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Boots Mediterranean Lemon Rosemary & Walnut Hand & Nail Cream

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Brand: Boots / Type: Nail & Hand Cream / Suitable for: Nails & Hand

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      17.11.2012 16:34
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      Good product

      This is a review of Boots Mediterranean lemon rosemary and walnut hand and nail cream. I received a 75ml tube of this in a gift set which contained items that were all from the Mediterranean range. It looked so nice I thought I'd save the set for a special occasion. I wish I hadn't as the body butter was dried up by the time I opened it so maybe I saved it too long!

      Good to go
      Fortunately the Mediterranean lemon rosemary and walnut hand and nail cream was fine and if there is something I am a big user of, it's hand cream. I keep tubes of it everywhere and love to try new brands and types as much as possible.

      Packaging
      The hand cream comes in a clear tube with pictures of lemons on it. This tells me it is probably the lead or key ingredient. It has a black flip top lid which seal the product in nicely so no handbag accidents, and the lid also screws off which is useful for getting to the tail end of the product when the tube is nearly empty and you want to give it a good squeeze!

      The tube came in the gift set and my one moan about this is the glue that held it in place. It is impossible to remove from the tube so you end up with a sticky patch, and that's after ages scraping the big blob of glue off it. I hate that glue!

      The claim
      Boots say: Indulge your hands and nails with this rich, moisturising hand cream which softens skin and allows cuticles to be pushed back. With organic extracts of uplifting and refreshing lemon oil, stimulating and clarifying rosemary oil and softening and moisturising walnut oil. Your hands will be left feeling silky soft and refreshed. Dermatologically tested.

      In Use
      I find a ten pence piece blob is enough to do both hands and arms and then I have to share it with my daughter who is 15 months old and likes rubbing in hand cream! You're never too young to start... Anyway, it sinks in straight away and has a mild lemon smell. But it is nice and not like furniture polish! My hands feel soft and moisturised but not at all greasy. It is just right, just how I like my hand cream to be.

      Price
      As this came in a gift set I cannot comment on the price of that but looking at the website, there is a page listing the product at the Boots site but there is no price next to it so I can only assume it is only usually available in the gift sets which is a huge shame.

      Final thoughts
      I would definitely buy this product again if available singly and would be delighted to receive it in a gift set. I have been using a lot of Soap and Glory's hand food as I seem to have received a lot of them for gifts and I also love the Nails Inc Caviar hand cream but have found this to be a really nice change and it is good to try something new. I don't like my hands to be greasy or strong smelling after hand cream and this ticks both boxes. PS> My daughter likes it too!

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      16.07.2012 21:42
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      An average product

      I received this in a gift set, around a year ago. This hand cream contains organic extracts of lemon oil; which is uplifting and antibacterial, rosemary oil which is cleaning and clarifying and walnut oil which is softening and moisturising. This hand cream is no-longer available from Boots, but it can be picked up from eBay for around £3 for 75ml.

      The cream is light yellow in colour and has a very light consistency. The smell of this cream is very apparent, the 3 main ingredients can be detected, but I find it smells a bit like a household cleaning product or something for the kitchen rather than a beauty product! The fragrance is unisex.

      The cream is easily distributed and rubbed into the hands, it is absorbed within 30 seconds and no sticky or greasy residue is left. Because it is so light I can carry on with my day-to-day things, rather than waiting for my hand cream to soak in. The aroma of this cream can be smelt for a short while after it has been absorbed. My hands feel moisturised and soft after using this and it provides a decent moisture boost for dried hands.

      My hands feel moisturised for around 2 hours after using this, after this time my palms start to feel dry again and I need another moisture boost. This cream is not as conditioning as thicker creams, but I think it is adequate for daily use with normal skin types.

      Overall, this is a decent product for daily use, I probably wouldn't go out of my way to track this down online, as I think it is nothing too special and I think the fragrance is a little strange. I would, however, use this if if I were to receive this again as a gift.

      3 stars

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      13.07.2012 14:41
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      Good everyday hand cream

      I found this hand cream at the back of bathroom cabinet recently and vaguely remember getting it from Boots, but I cannot remember how much I purchased it for. I did a quick Google search and it appears that this product is not currently available on the UK Boots website, maybe they will bring it back.
      The cream comes in a clear plastic tube with a black plastic flip top lid, that is easy to use and does not leak.

