“ Brand: Lush / Type: Body Butter / Texture: Rich Cream / Subcategory: Hand & Body Butter / Suitable for: Hand & Body / What it does: Enricheses „
My hands do have the tendency to get dry both in the summer and winter months. They especially get dry and tight after using cleaning products and so I need a good hand cream. I love Lush and my latest purchase from the store was the Tiny Hands Solid Hand Cream.
What does the product do?
The product promises to moisturise dry, cracked and overworked hands to leave them healthier, soft and smooth. The product is packed full of natural ingredients including Cocoa and Shea Butter which are extremely moisturising and will also nourish and strengthen the skin. It also included Argan Oil to hydrate the skin and Aloe Vera to soothe, calm and heal the hands. It also contains Sago and Safflower petals to repair and calm the hands. It also contains talc so your hands aren't left greasy and slippery.
How do you use the product?
The product contains different butters which begin to melt when they reach room temperature. You need to rub the bar between your hands until the oils begin to melt. Once your hands have a suitable amount of oils on them, you put the bar down and rub the product into the skin. The bar needs to be stored somewhere cool and dry so that they don't begin to melt and Lush sells tins for this purpose.
Appearance and Price
The product is a creamy yellow colour and it is hard like a piece soap. It is formed into the shape of a tiny hand, hence the name. It is completely smooth in texture and appearance with no other decoration upon it. The product will cost you around £4 for 60 grams and it can be bought from your local Lush store and also from their online website.
Application and Performance
The product has been fragranced by Lush which is to be expected and nothing comes from the shop without being heavily scented. It comes with the floral fragrance of chamomile, Marigold and Lime flower Oils. It is a really strong fragrance and very overpowering but it doesn't linger too strongly on the hands and it does settle down a little bit. The product has a slightly sweet aroma to it and I'm sure I can smell a warm vanilla scent too. It is well worth smelling this before you purchase it because it definitely won't be for some.
The product begins to melt quickly after you begin to hold it, especially in the lovely weather that we have been having recently. Your hands are quickly coated with the product and it feels hydrating to the skin straight away. It isn't an overly greasy sensation and it doesn't make me want to wash my hands. The talc does leave your hands with a matte complexion even though they don't feel dry. You do need to wait until it has completely been absorbed before touching clothes or your bed sheets. It softens the skin well and it makes my hands feel much more conditioned and smoother. The product helps to relieve feelings of tightness and dryness.
The product also brightens the dull skin tone of my hands when they have become dry. I think it does go someway to helping to strengthen my nails as they have been snapping a little bit less, as my cuticles seem healthier and softer. I don't really get chapped skin so I can't say if the product helps to heal the hands. The product keeps the hands hydrated for quite a few hours so the results are long lasting. The formula is gentle and it hasn't caused my hands any discomfort or irritations.
All in all, this is a good hand cream which leaves my hands feeling comfortable, soft and smooth. The effects are long lasting and my hands looking healthier and in a better condition. The product is easy to use once you get the hang of it and it has left my nails in a better condition too. I don't like the fragrance as it's too heavy and not my thing so I find myself using this one before bed rather than in the daytime so others don't have to suffer it! Other than the fragrance this is a great product.
I have had a huge addiction to lush products ever since I first came across one of their shops while I was christmas shopping in another town.
My local town doesn't have a lush store so I always have to buy my lush things online, and each time I do I always buy the tiny hands hand butter, its one of my favourite lush products and I will continue buying it for as long as its around (I really hope they don't ever discontinue it!!)
Most of lush's body and hand butters are either block shaped or come in tubs but some, like this one are a bit quirkier and the design of it really stood out to me when I first saw it, I thought it was really cute (its hand shaped as you can see from the pic) and I wasn't sure what it actually was so the girl in the shop explained and let me try some and ever since then it has been a favourite of mine.
Like most lush products it is quite expensive but you get what you pay for as its a great moisturiser, full of great, natural ingredients and quite long lasting even though it doesn't actually look like much. It is around £4 for one bar and a bar is usually around 40 grams but it does sometimes vary a little bit. The bar is around the same size as my palm and lasts for around a month or sometimes more with everyday use, which isn't bad in my opinion!
Like I said before I wasn't sure how to use this, but basically you just need to rub it like you would with a bar of soap but without any water and it will start to melt a little, once you have enough of the oily kind of substance on your skin just massage it into your skin. It isn't too greasy and doesn't leave any residue on my hands.
