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Today we’re writing about something that I’m interested in, but hasn’t featured much on my blog – organic skincare. Specifically I’ll be discussing some organic hand care products from a brand called ORGANii.
I reached out to the brand on Twitter a while back and they sent me two of their products to try, for free, in exchange for a review. Both of these products were hand care products, but the brand does stock more skincare (I’ll get into that a little later).
I have been testing, and will be reviewing, the following products:
- ‘Natural Liquid Soap’ in ‘Citrus’ – £4.95
- ‘Hand and Nail Cream’ – £2.95
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am listing the prices despite receiving the products for free so that you can take this into account whilst reading my review (I hate reading reviews where there’s no mention of the cost of a product).
Additionally, although I have received these products for free, this will not change my thoughts or influence my review – it just means I get to try products that I may otherwise not be familiar with.
With all brands that I consider to be lesser-known, I’ll include a little about who ORGANii are and what they sell, before getting into the main part of the review.
Who are ORGANii?
Their website has the following description:
‘ORGANii’s mission is to offer the consumer good value products with high integrity. Our products are sourced from similarly minded, ethical manufacturers who share our passion for all things natural and organic. ORGANii products must meet selected criteria including; effective formulas, value for money, products suitable for the whole family while looking good in any bathroom. They also need to be certified natural and organic with conscientious packaging.’
Additionally, on the website where you can purchase the products, it adds:
‘All ORGANii products are free from SLS, Parabens, Phthaltes, Silicone, Mineral Oils and have not been tested on animals.’
I was sent a booklet with the products which details that they sell the following products: plasters, moisturising cream, face & body oil, cream soaps, liquid soaps, hand creams, arnical gel (for muscles and joints), sun creams, after sun, shower gels, and mouthwashes.
As you can see from the photo above, the ORGANii packaging is very similar between products. It is mostly white with multi-coloured hand outlines near the top of the item. Below this is the brand name and product name. Since these are both hand products, they have hands at the top of the packaging, however other products in their range have different illustrations at the top (e.g. the plasters have different coloured outlines of plasters, and the face and body oil has water droplets coming down).
Personally I’m not sure how I feel about the packaging. I know that they market themselves as a brand that the whole family can use but I find this design is quite juvenile. I like it in the sense of it makes it clear what the product is for, and the branding is consistent. Plus, I think that the branding on the liquid soap might encourage children to wash their hands (as it looks pretty fun), but I personally prefer something more sophisticated in design. Although, this is just down to personal preference.
‘Natural Liquid Soap’ in ‘Citrus’
It’s no secret that I love citrus scents, mostly orange but I don’t mind lemon. Therefore, I had to choose the citrus version of this liquid soap.
The soap comes in 4 different varieties: citrus, rose, lavender, and fragrance free. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of the smell of rose or lavender. I really love that they have a fragrance free option as I know some people are sensitive to smells, and/or the additional ingredients added to make different scents.
The description for the citrus version is as follows:
‘The Citrus Natural Liquid Soap from ORGANii is a fresh, fruity, liquid hand soap with a truly natural formulation. This Citrus liquid soap with its non-drying mild ingredient list, comes in an easy to use dispenser. The natural soap’s formulation includes no synthetic colours, flavourings or preservatives making it the natural choice for a safe soap. This vegan soap uses pure essential oils giving a natural fresh scent together with moisturising organic olive oil for every day hand and body washing.’
Additionally this product is: vegan, dermatologically tested, has no synthetic colours, fragrances, or preservatives, no animal fats, no parabens, no SLS/SLES, no petrochemicals, and is certified by Ecocert.
I’ve been using this soap for a few weeks now so I think I have a fair idea of how it works for me and my thoughts on the product. The formula of this I find to be thicker than regular liquid soap and when you’re lathering it in your hands it coats your hands easily and smoothly. It’s easy to tell where it’s been applied and where it hasn’t.
