“ Brand: Asda / Type: Nail & Hand Lotion / Suitable for: Nails & Hand „
** The Product ** I like to have a hand and nail cream in my handbag for when I am work mostly. I find I get very dry skin throughout the day, generally due to the air conditioning, but also due to the not very moisturising soap in the toilets. Generally my hands are quite dry and my nails aren't the best, so I do tend to try and moisturise as often as I can remember, especially after washing my hands. Normally I get a specific brand of hand and nail cream, but I decided to give Asda's own brand a chance, mainly because it was very cheap (under 50p!) and because it looked like it would do the same job. Oh how wrong I was! The hand cream feels quite greasy when applied, and doesn't soak in as easily as other hand creams I have used. It also feels like it leaves a greasy barrier on my skin, which isn't a great feeling. The hand cream itself is quite thin, and within 10-15 minutes my hands felt like they hadn't been moisturised at all. ** My Opinion ** I was quite disappointed with this hand cream. I know that it was only 50p, but I do feel that it was a complete waste of money as I felt like I had to apply the cream twice as much as any other, and it didn't leave my hands feeling that great, just greasy at first and then dry again! The cream is pink, which is a plus in my eyes, and is also quite pleasant smelling, so it could be a lot worse! I have gone back to using a name brand product, ever the bargain hunter though I look out for deals!
I have took my false nails off recently which I have had on for quite a while and my mom noticed my nails were looking awful so she gave me her nail cream to try. It was this Asda hand cream she gave me. She said it was really good and seemed to make her nails stronger. I was very surprised to find such negative reviews on here about this hand cream, as I think it is great, however I have a BIG argument with the other negative reviews which I will come to after my review. The bottle: It is a nice little convenient handbag size squeeze tube with a screw off lid; it is pink with an outline of two hand outlines on the front. It also has ASDA essential care written on the top of the tube and has hand & nail in large letters in the middle, and then it has conditioning lotion written across the bottom with a little sentence about the product. (I would consider it easy to spot.) It's a 75ml tub with a life of 12 months after first opening. The Lotion: It is a conditioning lotion for your hands and nails with milk protein and AHAs. - AHA is short for alpha hydroxy acids; these are chemicals which are commonly used in products aimed at reducing the appearance of wrinkles or the signs of aging, and to improve the appearance and skin texture. The lotion claims to soften hands and cuticles. It is non greasy easily absorbed and conditions the nails. After using this lotion at least twice a day I believe that it has softened my hands and my nails are feeling a lot stronger and looking much better than they did. It has a pleasant floral scent to it and I agree that it is not greasy and it does absorb into my hands very quickly and my cuticles feel softer instantly. This product is not tested on animals. I would recommend this lotion as a good strengthenr for nails and softening cuticles. My Argument: At this point I would like to point out that the negative comments I have read about this lotion are about its moisturising properties. This product is NOT and does NOT claim to be a moisturiser, it is a conditioning lotion! Therefore you cannot knock it for what it isn't! Sorry to the other two reviewers I mean no offence whatsoever, you will probably kick yourselves when you realise! (But that's why it's not a good moisturiser.) Cost: My mom informed me she paid a whopping 50p - An absolute bargain!
When I'd recently ran out of my favourite hand cream I was desperate for some more until I could get into town to buy a good quality one. I'd bought this hand cream in Asda a while ago as it was only about 50p, and none of the others such as Nivea were on special. Asda often have special offers on the handcreams and I wasn't prepared to pay full price for any of the others. This hand & nail cream ended up being forgotten about until I dug it out yesterday to bring into work. The hand wash in the toilets at work makes my hands feel dry, and I can't stand the feeling of them feeling so dry, so I always use a hand cream not long after a visit to the toilets. This hand cream is very pink and girly. I can imagine that men in the supermarket looking for a hand cream would not go near this one at all! The packaging of the tube is pink, the lotion is pink, and the lettering on the packaging is in differing shades of, you've guessed it, pink. It calls itself a 'conditioning lotion' that has milk protein and AHAs to soften hands and cuticles, it claims it's not greasy, easily absorbed and conditions nails. It's a 75ml tub so at 50p this is a nice little bargain! I had my doubts though as you often get what you pay for with these products. I was right. The first time I used this hand lotion I was so used to using a better quality hand cream that I was shocked when the runny lotion came pouring out of the tube when I squeezed it. I ended up with too much on my hands and it took a good minute or so of hand rubbing to get it all absorbed! That's my first problem with this hand lotion, it's simply too runny and it is quite milky. I prefer a thicker hand cream that really feels as though it's moisturising my hands. Secondly my hands started to feel quite dry again nearly an hour later. With my usual hand creams my hands would be fine until I had to use the dreaded handwash at work again, then I would simply re-apply. This lotion needed re-applying before I'd even used the horrible handwash! Another problem is the tube has a screw lid, this is terrible! Hand creams should NOT have screw lids. Think about it, you squeeze out the hand cream on your hands, then you have to faff about screwing the lid back on the thing. This is also complicated with this particular hand lotion as it's so runny, so I have to be careful that it doesn't slide off my hand whilst I'm screwing the lid back on, what a carry on! A flip top lid is much easier to use. On a more positive note my hands and cuticles do feel slightly softer straight after using, and the smell of the lotion is actually quite pleasant! It's also really cheap at only 50p, but considering you can often get a hand cream by Nivea or Dove on offer for a £1, it's really worth paying the extra 50p in my opinion.
I suffer badly from dry skin on my hands and therefore need a decent hand cream with me at all times to apply as and when needed, trying to type at work or relax at home with itchy dry fingers is no fun at all. I was looking for something that would give me the relief I needed but also wouldnt cost the earth, I have to watch the pennies these days due to the credit crunch, and thought Asda would be a good bet as I've several of their skin products and been very pleased with them. They sell a handcream called Essential Care Hand and Nail Lotion, the only Asda branded one I could see at the time I visited my local store, it was cheap thats for sure at only 47p but would it be any good? I was soon to find out. The tubes arent easy to find on the shelves as they're stacked at the bottom away from the other more expensive brands so you have to search for it, I almost missed this completely (which wouldnt have been a bad thing!) and bought something else instead. The tube is pink with a picture of a pair of hands on the front and the words Hand and nail in big bold letters. The only good thing about this lotion is the price, the cream/lotion itself is crap pretty much. I almost got through half a tube in less than a week as I had to reapply so often. The stuff is thin and rubs in instantly but after only 10 minutes my hands felt dry again and no better whatsoever. I'm annoyed that I wasted my hard earned cash on this rubbish and have splashed out almost 10x the price on something else that does actually work. Dont buy this lotion unless you want to waste your money, it's useless and thats an understatement.