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      29.11.2014 20:51
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      Fantastic

      I decided to try Atrixo moisturising cream after my boyfriend recommended it. He has a manual job and swears by it. In all honesty I never realised he suffered with dry hands until he recommended this to me, which goes to show how good it actually is. I thought I’d give it a try when my hands took a turn for the worse over the winter.

      The cream comes in a 50ml yellow plastic pot, with a green twist lid, the packaging is quite plain with just a small amount of text on the pot. It’s a perfect size to pop in your hand bag ready for when you need it. The cream smells lovely and leaves a subtle scent on skin for a sort while. I picked it up in Boots for £2, there is a larger size available, 200ml I think.

      Crème is white in colour is a great consistency, not so runny that it takes too long to be absorbed and not too thick so it’s easy to apply. A little does go quite a long way and the 50ml pot lasted me about a month. The crème leaves my hands feeling instantly smoother and doesn’t leave skin feeling greasy. After using once a day for a week I did notice a difference in my skin. As it’s more of a repair treatment once my hands had come back to normal I started to reduce how often I used it and now only use it as an ‘emergency’.

      This has now become my favourite hand cream. Overall a great product that does exactly what it claims to do.

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      26.05.2014 10:42
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      Great for an intensive moisturising session but not one to use just before going out

      I don't often use cream on my hands apart from E45 (I've got very dry, sensitive and eczema prone skin), but felt like purchasing one when my hands started to become drier than usual. I spotted the pots of Atrixo in Boots, a brand I was not familiar with. The label described this as an 'enriched moisturising cream', which I found appealing as I liked the sound of having my hands instantly as well as more deeply hydrated. My first impression after opening the product was of how lovely the smell was. The chamomile fragrance is delicate and quite comforting. The cream itself has a very thick, luxurious texture, so you don''t need to take too much out the pot at any one time, unless your hands are in need of some serious TLC. I found that I had to give the product a good, thorough rubbing in before it was absorbed effectively and that my hands did feel smoother as soon as it had sunk in. Because of its thick texture and relatively slow absorption rate, Atrixo would be great to use as an overnight intensive moisturising treatment for your hands, accompanied by a pair of moisturising gloves so that all of the lovely product doesn't end up on the bed! I wouldn't recommend using this cream if you are someone who likes to put their moisturiser on and then walk out the door. Considering how reasonable the price of a pot is, I think Atrixo is a brilliant hand cream that, for me at least, has lasted ages and made a real difference to the condition of the skin on my hands.

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      06.03.2014 01:33

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      Great product if you don't have sensitive skin

      My partner loves this cream. We was in home bargains over a year ago and he seen it on the shelf he said we have to get this my mum used it when I was young. Then he said omg I can't believe how cheap it is. 2 tubs went it the basket.
      He loves it he used it everyday and he says it one of them creams you can used on your hands, feet or face and still get the excellent results from it.
      I have used it but I have extremely sensitive skin and it gave me a rash. So unfortunately I haven't used it since.
      He rates this highly though.
      It is available to buy in a lot of shops and all shops sell it cheap at around £2 a tub.
      Also the tub is a handy size to put in your bag.
      Great produce great price.

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      16.12.2012 06:37
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      A fantastic cream

      I first came across Atrixo a few years ago now when my mum had a tub sat on the kitchen side that she was using a few times a day to moisturise her hands with. I was quite intrigued by this pot as my mum always used handcream and pretty much all the time had the tubes of handcream from the likes of nivea and Avon so I wondered what made this so special. I began to use it daily and since then I have bought Atrixo a few times, mainly when I needed something to intensely moisturise my skin.

      Atrixo is available from many different stores and it can always be found in boots or superdrug and even supermarkets and occasionally corner shops. The cream that comes in the tub comes in numerous sizes and that is what this review refers to specifically. A 50ml tub retails for around the £2 mark, currently in Boots you can expect to pay £2.05. There is also a large 200ml tub available for around £5.

