This is another product from Kosmea’s Skin Clinic range, which has lots of products that offer intensive treatment for your skin. Skin Clinic Rescue Body Cream contains a bunch of ingredients that frankly sound awesome:
- Certified organic rose hip butter
- Certified organic everlasting oil
- Certified organic shea butter
- Chamomile essential oil
- Rosemary leaf extract
- Certified organic rose hip oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Carrot oil
The cream itself is thick, yellow and buttery – thicker than creams usually sold as “body butter”. It comes in a hygienic metal tube, and smells like pine wood.
It’s recommended for irritated skin (hence “rescue”). It’s also recommended for dry, itchy, flaky and sensitive skin, sun or wind-burnt skin, cracked heels and elbows, and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
I have pretty bad rough skin on my thighs from my pole-dancing hobby. The problem is, well-moisturised skin helps you stick, but if you moisturise with occlusives the night before a class, you slip and it’s very dangerous when you’re hanging on by the back of a knee, upside down on the ceiling. So you want something super effective for the days that you do get to moisturise. Rescue Body Cream is pretty much perfect for this – it’s full of occlusives and emollients to soften and moisturise. It’s the most intensely moisturising cream I can ever remember using. It’s a great handcream as well, I’ve squeezed some into a little lip balm container to take around with me. I have man hands from said pole addiction, dry from grip aids and covered in callouses. Rescue Body Cream amazingly gets them soft in a day or two.
Unfortunately, it’s quite pricey to use as a daily moisturiser. I’m going save it for desperate situations, like the name suggests.
Full Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Rosa Eglentaria (certified organic Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (certified organic Shea Butter), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cetyl Esters, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Helichrysum Odoratissimum (certified organic Everlasting) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Beta Carotene, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Farnesol.
(Product provided for honest review. For more details, refer to disclosure policy. Kosmea Skin Clinic Rescue Body Cream is available in selected pharmacies and David Jones, or from their website or other e-tailers. RRP AU$29.95 for 125 mL.)