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      05.09.2012 14:50
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      A lovely hand cream from Lush

      I always seem to end up with dry skin on my hands and feet so I find that hand and foot creams area must buy part of my beauty routine. My absolute favourite has to be L'occitane shea butter hand cream but as this is on the expensive side I usually only buy occasionally as a treat. Lush is one of my favourite shops and I find that most of their products are fabulous and most of the hand creams there are no exception.

      I have two favourites when shopping there for a hand cream this and lemony flutter. The smitten hand cream comes in the black plastic tubs that lush like you to recycle and inside is a lovely thick cream that is chock a block with essential oils and smells divine.

      The smell is the first thing that I always notice about this cream as it has a really sweet smell and almost smells as though it should be eaten instead of being put on your hands. It smells of marzipan and really is delicious smelling.

      The cream itself is lovely and thick and feels really luxurious when you put it on your skin. It absorbs really nicely and although it feels a little greasy it leaves my skin feeling silky soft. Most little dry bits of skin and any flaky bits that I have are immediately smoothed and my knuckles which is where my skin can actually become chapped and sore are left feeling much less sore and itchy. Although I have sensitive skin this cream has never felt anything other than gentle and kind on my skin and the oils in it have never irritated.

      I personally also use it as a foot cream too and it does the same job on the skin of my feet as it does on my hands and leaves them feeling really soft and relaxed. It is missing the cooling effect of most foot creams but as a moisturiser for dry skin it is fantastic.

      Smitten hand cream costs £7 for 100g of cream. Although this is quite expensive I don't mind paying it as it is really good and it also lasts a lot longer than you might think given how little you get. Because the cream is so thick you really don't need all that much of it so I find that I can get a few weeks out of one little pot and that is with applying it on quite a regular basis.

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        26.02.2012 21:50

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        I love it's scent!

        This hand cream is now discontinued but it can still be bought online via Lush Retro.

        If you love the smell of Lush's Snowcake soap then you will love this as it smells exactly the same! The hand cream comes in a standard Lush black pot and you get 100g of cream. The colour of the cream is an off white colour and the consistency of the cream is quite thick and creamy. You only need a very small amount of this cream per application as it is rather greasy and it takes a while to absorb into the skin. The smell of the cream is pleasant. It smells quite sweet - like almonds - and the smell is gentle without being too overpowering. The smell of the hand cream also lingers on your hands after use. You keep smelling your hands all day to relive the smell. It's simply beautiful.

        The hand cream is very greasy so I only use the hand cream at night now as it's too heavy to use during the day. I sometimes use the hand cream with moisturising gloves too, that way I don't have to worry about getting hand cream all over my bedding!

        The hand cream leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth but it's just a pity it's so greasy. It is also 100% natural and cruelty free. It has a mild and gentle formula and it is suitable for sensitive skin.

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        25.02.2011 01:31
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        A great treat for hands that smells really good!

        As I have said on my other reviews I love Lush products and will try nearly everything. I have used this for a number of years. This cream comes in a black pot which contains 100g of cream and costs £6.70, it is classed as a lush retro product so it can only be bought online.

        Lush describe the cream as being made with natural oils, calming chamomile and beeswax to protect the hands from extreme weather or nourish them when they need it most.

        The ingredients are listed online as;
        Chamomile Infusion (Matricaria chamomilla), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Marigold Infusion (Calendula officinalis), Organic Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Cetearyl Alcohol, Organic Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera alba), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Triethanolamine, Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

        This particular cream has a lovely almondy scent, if you have ever used Lush 'snowflake' soap it has the smae fragrance. It is very sweet and has a slight hint of vanilla also. You use this cream in the same way as any other handcream simply apply as and when your hands need some moisturisation. I found this cream to be very light, it absorbed into my hands really well and didnt leave a greasy residue as other creams can do. It is really good in the winter when your hands get battered by the cold, I always put a layer on under my gloves and allow it to absorb in while I am out and about.

        I would recommend this cream to anyone with dry skin, it is also suitable for sensitive skin as it contains a lot of natural ingredients that help sooth. This is great value for money as a pot lasts a good 3/4 months and I like to use it once or twice a day if I remember!

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        21.10.2010 17:33
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        Doesn't quite do the trick on dry hands!