      It's fair to say that the packaging has been modernised since the picture above was added though it still uses the yellow and green branding. It now has a more modern look and features a daisy. The tub has a screw on lid and inside you are greeted with a white cream.

      Atrixo is intensive moisturising for hands and therefore is used for dry, cracked and sore hands and also in the case of skin problems that require moisturisation. I do suffer with extremely dry skin on my hands and sometimes it will crack and bleed leaving it very sore and uncomfortable.

      Applying the cream is simple. You simply get a small amount of cream from the pot and then rub the cream into your skin. The cream is quite thick but not so thick you have a job getting your skin time absorb it. I usually use a blob about the size of a pea for each hand and this will cover my hand perfectly and enables me to moisturise all around my knuckles and nails. The cream is absorbed quickly and it doesnt leave my skin feeling at all tacky or sticky. Within a minute of applying this cream I can carry on with my day as the cream is completely absorbed.

      When using this I notice an immediate difference. I feel that my hands are being well cared for from the very first application and my skin goes from being dry and tight to soft and supple within seconds. My hands will remain soft for a couple of hours. Even when my hands are extremely dry and sore I find that if I use this 2 or 3 times a day for a couple of days my skin is repaired and it looks and feels soft and healthy.

      I tend to buy this when my hands are extremely dry and sore and it is definitely my 'go to' product when I know that nothing else will work as well or as quickly. I find that the pot lasts a long time and I think even using it twice a day every day it would last well over a month.

      The only downside is find with this particular product is the packaging. I personally prefer a handcream in a tube as I find it easier to use and also the cream will remain cleaner with less bacteria loitering. However this is of course a personal preference.

      I think that this is a quality product that really cares for skin and helps to repair it. It would work very well as an everyday handcream and I am quite certain it would keep your hands nourished and supple but it is also an excellent emergency type treatment that gives intensive care. For anyone who experiences dry skin or spends a long time out in the cold I would definitely recommend this.

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        04.12.2012 15:57

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        This is a quite remarkable cream, which does what it says it can do and much more.

        My mother used Atrixo when I was a child so when I saw the little pot of enriched moisturising cream I thought I would try it on my badly dry, scaley, red Psoriasis affected hands. Within a few days the difference was very noticeable and my skin was becoming supple and comfortable again.

        Each day more and more of the red, dry, patchy skin has disappeared and soft, normal skin has appeared. Whether it will cure the Psoriasis on my hands remains to be seen, but certainly its continued use cannot do any harm.

        My hands have not looked this good for years. It is such a pleasant cream to use - nice smell and absorbs quickly. The small size pot is easy to keep in my bag so that I never go anywhere without it. I have had Psoriasis for 40 years and this is the first hand cream used that has had any positive effect.

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        03.11.2012 13:31
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        An old favourite that still works well

        Not long ago whilst standing in a chemist waiting for a prescription I found myself looking at my very dry hands and consequently the handcream section. Having tried lots of the ones available already with limited success I saw a little 50ml pot of Atrixo and decided to give that a try. Atrixo was a handcream my Mum used when I was a child and I'm pretty sure it had the advert where an autumn leaf was looking very moisturised when it bounced out of someone's clenched hand, anyone else remember that? The 50ml pot was £1.99 and rather than price check all over town I just bought one.

        The pot is yellow with a light green lid and tells us the cream is enriched with chamomile for soft, smooth hands. On the bottom of the pot is a sticker you peel off to read the ingredients which I won't bore you with and it says to apply to clean hands whenever they feel taut and dry. That's all the information on the pot and I quite like the fact they've kept it simple.

        The cream is thick and smells a bit floral and a bit herbal so a nice scent that stays on hands after use. I use only a tiny amount on my hands so I don't have lots of excess making my hands greasy or having to be rubbed into my elbows which are a whole other story! The cream sinks in rapidly and leaves my hands looking younger and supple with no greasiness or having to wait around for it to be absorbed. I honestly can't say for sure how long it woulkd work if you didn't wash your hands for a while because I seem to wash mine very regularly throughout the day for one reason or another but most handcreams need applying frequently anyway for that reason. I can say it definitely works and my little pot is usually by my side so I can apply a dab every so often. I'm partial to the scent too because it takes me right back to the 70s!

