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I used to shop from the Avon brochure a lot before I left home and decided to cut down on unnecessary spending! This hand cream was one of my "pocket money" purchases as it was only 99p on special offer. The usual price was £3.50. The tube is 125ml in size with a screw on cap. You simply squeeze the tube gently to dispense the hand cream.
The hand cream is white in colour and it has a pleasant scent, that's the best (and only!) good thing about it. I found this hand cream to be AWFUL. As soon as I first applied the hand cream I could tell that it was cheap and nasty. The consistency was "off", really thick and gloopy and really sticky too. It was very off putting!
The hand cream took forever to absorb and when it did eventually absorb (if you could call it that) I was left with an awful residue on my hands. The residue was thick and greasy and it just felt awful. My hands were nothing but a sticky mess, not the soft smooth hands that I was expecting! I was really disappointed as I washed the hand cream off my greasy hands within minutes after applying it.
I did send the hand cream back to my Avon Rep and asked for a replacement as perhaps I had part of a dodgy batch. However the second tube of cream was the same. The consistency was the same, like glue and really lumpy. The hand cream left my hands feeling like I had covered them in lard and the residue was apparent again. In the end I just gave this hand cream up as a bad job and threw it in the bin!
I wouldn't recommend this hand cream, even for 99p. It's just cheap and nasty. Nivea hand cream is only a few pence more and is way better, in my opinion anyway.
You're better off avoiding this one!
I find my hands tend to get dry when I've done things like washing up, gardening etc, so am always in need of a hand cream to help prevent my hands getting so dry. Sadly my Avon Rep don't come round no more, but do have the option of buying from the Avon website.
***PRICE AND PACKAGING***
This hand cream is currently being sold on the Avon website for £1.75 for a 125ml tube of this. I personally don't think this is a bad price as it does last a long while and don't need much on your hands. It has a screw on top, so prevents the cream from escaping.
It comes in a light blue tube with a screw on top with the ingredients on the back. There is a small picture of a light green leaf on the front of the tube.
***WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS CREAM***
As I said, my hands tend to get very dry, and this cream is perfect for me as it softens and moisturises my hands. You don't need much, just a small squirt will be enough to cover your hands and nails. This cream contains botanical extracts and Vitamin E.
What I also like about this cream is the aroma. It doesn't smell too strong, and is quite a refreshing smell. It says on the back of the tube that "is is formulated with glycerine and calcium to help restore moisture to hands and protect against drying." I find this comment to be true and softens my hands.
I usually use the cream once or twice daily. It also states on the front of the tube that it contains calcium which will help the nails.
To conclude, if you want to get a hand cream that smells nice and does what it says on the tin, then I would highly recommend this cream. It softens the skin and will help keep your nails strong too. Highly recommended.
Thankyou for reading.
*This review is also written on Ciao under the same username*
I'm reviewing Avon Care hand and nail cream.
It comes in a toothpaste-style tube containing 125ml of cream.
It costs £3.50 according to the Avon site,but is at present (01/07/2013) on offer for 99p.
***WHY I BOUGHT THIS***
I didn't. It was among a bag of goodies my Avon rep friend gave me at Christmas.
***USING and MY OPINION***
First ......my tube is a different colour from the one shown above.
Mine is a shade of burgundy/terracotta.
Otherwise the details are the same.
It has a wide enough cap that it can be stood upright to save space ,which a lot of people prefer. I just leave mine in the bedside drawer, but when it gets near the end of the tube the wide cap WILL be handy for storing it upright to ensure I get the most out of the tube.
The cream itself is white and reasonably thick. Not runny at all ,but not so thick that you need to squeeze the tube fiercely to get some out .
When I first used it I was a bit annoyed that it seemed to sit on the surface of my skin. It had a rather greasy look too ,but with gentle massaging it actually did sink into the skin quite well.