      The product is dermatologically tested and is designed to indulge your hands and nails with its rich, moisturising effect that is supposed to which soften your skin and allow your cuticles to be pushed back. It contains organic extracts of uplifting and refreshing lemon oil, stimulating and clarifying rosemary oil and softening and moisturising walnut oil. It should leave your hands feeling silky soft and refreshed.
      I have quite dry hands and tend to use hand creams with shea butter in such as Crabtree and Evelyn or L'Occitane products, so I was not really expecting much from this hand cream overall. The consistency of the cream is very light, more like a lotion, it is slightly yellow in colour and the scent of rosemary dominates any sign of the lemon and walnut, which I did not mind as I like the smell of rosemary.

      I found that a small amount, probably the size of two peas was enough to cover my hands and that the cream soaked into my skin well, not leaving it sticky. It did leave my hands moisturised and I have also noticed that the condition of my nails has improved slightly. I have been using the cream for about 3 week, 3-4 times per day, along with another hand creams I have dotted around my house and work desk.

      Overall I would recommend this product to others (as long as you like the smell of rosemary) as although it is not the best hand cream I have ever used, it has done a good job at moisturising and softening my hands.

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      19.08.2010 16:04
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      buy it for how well it works, but smell first!

      I was given this as a gift, as part of the Boots Mediterranean range. It contains organic extracts of lemon oil, rosemary oil and walnut oil.

      Packaging: is a transparent tube, about 12cm tall with a black lid at the bottom, so the cream is easily dispensed. The cream is a light yellow colour.

      Price: not entirely sure as it does not seem widely available at the moment. It is available from an American website for around £6, although this is almost certainly more than what Boots charged when they sold it.

      What it claims to do: the walnut oil is supposed to soften and moisturise; the rosemary oil is meant to cleanse and clarify; and the lemon oil is antibacterial and meant to uplift. It claims to leave hands softened and refreshed.

      My thoughts: the smell is difficult to describe, but it is not a particularly pleasant smell. The nearest thing that comes to mind is that it smells a little like insect repellent.

      The cream is a nice consistency when it comes out of the bottle, but changes quickly to become more liquid when it is rubbed in. It sinks in quickly, and does not leave hands feeling oily or greasy for very long. A few hours after application my hands do feel softer and my nails look better.

      The only real problem I have is with the smell; although my hands do feel conditioned and softened they smell very strongly for quite a long time, and as outlined above, it is not an especially pleasant smell.

      I wouldn't buy it again, and certainly would not spend £6 on it.

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      17.08.2010 19:28
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      Good to moisturise hands but smell is too overpowering

      I received this hand cream as part of a gift set last Christmas, it came along with some other products from the Mediterranean range.

      I am a huge fan of all toiletries and most products from Boots so was delighted to receive this giftset, though I am pretty bad at remembering to apply handcream and consequently this product sits on my desk at University until I am very bored and think to use it!

      The packaging is in a handy squeezy tube, with a pretty picture of a pair of lemons on the front- oddly it this makes me think of holidays which must be from the "Mediterranean" scheme of things.

      When squeezed into the hand, the cream is of a good consistency, not too thick and not too runny, but when you begin to rub the cream in it feels like it becomes water and thus penetrates easily into your hands. Its a bizarre feeling- I think you have to try it to know what I mean. Thus, not too much cream is required otherwise you'll be rubbing it in forever.

      I like to wash my hands before putting handcream on (another reason why I forget to do it- it means getting up from my desk!) and thus if you apply it after a good wash, I find it absorbs into the skin well and doesn't feel sticky. My hands felt quite fresh and soft after this process.

      The smell is interesting, its not overly lemony but its quite strange and I find its a little bit overpowering for my liking.

      The bottle is 75ml, and states on the back of the bottle it contains lemon oil, rosemary oil and walnut oil and that all the ingredients are organic.

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      04.07.2010 12:11
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      It's a grat little hand cream, different scent to what I'm used to, but smells lovely!

      I got this a few weeks back off my mum; she's forever buying hand creams and then getting bored of them and wanting something new and different. I think I've got quite a few that she's given me still sitting in my old wardrobe, but for some reason I took this one back to Uni with me.

      It's in a pale yellow tube, very similar to that of Boots' Evening Primrose Oil hand cream, with a black screw-top and flip-top cap. It comes out in a pale yellowy colour, again like the Evening Primrose Oil cream, so as I've been using EPO for a while now to me there wasn't much difference in using this product compared to my regular product because the only thing different were the ingredients! It states on the product description ''Lemon, Rosemary and Walnut''. But how did it actually sniff?