        Overall this is a decent handcream that doesn't make your hands greasy but does indeed make them look as supple as that autumn leaf on the old advert! The price was very reasonable seeing as I don't need to use much and the cute little 50ml pot will fit most handbags so it's very handy too. I will certainly buy this again and am impressed with how well it works. A full 5 stars from me.

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        30.05.2012 22:25

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        A real find - simply does its job without fancy packaging or heavy scents

        My hands have previously got to the stage of becoming so dry that they have cracked and bled, so I've tried almost every brand there is (including one at £40 a tube, gulp!). I bought Atrixo as an emergency measure in a corner shop, and it's fantastic. It doesn't have the glitzy packaging of some other brands but I like the slightly kitch design. The plastic pot is good for in the handbag and I keep tubes all over the house.

        The cream itself is white (be careful - it does leave oil marks on fabrics and furnishings) and quite thick. It absorbs very quickly and does not leave your hands oily. I also found that it was the only cream not to make my hands go red and itchy after application when they were especially dry. It has a mild scent - kind of like a grown-up version of the baby lotion smell.

        After a month's use this cream has completely healed my hands and is now a must! A really good find.

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        01.06.2011 16:18
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        Good for the price, but not fantastic.

        Atrixo moisturising cream comes in a variety of containers, in particlular this one comes in a shallow round tub. The packaging is green and yellow, soft subtle hughes and the lid is a screw on and off. I don't generally go for tubs fo moisturising cream as a whole, as when I stikc my hands in to get some out it always ends up getting stuck under my nails. It doesn't win any points for the neatest of applications.

        On the front of the tub it advertises that it contains camomile. This is not obvious from the scent, as it really doesn't have a strong smell to it. The cream itself is white, and quite thick. It has more of a greasy texture to it than an aqueos one. The cream tends to sit on the skin, making it appear greasy and shiney and then soak in very slowly. Sometimes after I have gone to put it on my legs, and then I go to shave them a day later in the shower the layer is still sitting there. To me I dont feel liek it gives a nice or luxurious finish.

        The cream is OK at moisturising my skin. It doesn't do a fanatstic job, like some creams do and leave it silky smooth, but it does stop it getting dry quite so regularly. The price of the cream is quite cheap too, I think I paid £3 for a 200ml tub recently. It must be quite widely available as I have seen it in a few shops, including super drugs, boots and tescos.

        This isn't a terrible cream but in my opinion there are better ones out there!

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        28.06.2010 13:57
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        Amazing for dry skin, do try it!

        I've no idea why my skin - particularly my hands - has suddenly started becoming so dry. You'd think if any season it would've started happening in winter, not these summer months.
        However, dry hands are no problem to deal with anymore as I've discovered the miracle that is Atrixo hand cream!

        *****Packaging*****

        The cream comes in a small, nicely compact plastic pot, roughly around 5.5 cm wide and 3 cm tall.
        I love the fact that it's the size that it is - it makes it very easy to simply slide in your bag so you can use it when you're out and about and the dreaded dryness plays up!

        The lid, a pale green colour, unscrews easily from the product - of which is a nice, light yellow colour.
        It's got a simple design to it; a circular label on top with the necessary information - Atrixo's logo, the product title along with an image of two flowers - and printed around the sides of the pot are again the logo and the product name.

        *****The actual product*****

        After taking off the lid, you're hit with the cream's scent. It's got a lovely, clean, refreshing smell to it which makes me want to use it all the more!

        The actual cream itself is a pristine white, opaque substance, not runny like countless other moisturising creams I've used in the past, which is a personal bonus for me.
        It's soft to the touch, and easily pliable in your hands. You don't need great globs of it either for it to do the job, which is another advantage for Atrixo.

        Once you've got it on your fingers, gently rub it in to your dry skin. The effects are almost instantaneous! Your skin'll feel ridiculously soft and as smooth as a baby's bum - wonderful results!