        I bought a pot of Smitten from Lush to use on my hands which get eczema, and are more likely to get dry and chapped in the winter. I've tried many hand creams, and with a typing job, don't want anything too greasy that lingers on the keyboard. This is quite a greasy hand moisturiser, and I have to apply 'little and often' to prevent too much grease build up!

        It has a lovely almondy fragrance, and a non offensive light yellow colouring.

        The cream does moisturise, however I do find that I need to keep re-applying it, and the silky smooth feeling soon wears off. It also seems that after a while of being in my handbag, the mix starts to seperate and little globs of the oil start to form on the top, which is a bit of a pain having to mix it back together! The screw top pot also often squeezes excess out from around the top, and I have to ensure that I wipe any of this off before it covers my bag!

        To sum up, good whilst it lasts but I don't find it perfect. Not my miracle solution!

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        30.09.2010 17:13
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        Good for luxury but not for days at work :-(

        I was bought a travel sized pot of this in a Xmas gift hamper, which someone had kindly made up themselves for me. I get really dry hands as I have to wash my hands quite frequently at work, so I need something which I can put on my hands, rub them in quickly and then get on with what I am doing. In the past I have tried things which are too greasy and then I cannot hold a pen for ages afterwards, which is a bit of an inconvenience.

        The LUSH product comes in a black tub with a screw on and off lid. It doesn't look secure, but was for me, and it was safe enough to carry around in my hand bag without the lid falling off and covering all my possessions.

        The product inside is a pale cream, which appears quite thick, but when you come to put it on it is much thinner. To get it out of the tub you have to stick your fingers in, which I don't really like as I get cream stuck under my nails! I much prefer the hand creams which dispense themselves. This could do with coming with a stick, which did that job for you.

        The cream has a consistence which feels nice and soothing on your hands it is quite cool, and it felt like my dry bits were soaking it up incredibly quickly. The smell is almond, but is a very light scent, and not too sweet, so it doesn't make your hands smell of bakewell tarts!!

        I found the product quick to rub into my hands, and it did leave them feeling very soft for quite a few hours afterwards. They also had a lovely subtle scent if I got close and sniffed them, which kept me happy! The downside her was that although the majority of the product rubbed in really quickly a thin greasy layer was left for a while, which made this product a nice luxury, but not an everyday one for me!

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          16.09.2010 12:42
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          My lovely friend bought me lots of Lush goodies for my birthday, included in this was a pot of Smitten hand cream. Although my birthday was back in April, I have only recently started using this as I was using up other creams first.

          Smitten is an almond scented hand cream, which comes in the standard black Lush pot with a screw top lid. On the lid it says "One touch and you're smitten." and I'm told that this is an "Instantly effective, deliciously scented, almond hand cream. Wear it all day, every day." The pot is 100 grams in size.

          I love the smell of almonds so my friend had made a good choice with this one. When take the lid off of the pot, the cream inside is a very pale creamy lemon colour almost the same colour as almond paste. You can smell the almonds in the cream, but it isn't especially strong or over powering. It actually also reminds me a bit of play-doh.

          The cream is lovely and thick to touch, yet when you rub it into your hands it is actually very light and is absorbed very easily into the skin. I have found that I only have to use a small amount of the cream to cover both of my hands probably a blob about the size of a twenty pence piece. So the pot will last for quite a long time.
          I do find that after use my hands feel greasy for a few minutes, but this does go away shortly after.

          I tend to use a lot of anti-bacterial hand gel when I'm out and about, especially around this time of year when there are some many colds and bugs about. This can dry my hands out, but using Smitten has kept them feeling lovely and soft. I do tend to get dry and split skin around my nails, which I have the bad habit of chewing on but since I've been using Smitten it hasn't been as bad as it can be, so my hands also look better.

          When I've used the cream my hands stay soft for hours, even after I have washed them this includes at work where the hand wash is cheap and nasty and is well known for drying hands out. My nails also look shiny after using the cream, and don't break as often as they used to.

          Recently I've had a bad rash on both of my shins (caused by shaving I think) which had been really itchy and uncomfortable. One of the ingredients of Smitten is Chamomile which is known as a natural antiseptic, so I thought I would try using the cream on the rash to see if it would help calm it at all. I lathered it on to both of shins, and it immediately helped relieve the itchiness. The next day although the rash was still there it had gone down quite a lot.

