“ Brand: Baylis & Harding / Type: Hand Lotion / Suitable for: Hand „
I originally wanted the sweet madarin and grapefruit lotion to match my handwash, but they didn't have it in stock so I chose this one instead. A bottle of this costs £2.50 and contains 500ml of lotion. The lotion comes in a transparent bottle through which you can see the pale green lotion. What is great about this hand lotion is it comes with a pump action dispenser, I prefer this as it doesn't mean you end up with a greasy tube of hand cream. The lotion contains lime and eucalyptus and is described as an intensive moisturiser. It contains vitamins A, B and C also. When you pump out the hand lotion you need to be careful of it does have a tendency to squirt quite far. The lotion has a nice consistency it isn't too thick because of this it absorbs quickly. The lotion has a really nice smell, I couldn't smell much of the lime to be honest it smelt more minty. When I applied this to my hands I felt a slight tingle from the eucalyptus. I only needed to use a small amount to cover my hands and massage into my cuticles as advised on the bottle. After using this my hands smelt really minty and fresh. I suffer from dry hands as I am always washing them and the cold weather makes the problem worse. This cream provided the perfect solution as I placed it by my handwash in the bathroom I was reminded to apply it everytime I washed my hands. After a few days of use my skin felt smooth and moisturised. Dry patches disappered and my hands were left with a nice scent. This moisturiser wasn't at all sticky either so I was able to carry on as normal without waiting for it to absorb. I would definately buy this again 5 out of 5 from me!
I have very dry skin and am always buying various moisturisers and hand lotions to keep my skin in tip top condition. I am not a snob as far as products are concerned and I don't care how cheap a product is as long as it does the job it is intended to do. I have to admit that the price was the first thing that attracted me to this hand lotion as it was only £1.50 for 500ml. from my local chemist. I have, however, seen it costing as much as £3.45 on the Fragrance Direct website but I can't see anyone being prepared to pay more than double what they need to. The lotion is packaged in a pump action, clear plastic bottle. This allows the pale blue colour of the lotion to show through and is attractive enough to sit out on show in either your bathroom or bedroom. That said, I tend to keep mine in the kitchen next to the sink so that I can apply some after I have washed my hands. Initially the lotion was a nice consistency, neither too thick nor too thin. It was easily applied but, over time, it became quite runny. It is now almost like water when you pump it out of the bottle and squirts quite a distance if you don't first cup your hands over the opening in the nozzle. I have just under half left in the bottle so this will give you an idea of how quickly it became runny. Consistency aside, the smell is pleasant enough with the eucalyptus definitely being the predominant odour. It has a slightly minty, antiseptic smell and to be honest, I couldn't smell even a hint of the citrus lime which, given the name of the product, I would have thought would have been the case. That said this didn't detract from the really fresh, clean smell of the lotion. It contains extracts of vitamins A, B and C which makes it sound quite healthy - not something you associate with hand lotions however, if that makes you want to buy other products in the same range there are also a hand wash, a shower cream and a bath foam available. To sum up, I would say this product is one where you really do "get what you pay for". It is certainly cheap but it comes at a detriment to the quality. Although good when first purchased, it rapidly declines to something resembling scented water if you don't use it up quickly enough. Would I recommend it to others? Unfortunately, I would have to say no.