        Another advantage would be that it doesn't make your hands sticky once you've used it.
        Other previous moisturising creams have left a tacky residue on my hands, rendering me unable to use them until they completely absorbed the product. Yet Atrixo doesn't have this problem and just absorbs right in!

        *****Price*****
        You can purchase a 50ml pot for the price of £1.79 from Boots, though I'd recommend having a mosey around for the best price available.

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          12.05.2010 15:14
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          Best hand cream on the market

          I work in a laboratory where we tend to work with... a lot of squishy, unpleasant things, so I'm constantly washing my hands to try and keep them clean. This is great for hygiene, but terrible for my skin. It has been rough and peeling, and especially in winter it got so bad that my skin would crack. Very unpleasant.

          I've tried a couple of other hand creams, and they worked for a while, but they were thin and tended to wash off before they could really start healing my skin. Then another girl who works in my lab recommended this. Atrixo is a thick cream, with a similar consistency to Vaseline, and with the camomile in it, it smells nice and heals even faster. Because it's nice and thick it's much harder to wash it off, leaving it time to be absorbed by your skin giving it time to work.

          It can be a little more expensive than other hand creams, but it works wonders, and as it comes in a pot rather than a tube you never accidently take too much, so there's minimum wastage. I carry a small pot with me now in my handbag, and have a large pot at home, so I'm never without it. My hands are finally back to normal.

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          16.04.2010 09:11
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          A great affordable handcream

          My hands have really suffered over the last couple of years. I just don't seem to have placed much importance in looking after them and looking after them and as a result they have become dry and really rather horrid. I am constantly washing them, drying them, and doing all manner of grubby household jobs and that really has had an impact upon their condition.

          As summer approaches however I get the urge to get my skin in better condition. Out come the buffers and moisterisers and this has also made me think about taking better of my hands. After all there's no hiding them and I'm going to need them for an awfully long time.

          My favourite hand cream is Soap & Glory Hand Food, I absolutely adore the stuff and think it produces fantastic results. Last week however I found myself completely out of hand cream and was in the supermarket trying to pick some up. I was reluctant to spend much money as it was only to see me through until I managed to get to Boots to pick up some hand food, so I opted to look at the cheaper products on offer.

          I spotted a small pot of Atrixo hand cream reduced from £1.74 to £1.30 and decided this was the one for me. Now I had never used this cream before, but I did recognise it as a friend of mine keeps a pot in her handbag. This was a great price and I had confidence in the fact that my friend wouldn't use it if it was rubbish... so into my trolley it went.

          In the days that have followed I have used this cream many times. The little 50ml pot has been incredibly handy to carry around with me and this ease of portability has meant that I have always had it close to hand when my hands have felt a little dry. I am also really impressed with the cream itself. Upon application, it soaks into your skin really easily and moisterises them without leaving them feeling greasy like many hand creams.

          My hands have definately felt softer and silkier since I have started using this but there is still quite a long way to go. This little pot has really impressed me and will definately remain in my handbag for all those dry skin crabby hand emergencies.

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            13.04.2010 10:28
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            A great little product, would recommend.

            Since the sun has come out, I have been doing quite a bit of gardening, and constantly washing my hands. As a result they have become very dry and flaky, and really ugly. I read a review about this cream on here and purchased some last night, and I can already see a difference.

            I puchased the 50ml tub from sainsburys last night and it cost about £1.60, which seems a lot for quite a small tub, but when I actually looked at the prices of all the other hand creams, it was one of the cheapest, and one of the only ones in an actual tub instead of a tube.

            The cream has a protective foil top inside when you open it, which I think you could peel back half way and leave on if you wanted to, but I pulled the whole thing off.

            The cream is a strange texture, it's quite solid, and a bit oily so it doesn't come out as easy as you think it would, but you do only need a small amount. It rubs into skin extremely well, you don't get any sticky or greasy residue like with other creams.

            I put a fair bit on last night and I can already tell the difference this morning. My hands look ten times better already, the flaky skin has almost completely gone, and my hands are quite soft all over.