The smell is amazing and surprisingly sweet, it has a hint of vanilla and citrus and smells quite foody in my opinion. The smell doesn't linger that long on my skin but it's nice while it lasts.
I don't get very dry skin on my hands but I still notice a difference after using it as my skin is always extremely soft and smooth and feels well cared for. Even though this is a hand cream I do use it on other part of my body eg dry patches that I often get on my knees and ankles and it helps a little but its not the most intense moisturiser.
I would definitely recommend this as it smells nice, leaves my skin feeling really soft and it contains natural ingredients.
Lush has to be one of my favorite places to shop and I could spend hours in there smelling all the lovely products and tend to leave with a large paper bag filled with the stuff. Having shopped there for some time now I have developed some firm favorites that I keep going back to time and time again, one of which is the Tiny Hands Solid Hand Cream which I am reviewing today.
I have bought Tiny Hands a few times but most recently I received it as a gift in a Lush set at Christmas. As with all Lushs solid products it has no packaging, of course this is great for the enviroment but I would recommend purchasing a Lush tin to store it in, because at times it can get a tad messy.
The product is solid and in the shape of a tiny hand (hence its name), it is a hand cream which Lush promises will help dry and cracked skin. I love the design and think it looks really cute and kitsch.
To use you simply warm it by rub it between your hands and it will begin to melt into a lovely soothing "cream". On colder days it takes a little longer to get it going and on hotter days I have found it to be a little overly sticky, either way care must be taken as a little goes a long way with this product. I actually find the process of rubbing the cream in my hands really relaxing and therapeutic as I really love the feeling of it on my skin. I do suffer from sore hands and will always reach for my bar of Tiny Hands as i know it will instantly soothe and begin repairing them. Although this is primarily a hand cream I do usually end up rubbing it all over my body too and my skin always feels so soft afterwards. At first it feels a little greasy, it takes sometime to rub in, so I tend to only use it at night time when I am not in a rush. I think it would also work really well as a massage bar too.
Tiny hands has a very floral smell with a hint of Vanilla. Whilst I like the fragrance I do find the marigold fragrance a little over powering at times and prefer it a little more toned down. Once dried on the skin it can be smelled for quite sometime. In fact when I apply this before bed I can still smell it on the bed covers in the morning.
As I mentioned before a little goes a long way with this product, so I really feel I get my moneys worth. I would advise keeping it stored in a cool place as it seems to last longer this way.
As with all Lush products, Tiny Hands has not been tested on animals. It is also suitable for Vegans. The product contains fair trade Shea butter.
I really love Tiny Hands and it leaves my skin feeling and looking wonderful, I will certainly continue to buy it. However, I do feel the need to knock a star off as it is a little too potent.
Tiny Hands is available in most Lush stores and online (delivery charges apply) and costs £4.15 for 60g.
Tiny Hands was brought out for Mother's Day 2011 by Lush, but has ended up sticking around - obviously it has proved popular. The product is a solid hand cream, made this way to avoid packaging (it fits perfectly in a body butter tin). It seems to be a substitute for a previous solid hand cream, Soft Touch., but this one is made in the shape of a cute little hand. It's pale yellow in colour and smells fresh and citrusy.
***About Tiny Hands***
Tiny Hands costs £3.95 and is suitable for vegans. It is made with cocoa and shea butters to soften hands, as well as argan oil and aloe vera to soothe. The scent has been described as 'sweet vanilla and mild florals' but I don't think it really smells like that! Other ingredients include sago and safflower petals, marigold petals, African marigold oil and vanilla extract.
To use the bar, you are meant to rub it between your hands, melting the oils, and rubbing your hands together to absorb the product. I find that Tiny Hands melts easily, particularly in this hot weather. A little goes a long way and it is quite greasy, so I use it only as a night treatment, wearing special gloves over the top (I currently have Soap & Glory gloves obtained in a gift set at Christmas). The body butter tin containing the product sits on my bedside table where I can easily reach it. The bar is lasting ages - I've been using it for a couple of months and I've only used about half.
In the morning after use, my hands feel soft and smooth. I have used hand cream regularly for years, so my hands weren't in terrible condition to start with, but this product seems to have helped maintain their condition. It doesn't irritate my skin either.