          I'm very impressed with this hand cream and I think it will be a great one for the cold winter months.

          My cream was made in March 2010 and should be used by May 2011 so it has quite a long shelf life for it's natural ingredients.

          The 100g pot currently costs £6.10, available from Lush stores and online at www.lush.co.uk/

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            31.08.2010 14:21
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            Not the worst, but definitely not the best around there!

            I have never been convinced by Lush body care products, but decided to buy this hand cream because the two main ingredients were almond oil and chamomile, the closest France has got to baby oil. My mum always used on me and my sister and swears by it. So if its good for baby skin, should be good for me isn't it? However, I have a mixed opinion on this one.

            Texture:
            This is the main problem of this cream: as it is oil based, it gets absorbed very very slowly... Which is a big problem for a hand cream: you has 20min to spare not using their hands at all?!
            Apart from that the texture is smooth and easy to apply, just be careful to only use a very very small quantity at a time, it will spread easily to your whole hands.

            Comfort and Sensitivity:
            The cream, once absorbed feels comfortable and does feel kind to skin (to borrow a competitor's slogan...).However, reading the ingredients list, I noticed that it contained two different types of parabens! Parabens (some of them are now illegal to use, others still legal, but under suspicion of not being so good for you), are strong chemicals used in skin care creams to improve the texture but they are widely criticised for their cancerigen properties. People with breast cancer are usually forbidden by their doctors to use cosmetics with any parabens in. For this reason, many big brands have completely or in certain ranges given up on parabens, such as The Body Shop, Clinique, Origins, etc. Lush sells itself on its homemade and natural ingredients image so I would have expected a bit more concerned for harsh chemicals.

            Efficiency:
            I found after the first use that my skin felt very very soft, an effect consistent whatever the state of my hands are in. That is the main positive point to this cream. However, the effect was short lived, and you need to apply the cream daily (like most of other hand creams to be honest).

            Price and Packaging:
            The price is quite high for a hand cream, probably because it uses a lot of essential oils. However, the large packaging takes a very long time to be finished (8months for me, who used it every day). The label says that if you bring back 5 containers you'll get a mask free, but it would take me years! So a bit of an empty promise here.
            The container is also fairly fragile and it opened twice in my suitcase, emptying its oily contents all over. Wrap it up separately if you travel!

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              04.07.2010 17:27
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              A great hand cream with a hefty price tag

              I have just done a review about Lush's Helping Hands cream which I adore but there is another favourite hand cream of mine which I have been using for quite sometime. For me, having soft hands is a must and I hate having dry skin on my hands as it's a known thing that your hands show the first sign of ageing which for me I want to stop the ageing process as long as possible! So by using a good quality, deeply moisturiser on my hands this will hopefully do the trick!

              Smitten is a lot lighter in texture compared to Helping Hands which is great if you don't want a heavy hand cream, especially during the summer months. Smitten has a light, delicate consistency and instead of being used for an intensive moisturiser it should be used more a hand cream just to keep your hands soft as it isn't as intensive as Helping Hands but this doesn't mean Smitten is a poor quality hand cream. I use Smitten during the day a lot such as if I have been to the toilet and washed my hands, I also use Smitten just to keep my skin moisturised.

              Smitten comes in a little black pot with the typical Lush style white writing. Smitten is pure white in colour and has a wonderful marzipan scent which is quite sweet. For people who don't like the sweet almond scent then maybe Smitten isn't the hand cream for you as the scent is sweet and it does last for quite sometime on your skin. However, if you like the smell of marzipan then you will definitely enjoy it!

              Smitten has a base of quite a few oils such as almond, flaxseed, coconut and avocado all teamed together with cocoa butter but it is classed as quite a light moisturiser but even though it is light it shouldn't be over used and if you are a bit heavy handed then you will find Smitten doesn't absorb into the skin and you are left with a greasy residue. The key is to use a tiny amount and should you need some more apply another small amount. When Smitten is rubbed into the skin it is absorbed almost instantly and it certainly doesn't leave any greasy/ sticky finish to it. It is almost as if you haven't applied hand cream at all which makes it great to use at any time of day.