Interestingly, whilst we’re talking about the formula. On the supplier website it states:
‘The formula of ORGANii Liquid Soaps are exactly the same as Sodasan Liquid Soaps. ORGANii Liquid Soaps are made by Sodasan’
Weirdly, the brand Sodasan (which is sold on the same website) doesn’t have any liquid soaps listed and the listing I found on Amazon for the Sodasan citrus liquid soap is actually more expensive than the ORGANii one. It just might be something to be aware of if you know Sodasan/already use their soap.
Overall, I love this soap (regardless of who makes it). It comes out of the pump nicely and is a smooth formula. It feels wonderful on the skin and washes off nicely. It oddly doesn’t leave the smell of the product on your skin though, which I haven’t encountered with soap before. The smell is quite evident when you’re washing your hands but the second it’s washed off, the smell is gone. This may be good if you don’t like your hands to smell strongly of soap (or citrus), but I like for scents to stick around, especially if they smell as good as this soap does.
I’m definitely going to keep using this soap. I’m strangely possessive over it and won’t leave it in the bathroom for other people to use! It just smells and feels too good to share, what can I say.
If you’d like to try this liquid soap then you can grab it for £4.95 (for some reason I thought it was going to be more expensive than it is) here. Additionally, you can check out the other liquid soaps that ORGANii has here.
‘Hand and Nail Cream’
I actually didn’t know this product was also citrus scented until it arrived but, surprise we have more citrus!
This hand cream comes in two types: one for sensitive skin, and one which is the regular hand and nail cream. I received the normal hand and nail one as I don’t have sensitive skin (except for my face doesn’t react well to some natural products sometimes).
The description for this product is:
‘Our hands are always on show and are affected and exposed to the climate and environmental influences.
Look after your hands daily by using an effective natural hand cream. The lovely ORGANii Hand and Nail Cream is the perfect solution, it has a subtle citrus aroma, resemblance of oranges and with the unique formula which includes the rejuvenating and healing effects of organic sea buckthorn will help to slow down the natural ageing process and will naturally care for your hands and nails. Rub the ORGANii Hand and Nail Cream into cuticles to keep them soft.’
This product is also: Suitable for vegans, doesn’t contain carmine, beeswax, or lanolin. It’s also gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and wheat free. It also doesn’t have any betaglucan, or titanium dioxide. However, it does contain nuts and alcohol so if you’re allergic to either of these then you may want to avoid this. The product is also certified by the Soil Association and Cosmos Natural.
When I first put this on it smelt, to me, exactly like chocolate orange. At the time I didn’t know that it had any orange in it so I was a little confused. However, it probably isn’t a shock that I absolutely love the smell of this!
The formula is thinner than some hand creams I’ve used, which means you don’t need as much. It also absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any stickiness or grease, which I like. I have quite dry hands during the winter (and sometimes during the summer to be honest) so I’m always on the look out for a hand cream that works well. I do think this one is good, although I have to apply it more than I’d like. Typically, I’d only want to apply a hand cream a couple of times a day, but I definitely feel like I need to use this one more than that to fully get the effects that I’d want. However, considering the price point, I do think that it’s a decent product.
If you’re interested in this hand and nail cream then you can pick it up for £2.95 here.
Overall, whilst the packaging may not be for me, the quality of the products is good and I’d recommend checking out ORGANii. The price points of their items is pretty darn affordable, especially for organic products! I’m not sure if I personally would pay £4.95 for a liquid soap, but we’ll see if that feeling changes as I start running out of it. I would however, definitely pay £2.95 for the hand cream, I think that’s an absolute bargain! I’m really interested by some of their other products, for example their shower gel seems well priced.
If you’d like to check out the full ORGANii range then you can view all of the products through their supplier’s website here.
This brings us to the end of this review on a liquid soap and hand cream from ORGANii. I hope that you enjoyed reading my thoughts and learning about this brand. If you did then please leave a like! Also make sure that you’re following my blog if you aren’t already, I post twice a week (sometimes more).
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