There is a smell to it, but it isn't perfumed as such,because the smell is very mild and slightly medicinal . I just put some on the back of my hand 10 minutes ago when I knew I'd be reviewing it, and the smell has disappeared.
I think this is a cream best used a little at a time. I overdid it on my first use and found it took some time and lots of patting and massaging for the tackiness to leave my skin and the cream to be absorbed , so now I just use a small amount and built it up focusing on the problem areas.
The slightly medicinal odour on first applying it is a bit off-putting for me for night time use. I prefer a lightly scented lotion or cream at bedtime .......but for daytime use I think this one is a better idea and avoids clashing with your perfume or body spray.
So does it work ? Yes , but in all honesty so do most brand name hand creams and this one doesn't stand out for me.
Fair enough it is thicker than some but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it other than at the reduced price.
Having said all that I can't fault it really. It does the job of moisturising my hands well enough and doesn't smell nasty. It also boasts of containing "botanical extracts and Vitamin E" as well as glycerine and calcium. Doesn't say what extracts are used though , which is odd. Not even a hint with a picture of a leaf or flower on the tube.
Anyway, in summary I think it is a decent product. Not top of the range, but not rubbish either and I'd say if you find it at the 99p price then buy it, because it IS slightly bigger than some of the other branded tubes in POUNDLAND etc for £1, so in that respect it would be good value.
I think 3 stars apt for this one.
Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful~~~myloh.
I am a big fan of Avon and they often have a few deals and bargains on, which I like to grab. I always find my hands are particularly dry after washing my hands so at the moment in our bathroom at home I have this 125ml tube of Avon Care Rich moisutre Glycerine hand and nail cream.
It comes in a deep blue tube, and at 125ml its is rather large compared to the normal hand cream I carry in my handbag which when I purchased it, was my intention! So it now stays at home and is great for nourishing my hands! The cream itself is quite a thick consistency, a white colour and is really light and nourishing. It is soft in it's application and doesn't leave my hands sticky or clammy, which is great!
My hands get particularly dry after washing, and I would say I squeeze out a blob about the size of a 10p coin which is enough for even coverage all over my hands and is really long lasting as I don't need to moisturise my hand again until later in the day after I have washed them again!
The smell of this pretty much is the same as the Avon rich moisture face and body cream, a lightly whipped, slightly perfumed fragrance which doesn't smell overbearing but enough to leave my hands smelling nice!
The tube says on the back it is "formulated with glycerine and calcium to help restore moisture to hands and protect against drying. Leaves nails looking more healthier and shiny." In my honest opinion my nails look exactly the same! I normally have my nails painted anyway so this could be why I haven't seen this difference, but I think it is a bit of an exaggerated claim as even when my nails are not painted they don't look particularly shiny or healthy! In regards to protecting against drying, I do find it is a long lasting cream which locks in moisture, and definitely does prevent my hands drying out particularly quickly!
In all honesty, I think I have had this tube going on 8 months or probably longer (as in the picture and the one I have is the old design compared to what's out in brochures now and online!) and I still have only used about 80% of the tube which for me is great value for money and a good quality product! It costs around £1.25 which is a great bargain so I'd definitely recommend it!
I have tried dozens of different hand creams and of all of them, Avon Care Rich Moisture Hand and Nail Cream, has been the only one that makes my hands feel how I think they should feel. To me, the point of using a hand cream is to soften, smooth, sooth and moisturise your skin and not leave any greasy feelings and, as far as I'm concerned, this Avon cream does exactly that.
My mum bought this for me from Avon for £3 for a 125ml tube, although the Avon website states that it is no longer available :(
I keep a tube of this under the coffee table to that I can massage some into my hands when I'm watching tv. I find it takes quite a while to absorb into my skin properly as it is quite a thick cream so I only use little at a time and make sure I won't be doing anything with my hands for a little while after applying it anyway, just in case.
