I’m sitting here, longingly staring out at the greyness outside my window. Even the spire of the Agricola church is shrouded in mist. I wish the sun would come back. It’s made its power known again: a few days of clear blue skies have made a whole winter spent in Helsinki more palatable. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel –spring begins officially in March, right? And in less than a month, I’ll be traveling to London, and you’ll get to tag along! I’ll tell you more about that later.
I’m so glad I had the foresight to photograph this hand cream by Patyka* when the sun was still shining. Light and shade are the best props, don’t you think?
The cream (like the packages of many other natural cosmetics) is almost too beautiful to be hidden away in the bathroom cupboard, and as I use it several times a day, I’ve decided to call it a beautiful addition to my everyday décor.
The base is borrowed from Patyka’s cult product, and my personal favorite, the Huile Absolute oil*, and its scent is indeed wonderfully familiar. The cream contains rose-hip oil with renewing and strengthening omega fatty-acids, softening wheatgerm oil, white lily to prevent discoloration and reduce redness, and comfrey to soothe and repair chapped or cracked skin and cuticles.
The cream doesn’t absorb super quickly, but it also doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy. It’s a perfect hand cream, I think, that can even be used at work during the winter which, in my case at least, leaves the hands and cuticles bone-dry and screaming for moisture at the smallest contact with water. Taking a moment to rub the product in is a nice bit of everyday aromatherapy, too, and I can’t help but stop and sniff its lovely scent on my hands.
Photos Katja Kokko
Translation Katja Nikula