      As soon as I'd dabbed some on my hand and started rubbing, I could smell the Rosemary - it was extremely strong, but only lasted a little while. After I'd rubbed it all in, and it had sunk in in a matter of seconds too which is a great thing about the Boots brand, the smell was no longer so strong and just lingered on my skin like a pleasant smelling perfume. Once it was all rubbed in you could smell the Lemon and Walnut intermingling with the Rosemary, dulling it a little but creating a brand new scent in it's place - it was lovely. It did take a while for my boyfriend to notice it, so it really wasn't too strong, but after I'd managed to rub it off onto his hands he smelled it and loved it too - he's not stolen it off me just yet though!

      I think this must be a hand cream that I really like otherwise I wouldn't have brought it back to Uni with me - every little thing my mum's given me the past 10 months, be it moisturizer or foundation, I've hid in the back of my wardrobe at her house because I know I won't use it. This I like though, and should really start using more often! The smell lingers for so long you only need to apply it once or twice a day, or every time you wash your hands if you'd prefer but even washing them under hot water doesn't move the smell. Add a bit of scented soap and it's gone but doesn't everything run at the sight of scented soap?!

      Just like the other Boots hand creams, this one leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated within seconds, and add in a really lovely smell and nobody would want to avoid using this; it's everything you would want in a day to day hand cream!

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      26.05.2010 22:23
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      A Great Hand Cream

      As I mentioned in my last review I run out of products all the time but because my mom is as much of a beauty junkie as I am she always offers me a stand in product until I can go and buy some more. I usually use the No7 hand cream and I am perfectly happy with the results I get from that but because its so good I use it loads which means I often run out and this is the product my mom gave me to replace the No7 cream with. "Boots Lemon, Rosemary & Walnut Hand And Nail Cream" is another product that is actually made by Boots (obviously) and all other products Ive tried that Boots have made Ive been well impressed with so I knew this was going to be a quality product.

      This hand cream comes in a 75ml transparent tube with a black squeezy lid at the bottom. The cream is a lemon yellow colour and is clearly visable through the clear packaging. On the back of the tube is the insructions for use, what the different ingredients are used for and shelf life along with other directions for using this product. The front of the tube doesnt have a really colourful, funky design but its actually a bit understated in my opinion. The colours are all really neutral and light which is very in keeping with other products from the Boots own range.

      Ingredients:
      Lemon: Its antibacterial and said to be an uplifting scent
      Rosemary: To cleanse & clarify
      Walnut: Has softening and moisturising qualities.

      Application:
      I tend to apply this just before I go to bed at night because it does take a little bit longer than normal to sink into your skin. Id say you only need a really small amount of this cream each time you apply it because it is a little bit runny and takes quite a while to rub into your hands. A little goes a really long way with this cream which means one tube will last you for ages. This cream isnt designed for any skintype specifically so anyone can use it and you should see positve results.

      The Cream:
      I find that this cream is actually a bit runnier than most hand creams Ive tried but I dont think that matters in the slightest. It doesnt effect the results in any way that I have noticed so I dont think it really matters in this case. This does take a little longer than most to sink into your skin which is why I apply it just before bed but surprisingly it does leave a greasy texture or anything on your skin. In fact my skin feels fresher as soon as I apply this and super soft!

      You really only need a proper tiny amount each time because otherwise it will take forever to sink into your skin and then I think it could become very greasy.

      The Scent:
      This is definately a scent that will divide peoples opinions. I cant even decide whether or not I actually like it as it is certainly an acquired taste! The ingredients do sound a little odd when you say them out loud and the fragrance itself is a bit weird. I cant smell the walnut in this cream at all but that may be because the other two scents are very strong. The lemon and rosemary scents are sort of mixed together in this case and while it does smell very fresh and clean I honestly cannot decide whether the scents work well together.

      As I say so many times in my reviews Id try and smell this first if you are intending to buy it as I dont think this smell is for everyone.

      The Results:
      Ive been using this cream on my hands every night for about 2 weeks and I think there has definately been an improvment in the appearance and feel of my hands. They feel so much softer and smoother and they actually look a lot tighter and more hydrated. The smell may not be to everyones taste but the results speak for themselves as I reckon my hands look much better than they did a fortnight ago.

      The smell doesnt linger anyway so even ifyou dont like it you wont have to smell it for long but you will have gorgeous looking hands for ages to come so I think this is a fabulous product overall. The results are amazing and I will be continuing to use this product for some time to come. I havent noticed any change in the appearance of my nails though to be totally honest so maybe I can count that as a disadvantage.

      I cant find the exact price of this but my mom reckons it cost her about £5 and can be bought online on the Boots website and from their stores.

      I actually fully recommend this for people who are looking for a decent, cheap(ish) hand cream.

      Thanks For Reading

      x0 Salz 0x

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