The main problems I want hand cream to combat are dry knuckles and flakey skin around the edges of my nails and this cream seems to work wonders on both of these. I try and use it morning and night but often forget, so when I notice my knuckles drying out again I apply it straight away and feel the dryness disappearing almost instantly, and within a few more applications my hands are soft, smooth and dry-skin-less!
It has quite a pleasant, fresh, uplifting fragrance to it which I really like and which also makes me feel like my hands are cleaner after I've used it (although this is obviously not the case!)
The only thing I don't really like is that mine has a screw top, rather than a fliptop, which is a very very minor irritation. And I would definitely buy this again if it was still available.
Hand cream is the one thing I seem to go through a lot of, as I wash my hands a lot, I find they can get uncomfortably dry. I usually buy soap and glory hand food but this time I went for Avon's hand cream as it was 3 for £5 which seemed like a good deal.
The Avon care range has recently had a makeover and the packaging is now white and a light colour depending on which hand cream in the range, for this one, it's blue. It says it is 'formulated with glycerine and calcium to help restore moisture to hands' This used to be sold in a 125ml tube with some of the other hand creams being sold in 75ml but they have evened this out so that they are all 100ml which I find does last me quite a while. The only problem with the packaging is that it has a screw on lid which is difficult to put on when you have cream on your hands and a flip top lid would be much handier, so to solve this problem, I just pour it into a small bottle which is also easier to carry around with me.
The actual cream is white and a thick consistency which, when I first saw was promising, as very thick hand creams can take ages to sink in and leave you with sticky hands, whereas runny creams leave your hands wet, and not much softer. The cream has a slight smell which I found was the same as a body lotion from the same range. It's a distinctive smell but not unpleasant.
I use the same amount as I usually would, a large pea sized blob and this is sufficient to cover both hands. The cream sinks in almost immediately and I found I could carry on doing whatever it was without leaving fingerprints or having to wipe my hands on a towel. This did make my hands feel softer afterwards and I noticed how soft my hands were the next day. After a week or so, my nails did feel stronger which at first I couldn't figure out why that was. It was a surprise as I didn't expect it to live up to its claims!
This cream has now replaced my hand food as I feel it does the job so well and can so often be found on offer.
You can purchase this from the Avon website or your local rep for £3.50
==Avon Care Rich Moisture Glycerine Hand and Nail Cream ==
I go through hand cream like there is no tomorrow yet my hands still seem to be dry a lot of the time. I tend to call them "hard working hands" and blame the fact that I am always cleaning something at home or dealing with a lot of old paperwork in my job. This does mean that I am always up for a new tube of hand cream and I was pretty pleased when Mum bought me this Avon hand cream for Christmas this year.
I have only just got around to opening it a few weeks back as I was trying to use up a few of my others I had kicking around but I wish I had used it sooner as I had forgotten how good this particular hand cream was. I have had this tube before but the one I currently have does look different as it is the Christmas edition and is red in colour with white snow flakes on. However it is still the same cream and still has the same great results.
You can pick a tube of this hand cream up when not on offer for £3.50 which is a little more than I would probably pay for a hand cream as I do go through them far too quickly to spend more than a couple of pound. However I can't see my mum buying this at full price and more often than not Avon have some really good offers on and Mum even gets free items from her Avon lady.
For this price though you are getting a fair bit of product for your money at 125 ml and a little bit of this cream really does go a long way so you only need around the size of a five pence piece to cover the hands fully and to give a good moisturised feeling.
The design of the bottle is okay and the fact that you stand the tube on its lid means that you get all of the product used up without any hassle although I always cut open the bottle to scrape out the remaining dregs of cream. I would say that its a shame that the lid isn't a flip top type as the screw cap can be rather awkward to put on straight after you have applied the slippery cream. This isn't a major problem though and doesn't bother me too much.
