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Spotlight Review ~ Dr. Organic Honey Manuka Rescue Cream

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What’s all the fuss about?!

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream over the past while. Many claims that it has completely or significantly healed eczema, psoriasis, skin tags, dry skin and even reports of it regulating oily skin and helping with acne.  I purchased from Holland and Barrett’s with a reasonable price tag of £8.99!

My skin has always been very oily.  Summer is the worst time and in winter my skin remains oily but also gets dry in patches as I use a retinol cream which can literally strip my skin of moisture.  It can be very difficult to find a skin care product that will gently hydrate my skin without it heavily clogging my pores and making my skin look like an oil slick!  I decided to give this cream a whirl after reading some encouraging reviews about this Dr. Organic Manuka Honey Cream on Amazon

Claims

  • Best for moisturising and repairing the skin
  • Contains bioactive and organic ingredients
  • 100% natural extracts delivering 100% effective results
  • Safe to use on dry skin, sun exposed skin, sensitive skin

An intensive hypoallergenic formulation containing a rich blend of key functional ingredients including Organic Manuka Honey, Hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera, Mosqueta Rose, Sweet Almond and Borage oils, Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Beeswax, Liquorice root, Canola sterols, Zinc Oxide and Vitamin E. Thanks to its great emollient, restorative and soothing action the formula is safe to use on dry damaged skin, sun exposed skin, sensitive and irritated skin, leaving it intensely moisturized, instantly restored and visibly healthier all day long. www.drorganic.co.uk

 

Ingredients:

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Butyrospermum parkii butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Borago officinalis seed oil, Cera alba, Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl glucoside, Brassica campestris (Rapeseed) sterols, Zinc oxide, Rosa moschata seed oil, Honey extract (Manuka honey), Theobroma cacao seed butter, Sodium hyaluronate, Glycyrrhetinic acid, Glyceryl caprylate, Tocopheryl acetate, Sodium phytate, Xanthan gum, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid. Suitable for vegetarians

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Packaging ~ Out of The Box Initial Thoughts

Considering this is a relatively low priced moisturiser, the thick glass jar that it’s packaged in makes this feel like a luxury skincare item.  The only downside is, the fact that it is in a glass jar with screw top cap.  I’m not a fan of any skincare products that come in a glass jar as it’s not as hygienic as an airtight pump dispenser.  The jar is also transparent which isn’t great for a skincare product that contains bioactive/organic ingredients as it can be prone to oxidation.  At the very least I would have preferred that it would have been packaged in a dark or opaque jar to slow down oxidation, therefore preserving the effectiveness of the ingredients.

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Pros & Cons

PROS

  • Consistency is thick and a little really does go a long way.  This 50ml jar should last you a good month or more
  • Great for around the eyes!  Moisturised my eyes with no irritation (which usually happens if I use anything other than an eye cream/gel)
  • Works very well for dry skin.  It hydrated the driest areas of my skin where I use retinol which I found impressive

CONS

  • Not suitable for oily skin.  My face looked like I’d been dipped in butter at the end of the day
  • The container isn’t as hygienic as it could be which is a shame
  • I’m not keen on the scent.  It reminds me of burning incense which I am not a fan of!  (But that’s just a personal taste)

 

Overall Bottom Line

After using this cream for a week I think I can safely say that this cream is not suitable for my oily/sometime combination skin.  It makes the oily areas way more greasy, to the point where I can literally glide a finger down my face!  Although in saying that, it really did hydrate the areas of my skin where I use the most retinol very well.  This says a lot as retinol dries my skin out immensely and few creams have lived up to that challenge like this one did.

On the whole, I will keep this little jar in my collection and will use it in winter months but only in areas where my skin is at it’s driest.  I would recommend Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream to those with very dry skin.  I have read reviews from people who have had success with this cream for eczema and other skin conditions and I can see how this cream worked for them as it wasn’t at all irritating to my skin or eye area and hydrated extremely well.

Have you ever tried Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream or any of the Dr Organic skincare range?  How did it work for you?  Let me know 🙂