              What Lush says:-

              "Protective, almond scented hand cream. Lush customers asked persistently for a lighter hand cream with the same delicious fragrance as our Snowcake soap. Ask and ye shall receive. Smitten is made with natural oils, calming chamomile and beeswax to protect the hands from extreme weather or nourish them when they need it most. Use it regularly for nice soft mitts."

              Ingredients:

              VEGETARIAN, Chamomile Infusion (Matricaria recutita), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Marigold Infusion (Calendula officinalis), Cold Pressed Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cold Pressed Organic Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Cold Pressed Organic Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera alba), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Triethanolamine, *Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
              Price:

              A 100g pot will set you back at £6.10 which may seem expensive to some but if you compare it to other higher quality hand creams on the market then it is actually quite reasonable. Considering how much you actually use at each application then it works out quite purse friendly as you won't be popping out every month to buy a replacement as a tub of Smitten lasts quite a considerable time.

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                27.05.2010 16:14
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                A definite winner from Lush's product range.

                First off I'm not a huge Lush fan - I like their stuff but I don't go mad on it. One day I popped into a Lush store with the intention of trying out their Lemony Flutter cuticle butter (which is great) and spotted Smitten close by. It smelled great and after trying a dab out I made the impulse decision to buy a pot - and I'm so glad I did!

                Packaged in the standard 100g black plastic pot, with a screw top lid, you'll not waste any of this product, nor will it leak out anywhere. I do find it a little messy though if it tips upside down or to the side - the product gets onto the inside of the lid then into the screw threading which I hate, but a quick wipe every now and then does the trick and so does trying to keep it upright!

                I've got a pot on my desk at work and a pot on my bedside and I like to apply it lots throughout the day especially after hand washing. Smitten is super nourishing with Almond oil, Avocado oil, Flaxseed oil, Coconut Butter, Glycerine and Wheatgerm oil among other things. A little goes a long way (which is good to know at roughly £6 a pot) but for a more indulgent hand treat I like to put a bit more on and sit with greasy hands for a while, letting it all soak in and work its magic. I recommend this hand cream for lovers of oily / greasy but not necessarily heavy hand creams and oils because that's what Smitten is. It's not one of those creams that disappears - it's definitely more oil based than water based. I fall into that category but I really don't like creams that are too heavy. Smitten is intensely hydrating but without being heavy, it's very spreadable and makes your skin feel silky.

                The smell is delicious too, not over powering, its subtle and I'm sure it's not deliberately fragranced but lends its scent from the nourishing ingredients within. I really hate very perfumey hand creams. Smitten smells lightly of almonds and a bit like marzipan. I don't think that the scent is particularly feminine and it wouldn't surprise me if you found your boyfriend/hubby stealing this off you.

                I use it often because it's a pleasure to use and have noticed a great improvement in my hands and cuticles, it quickly restores lost moisture after washing my hands and soothes my cuticles which are prone to drying out and splitting. Smitten keeps my hands soft and, ultimately, my manicure looking great.

                I think the price is right, the packaging is fine (nothing flash - but all Lush packaging is the same) it really works and I like using it. I'll be repeat purchasing this for some time to come. I really do think this is my Holy Grail hand cream!

                Like it says on the tub - 'One touch and you're smitten' - I definitely am!

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                26.04.2010 20:35
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                Pricey but perfect!

                As a huge fan of Lush bath ballistics and bubble bars, I thought it was time to purchase something out of their skincare range. After falling in love with their Snowcake Christmas soap, I decided to try out Smitten hand cream, as it has the same amazing scent. (Anyone who was fans of Snowcake, I definately recommend this to you)!

                The hand cream looks as shown in the image. It comes in a small black pot which is convenient for popping into your back. It does screw and unscrew very easily, and I've not had any problems with leaks, meaning the tub is very secure. You got 100ml of product which is a considerable amount. The liquid itself is white in colour and of a medium consistancy.

                Smitten currently retails at £6.10 on www.lush.co.uk (located under the hand and body section), however I have seen it for around £5.95 in my local store. This might seem a little pricey, however it will last for months and is also of a very high quality. An expiry date does come on your tub, and it should be within around 12 months which is decent.

                The scent itself is full of almond, however it strongly smells similar to marzipan. It can sometimes smell a little like plasticine but nevertheless I am in love with the scent! It definately isn't to suit everyone but I know a number of people who love this also!

