Winter weather in particular makes for a difficult time for anyone who might have sensitive skin. The long stretch of time from the end of October to early March can wreck havoc on skin that is prone to dryness, especially. My skin is not an exception to that rule, unfortunately. Whether it’s snowing or sunshine bright outside, my skin has been known to succumb to the itchy, irritable feeling that accompanies the onset of winter. One of the products I tried in order to tame my winter skin problems was The Healing Garden’s Sensual Therapy lotion. I picked the “passion rose” scent, though as far as product reviews go, I suspect there is very little difference between the various types of The Healing Garden’s Sensual Therapy scents.
This is a lotion that is advertised as being an “all day moisture body creme.” Its label also boosts that it is “infused with vanilla and vitamins A, C, E” and promises that it can replenish any moisture loss in the skin. Well, that certainly sounded like just what I needed! So I was quite enthused to try it.
As far as a lotion goes, I would give the product four out of five stars. Unlike some other lotions, it doesn’t take that long to rub into the skin. It smells great (presuming you like the scent of vanilla, that is. If not, pick out a different scent.) However, the scent is also quite strong, and that might be a turn off for many people. If you need to use a large portion of the lotion, in order to cover a large portion of your body, your arms and legs, for example, then you are going to have a very strong smell whenever you walk into the room.
But the product isn’t advertised purely as a lotion. It’s advertised as a healing lotion, which is very important distinction and begs the question: does it heal?
In a word, no. All the rose, vanilla, bergamot, grapeseed oil, and vitamins in the product that are so proudly praised on the product’s label do not make The Healing Garden’s Sensual Therapy passion rose lotion any more impressive healing wise than any other lotion that I have tried before. The product promises miraculous healing capabilities and it simply doesn’t deliver them.
Overall, the product is a nice one to have your shelf. While The Healing Garden’s Sensual Therapy passion rose doesn’t actually offer any type of magical healing properties, it does offer a pleasant scent and an appealing texture. If you’re looking for a magical healing cure all for that winter skin irritation, however, you’d do better to look elsewhere.