The cream itself is a nice thick white coloured cream and is squeezed out of the tube with ease. It has a nice aroma to it which is a clean and fresh smell but this is not too over powering when rubbed into the skin and the fragrance is something I quite like. If you apply just a small amount the affects of the cream on the skin is really good. I have found that applying too much means that it takes forever to sink in and leaves a thick film on the skin. The right amount though sinks in as a good rate whilst rubbing it in and although the hands are left with a slight protective type layer over them this doesn't feel slimy or really last for too long(it does however grease up the screen of my iphone).
You can feel the glycerine in this hand cream and this is what gives it the after feel but this is also what gives the cream its wonderful affects of moisture and protection on the skin. The added vitamin E that the hand cream has really doesn't appear too much and the long lasting affects of the cream seem to be no better than the hundred of others I have used and I still need to apply a good deal of hand cream every day.
I do really like this hand cream from Avon and think that it is probably one of the better ones that I have ever used. A whole tube does last for a good amount of time and a little of the cream goes a long way. The cream feels nice on the skin and makes my hands feel instantly revived and refreshed. I think for thee reasons a good score fo 4 out of 5 stars is in order and the minus mark is really because I just wish it made my hands 10 years younger!
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
A good basic but effective, good value hand cream
== What do Avon say about this product ==
Formulated with Glycerine and Calcium to help restore moisture to hands and help protect against drying. Leaves nails looking more healthier and shiny. TO USE: Rub into hands.
== Where can i get it ==
You can only buy it from your Avon rep or online from the Avon shop i am afraid. I have checked out the website, and it seems that the standard delivery charge is £3.50 - possibly a bit steep, if all you want is a hand cream!
It appears to be on offer at the moment - either £3.50 or buy 3 products from the range for £5.
However with Avon, you can never tell what the prices will be from one campaign to the next, as different things are on offer each time!
== The packaging ==
The packaging looks pleasant enough, a pale blue tube, that states - 'Avon Care Rich Moisture Glycerine Hand and Nail Cream - formula with calcium and Vitamin E'
It contains 125ml of hand cream
However, a big BUT for me, it has a screw top. Normally i will only buy hand cream with a flip top - purely because i get irritated when i have a hand full of cream and i am trying to screw a cap back on! For others this may not be an issue - but i am not overly dextrous or patient!
== The product ==
What do you get for your money?
It a a white fairly thick cream, which has a fairly light smell (i cant use the word fragrance as it is far from fragrant). I don't know how to describe the smell really, possibly 'soapy'. But certainly not unpleasant or even heavy.
The cream absorbs very quickly into the skin, without the need to keep rubbing it in forever. So its very lightweight, and does leave your hands feeling great.
There is no sticky or tacky aftermath.
== Would i use again ==
I would use this product again, it is good value and pleasant.
But would i pay £3.50 to have it delivered? - No
Would i spend time trying to find an Avon rep so that i could order it? - No probably not.
Don't get me wrong it is really good, but doesnt offer any more or less than many other hand creams in a similar price range that i can get in the supermarket.
So its a really nice product - but not special enough for me to make the effort to go out of my way to buy it.
Thanks for reading
(ps - i have put the ingredients below, for those of you who are interested)
Have a good day!
== Ingredients ==
Aqua, Glyceryl Stereate SE, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Sucrose Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta, Methylparaben, parfum, Calcium PCA, Tocopheryl acetate, Tocopheryl
A soft, light lilac tube, with the Avon Care logo at the top. There's a teardrop shaped graphic which says "formula with Calcium" - I think they've improved the formula. In a font that doesn't really go with the rest of the text on the tube, it says "Rich Moisture", and this is what you should read after using it and think "Yeah, I can feel that rich moisture now!". There's a nice image of a leaf, underneath it says "With Calcium and Vitamin E" (-Again advertising their formula). And then at the bottom it tells you how much product there is in the tube - mine says 125ml. On the back on the tube it says in many different languages: "Formulated with glycerine and calcium to help restore moisture to hands and help protect against drying. Leaves nails looking healthier and shiny." Another helpful bit of text is that it tells you (however minimally and bluntly) how to use the cream, "Rub into hands."
