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Hello there ladies and gents!
Since I started writing these reviews I've not been able to stop mentally judging every product I use! This cream Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado, Olive & Basil is the hand cream we use at work. Our boss brought it in for us, she received it for Christmas but is very particular, we use it a lot as we work in an old art gallery. We use our hands a lot for framing and hanging, there is also no central heating so hands really need protection against the cold and the dreaded fan heaters!
The lotion is £11.49 if purchased from Crabtree & Evelyn, although cheaper can be found on Amazon. This price seems quite reasonable because the product is of high quality, branded, and honestly does go far! There are 6 of us using this lotion a few times a day and it is lasting very well compared to the cheaper creams that you need to use more of.
The box the cream comes in is very attractive and make it feel like a substantial little gift! The bottle itself is clear with a pretty design displaying the "ingredients" the product claims. The top is a black pump action dispenser that releases an ideal amount for most hand sizes.
My hands look moisturised, but do not 'radiate with a healthy glow' as the product claims, but to be honest, who wants glowing hands!
Texture & Wearability.
Firstly, I can't imagine using this product over my entire body. It is a body lotion but the heavy texture would feel unpleasant all over! You can certainly feel it on your skin after it has dried, it is not sticky, but rather chalky feeling, some will find this uncomfortable but I like to "feel a barrier" as it were reminding me my hands are moisturised. It keeps skin moisturised for around three hours with no sweating or hand washing, after hand washing it does stay on slightly!
The scent is very strong, this is another reason I would not want to wear the lotion all over, this strong smell would suit some but I don't think it works on me. The smell is citrus, avocado and olive blossom, they have done a good job of creating these smells. The scent is quite fresh but a lot of different notes make it somewhat competitive.
You like a rich herby smell. If you like Crabtree & Evelyn products I think this one is a winner if you are already a fan! You prefer a heavy moisturiser that you can feel on you.
If you want a fresh, light scent and texture. It smells fragrant, not fresh.
A nice gift for a person who likes a rich smell, and texture.
Surround yourself with an energising green herbal scent as you treat your skin to the nourishing benefits of Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado, Olive & Basil Skin Revitalising Body Lotion, featuring richly moisturising olive oil, and conditioning avocado butter, shea butter, and olive and basil extracts / Use Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado, Olive & Basil Skin Revitalising Body Lotion after cleansing to help lock in moisture, or anytime you want silky soft skin that glows to perfection / Formulated without colour, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol / Fragrance: a green herbal scent featuring crisp notes of lemon, energising cypress, and vibrant accords of avocado and olive blossoms /