                It is easy to apply to your hands and rubs in nicely. It does feel a little oily at first and you have to wait around sixty seconds for it to sink in completely, but after that your hands are left super soft and silky. It really makes an improvement to my hands, and after the cold weather, I notice that my hands are less dry after applying this hand cream. The smell does linger on your hands for hours after and it is lovely!

                Another fabulous thing about this product is that it comes in the black tub. If you save up five of your empty tubs, you can go into the Lush store and get yourself a free face mask which is a great deal.

                I am extremely pleased with this hand cream, and I would definately recommend it to all. It may be a little pricey but it is a fabulous product that I can see will last me for quite some time. If you are uncertain on it, you can go and test it out in your local store, or even ask for a sample to try out.

                I have listed the ingredients for all of those who it may concern:
                VEGETARIAN, Chamomile Infusion (Matricaria chamomilla), Cold Pressed Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Marigold Infusion (Calendula officinalis), Cold Pressed Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cold Pressed Organic Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Cold Pressed Organic Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera alba), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Triethanolamine, *Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben}

                *Occurs naturally in essential oils

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                  13.04.2010 05:19
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                  Fantastic moisturiser but not very handy to carry around.

                  I have to say, I'm smitten! This isn't a product I would have picked up myself as I'm not a big user of hand creams and this one was on the expensive side too. I originally got a 45g pump-top bottle of Smitten along with lots of other products in the Luch clearance after Christmas. Since then I've been hooked!

                  As mentioned, I originally got it in a 45g bottle which was great as it was a perfect size to pop in my handbag. When it eventually ran out, I marched to my nearest Lush, empty bottle in hand, only to find that they sell it in 100g pots, and the super-handy bottle was just for a special Christmas box. I was disappointed, but nonetheless bought the 100g pot for £6.10, thinking that I could decant the tub into my handy bottle. That was an unqualified disaster but some did end up in the bottle.

                  The thing that swung it for me (and most people, I imagine) is the gorgeous smell. The first squirt of Smitten and I was! It smells of marzipan, which is appropriate as it contains almonds, along with chamomile and flaxseed oil, known for their smooth skin benefits. The scent is strong and stayed on my hands for a long time after applied. For some people it may be too sickly sweet but personally I love marzipan so it was fine.

                  With the cream, like many Lush products, a little goes a long way. It took me about 2 months to finish the 45g bottle, with liberal applications a few times a day. It absorbed well and didn't leave any oily residue around the bottom of my fingers as some hand creams can. It left me with lovely soft hands, even when was I only using it once or twice a day, after getting over my originial obsession.

                  Overall, a great product, but I wish they'd bring the small bottle back. It's also too expensive for me to have looked at it on the shelf - it was an accident we met!

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                  24.03.2010 11:14
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                  Soft hands love smitten!

                  What is Smitten?

                  Lush fans were crying out for a light hand cream scented like 'Snowcake' soap and that is what they got! This is a creamy hand cream which is scented with almonds and leaves your hands instantly soft and cared for.

                  Ingredients

                  Chamomile is very calming and the natural beeswax is both nourishing and protects the skin especially during the cold winter months. Almond oil gives this its lovely scent and is used to soften and moisturise the skin. It also contains Rose absolute, organic avacado oil, cassie absolute, extra virgin Coconut oil, Marigold infusion and organic Wheatgerm oil.

                  Packaging

                  It comes in a black recycled and recyclable pot. It you collect 5 pots you can exchange them for a free fresh Lush face mask of your choice worth £4.95. The top is screw on and easy to open. This pot is 100g and perfect size for your handbag.

                  Cost

                  A 100g tub costs £6.10. Very fair price for the quality of ingredients. It is vegetairan and not tested on animals too!

                  My opinion

                  The pot is easy to open and small enough to store in my bag. I;m not the biggest almond fan but the smell is pleasant. It feel light to touch and creamy on my skin. It did make my skin feel softer immediately but to combat all my dry skin I feel you would need to use it daily or as and when required. I like how you can collect the pots and swap for a face mask and I think it is well priced for the quality of ingredients.

