Every tube of hand cream I receive is stolen, just as all the Jaffa Cakes I buy are, by Mr C. The poor thing has sort, chapped hands because of eczema, psoriasis (arrghhh spelling confusion) and dermatitis. According to the Drs he’s had all three. Though his hands are on the mend he still needs to regularly moisturise to prevent cracking.
He uses a selection of creams, and knows instantly if something isn’t right for him as it stings. I had this rather nice looking hand cream from Crabtree & Evelyn, of course very well known for their tubed hand creams, in the form of a new(ish) scent, English Honey and Peach Blossom;
This hand therapy cream is supposed to be an intensive moisturiser, with shea butter, peach blossom extra, macadamia nut oil, myrrh extract for the cuticles and nails and more. At £15 for 100g, the Hand Therapy creams are on the luxurious side as far as hand creams go but it is a thick, concentrated cream that lasts a normal person quite a while (Mr C – I give it a week).
Here it is in the plastic tube which feels like a thick, expensive thing. I love the packaging actually, although the lid is annoying – it’s a screw on so it can be fiddly to get off if you need to in a hurry, and you can drop it etc. and you need to screw it back on with creamy hands…know what I mean? A flip top would be nice.
Aside from that though, this cream smells HEAVENLY. I don’t love every single Crabtree & Evelyn scent, but this one is so gorgeous. You know how honey can smell like wee? This one is on the NICE side of honey, it’s sweet like a fresh honey errrmmm, cake. It’s really good, I imagine you have to hate everything about the scent of honey to hate this – this is a really nice pleasant honey smell, with a bit of floral freshness and some peachy juiciness.
The cream looks very thick and dense and feels that way too but amazingly, there’s no sticky or greasy residue – it REALLY sinks in despite how thick it feels leaving skin feeling really soft and hydrated. Mr C was also impressed (and actually promoted me to write this review) as he found this cream really moisturising, long lasting and it didn’t sting his skin at all.
Could they improve this hand cream?
There’s nothing about this I don’t like but to be hyper critical, it’s on the dear side for a hand cream and it would amazing if they added some SPF – you know hands are the first place a woman gives away her age?!
Usually £15, currently on sale for £10.50, buy it here.