Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dollish Polish: Organic Cuticle Balm

Well guys, it has gotten pretty chilly out there and you know what that means....dry skin and cuticle problems!  Sad times, my friends, sad times.  I absolutely must keep my skin hydrated for medical reasons (dry skin can crack, leaving me vulnerable to infection), so I've become a little obsessed with cuticle balms and oils.

Ingredients:  100% organic beeswax, 100% organic shea butter, 100% organic cocoa butter, coconut oil, apricot oil, hemp seed oil, fragrance essential oils

Dollish Polish Organic Cuticle Balm is a soft balm that melts easily.  I like that it melts easily because that makes it easier to apply, but the downside of this is that you have to be careful about where you store it (I definitely wouldn't put it in your pocket!).  I like to keep this by my bedside, personally.  This balm is sort of on the oily side and feels very deeply nourishing, so I like to put it on before bed so it can sink in and heal my hands all night.  I feel that it has had a very positive effect on my hands, cuticles, and nails!

My only real problem with this balm is the smell.  Unfortunately, the nice, soft cocoa butter that gives this balm the texture I enjoy also gives it a smell that I dislike.  It's a slightly chocolatey smell, and I just don't like most chocolatey smells.  Dollish Polish suggested that I get a balm with a strong fragrance and despite selecting one (Summer Watermelon), I can still smell the cocoa butter.  I think the smell might be better hidden in the Scrumptious Cupcake and Grannie's Banana Nut Bread scents.  I realize that the scent issue is unavoidable and largely my own little quirk, but I figured I should mention it in case any of you have the same quirk!

Dollish Polish Cuticle Balm costs $5.99 for 0.5 oz and comes in twelve scents.  You can purchase is from Dollish Polish's website.  To stay up-to-date with the latest Dollish Polish news, Like the brand's Facebook page!

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