Why! Why do you look so good and not work for me!
After reading about the Aphelia hand cream from those lucky trial team members I went onto their website to see all their products.
I love the idea of Chinese herbs being mixed with modern ingredients and thought that it was well worth the investment in a few of their products. A powerhouse of ancient and modern techniques combined with herbs and natural ingredients, WOW.
I ordered the duo eye cream pack which comes with the fusion dark circle and peony eye cream and the Luscious hand cream that was reviewed by the trial team.
Shipment was fast and I was so excited to receive the package in the post. The packaging is green with gold Chinese writing down the side, not having a clue about the Chinese language I couldn’t tell you what it says but it looks very impressive!
The Luscious jar lives up to the hype, it is absolutely amazing! Its heavy with a rose imbedded in the lid and is so luxurious looking that I honestly just sat there holding and staring at it for a while like it was a newborn baby. Its unlike any other beauty product packaging that I have ever seen.
The hand cream has quite a thick texture and a smell that I wasn’t a huge fan of. Its not that it was unpleasant but just smelt strange to me and I couldn’t pin point what it reminded me of, therefore I decided I didn’t like it. Lucky it doesn’t linger.
Aphelia suggest lathering this on morning and night or whenever you feel like your hands need some TLC. At $100 a jar I was reluctant to play along with their “lather on” suggestion but after using it I realise you really don’t need that much to achieve that “lather on” feeling they talk about. You would realistically go through one jar every 4-6 weeks with conservative use (more if you used it more than twice a day) which at $100 a pop is a committed ongoing investment.
It absorbs into the skin almost instantaneously and this made me very happy. There is no lingering greasiness or a period where you have to wave your hands around like a mad person to “dry” them off.
I used this morning and night and although it should have worked, it sadly did not. My hands were no more moisturised than before I used it and it did nothing for my fine lines and “crepiness”.
What it did do was overnight invite the return of my Eczema which I haven’t had for a very long time, to the point where my hands were sore and cracked I could hardly use my keyboard at work.
I took photos of my hands and stopped using the cream. I sent the photos through to the CIO of Aphelia (who was in contact with me from the moment I ordered them) and asked his opinion and if he had seen this reaction before. He told me to not use it and return it for a full refund. In my mind I thought “can I keep the jar and just return the contents”. Sadly I knew this wasn’t an option so returned it. They test all their ingredients before they put them in their products and can trace contents back to their origin from the batch number. I know it wasn’t a faulty product, just didn’t agree with my skin.
Luscious may work for others but unfortunately did nothing for me. The concept makes sense and the ingredients should all work together in harmony to create an amazing product.
I know this product works as the other reviews are glowing, my skin just clearly didn’t appreciate how lovely the jar was and what the contents were trying to do for my skin health.
Aphelia customer service is amazing! The CIO contacts everyone to confirm they are happy and works with you to try and find beter results in the event that it doesn’t.
I returned this for a full refund under their 30-day money back guarantee but even if it was outside the 30 days with the reaction I had I would have been given a return anyway I would think.
I wanted to give 5 stars just for the jar, but this is probably not the best way to rate a product
Read the full review of Luscious by NellieLahiff.