size for torso and shoulders. I use it post-shower and let it soak for a bit while I towel off my hair and prep it for styling. I re-apply to my hands during the day and elbows as needed. I also use it at night on my hands, and my legs since summer has begun, and I want my skin smooth, flake-free and hydrated.
I love that this is unscented, that is a big perk for me since my skin is sensitive and my office is fragrance-free. And when I say unscented, I mean you smell nothing, there is no chemical scent to mask in this lotion. When I do wear scent, I prefer to use it deliberately instead of getting it from an all-over lotion. Being unscented allows for me to add a bit of scent whether perfume or scented oils, to this lotion directly, which is much more versatile and useful to me.
I found that after using the lotion for about a week, that I didn’t have to use it daily since it softened some dry and rough patches such as my knees, elbows, feet, and hands. So if I am in a rush after my shower, I can skip a day. Like many people, I wash my hands several times a day and use Hand Sanitizers, and with most hand creams, I must re-apply multiple times a day. But this lotion kept my hands soft all day with only once or twice a day use. I am especially pleased to find a quality hand lotion that lasts through the day.