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                  14.03.2010 21:33
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                  As I have two horses, I am outside a lot and my hands are put through all sorts of things, from breaking ice in the water trough to going in and out of rubber gloves for mucking out to generally being out in cold windy weather. They do take a bit of a beating and so tend to be quite dry. I love Lush products and as I was in the buying Christmas presents in 2008 I thought I would pick up a hand cream for me. Smitten costs £6.10 for a 100g pot which I think is quite expensive but still it was worth a try.

                  All Lush products are suitable for vegetarians and they regularly help out with charities, animal welfare, conservation and humanitarian issues. The hand cream comes in the usual black Lush tub with white writing and a little sticker of who made the product. I find this little personal touch really nice.

                  Ingredients:
                  Chamomile Infusion (Matricaria chamomilla), Cold Pressed Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Marigold Infusion (Calendula officinalis), Cold Pressed Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cold Pressed Organic Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Cold Pressed Organic Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera alba), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Triethanolamine, *Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben}
                  *Occurs naturally in essential oils

                  The sticker on the top of the pot says one touch and you're smitten and describes the product as instantly effective, deliciously scented, almond hand cream. Wear it all day, every day. Smitten is made with natural oils, calming chamomile and beeswax to protect the hands from extreme weather or nourish them when they need it most. If you take back 5 of these empty pots, Lush will give you a free fresh face mask in return for your recycling efforts.

                  The hand cream smells like marzipan and I do find it slightly over powering. It is a bit sickly if you smell it for too long. It is a nice consistancy and is easy to rub in to your hands. I find that it takes a while to sink in and until it does, your hands are left a bit greasy. It does leave your hands feeling really soft and nourished though. It is also great for elbows, knees and feet where the skin tends to be dryer. The smell stays on your hands for hours afterwards too.

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                  09.02.2010 18:55
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                  I won't be buying it

                  Last time I was in Lush, I took my own paper bags and was told that because of my recycling efforts I was entitled to some free samples!

                  One of these was Smitten hand cream. I got a cute little plastic pot of this, but normally the hand cream comes in Lush's standard black pots and costs £6.10 for 100g. This is expensive but not prohibitive - I spent £10 on my hemp hand cream from the Body Shop.

                  The hand cream is thick and cream-coloured. When I first smelled it I didn't like it for some reason. However when I discovered what the smell was (I couldn't place it at first) I grew to love it. I think the smell is the best thing about this product.

                  Smitten smells of almonds, a bit like marzipan - the same scent as Snowcake soap apparently. It contains cocoa butter and avocado oil to soften hands, and almond oil for the scent.

                  Unfortunately, I couldn't really get along with this hand cream. I found that my hands looked really shiny and greasy after using it, and they felt greasy too. I didn't want to use my computer or read a book after using it, so I ended up using it only at night when it didn't matter. Even when I made an effort to only use a tiny bit, my hands were still greasy.

                  The hand cream does work well - my hands feel really soft and moisturised in the morning after using it. However, I've tried other hand creams that produce this effect without the greasiness.

                  I won't be buying this hand cream for this reason, which is a shame as it smells lovely and works well. However it's just too greasy.

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                  18.10.2009 22:46
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                  Smells great,either way!

                  I bought a pot of this after reading reviews on here and running out of Lemony Flutter (which I used as a hand cream/cuticle butter and foot salve).

                  The first thing I noticed about this when I opened it and first applied it was the smell of marzipan. Once rubbed in,it started to smell a little bit like PLAY-DOH! Which,to me is fantastic,as it's not TOO much like it,but enough to make me smile.

                  It's a very thick cream and will last absolutely ages,as a fingerful at a time is enough to get the job done.

                  As far as it's performance goes ;

                  I already have hands that are in very good condition and well looked after,so there isn't a lot this cream could have done for me. It is maintaining them and the scent is EXTREMELY long lasting (especially for a hand cream!) but dosn't transfer itsself onto food / other things you're holding.

                  I'm not sure how it would work for someone with hands in need of TLC,as mine weren't.

                  However,just for the smell,buy it!

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              • Product Details

                Ingredients: Chamomile Matricaria Infusion (Chamomilla recutita), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Marigold Infusion (Calendula officinalis), Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum), Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Coconut Butter (Cocos nucifera), Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera alba), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin), Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Cassie Absolute (Acacia farnesiana), Perfume, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben //