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      25.11.2014 11:07
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      Perfect those hands with Boots!

      One thing that I don't use often enough is hand creams/lotions. I don't usually appreciate how they feel on my skin as a rule however I do suffer with dry skin on them!

      However recently I know a lady that sells beauty products cheaply and managed to get a load of No7 products to try at a bargain price. This one that I got, I got in a trial size which is 25ml and can be bought in this size in various gift sets and its a great way of trying products out that your not sure about!

      My product is in a various nice looking squeezy tube and on it we are clearly told that it is and who it is by and that it has an SPF 15 and Hypo-Allergenic and then on the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a little bit about the product and how to use it, we are told that from once opened to use it up within 24 months and contact details for the Boots are clearly given. Being a squeezy tube this has a twist on/off cap to the bottom of it concealing a small hole.

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      The lotion squeezes out of the tube really simply and has a sort of floral smell to it though the scent isn't overpowering or cloying just light and fresh really. The lotion is white in colour and of good consistency.

      I find that I only need a really small amount of this and it absorbs fast leaving my hands feeling naturally soft and not heavily caked in anything and one thing I hate with hand products is that they can leave a greasy sort of film on them and this really doesn't, within seconds this is completely absorbed leaving my hands feeling naturally soft!

      This product promises to 'Reveal beautifully younger looking hands with fine lines appearing reduced in just 2 weeks' well I cant say my hands look younger for using it but with this on my skin looks fresher, smoother and using it twice a day for over 3 weeks my hand do look supple and I have no dry skin at all!

      I can wholeheartedly recommend this product without hesitation. Fuss free to use, a little goes a long way and at £10.50 a tube for a large 75ml tube which does seem pricey however for the effects it gives and the fact only a small blob needed per time I do think its very worth it!

      Only available in Boots.

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      10.01.2013 15:07

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      A great product and will last a long time for your money.

      This is definitely my favourite hand cream that's affordable for me at the moment. It's even better if you can get one of those £5 off No7 vouchers when you've bought something else at Boots.

      I find that the cream feels like a lightweight lotion on your hands, but it works like a thicker, gloopier lotion, without taking ages to dry properly. This means that I use it all year round and maybe just use a tiny bit more in winter than I do in summer (or if I've been doing excessive chores and washing up). The smell is delicate and neutral and not overpowering like some products. It's even delicate enough for my boyfriend to use occasionally without him being paranoid that people will know he's used ladies hand cream!

      Another good point is that this hand cream seems to last forever! When no more will squeeze out I cut the tube open and there's still loads left! Put it in a sealable sandwich bag or something similar and it won't dry out.

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      09.01.2013 20:14
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      A mediocre hand cream for a luxury price.

      ~The look of the product~

      The product I have is a sample size, although from looking at the Boots website, it does look the same as the one shown. The tube is an Ivory White colour with the No. 7 logo in silver and "Protect & Perfect Hand Cream" The tube on the front also features the blurb, "Conditions and protects for younger looking hands. SPF 15. Hypo- allergenic" The back has the blurb, " Younger Longer. This quickly and easily absorbed moisturiser vanishes to reveal beautifully younger looking hands with fine lines appearing reduced in just 2 weeks. A little manicure every day...Smooth into hands every morning and any time they need a little extra care. I think the product would look stylish on the dressing table or on the bathroom shelf, however as most women I know like to carry their hand cream in their handbag, I have a feeling that this is more likely to get dirty and look a little grubby.

      ~The price~ and ~Value for money~

      On the Boots website you can purchase a 75ml tube for £10.50 which is a rather extreme price for a hand cream, especially as the experience I had with the hand cream. Although a little of the product did go a long way, I would say an average use of 0.5ml per use which is around £0.07 per use (hopefully I am correct on my maths!).

      ~Personal experience~

      Continuing from the price and value for money, I would say this is an extreme price for a standard mediocre hand cream, the product did not absorb fully as suggested on the tube. It did leave a strange film for around 10-15 minutes on my hand. It left my hand feeling smooth, however when I ran my fingers along the back of my hand it did seem to drag more than on my other hand (which I did not apply to the other hand) Of all the No.7 products I have tried so far, this is the one I have felt most let down by, as I expected so much more from it.

      ~The smell~and~the look/feel of product~

      The cream comes out in a white colour, only a little is needed for full coverage it becomes transparent when covered on the hands, it was rather runny. The smell of the product was a soapy smell, it wasn't an unpleasant smell, however I much prefer sweet/ fruity smells to a floral smell.

      ~Final notes~

      I would rate this product as 2/5 to me this is a fairly standard hand cream, nothing to write home about and certainly not a luxury product, as I would say the price would suggest. Please feel free to comment on anything you wish to know about the product but which I have not put in this review, I have tried to write about everything I would wish to know but a few things may have escaped my mind.

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      16.07.2012 14:48
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      A fantastic hand cream from the Boots No 7 range.

      Over the years I have tried many products in the No 7 range and the majority of them have been high quality products that I've returned back to using time and time again. Hand cream is something that I use every single day, several times a day, and so I like to have one that doesn't smell offensive and that looks after my hands.

      This hand cream comes in a 75ml packet and this currently costs £10.50. The packaging is quite straight forward with an angled pot and a flip top lid on the top. This is also available in a 25ml sized pot and these are often given out free in No 7 gift sets which you get when you spend so much in store during a promotional period. I usually buy this when it is part of a 3 for 2 promotion and as this lasts me quite a while I only buy one tube at a time.

