Wednesday, 26 December 2012

His & Her hand cream

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The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector & Wild Rose Hand Cream
£10, available in store and online (currently half price)

During the winter months, my hands suffer more than ever with the cold and bracing elements. I love my hand cream and apply it religiously, all day, every day; generously slathering it on as my final beauty regime before bed. The latest additions to my bedside table have been two of The Body Shop's hand protectors, one for me and one for Rob. A very much his and her duo! Applying hand cream isn't the most manly of activities, and if I didn't force it upon Rob it would probably never feature in his already limited regime, but I am slowly showing him the benefits.

The hemp hand protector is what I would call an industrial hand cream! It is thick, heavy and deeply ingrained with a herbal, grassy scent that you will either love or hate. However used sparingly it really does condition the hands and soothes dry skin. This one is obviously 'his'! The wild rose hand cream is a whole different kettle of fish. It is a lighter, looser consistency and smells fresh and floral. I don't think it is so effective on really dry, cracked skin but works well as a 'throw-in-your-handbag' type product and I like the fact it has SPF15. This one is obviously 'hers'. Unfortunately neither have rivalled Lush's Handy Gurugu hand cream which is one of my favourites. Fingers crossed I might be able to pick a few up in the post-Christmas sales!

What hand creams are on your bedside table?

13 comments:

Jenny said...

I love the Hemp one, and I'm currently loving their Ginger one, yum xx

Mint chocolate said...

I really love Body Shop Almond hand cream...yammm

Claire Louise said...

I adore the Hemp hand cream! It's definitely the best for hard working hands :)

HeartsAndCrosses said...

The sounds amazing and since its half price for a fiver you cant beat it! Love a good handcream and the packaging is lovely too

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Gemma Turner said...

I'd love to try the Rose one! I am obsessing over the Bliss Blood Orange & White Pepper hand cream at the moment!
I can't stop applying it, it smells divine!

Gem xx

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Lou said...

I love Caudalie´s hand cream. Check it out if you have the chance! :)

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Eve said...

I love body shop hand creams!

Mademoiselle Lala said...

I love that the hers has SPF! That's a good bonus!

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Lucy Old said...

I actually own the hemp and cream an I absolutely love it!

Louminous

x

PrettyGloss said...

I love The Body Shop. It's one of my favourite brands. I remember wanting to get the Wild Rose Hand Cream in the tube but I got the

Wild Rose Body Butter instead. :)

Sarah
PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

Emily said...

I love the smell of the hemp hand cream!!

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J. said...

That's a very nice idea! I actually have too many hand creams in rotation to even count, hehe!

louisebray95 said...

I don't suffer from dry skin too badly on my hands, but do you think the Hemp hand cream is heavy enough to use on feet? I'm in search of something heavy enough to help them out and this sounds ideal :) x

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