The only negative thing I can say about this product is the smell. It smells like furniture polish. I'm sure it didn't smell like this when I first bought it - I'm sure it smelled more vanilla-citrusy like Lush claim. However, either my nose was wrong, or the smell has definitely changed.
I've put up with using this product because it works well and lasts ages, so is good value for money. However, I doubt I'll buy it again because of the smell, which is a shame. I'm still going to give it four stars though, because it is a good product.
***Information about Lush***
Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.
Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.
Lush say: "We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
"We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again."
I couldn't resist buying this solid hand cream as it was something new and I love trying new Lush products.
This massage bar is a solid hand cream, so that means no more leaking bottles of hand cream going everywhere. The bar weighs 60g and it's shaped like a small hand, hence the name Tiny Hands. The bar smells gorgeous. It has a mild citrusy scent but you can also detect the smell of butter in there. The bar contains both Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter that are excellent natural butters for dry skin.
The bar is lovely. It melts on contact with the hands and you only need to rub it in a few times before it starts to absorb. The bar can feel a little greasy to start with but it soon soaks into the skin and you can soon get on with what you were doing before. As you use the bar it becomes smaller but it will last you a while as a little goes a long way. It's much better for the environment too as it doesn't require any packaging. The bar is perfect for dry hands. I suffer from dry hands and this bar helps to soothe and moisturise them whilst caring for and protecting my nails. The bar smells lovely and this lovely scent lingers on your hands after use. You can use the bar last thing at night so it has more time to work, plus you will wake up with lovely soft hands!
The bar is so cute. It would make a lovely gift. It's handmade and cruelty free and it has no preservatives so it's safe to use on broken skin too.
A gorgeous solid hand cream from Lush.
Lush offer a huge range of cosmetic treats which contain fresh and natural ingredients. They do not test their products on animals and believe in reducing packaging where possible.
Lush already offer a solid bubble bath (the bubble bar), solid shampoo and solid perfume, so it was expected that they would release a solid hand cream at some point! Here we have it - Lush Tiny Hands Solid Hand Cream.
Tiny Hands is full of natural ingredients and contains no preservatives. It is promoted as being beneficial to dry and cracked hands. Tiny Hands is a creamy, yellow coloured product which is shaped to resemble a hand.
~What makes this product so special?~
*Special ingredients - Tiny Hands contains sago, safflower petals and water to repair and calm. The other main ingredients provide moisturisation and there is a blend of fairtrade shea butter, cocoa butter,argan oil and aloe vera. Tiny Hands also contains talc powder which is included to ensure your hands are left with a matte finish as opposed to feeling greasy.
*Scent - Tiny Hands is fragranced with various oils which leave your hands with a floral scent. The oils included are lime flower, marrigold and chamomile.
Tiny Hands is available in a 60g standard size. It can be purchased from your local Lush store or by visiting www.lush.co.uk. Tiny Hands is priced at £3.95.
I received this Tiny Hands bar in a Lush Christmas gift set. It isn't something I would have bought myself as I do prefer tubes of hand cream. I can see that it is quite a novelty product due to the baby hand like appearance and I feel that it is something that will not be to everyones tastes.
The bar itself is quite large considering it is only 60g in weight. The bar has a very smooth feel and feels pleasant in my hand as there is no sharp edges. I cannot say that I am very keen on the scent. It is very floral and quite powdery but I suppose the scent is so strong as it has to last through the life of the bar!
I didn't have a clue what to do with this at first so I consulted the Lush website. It is recommended that you 'warm' the bar up in your hands and work the residue around your hands. The first time I used this bar, I ended up with far too much product on my hands. The bar fits neatly in my palm and starts to melt very quickly producing a greasy layer on my hands. This melting process takes very little time and if you leave this on your hands too long, it will turn very greasy!
I have kept my bar in a small box and it 'dries' again very quickly ready for the next use. I leave the box in the bathroom so that I can pick the bar out and use it after washing my hands. I would say to be careful where you store this. I wouldn't feel comfortable carrying this around in my handbag as I would fear it may melt and cause a lot of mess!
~Hands Up Who Likes This!~
Providing I only hold this for a few seconds, I get along fine with it. The oils transfer from the bar to skin and spread very well. The oils absorb fairly quickly and leaves my hands pleasantly soft with a smooth, powdery texture. Tiny Hands is great for dry and cracked areas of skin. I wouldn't say it is as intensive as a proper hand cream but it moisturises well and is quite soothing and gentle on my skin. My hands do not feel greasy after use and I can get on with doing what I want to do.
