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Baylis and Harding are one of those smart companies who appeared on the supermarket shelves relatively recently. What they do so well is to package budget (but top quality) products so that they look a lot more expensive than they reall are. The sleek design is a dead ringer for the high end Motlon Brown range.bit is possible to have a touch of luxury without the hefty price tag.
Having exhausted the budget adding a new downstairs toilet, I was looking for accessories that were cheap but looked good. I bought this hand cream in a set with the Rose and Raspberry Leaf hand wash. It cost around £8.00 for the two bottles which came in a clear Perspex stand. The plastic bottle and pump are robust enough to last through multiple uses - they need to be because you do get a generous 500ml of product and it lasts for months.
The hand cream itself is a pretty baby pink colour with a good, thickish consistency. One or two pumps is enough and it doesn't run all over your hands and drip everywhere. The scent is gorgeous (but I adore rose scent, anyway). It's like rose Turkish Delight but somehow fresher and not as cloying. Anyone remember those adverts??? You can't really get the Raspberry Leaf but that may be what gives it that freshness. The scent lingers delicately on your skin long after it has been absorbed. It absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves it moisturised and soft after washing.
The bathroom always smells of this hand cream, which is never a bad thing. Almost everybody who visits remarks on how much they like this product.
I bought my 500ml Baylis and Harding moisturising hand lotion, in Rose and Raspberry in my local beauty store for £2.50, which I thought was very reasonably priced for such a large bottle. I have it by the sink to use after I or my husband has washed up.
I have very dry hands and was hoping this cream would help out, but unfortunately I would consider this product to be very average.
The product comes in a clear bottle, much like Molten Brown in design, has a black pump action dispenser, which works very well and a simple circular brick like pattern on the front with the logo printed on top. The hand lotion contains vitamin A, B and C extracts and from the outside looks very thick and creamy in consistency. The hand cream is a soft pink colour. The ingredients are as follows:
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine , Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben
Butylparaben, Ethylparaben , Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Geraniol, Citronellol, CI 17200
The lotion smells lovely and feminine I would say more rose than raspberry and the scent tends to linger for quite a while after application and give a soft smell and fruity smell.
The lotion itself is in my opinion quite thin, it is easy to apply and soaks into my skin very well, but it just does not moisturise my hands well enough. I usually use Loccitane products and they have a high quantity of shea butter in them and are much thicker, but at £15 per tube can run a bit expensive.
I would say that overall this hand lotion smells great and looks great, but is average. If you are lucky enough to have normal skin, i.e. not overly dry then this product would be ok for using after washing up, or washing your hands, for dry or very dry hands I would suggest using another product that is thicker and creamier in consistency. I will continue to use the lotion but alternate it with my other hand creams.
I bought this Baylis & Harding wild rose and raspberry leaf moisturising hand lotion to match the wild rose and raspberry leaf handwash in our downstairs loo.
I do normally buy the sweet mandarin and grapefruit fragrance, which I love. However as I've just redecorated the downstairs loo, and bought brand new cerise pink hand towels to go in there I wanted a pink handwash and hand lotion to match, and this fitted the bill perfectly.
I really like the Baylis & Harding range, I think that it looks very sleek and classy, and that it's very good quality for the price. The products are normally £2.00 each, but more often than not you will find them on offer for 2 for £3.00 in one of the major supermarkets. I do always wait and buy them on offer. The bottles are a huge 500ml size, so 2 for £3.00 is an absolute bargain I think.
The Baylis & Harding range is styled on the Molton Brown bottles, it's a pretty exact replica, even down to the pump and the silver bottle neck with the raised lettering company name on. From a distance you can easily be tricked into thinking think that they are Molton Brown products.
For the price you can't fault the quality of this land lotion, one pump of the hand lotion is plenty to adequately rub in to your hands and wrists. The hand lotion is a fairly light consistency, I guess that hand lotion rather than hand cream gives this away! It does sink easily into your hands, and it doesn't leave any greasy residue behind. It is certainly adequate for day to day use, and hands that are not too dry, but over the winter months especially I don't think that would be moisturising enough. Over the summer months though I would imagine that it will be more than adequate.
Although I do love the quality of this hand lotion, I'm not too sure that I love the fragrance.
The predominent scent in this is the rose, I can't smell the raspberry at all, as a result it's a very floral flowery fragrance. It's not horrible it's just that it's not not really my thing. My mum absolutely loves it though! The fragrance does linger on your hands for quite a while, especially if you layer it after having just used the matching hand soap as well.
Even though I'm not a huge fan of the fragrance I'd probably buy it again as I can't fault the quality. And also because I love the bottle and the packaging, it looks very sleek and classy and sophisticated, it looks like a very expensive bottle of hand lotion, it matches the handwash, and more importantly it's the perfect compliment to my cerise towels!
I would recommend it, but I would just say to have a little sniff in the store before you buy it, I didn't do this as I'd had Baylis & Harding products before. I'm only giving it 4 stars as I'm not in love with the fragrance.
I recently tried out (and reviewed of course) Baylis and Harding Grapefruit and Mandarin handwash and was incredibly impressed. It was a really fantastic product for the price and I promised to try out other products in the range.
So on my next visit to Tesco I picked up the Wild Rose and Raspberry Leaf handcream. It cost £2 for a 500ml bottle which I think is a great price, bearing in mind that the average tube of handcream is 50 or 75ml. The cream promises to soothe, moisturise and protect tired hands.
The packaging is pretty distinctive (not least because it looks almost exactly that that of a much more expensive brand of beauty products...) - it is a stout round plastic bottle with bold writing and a very simple design. It's a pump action bottle so different than your usual handcreams.
The cream is a pale pink colour and isn't the most natural looking product. The lotion itself is a nice consistency - quite thick and creamy, and two or three pumps is plenty for your hands.
I was intrigued about the scent of this as I am not a huge fan of rose, but I do love raspberry. So I was very pleased that the scent of this is a very nice balance between the two. Although both scents are discernible, it is neither too floral or fruity, and the raspberry gives it a lovely sweetness, but without being overpowering. It is definitely a feminine fragrance - so may not be what you are after if you want your hand lotion to be used by both sexes - but it is a lovely light, fresh scent and is really pleasant.
As a moisturiser this performs well too. It leaves skin feeling nice and soft, but there is no greasy residue. So as a light hand lotion it's perfect. However I would mention that if you have very dry or problematic hands, then this may not be the lotion for you. It doesn't promise any special benefits - it is really just a hand lotion for everyday use and, as such, I think it performs very well.
Yet again I am impressed with Baylis and Harding! For the price I think this is a great product - and the bottle is so large that it will last for absolutely ages. I think it's a nice lotion to have around the house, next to the kitchen sink or in the bathroom for guests. Although it won't be any good to you if you have very dry hands and your skin needs extra tlc, I am still giving it five stars as it is a great product at a fantastic price, and it delivers just what it promises to.
Another winner from Baylis and Harding!