Tonight I have two products from Australian skin care brand, Help Me Ronda to show you, and they are some of the best products I have tried in a very, very long time! Nourishing, protecting, and heavenly scented, Help Me Ronda, has produced a range of skincare items designed to target specific areas of our body, whilst at the same time utilising the best nature has to offer us. Today I have the Hydration Balm and a brand new product, Rub A Dub Scrub, both designed with your hands’ well-being in mind. Used in conjunction with each other, these two products make up, what I would consider a daily fixture in my morning routine.
RUB A DUB SCRUB (100ml $18AUD)
Ingredients- Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba Oil), Oryza Sativa Powder (Rice Powder), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Powder (Tea Tree Leaf Powder)
Intensely rich, Rub A Dub Scrub is a magnificently hydrating scrub, designed for hands and body. With well-known skin superfoods, shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil making up a large portion of the product, expect a deeply moisturizing, strengthening, and cell regenerating experience. The addition of rice powder and ground tea tree make for a gentle exfoliation and leave the skin fresh and polishes.
The texture of Rub A Dub Scrub I found to be wonderful. It was not greasy and pore-clogging like some other rich scrubs I’ve tried. In fact even though you can sense it’s potency, it appears to have a much lighter feel on the skin. The exfoliates are lovely and gentle, although thorough. I really liked that the scrub basically melted away as soon as it made contact with my skin. This would be due to the high levels of coconut oil witch will, in its pure form, remain solid until warmed. Coconut oil is already a product that I use regularly in my house for a number of things, the main one being, extremely dry, and eczema prone skin. I used the Rub A Dub Scrub on some family members who have eczema, and there was a notable difference in the moisture levels immediately after, and after a prolonged time. I also noticed this with myself, I used the scrub, not only on my hands, but on my whole body, the residue that was left behind was not ‘oily’, but full of moisture. As it penetrated the skin, it sat beautifully, and with no aid from any other products, my skin still felt thoroughly moisturized all day long. Now, this is what I want from a scrub!
Due to the hand made nature of the product, and the understandable reluctance to aid the product with chemical additives, on arrival, the exfoliate may have sunk to the base of the container. This is fixed immediately with a good mix with a stirrer (one comes with the scrub when you purchase it). I found that after I mixed it, the exfoliate did not re-sink, and remained evenly distributed. Also, the aroma of the product is lovely, completely a natural occurrence based on the ingredients, it is subtle and fresh. Because I use my hands so much, I have used Rub A Dub Scrub daily for the last ten days now, and the results are fabulous, especially in conjunction with the Hydration Balm. With regular use, those fingers and cuticles are going to concede to their master, and dryness will be a thing of the past!
Before- (I know my hands aren’t too bad, it’s because I had been using the product daily already.)
On moistened skin, apply a small amount, around the size of a five cent piece, and gently massage into the skin, concentrating on dryer areas, and most definitely, those cuticles. Be sure to give the matrix a gentle rub too, it feels good, and stimulates nails growth! Win!
Massage the Rub A Dub Scrub for a minute or so, and rinse with warm water. Now for that extra punch of hydration.
HYDRATION BALM ($9 AUD)
Ingredients- Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (Mango Seed Butter), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Oencthera Biennis Oil (Evening Primrose Oil), Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E
Immediately after using your scrub, apply a tiny amount of Hydration Balm to your cuticles, or any other part of your skin that may be suffering dryness, and massage in.
I had purchased this Crème Brúlée scented hydration balm around two months ago, and I am using it daily, and loving it. It is also available in other scrummy scents such as Hot Apple Pie. You only need the tiniest amount, melting it into the skin as you massage. It absorbs nicely, and the hydration lasts a very long time, as opposed to a lighter cuticle oil. In winter particularly, and even all year round at night time, this product has been a god-send. Packed full of intensely moisturizing ingredients, this product is my favourite care product of the year to date, and I really can’t see it being beaten by any other product at this time. (And I use a lot of products, I really should spend more time blogging about them too)
You should then have the delightful experience of softened, smoothed, heavenly hands, that will last you for a decent length of time. (at least until you use soap or harsh products again…Don’t do it!)
Both the Hydration Balm, and the Rub A Dub Scrub are available now from Help Me Ronda, along with a myriad of other delicious looking products I have yet to try. They can be purchased separately, or at a reduced price in the Seriously Smooth Package for $25 AUD. Help Me Ronda ship internationally too, so none of you offshore ladies have to miss out on this goodness.
I am loving this brand so much right now, gushing over it a bit, that I am considering changing over every product I use that can be replaced by Help Me Ronda. The Cuticle Cocktail, and the Facial Serums, look right up my ally. As soon as I grab them, you’ll be hearing about it 🙂
NOTE- These products were provided to me by the abovementioned company for my honest and unbiased opinion and/or swatching purposes. For more information visit my Copyright and Disclosure page. Thankyou. EDIT- Some of the items in this post were provided, others were purchased by myself.