A few months ago I developed eye eczema which flared up repeatedly and often took a week of treatment to calm the itching, dryness and redness. In desperation I did a bit of research and saw Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream recommended on several sites. I very nearly ordered it from Amazon as it wasn’t available in SA at the time, but decided to save the shipping cost and try some local options.
Well, the good news is that Dr Organic is here at last! I was very lucky to be offered the Manuka Honey Rescue Cream (R209 – see retailers below) I have been coveting for review purposes. I was almost sad that my eye eczema has cleared up and I couldn’t test it as a treatment, but I have been enjoying this cream as a night-time moisturiser.
Why I love it
Dr Organic is an award-winning brand that uses natural, and wherever possible organic, ingredients and doesn’t use animal ingredients (except by-products like honey and beeswax), does not test on animals and is free from mineral oil.
On first sniff the Manuka Honey Rescue Cream actually smells like honey and I find the scent really delicious. It is a thick, rich cream perfect for treating dryness, skin conditions such as eczema, and sensitized skin. When I first applied it, it didn’t immediately melt into the skin, making me worry that it would sit on my skin and not absorb easily. But within a few seconds it had miraculously disappeared. Not only does it fully absorb, but it doesn’t leave an oily or tacky feeling on the skin. It leaves skin deeply hydrated yet has a semi-matte finish, which is interesting for such a thick cream. However if I use it during the day over my serum my skin tends to get a bit shiny by afternoon as I don’t really have dry skin at the moment. I found it perfect to use after I had my Dermaceutic milk peel as it really soothes and restores the skin, and on my normal/slightly combination skin it is perfect as a night cream.
I am so excited that this amazing cruelty-free brand is here and can’t wait to get my hands on more of their products, especially the Rose Otto cleanser and toner. There are ranges for various skin concerns including Dead Sea Minerals, Rose Otto, Coconut Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil and Tea Tree to name a few. You can purchase products online at Rubybox, Zando and Kalahari and from 1st August a limited range will be available through Dischem.