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Great moisturising cream, though your hands end up smelling like a herb garden
Aveda Hand Relief
Member Name: LadyS
Aveda Hand Relief
Advantages: Really rich cream which absorbs well into skin and leaves them soft and hydrated
Disadvantages: Very strong fragrance and pretty pricey
It is worth buying this product just for the comedy value of the name alone - you definately get raised eyebrows when you say to your friends that they should take advantage of hand relief in the bathroom - sorry, I know, cheap joke, but does work every time.
Bad comedy aside, this product is great for dry skins or hands in general that work hard. Just like its companion product Foot Relief, which I have already written about, this is a really rich cream which is lovely to apply. The cream is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves your hands feeling instantly softer without being at all greasy.
The product does have a strong fragrance though - like many Aveda products the smell is very "herby" and whilst the Foot Relief has just the right mix, I must admit I find it a bit overpowering in a hand cream. The fragrance also lasts for quite some time - great if you love the fragrance, not so great if you don't.
Price wise, well at £16ish for a 125ml tube from the Aveda website, quite a lot for a handcream, and although it really does work well, the fragrance does put me off from buying it again, when there are lots of lovely smelling creams out there. If you do have very dry hands though, it would be worth a try just for the moisturising effect and you can try a 40ml tube for £5 - you never know, you may just like it!
Summary: Great product moisturising product, if you like smelling herby
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