Hand Creams

I absolutely love hand creams! I’m such a sucker for them, really. My hands get really, really dry from my job and if I don’t take care of my hands, they’ll get red and flaky and painful. So it’s worth it to me to find a great hand cream! I’ve tried quite a few now and will do a quick review of them for you:

  • Victoria’s Secret Pink Hand & Body Cream in Hot Crush: The scent is described as jasmine and warm caramel and is a very warm, pleasant scent. However, it is a very greasy formula. Every time I put it on, I immediately want to wipe my hands. Usually on my pants, but sometimes on a towel. Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bath & Body Works Nourishing Hand Cream in Vanilla Buttercream: This scent is heavenly – it does actually smell like vanilla buttercream frosting! While it is not as greasy as the VS hand cream, it is still a bit greasy. It moisturises well enough, but not as great as I would like. It’s still a fairly decent hand cream, but there are better ones out there. Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Vaseline Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning Lotion: The scent on this one is vague and not really noticeable. This would be a good choice for anyone who is sensitive to scents or works in an environment where anything with a strong scent is discouraged. This moisturises well without being greasy at all. Absorbs quickly and provides lasting moisture. One of my go-tos. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Cocoa Pink Coco Mango Body Butter & Voluptuous Body Butter: I didn’t notice a huge difference in the formulas for these two body butters, but I did only receive them as samples, so that may be why. You can get these in a variety of scents that smell absolutely delicious. I received samples with my Cocoa Pink orders. I got Witch’s Delight (which smells like cookies) and Caramel Chai (which is heavenly, really). The samples are small enough to throw in my purse and close securely enough that I don’t worry about them. They moisturise well enough, but they can leave your hands feeling a bit greasy if you use too much (which never seems like very much). I’ve also noticed these getting greasier over time. They do leave my hands feeling incredibly soft, though. Probably works better as an actual body butter rather than a hand cream. Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra Moisturising Hand Cream in Citron Honey & Coriander: This is a very light, very pleasant scent. It absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy. Still moisturises well, though! This is one of my favourite hand creams. A little on the pricey side, but such good quality! Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Cream: This is heavy duty stuff. This is the stuff you use if you’ve been neglecting your hands for a while and need something heavy. It’s so thick that it takes a bit more effort to get out of the bottle than most hand creams. It also feels very greasy at first, as it takes some time to absorb. It definitely moisturises though! The scent is a bit astringent and not very pleasant, so be aware of that. This is definitely not something I use every day, but only when my hands are extra dry and need something a bit more. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sixteen92 Hand & Body Lotion: This is hands down my favourite hand cream! It is not greasy and absorbs quickly. It still moisturises really well, too! This is the most quickly absorbed hand cream I own, which I appreciate, since I can put some on and then go right back to work without worrying about getting hand cream on everything. It also smells delightful! I have it in Lolita (which is reminiscent of VS Love Spell), Frosted Gingerbread (holy crap amazing), and Toasted Marshmallow (delicious). There are quite a few other scent options and I’m sure they’re all wonderful. It also comes in larger tubs and smaller ones. The smaller ones fit perfectly in purses or desks. Like I said, this is my favourite hand cream. Absolutely wonderful. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The whole crew! (I'm so bad at photography.)

The whole crew! (I’m so bad at photography.)

I know I’ve been talking about this post for a long time now, so I hope it lives up to expectations! I also hope that it helps anyone looking for a good hand cream. 🙂

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