28 January 2014

Product Review: Premium Spa SOS Hand Cream with Ginger & Orange

With two large dogs and a baby and consequently washing my hands more frequently than most during the average day, my hands are often feeling rather dry. So I go through hand cream like never before, and have them stashed everywhere, from my car, my handbag (read the nappy bag!), next to the computer, in the bathroom, by the kitchen sink, next to the couch…basically you’ll find a hand cream within a few steps in our house!! And always on the search for a good one, I happily accepted when I was asked to trial the *Premium Spa SOS Hand Cream with Ginger & Orange;


What They Say:

A handy purse sized cream formulated with pigment correcting licorice extract and the natural moisturisers of organic rosehip, cocoa butter & Australian honey cream smoothes and nourishes hands whilst maintaining nail health.

RRP: $9.95/250ml, $6.95/50ml – Available from Priceline, Big W and selected pharmacies

What I Say:

I have only just come across the newly launched Premium Spa brand (check out my review of the SOS Foot products here), and have been very impressed with the quality of these budget products.

All the products from Premium Spa all made in Australia from natural, locally grown ingredients, and contain NO nasties such as: SLS, mineral oils, detergents, artificial colours, synthetic fillers, or polybeads. Huge bonus points! And what’s more, the packaging is recyclable, and none of the products have been tested on animals!

The SOS Hand Cream comes in a small narrow tube, which makes it perfect for the handbag, which is exactly where it will be going, but it is also available in a huge 250ml pump bottle, which would be perfect keeping next to the kitchen sink for use after doing the dishes etc.

The hand cream contains the interesting combination of ginger and orange. In addition it also has liquorice extract and glycolic exfoliating agent to help visible reduce skin discolourations and pigmentation. Finally, it also contains certified organic rosehip to help restore skin cell regeneration, refine skin texture and aid the healing of scars.

The cream absorbs into the skin instantly, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth, and unlike other intensive hand creams, it doesn’t leave behind a sticky or greasy feeling. And after continued use, my hands – and not to mention my cuticles, are more hydrated than they have been for a very long. As for the claim of reducing skin discolourations and pigmentation, I am yet to see any results, but as this is long time skin damage from being exposed to the sun over decades, you also cannot expect any significant improvement overnight. Also the cream claims to aid the healing of scars, and I had a rather nasty cut on a finger from cutting myself with a sharp knife (blame my baby boy, I was trying to cut up a greasy chicken in too big a hurry as he started crying), and the cut healed surprisingly quickly.

The cream has a strong and slightly spicy scent, no doubt coming from the ginger and the liquorice, and I have to be honest and admit that it is somewhat stronger and different to scents that I usually go for. Had it only smelt predominantly of the orange, then I would have been sold from the word go.

On the negative, I would have loved to also see some SPF included in this hand cream, especially seeing it contains glycolic exfoliating agent, and as it is simply a necessity here in Australia, and consequently I feel that the cream is better suited for night time use, or at least when you are not planning on being outside in the sun.

What I Like: 


  • Contains natural ingredients and no harsh or nasty chemicals 
  • Absorbs quickly leaving hands soft and subtle, and without any greasy residue
  • Includes anti-ageing ingredients
  • Australian owned and made products 
  • Not tested on animals
  • Modern packaging, which is recyclable
  • Great budget price 
What I Don’t Like:
  • Has a strong spicy scent, and I would prefer less dominating or it smelt more of orange
 Overall I am again very impressed with the quality and performance of the products from Premium Spa. At the low price of $5.95 this hand cream, you really cannot go wrong, - and although I am not loving the spicy scent, I love how soft it makes my hands feel, that I can certainly put up with the scent. If you are on a budget and on the look out for an efficient hand cream, free from all the chemical nasties, then I highly recommend that you try this out. You won’t be disappointed.
* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
Have you tried any of the products from Premium Spa? Do you use an anti-ageing hand cream? Which products do you recommend?


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