The scent is much better on the skin that in solid form. It is clean and fresh smelling with a calm, floral aroma which is quite soothing. The scent lasts well on my skin but doesn't transfer so I can pick something up to eat without it being tainted in any way. My hands remain soft and protected for most of the day and look healthy.
I'm not totally taken by Tiny Hands. It is a good product which does work well but it just seems a bit fiddly to store and use. With a normal hand cream, I feel I have more control over how much I use but leaving this on my hands for any longer than a few seconds leaves me with icky hands which I end up having to wash again! I would say it is great for on the go moisturising and is best being used at home.
The main benefit from having this hand cream in a solid state is the value for money aspect. Whilst £3.95 may seem like a hefty, you only need a tiny amount each time you use this. I have used my bar for a few weeks now and it barely looks touched so I can see it lasting well. From this point of view, I can understand the appeal but I would still rather use a tube of hand cream.
All in all, I can give Tiny Hands 4 stars. It is a good product but I won't make a repurchase after my bar has finished.
Thanks for reading x
If you have already seen some of my other reviews then you will notice that I have a big obsession with Lush products. Every time I visit my local Lush store, I can't resist trying new products.
This moisturiser caught my eye due to the shape of it standing out on the shelf. It is one of their moisturising massage bars and its 340g for only £3.95 which in my opinion is quite good. I tend to keep mine in the bathroom and I have it currently in my suitcase for my upcoming holiday as it is a lot less messy than liquid hand food. They would also be perfect for putting into your handbag or taking to the office.
To use the bar, you need to warm it between your hands so it melts slightly, then massage what is on your hands, into your hands. I tend to use a thin layer and it lasts for quite a while. The product isn't greasy either which is perfect as it means you can quickly get back on with every day tasks. I love that you do not waste any too as it is rubbed straight onto your hands.
I tend to use this on its own without other products as it softens your skin amazingly. There are many ingredients to help with this including cocoa butter, almond oil, glycerine and many others. The smell is quite lemon like but you can also smell the cocoa too. To me, it smells a lot like lemon cake.
I've been using my tiny hand now for about 2 months and I still have quite a big chunk left. I use mine every day or every other day - obviously the more you use the quicker the product disintegrates. To me, it seems like quite a lot of hand cream so it will take a considerable time to go. I'm worried it may just melt completely on holiday though!
I would strongly recommend this product to anyone who doesn't like the greasy messy process of using hand creams. It is a much better alternative! It is such a good alternative to hand creams as it is a lot less messy and easier to carry around. It was not greasy at all and left my hands feeling quite lovely. I keep mine in my mini 'Lush fridge' most of the time as the weather at the moment doesn't seem to like my tiny hands very much and its melting quickly.
I bought this solid hand moisturiser bar as I thought it would be a great way of taking some hand food with me on the plane as it wasn't liquid. I thought this was quite good value as it weighs 340g and cost me £3.95. It is smaller than the usual massage bars but quite a lot bigger than the face serum bars which are only 20g and quite tiny.
This little hand shaped bar was created by Lush for popping into your handbag so you always have something to feed your hands with where ever you are. Because it is a solid bar it won't spill although beware if we do ever get any hot weather as these do start to melt a bit when the temperature rises.
They recommend using this as a moisturiser or under one of Lush's fresh face masks to boost the benefits of the masks.
HOW DO YOU USE THIS?
You have to hold the little bar between the palms of your hands until it begins to melt then gently massage this lemony smelling cocoa buttery cream into your hands and then around your wrists and is you want to take some up your arms too as it really feels like it is feeding your skin with goodness and smells divine.
This can be used by itself as it is full of skin softening goodies such as cocoa butter, Almond Oil and lots of other really lovely ingredients. glycerine which is in lots of hand creams for its softening qualities. Initially I thought it would be a bit greasy but I found that it was quickly absorbed into my hands and left them smelling a creamy lemony fresh smell which lasted until I washed my hands again.
WHAT IS IN THIS LITTLE HAND ?
Glycerine:- great at attracting water in the skin and keeping it moist
Stearic Acid: - is a fatty acid and emollient and is used in this case to help make the bar more solid as well as providing more oiliness for moisture.
