On one of my occasional trips to TK Maxx in search of fancy bargains, I came across a Neom body lotion and a hand cream and snapped up both. I paid 9.99 for the body lotion which TK Maxx claimed had an RSP of 26.00.
My bottle was the Neom Complete Bliss Organic Body Lotion in the ‘Moroccan Blush Rose’ scent. I was a little nervous in case it should turn out to be a bit too flowery and ‘old ladyish’ but I need not have worried - this is a rose with bite and attitude.
The box tells me about the ‘Neom Promise’ which is mostly about what they don’t use and what they won’t do. They don’t use petrochemicals, parabens (a type of preservatives), SLS (a detergent), PEGs (a type of humectant) or silicones. They use 100% pure essential oils and they never test on animals or use animal based ingredients so it’s suitable for vegetarians.
Ingredient listing reveals that after water as the biggest ingredient (not unexpected in such products) the next four ingredients are all natural oils - sunflower oil, shea butter, Macadamia seed oil and grape seed oil. In fact 95% of the ingredients are certified ‘organic’ and the balance are ‘natural’ ingredients.
There’s a downside to all these natural goodies and that’s the usage guidance that you should finish this off within 6 months of opening the bottle. That's really not a long time.
The bottle itself is not a great design for dispensing such a thick cream. I also find that with use, the gold print on the bottle is starting to wear off. It’s not a classy enough bottle for the beautiful product inside.
The Neom product totally changed my normal reluctance to take the time to apply a body cream becaue I realised after only a few days that my skin really did feel much softer than I’d ever known it before as well as smelling absolutely fabulous.
This is quite a heavy cream and it’s the colour of a rich clotted cream. I need quite a lot of it because it’s so thick and it doesn’t soak in very quickly so I’m left a bit ghost-like and slimy for longer than I’d normally put up with. I have to plan when I use this to allow time for it to soak in fully.
Not only is the cream really rich and moisturising, it smells absolutely astonishing. The Moroccan Blush Rose is combined with lime for edgy juiciness and a slightly sour note and black pepper to give it a bit of fire and pizzazz and there’s a host of lesser extracts and oils to increase the complexity of the overall fragrance. Neom claim it should raise your spirits and it certainly does that with mine.
Fragrance: Complete Bliss / Moroccan Blush Rose / Complete Bliss is an unmistakably soft scent, created especially for those indulgent moments and soothing treats / Awards: Winner of the 2010 Bazaar Beauty Hot 100 best ORGANIC BODY SKINCARE / NEOM Luxury Organics Organic Body Lotions: For skin in need of a luxurious moisture boost, smooth on this nourishing NEOM Luxury Organics Complete Bliss Organic Body Lotion with its rich blend of vitamin A & E packed Shea butter, Macadamia nut & Rosemary Leaf / For irresistibly silky soft skin use everyday, whilst inhaling the fabulous aromas / An easy way to enjoy organic goodness / Directions for use: Apply NEOM Luxury Organics Complete Bliss Organic Body Lotion directly to the skin & massage in / Use daily for best results / 95% certified organic ingredients; 5% natural ingredients / The NEOM Luxury Organics Promise: No petrochemicals, parabens, SLS, PEGs or Silicone / Certified organic fragrance / Not tested on animals / No animal products / Suitable for vegetarians / Non GMO /