The tube is much larger than expected, and I was pleased about how long the cream lasts. The lid is a twist on, and it's really easy to take off and place back on. However after putting the cream on it may be a bit slippy! The hole the cream comes out of looks to be about 3mm in diameter, I haven't measured but it seems a good estimate. It comes out at a nice pace and isn't watery, so it stays shaped to the circular hole shape. You probably find this childish but I like to make swirly patterns on my palm with it when I squeeze it out.
Aqua, Glyceryl, Stearate Se, Glycerin, Paraffinum liquidum, Cetyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Sucrose cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta, Methylparaben, Parfum, Calcium PCA, Tocopheryl acedate, Tocopherol
The cream is a pure white colour, it looks cleansing and refreshing. It smells really nice too, but i'm not sure what it smells of. If anyone knows what it is, please tell me :) I usually apply four peas worth of cream in one usage, but obviously the amount you need will differ. I'm a tall person so I imagine you'll be using less than me each time, which means your tubes'll last even longer than mine, lucky you! After rubbing the cream in you can feel the softness and moisture immediately, leaving your hands soft and smooth. I love it and use it twice daily. I suffer from eczema time to time on my left hand and forearm, and i'm happy to say that this cream doesn't irritate. Other creams I have used have done, even E45 has turned my eczema a raging red colour sometimes!
-What I'd Advise
I'd strongly recommend this product. Avon's a well established brand and this cream really works. My hands feel soft for hours on end, and I don't have to re-apply. It's relatively cheap and you wouldn't need to buy that many of them per year because they last a long time. This is my favourite skin cream, although it's a hand and nail cream I have used it on arms and face before and it has caused no irritation or harm. I prefer this even to E45.
I bought the Avon Care Rich Moisture Glycerine hand and nail cream fro Avon at 99p (it was on offer at this time), it was recommended to me by several work colleagues who swear by it.
I comes in a 125ml tube and states it contains calcium and vitamin E which restores moisture to hands and help protect against drying, leaves nails looking more healthier and shiny.
To use just rub into your hands, I squirt a blob on to front and back of one hand and rub in, it has a very slight smell to it, it rubs into you hands very easily and does make them feel smooth, I apply as when throughout the day. The people I work with wear gloves all day so at lunch they apply the hand cream and they all say it really makes a difference to their hand and nails, they then eat their lunch and state the cream does not taint their food but be careful when picking up your cup, your hands are still a little slippery.
A very popular product for the work place, highly recommended
I bought this item from my Avon representative just after christmas, where there was an extra 'sale' catalougue and with this being in it I decided to give it ago!
At the time I actually bought for of the 50ml sized bottle as I love hand cream and go through it like anything, especially when I saw that they were priced at just 50p, though I think the normal price is around £1.25-£1.50.
It claims to be a rich moisture hand cream and also has glycerine and silicone in it which are known for their moisturisation.
The hand cream is quite thick in consistency, which means it doesn't run off your hands like some do, however it also slightly greasy and this combination means it is quite hard to rub it into your hand and get a nice even coverage.
I also found that the hand cream sunk into your hands almost straight away, which is nice as it means you don't have to walk around with greasy hands, however it did have a 'drying' affect on your hands as it felt as if it had done nothing and that your hands were wanting more!!
After use I did notice that my hands did feel softer and smoother, yet they still felt dry, so I don't think that it is a 'rich' or 'intense' moisturisation as it claims to be! I also found the smell unpleasant, it wasn't strong, but it didn't smell fresh and clean, instead had quite a heavy, muggy, woody smell to it!
I think it is good if you can get it for 50p as it does makes your hand softer, but is definitley not something amazing that I'll be rushing out to buy again!!!
