Time was, when body lotion and even body butters featured in my body skincare routine, but it was that that ultimately turned me off because of the sticky feeling. You now that feeling don’t you? Ick! So I later turned to using body oil and never looked back.
But recently I was introduced to this hand and body lotion from Ecoya that had me a little intrigued. I knew Ecoya was an Australian brand of candles, but I didn’t know they had body care products too!
The Ecoya Hand and Body Lotion comes in a few gentle scents and the one I have is Sweet Pea and Jasmine. These are the same scents available in Ecoya’s candle range so yes, you can smell like your favourite candle scent hehe! Now, I was a little concerned when I first saw the name because jasmine isn’t my favourite scent, but I was willing to give it a go for the greater good, as it were. I’m so happy I did!
The Ecoya Hand and Body Lotion is, as the name implies, a Moisturising lotion for hands and body. I used it mostly for my body, primarily my arms before I go to bed. Can be treating the face every evening and neglecting the scaly arms now, can we? :P
The bottle is an elegant, tall bottle with a pump that dispenses just about the right amount of product. I like the opaque creamy bottle with the delicate lace print on it, and the light coloured label which shows you the name of the scent. It fits nicely in an elegant and contemporary setting. Very nicely done!
The lotion itself is quite impressive. It isn’t too runny and light, yet it isn’t sticky or oily on skin at all. For someone who dislikes using body lotion, I did find myself reaching for this one on some nights, by passing the body oils in its way.
Sweet Pea and Jasmine is labelled as a floral scent, which had me a little worried. I’m not exactly your biggest fan of floral scents. Thankfully, the sweet scent is quite light and not cloying at all. It is a delicate, gentle scent of flowers, lightly anchored with the heavier scent of jasmine. If you dislike the smell of jasmine like I do, then fear not. This doesn’t make me gag at all so that’s another point in its favour.
My skin does feel softer on my arms with regular use but I am not so sure if it was just used for hands. It feels very light and absorbs very quickly into my skin and just doesn’t quite hit the spot for my hands. I also prefer my hand creams not to have too strong a scent, and especially not a floral scent so this isn’t something I’d use as a hand cream, but then I’m not into hand cream so don’t listen to me :P
If you do use it just for hands, I can imagine it’ll last you quite a while! The downside of course, is that it’s a little pricey, but with Christmas just around the corner, I can tell you that this will make a very lovely gift ;)
In a nutshell
The Ecoya Hand and Body lotion is a skin moisturising lotion that leaves skin feeling lovely and soft and moisturized with regular use. It isn’t oily nor sticky at all, and leaves skin feeling almost velvety. I like it for use on my arms but I’m not sure if it’ll be good for very dry hands if you intend to use it as a hand cream. The scent is light, thankfully, and despite the floral nature, not cloying nor too strong. For someone who shies away from body lotion like it was a skin stripping acid, I have been reaching for this often for the past 2 months and that tells you something eh?
Pros: Light lotion absorbs easily, Not oily, Not sticky, Light scent is quite comforting
Cons: Not sure if it’ll serve well as a hand cream for dry hands, pricey
Who will like this: Anyone who hates regular body lotion, anyone who likes the lovely light floral scent
Here is the ingredient list for anyone interested.
I just picked up an Ecoya candle in French Pear and Lemongrass and Ginger and you know what? I think I want to get the body lotions too! Me? A confirmed body lotion hater? Yeah you heard it here first :P
Have you tried Ecoya body lotions? Do you like their candles?
I picked up 2 candles recently at The Brand Story’s booth and dammit, I want even more! The Lemongrass and Ginger makes my house smell like a spa and immediately makes it feel absolutely wonderful. The sense of smell is a wonderful thing. Try it if you don’t agree! ;)
Ecoya Hand and Body Lotion comes in 6 scents Price: RM125/250ml or AU$24.95 Availability: The Brand Story website in Malaysia