Shea Butter : - for keeping skin soft smooth and radiant
Cocoa Butter : - more natural skin food to feed your mitts from the wonderful cocao tree
Honey:- smells lovely and good for the skin and promotes tissue regeneration
Lavender Oil : - calming and promotes tissue regeneration,
Linseed Mucilage: - Sounds disgusting doesn't it but linseed oil is good at making the skin smooth, soft and velvety. Also helps with skin conditions in people who lack of the Omega-3s in their diet as this is rich in Omega-3.
Almond oil:- friendly to sensitive skin as it is naturally hypo-allergenic and has a mild scent. Almond oil has oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids which are easily absorbed into the skin and help the skin absorb the high content of Vitamins E and F in almond oil. It is a great emollient which is good at healing skin irritations like dryness and itchiness. Almond oil is also good at boosting immunity boosting as the anti-hepatotoxic properties help protect the skin. I just love almond oil and use it when I do aromatherapy massages as it is so gentle and good for skin.
Chamomile water:- Chamomile is known for its calming and healing qualities. In my view it smells a little odd but I couldn't detect the smell in my bar luckily.
Tagetes oil: - Also called African marigold oil -I hadn't heard of this so had to investigate what this was. Apparently it comes from Africa originally and has spread across the world. It is known for its' anti biotic, anti microbial, anti parasitic, anti septic, anti spasmodic, disinfectant, insecticide and sedative properties.'
Limonene: - is found in the essential oils of citrus fruits and many other plant species and has a pleasant orange scent.
Linalool: here once again for its scent and has been called the 'sweetness' of many oils the most usual of which is though it is found in many species of plants. Once again some studies have found it helps reduce cancer cells. This is interesting and I do hope that it is the case.
However we still have Methylparaben, Propylparaben both of which are questionable to say the least and if you are concerned I suggest you, look these up. Many people are allergic to these ingredients and if you have a potential for eczema then be aware this could worsen it.
DOES IT SMELL GOOD?
Yes I loved it. It smells creamy, sweet and lemony. The predominant smell is creamy buttery lemon in my opinion. It is a bit like a lemon tart filling but much milder.
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
A wonderful idea Lush, one of the good ones that is useful and unusual. I took this to America with me and my daughter used it too and also liked it. I have read some reviews on the Lush website to say they thought it smelled of sick but I can't smell that at all. It is quite oily so you don't need a lot but of course by warming it in your hands you don't waste any at all as it rub it straight it. Would I buy it again? Yes, it was perfect for travelling as it is safe take carry on the plane so no danger of it getting lost in the main luggage. A little goes a long way and I used it every time I washed my hands but I did have to be careful not to apply it just before driving as it took a while to soak in and could have made the steering wheel slippery. My hands felt nice and soft and appreciated the care. I did find that it sunk in more quickly, or less came off when it was cold than when it was hot. Once we were in Las Vegas I found it got too soft for me to carry it in my handbag without risking it melting over other things and I kept it in the fridge there.
I am very impressed with this little handy bar full of skin feeding goodness. I hope Lush keep on making this as it is so convenient and it did last me the whole month we were away and I still have some left so I can't complain about it lasting. I think though that I won't bother taking one when we go to Rwanda and Madagascar as it will probably end up as an oily mess in my bag.
If we have some hot weather then might be a good idea to keep it in the fridge as I found once it was very soft I used it far more quickly as it melted very speedily.
Give this a try, a little goes a long way and it is packed full of skin food.
Thanks for reading.
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This lovely product has come out very recently with Lush's mothers day range. This is a super softening hand moisturiser in solid form.
Price - £3.95
Weight - 60g
Vegan - Yes
The fragrance - This lovely solid hand cream has an undertone smell of sweet vanilla as well as floral tone to it as well. You may even find it smells rather lemony, however, no lemons are in the ingredients. Over all I found this a very sweet, refreshing and comfy scent.
What makes this product super softening on the skin is the fact is contains both cocoa butter and Shea butter, both well known for the softening powers.
The experience - When I used this I found it to be very softening on the skin once it had been absorbed as it can be quite greasy, which is great for usage at night when it has the time to be absorbed. The smell was very relaxing and made it a pleasure to use. Only needed to rub it a few times as it melts at body temperature.
This type of product would make a lovely gift for someone dear to you, but would also be a great substitute to liquid formats as it will stop the risk of spillages.
Just a note - Only the body butter tins as lush will fit this in them.