            I would say this cream does have a scent, but it's really not very strong at all, it mainly just smells a bit creamy and a little bit sweet, so you can't really smell much on your hands afterwards, but that doesn't make much difference to me, as it worked so I'm not too bothered.

            For such a cheap little pot, this cream is great, I would definitely recommend it, as it has worked already so I wont need to use it everyday and it will last ages, and its a great size to just keep in your handbag, and as it's a tub there is less chance of spillage than with the tubes.

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              12.04.2010 15:50
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              A great affordable cream that really works

              I have a 5 month old baby so I'm always washing my hands and seem to be constantly washing up and doing household chores so recently my hands have become so dry that they feel really uncomfortable as if they are burning and my knuckles sometimes bleed because they are so dry and cracked.

              I have tried various different handcreams and even my regular brand which I have always trusted to do the job, just wasn't helping. It seemed as if no creams where going to help my hands get back to normal until I tried Atrixo.

              My Mum recommended it as she has been using it ever since I can remember, so I thought it was worth a try. I bought a small pot of 50ml and I think it was £1.62 from Wilkinsons. I like the pots of cream rather than the tubes as you can see how much there is left and none goes to waste.

              The cream is white and fairly thick and it has a pleasant smell, but not too overpowering. I found it easy to rub in and my skin absorbed it beautifully and I did not find that it left my hands feeling wet or greasy as some creams do.

              Even after the first application, I found that my hands felt softer and I didn't need to apply any more for hours afterwards. I have been using it now for about a week and I am very impressed. My hands were terrible before and now they are almost back to normal. Still a little dry in between my fingers, but so much improved and I am confident that with regular use of Atrixo cream that they will return to being soft and smooth.

              This cream has done wonders for my hands and is affordable and found in most stores that sell handcreams. It comes in a variety of sizes but the 50ml one is ideal for popping in your handbag.

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                13.02.2010 02:32
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                MUST BUY!!

                Like many people these days I love to moisturise and have to admit I have brought many hand creams over the last few years, Vaseline Intensive Care, Dove Pro-age, Neutrogena Pro-age, Soap and & Glory Mini Hand Food, TO NAME BUT A FEW! The point I am trying to make is that even though after trying all these creams, (and others of freinds I have not mentioned) my favourite by far is Atrixo Enriched Moisturising Cream.
                According to my Mum my Nan had beautiful hands, soft and young looking and she swore by Atrixo, it was the only cream she would use for her hands.
                My cream comes in a handy 100ml sized tube, making it easy to slot into a handbag and accessible during the day.
                The packaging is yellow and simple looking, not as flash and in your face as other creams that promise you fantastic result but fail slightly, no this cream does exactly what it says.
                It is made with natural camomile so smells delicious.
                It is easily absorbed, a little goes a long way. Like most creams can feel a little greasy/ slippery. Not a good idea to apply cream before writing important letter :)
                This creams result is "Noticeably smooth and soft hands!" I quote and at high street prices what a bargin! Well worth it!!

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                  08.02.2010 21:41
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                  Well worth buying

                  Atrixo Enriched Moisturising Cream with Camomile claims to 'effectively soften and soothe your hands' - well in my opinion it does just that!

                  I think that Atrixo is absolutely FANTASTIC and it's on of the very few products that I swear by.

                  If my hands are cracked or dry or even if I have a cut on my finger, I always reach for the Atrixo and rub it in - I can feel an instant nourishment from it and the effects you get from it are fairly long lasting - as with everything it isn't a 'instant complete cure' with one use only but my hands feel so much better after that one use its good enough for me and just encourages me to use it again and again.

                  It is quickly absorbed into the skin on your hands and is a non-greasy cream which for me is a bonus. It doesnt have a strong smell - to be honest it just smells like cream with a hint of camomile which again I find to be another plus point.

                  Priced at around £3.50 (ish - depending on where you buy it) for a huge 200ml tub it's well worth it as a little goes along way with Atrixo. It is also available in a 50ml handbag sized tub which is great for taking with you when your on the go.

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