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09:01 pm - They haven't got no noses, the fallen sons of Eve
Alas, I do.

It's winter, Canada has central heating, my skin is dry. I want something to moisturize my face and my mositurizer of choice, Oil of Olay, is priced just into my definition of 'unnecessary luxury'. So I make do with Nivea, which has pretty much the same ingredients and IIRC was proved by Consumer Reports to actually work. Unlike many other creams hem-hem.

This is the second Nivea product I've bought that has scent: not the comforting familiar childhood Nivea smell, but a rank cheap-perfume one. Sheesh.

However, someone at work said she uses coconut oil on her hands: organic, unrefined, solid white substance, can be used for cooking things in の coconut oil. Bought, tried, dry skin loves it. Does not contain water or alcohol as a main ingredient, unlike yes indeed Olay and Nivea. Also smells just fine-- a faint scent, much subtler than coconut creams.

The only drawback is that I love fats-- I've been known to eat shortening in my time, and butter goes without saying; and, well, I very much want to snack on my hand and foot cream.
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From:incandescens
Date:February 8th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC)
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My favourite handcream is from Lush, and probably veers onto the luxury side, but one of its primary components would appear to be camomile. Whenever I put it on and smell it, I find myself remembering childhood sunburn and childhood summers.
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From:flemmings
Date:February 9th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
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People With Noses can't go near Lush products. Sad but true: they're knock you down overpowering. I mean, how did I trace you to the third floor of BMV when I was on the first? Followed the Lush trail. ^_^
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From:incandescens
Date:February 9th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
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Oh dear. I hadn't realised it was that bad. :)

Still, at least you now know why your knitwear smells nice - I wash my hands with Lush soap before knitting.
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From:flemmings
Date:February 9th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
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Not bad, just a nuisance because it limits options for toiletries.

Do you wash before sewing as well? Because the quilts have no discernible smell that I can recall.
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From:incandescens
Date:February 9th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
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I do wash my hands before sewing, but it's possible that the fabric doesn't get handled as thoroughly as the wool does: after all, when I'm knitting, the wool is passing round my fingers as I knit with it, and it might get a higher exposure.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:February 8th, 2014 07:18 am (UTC)
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Coconut oil is lovely ^_^ here it's popular use is for hair to tame the frizzes that come with the humidity. If you do want to eat it ... the good thing about the coconut is that you can use it in savouries as well as in sweets. Just keep the skin use and that for consumption separate. ^_~ please don't have a nibble on yourself.

I have always used Nivea too! But so far I have not detected the change in scent. Oil of Olay here is ... yes quite pricey too. I used to pinch my mother's stuff. Sadly I cannot do this anymore. ^_^
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From:flemmings
Date:February 9th, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
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You misunderstand. I like coconut oil (and shortening, and butter) *alone*. Pure cocoa fat yum.

Stick to Nivea Nivea and I think you're OK. These are Extra Strength and DNA Nivea for face and hands, respectively; and they're perfumed.

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