November 13, 2014

The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm Review & Swatches

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The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm

The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm was recently included in my Memebox Special #45 Chocolate Mania Box and I was actually quite delighted by it. I was just reviewing the Body Shop’s Chocomania EDT and saying how much I disliked chocolate but I should tell you that The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm not only smells like chocolate but oranges too.

Can I tell you how much I HATE chocolate oranges? OMG they are almost as bad as marshmallow peeps! But I do like the way they smell and The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm smells quite like a chocolate orange!

The Skin Food Cacao Hand Cream

The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm is something you’ll want to keep propped up on your bedside table it is not something you want to take to work with you nor is it something you want to keep on your desk. I keep hand cream on my desk and lip balms, etc…but this, no! Of course, that is unless you’d like your fingers to glide across the keyboard and your mouse to slip and slide out of your hands.

This stuff is emollient as all heck.

Not only is the jar packaging not ideal for keeping on a desk (dipping into the jar while at work is kinda gross) but also because the formula makes my hands very, very slippery. This is a very thick balm that you have to massage into hands as it doesn’t absorb quickly. It’s perfection for overnight treatments as it leaves my hands so smooth! It also leaves my cuticles super soft so I’m left with less reason to pick at stray, dry skin around my cuticles! Apply a small amount overnight and your hands with feel super soft and smooth come the AM! Plus the lovely chocolate-y orange fragrance is quite nice too.

The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm swatches

Don’t say I didn’t warn you, The Skin Food Cacao Hand Balm isn’t work safe but as a nighttime treat for your dry hands it’s sheer perfection!

I got mine in a Memebox but E-bay sellers like F2Plus1 sell Skin Food plus there’s a new Skin Food store opening in The Palisades and there are two in New York already as well as ones in CA.

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  • Kelli

    YES!! I have witch hands! Long, skinny, spindly, super dry witch hands, so this might fix the dryness at least, lulz!!

  • bebe

    Oh, this looks divine..I MUST have it!! Muse, do you think it would work on the feet as well? I used to do the Vaseline/cotton socks before bed thing, but the grease doesn’t always completely wash out and I’m left with dingy socks. This would be a wonderful alternative. 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      absolutely bebe! Slather it on, cotton socks, and your feet will be awesome in the AM I’m sure 😀

  • Dee

    I love chocolate with orange! It’s soooo dry here right now, not to mention freezing. I need to get some. And it seems no matter what I put on my cuticles they are still dry as all get out.

  • Dee

    Do you recommend putting socks on your hands after working this in? Just wondering if I will have greasy sheets and pillowcases:0

    • Isabella Muse

      I never have. It absorbs pretty fully! Unless you slather yourself in it you won’t have probs with greasy sheets/pillow cases 🙂

  • Nat

    Oh Muse, you and your choc/orange pooh-poohing. If you get any for xmas, send ’em my way! I eat the heck out of those, heehee!

    I picked this up when I was at the SkinFood in Glendale, mmmm smells so good I got one for me and one for a friend. 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      lol will do Nat I hate them! yay! let me know what you think of the formula!