As I work as a Staff Nurse I have to wash my hands a million times a day (ok, a slight exaggeration, but you get the point!) and as such, my hands get incredibly dry and cracked. At work we always have a bottle of Avon care Rich Moisture Glycerine Calcium Hand and Nail Cream sat on the desk so that we can have a squirt every few hours to try to repair some of the damage to our hands.
We buy a 125ml tube direct from Avon for about £1.25 - which seems like more than a reasonable amount to pay for hand cream and means that we don't have to use sparingly. The cream is formulated with glycerine and it is the glycerine which forms the moisturizing element of the cream.
It only takes a small amount of the cream to moisturize my hands. The cream does smell perfumed but not overpowering. However, I do find that initially the cream is quite oily and then when it dries it can become quite sticky, especially if you've used it a few times throughout the day. However, once you rinse the cream off I do find my hands are softer and in better condition than prior to using the cream.
The cream contains calcium and vitamin E and so I also try to make sure that I massage the cream around my nails to keep them in good condition. I do find that the cream works well for this.
All in all, I believe Avon care Rich Moisture Glycerine Calcium Hand and Nail Cream is a decent product but that it needs to be topped up by something more intensive occassionally for those of us who work in this field.
This is one SPECTACULAR hand cream, I have to say.
I first bought Avon Care Rich Moisture Glycerine Hand Cream when I had my first, proper job. I had a lot of spare money to spend and generally wasted a lot of it on Avon since I worked with someone who was also an Avon rep and I found the products hard to resist.
This cream comes in a light blue tube with blue and green design on the labelling. My tube from a couple of years ago looks like the one in the picture, so I guess the packaging hasn't changed.
The word 'glycerine' had made me think that this would be a see through gel-like cream (would that still be a cream?) but when I squeezed a bit onto my hand it was a white cream.
It requires a fair bit of rubbing in, but you can feel your skin absorbing it as you massage it in. If you do this bit properly, it won't feel greasy afterwards.
The scent ; there isn't much of a scent. It's fresh and breezy and smells really clean. I imagine this would be good for people who can't use heavily scented products.
I think it's amazing how well this product sinks into your skin and how immediate and long lasting the difference is.
Avon Care rich moisture glycerine hand cream is a great product. I don't usually buy from Avon however my mum does and as I was round at her house the other week and tried some of her cream and found it excellent. The consistency is thick and feels lovely as it is being rubbed into your skin. The fragrance is light and quite florally and now when I rub it in I always think of my mum A tube is 125ml and as claimed on the tube "contains glycerine and silicone, well known for their intense moisturisation and skin protection properties". When used your skin does feel as though there is a barrier on it and so does feel nice and moisturized. As it is quite thick though there is sometimes a tendancy for your hands to overheat a little bit so they may leave your hands a little bit sweaty which obviously isn't great so would use this product more around bed time than at other times during the day.
The tube is a pretty blue colour and stands up on the lid so is easy to store.
I have to admit wwhen i bought this for the grand old price of £1.25 on offer in one of my avon books I thought it was going to be cheap and cheerful but ok to keep on my desk in the office. Well I have to say i am VERY Impressed. the 125ml Tube will last me a long time for the price i paid, representing great value for money. The cream in itself contains glycerine, silicone and calcium. It has a delicate but not overpowering smell to it and the texture of the cream is lovely. My usual complaint with handcream is a wet or greasy feeling when using a cream that takes ages to sink in. With the Avon care cream my skin feels silky and the moisturiser absorbs quickly into the skin. Even after washing my hands I can still feel it working as a barrier cream. I Work prepping paperwork and the paper can sap the moisture from my hands pretty quickly. Last week my hands were chapped and rough. I have been using this hand cream for the past week and can already see a difference in my hands and nails and in how they look and feel, especially the palms of my hands themselves. The girls at work keep asking me if they can borrow my hand cream which I can only treat as a compliment to the product. I will most definately be buying it again!
Excellent for use as a barrier cream as well as general hand cream /