I’m ashamed to admit that I forgot about this hand lotion until I discovered it under the passenger seat of my car when I was vacuuming (!). Boy, I am soooo glad that we were reunited! (Too bad I couldn’t include this product in my previous hand lotion review a few months ago – click here if you would like to read that.)
Grown is an Australian organic skin care range. All of their products are Australian made and they describe their range as “luxurious skin care” that “achieves amazing visible results”. Due to being organic and locally produced, their prices are moderate to high depending on what you purchase.
I love to use hand lotions on a regular basis. It’s going to sound strange but I consider them to have a bit of a calming effect on me! I tend to apply hand lotion during coffee breaks at work as well as every morning before I leave the house.
As such I’ve been able to test Grown‘s Hand Cream regularly over the past fortnight or so. Here are my thoughts:
Price: RRP $24.00 AUD for 65mL… You can get a whopping 500mL for $66.00!
Where can I get it? Priceline and online at grown.com
The 65mL tube is a perfect handbag size. It always fits easily in my small work bag and has minimalist but effective packaging. The tube design allows you to get every last drop of the lotion out!
The fragrance of this lotion is lovely. As the label suggests, it is a combination of vanilla and orange peel, with orange being the dominant fragrance. Makes it perfect for use as a mood lifter, a little pick me up! (Did you know that some studies have associated citrus fragrances with a lift in mood? Reportedly this influenced the design of Clinique‘s citrus-ey fragrance “Happy”.)
The lotion absorbs easily and rapidly, and a little goes a long way. My tube was already approximately 1/3 used when I rediscovered it; since using it again there is still plenty left. As such I estimate that the 65mL tube would last the average person at least 2 months!
On their website, Grown claim that Hand Cream will soothe and soften the hands and cuticles, “boosting collagen production” and produce an “uplifting and calming” effect (due to the aromatherapeutic properties of the lotion). My hands do feel nice and soft and I don’t have any daggy dry cuticles; I don’t doubt the “uplifting and calming” part… Maybe my perception of applying hand lotion as a calming activity is not so weird after all! I can’t comment on the collagen production aspect.
I will be buying this one again – once I’ve used up my rather large stash of hand lotions!
Beautiful rating 9/10: quality 5/5, value 4/5 (it is on the pricier side).
What do you think of “Grown”?
Is your beauty routine calming?