Anatomicals is one of those rare brands that are cheap, cheerful and quite innovative too. It looks more expensive then it is and is a nice stocking filler kind of brand.
Aloe Aloe Aloe (cute name right?) has a dual use tube of hand cream and lip balm in one. And it contains aloe! Naturally!
Although this is unisex, I imagine this is very appealing to the man in your life. Mr C for one can’t live without hand cream and he won’t use lip balm – I figured giving him this might encourage him to occasionally moisturise his lips!
Let’s look at the domed lip balm first. It’s a clear, scentless one and very handy:
I really like the design! The tube is small enough to be carried around the the quick use access to the lip balm is clever. Mr C wouldn’t use this so (he hates the texture of any lip balm) so I did occasionally.
It’s not the best lip balm I’ve ever used, but it does have a softness to it and gives quite good hydration – it doesn’t feel like a cheap oily lip balm that fades quickly, it’s pretty decent.
The hand cream, says Mr C, is thick and rich in texture and sat on his hand for a little while before sinking in. He likes this because ultimately it provides more hydration but if yo need something that sinks in VERY quick, you may not.
Because of the tube size, you won’t get that much product – depends how heavily you use hand cream but Mr C found it only lasted 9 days with every day use. You will very likely get through the hand cream before you finish the lip balm – I guess you could remove the balm and use it separately.
It costs just £3.50 from ASOS – I’ve seen it on other stores for £5.99!
*This was a PR sample.