During the winter my hands always need a little extra TLC. Although I wear gloves most of the time whilst outdoors during the winter, I still find there’s nothing like a decent hand cream to keep your hands moisturised and protected. I’ve been working my way through this Almond Hand & Nail Cream I got from the body shop this winter and I have to say it’s been doing a great job of keeping my hands soft and preventing them from drying out in this harsh weather.
This hand cream has rather oily consistency, although it does soak into the skin easily, leaving your hands nice and soft. Also I really like the smell of this product (as with most products I buy they have to pass the smell test first). This product may seem a little on the pricey side for a hand cream but I must say, if you have really dry hands then it will probably do a much better job than some of the cheaper hand creams and so may be worth the investment. Also, like I said it is rather oily, so it means you don’t have to use a lot at a time, which means the entire tube lasts quite a while. I’ve had mine for a couple of months now and it’s still going strong.
The only downside to this hand cream I have to say is the packaging. Although it looks nice and fancy in its silver metal tube, it actually becomes a slight inconvenience after having had it for some time. As I’ve got half way through mine, the tube has split slightly in the middle which is obviously not the best. They do however sell a smaller, 30ml tube of this product as apposed to the 100ml which I purchased, which may help prevent this problem and make it safer to have in your handbag.
Despite the slight tube mishap, I’d still recommend this product. However I’d say if you go for the 100ml tube, save it for at home to prevent any accidents incase the tube splits slightly whilst it’s in your handbag.