Reviewed by Karen

At first review I loved the description of the Sweetsation Jolisse Organic Botanical Hand Treatment ($18). It claims to treat tired, dry, overworked hands. That's me, or rather my hands. The ingredient list lists a range of wonderfully sounding organic exotic oils and extracts like kukui nut oil, caviar, and lots of others that I have no clue what they do specifically. I'm sure they are all good for the skin, but I must say that the cream is very rich. It's so rich that it took a while for the cream to fully absorb into my skin.

I mostly used this cream at night (when I did remember to use it) before going to bed, and I used it only on the back of my hands, as I did not want my sticky hands to goop up my iPad. I did not particularly like the feel of this cream. I have it on now (daytime) as I type this, and it feels like I want to wash off the stickiness. This is one good reason to use it only at night before going to bed.

There is another factor about this cream that I did not like, the scent. It has a cacao smell that although I like chocolate and its smell generally, the scent on my hands is not appealing. Did this cream help my hands? Unfortunately not. As much as I wanted it to smooth and brighten up my tired looking hands, I don't see a difference. I kept adding more days to try it out, but still I did not feel it helped. For these reasons I can't honestly recommend this product. Needless to say I was disappointed, as I was hopeful of becoming a Sweetsation fan based on reviews of their other products.

Ingredients:


Purified Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cacao) Seed Butter, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caviar Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Wildcrafted Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi) Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Organic Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice), Organic Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry), CoQ10, Wild Crafted Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Ananas sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed OIl, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Oil, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, L'Arginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Organic Linum Usitatissimum (Flax Seed) Oil, Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Organic Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) Hips Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Flower, Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Phenoxyethanol (0.5%), EthylHexylGlycerin.