“ Brand: Goodworks / Type: Hand Lotion / Suitable for: Hand „
Good Works is a range of natural products by Kathy Philips (founder of award winning range This Works). They contain ethically sourced ingredients, come packaged in simple environmentally friendly packaging and contain no nasties such as synthetic fragrance and colour, parabens and sulphates.
I was shopping in TK Maxx recently and spotted a few of these products in miniature sizes in the reduced section. Amongst these mini sized products was a tube of Good Works Good Intentions Hand Lotion.
I was a little sceptical at first. I'm used to using regular brands such as the likes of Dove, Vaseline, Garnier etc and along with the brand names you expect the science behing them to deliver the promised results. So using something so natural was, I'm a little embarrased to say, alien to me.
Nontheless I purchased these with an open mind. The first thing that I noticed when using this hand lotion was the smell. Very herby, nothing at all like any hand lotions I've used in the past. The smell did take some getting used to as I do think you become accustom to the synthetic perfumes added to many beauty products we use daily.
The hand lotion contains geranium, patchouli and orange and it truly is a delight to the senses. The patchouli is very prominent and does over power the other scents in the lotion, but it does have a really lovely smell overall. The aroma does seem to last much longer than regular hand lotions.
The lotion itself is very thick and creamy, and really does a great job of moisturising my dryed out hands. I love to keep reapplying this throughout the day. With many lotions I forget to keep applying, but because this smells so good, I really enjoy using it. It helps to keep my hands in tip top condition.
Apparently patchouli helps to rejuvenate the skin and assist with chapped skin also. Geranium oil helps to balance the skin while the orange oil helps to brighten dull skin. I had not realised that aromatherapy oils had such properties. I'm definitely hooked on this line of skin care now.
This can be purchased from Boots stores (or on line at Boots.com) for £8.00 for a 200ml bottle, which comes with a handy pump dispenser. The only drawback is the price, however when you consider how big the bottle is and how nice the product is then it is well worth it.
Would I recommend this product? Yes, definitely, it smells heavenly, moisturises really well and is a delight to the senses. I also love the fact that it contains no nasties. A great product from Good Works!
Goodworks is a new company that aim to bring natural products made from plant extracts to the masses. I bought the hand lotion as part of a set from Boots in the sale, the original price of the hand wash and hand lotion together was £12 for two 200ml bottles but the hand lotion does not seem available to buy on its own. The handwash alone costs £8 for a 200ml bottle so I imagine if this did sell on its own somewhere then it would be the same price or more expensive.
The set came in a metal holder which you can put on your bathroom sink, I like keeping the two bottles together like that. The lotion comes in a square bottle with a handy pump dispenser, well it was handy until you got to about 3/4 of the way through the bottle when the pump would no longer dispense the product and you either had to remove the top to shake the bottle to get some lotion out or simply throw the remainder away leading to a lot of waste.
The hand lotion has extracts of patachouli, orange and geranium which are meant to be uplifting. The smell of the matching handwash was really overpowering but I am pleased to say that the smell of the hand lotion is far more subtle, I can't really detect any of the individual notes of the fragrance but it is a fairly pleasant and subtle herbal smell overall. I don't think it had any positive effect on my mood due to how subtle the smell is.
The hand lotion is fairly thick, if you put a blob onto your hand and turned your hand upside down the lotion would stay put. It is a bright white lotion and feels fairly greasy to the touch however upon rubbing it in it is absorbed reasonably quickly.
I suffer from dry hands a lot of the time and I would say this is a reasonably effective hand lotion, when my hands are simply dry but not sore it does a really good job of making them feel really soft and smooth. When my hands are sore and chapped it is not quite as effective and stings slightly when I run it in but does make a difference to the moisture levels although it takes several applications to make a real difference to the condition of very dry hands.
I think this is a fairly good handwash for everyday use and it is handy to have it in a pump dispenser for when you have just washed your hands. I like the fact it is made from natural ingredients and is not tested on animals but it still does not measure up to Lush handlotions for quality and moisturising effect.