      I use this hand cream in the mornings, before retiring to bed in the evenings and after I have washed my hands a few times during the day. I like to use it regularly to ensure that my hands are kept in tip top condition. This hand cream contains SPF15 for help protect your skin against the sun and I like to know that I am doing all I can for my hands to prevent premature ageing. My main reason for using hand cream is to keep my hands looking young for as long as possible as hands can often show ageing quicker than other parts of the body (at least for the women in my family it seems).

      So to use this cream is very simple, just flip open the lid and apply a small amount of the white creamy liquid to your hand. Then rub this around your hands and your cuticles before leaving to dry for a moment or two and then continuing with your day. There is no real obvious scent to this hand cream and so its inoffensive and I have no qualms about using it at any time of the day, even just before I eat food. The cream absorbs quickly in to the skin and takes just a few seconds to soak in. This does not irritate my sensitive skin at all and it leaves a light coating on my hands but not in a greasy way. After about one minute of waiting I can then carry on with my day without worrying about leaving greasy fingerprints on everything I touch.

      In all I would say that this hand cream works very well. My hands feel protective and they are incredibly smooth too, even if I forget to use this for a day. I like how soft my skin feels when I've been using this and a little goes a long way too. My hands look quite clear of wrinkles and they probably look just as nice today as they did 5 years ago and now I'm in my mid 20s I'm quite conscious of looking after my skin, particularly on my hands and face. I wouldn't say that any little wrinkles I had before have faded but I generally feel that once the skin is damaged like that it won't be easily repaired anyway. The price of this may seem a little expensive but with application several times a day a tube of this easily lasts me 2 months, sometimes more, and so this works out to be quite reasonably priced per use and once I think its all gone I just cut it open and keep to using it just at home after hand washing and then I always get a good two weeks more out of it.

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      26.03.2012 10:38
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      Nice to have as a gift but too highly priced to warrent the results!

      As my family well know I love the No.7 Protect and Perfect Facial Moisturisers and Serum, so for Christmas my parents bought me a gift set. Inside was some P&P Serum, Day and Night Cream, Body Serum and Hand Cream. As a big fan of the Soap and Glory Hand Food I had never been seduced into trying the Protect and Perfect cream as it was considerable more expensive and the Hand Food suited my well. But as it was given as a present it gave me the ideal opportunity to give it a try.

      The Protect and Perfect Hand Cream is sold only at Boots, and costs £10.50 for a 75ml tube. The tube itself is white in colour and simply states No.7 in Gold and Protect and Perfect Hand Cream - Younger Longer in black writing. The hand cream is hypo-allergenic and has SPF 15. At the price of £10.50 I would never have bought the hand cream for myself. It is far too over-priced for the amount you get!

      No.7 claims the hand cream to "reveal beautifully younger looking hands with fine lines appearing reduced in just two weeks". Sounds impressive, and as my hands dry out quickly they tend to look battered and well worn most of the time. The cream itself is quite runny in consistency (compared the Hand Food) and has a slight perfume smell to it, and is white in colour. A pea sized amount will easily do one hand and the cream feels quite greasy when first applied. As you smooth in the greasy feeling disappears and the cream sinks into your skin quickly. After applying and massaging into my hands, the skin did instantly feel moisturised but not greasy. Within a week of using the cream I have to say my hands looked much much better! The dry look to them had disappeared and they felt so much softer even when if I hadn't used the cream throughout the day. I can't say that any lines had disappeared as I didn't have too many to start with.

      The hand cream seems to carry on working on your hands all day, you are instructed to apply every morning which I did and even after housework and having my hands in a bowl of washing up my skin stayed soft and didn't dry out. No.7 say that even if you wash your hands the cream replenishes itself to continue to moisturise and this seems to be true. They also state the cream will moisturise your cuticles and strengthen nails. On this claim I didn't find any improvement. My nails stayed exactly the same.

      Overall the cream is great. Very moisturising for all the day, it improved the look of your skin and has the added bonus of SPF15. My hands did look better after just a week of use with the scaly dry skin disappearing, but as for the improvement in fine lines and its claims to strengthen nails I saw no really change. Perhaps this is because on these areas my hands weren't too bad. It is a lovely rich cream that I would use again, but only if it was given as a present. I cannot justify over £10 for a tube of hand cream!

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      17.02.2012 15:12
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      A lovely hand cream which softens the skin and leaves it looking healthy

      I think I've tried nearly all of the products in the Protect & Perfect range which has been created by Boots. The hand cream was one of the final ones for me to try out but I wasn't disappointed.

      What does it do?
      The product claims to condition and protect the skin so that you can have younger looking hands. It also promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the hands within two weeks of daily use. You hands should be left looking healthy and feeling soft and smooth. The cream also contains SPF 15 so it helps to protect the hands from any further damage being caused by the external elements.

      How do you use the product?
      The product is to be used in the same way as any other hand cream. It can be used every morning and as often as required throughout the day.

      Packaging and Price
      The product comes in a pearly white plastic tube and it has a white pearlescent screw top lid. There is some basic information about the product on the tube but the product is pretty self explanatory anyway. Because it is in a tube, there will be some cream left over at the end which you can't access but I plan to cut mine open to use every last drop.

      I have a 25ml travel sized tube which came as part of a free set I had from Boots. The full sized bottle will cost you around £10 and for you money you will get 75ml of the cream. It can be bought from Boots itself and from a few online websites.

      Aroma and Appearance
      The product is a thick white cream and it has quite a rich consistency. The cream doesn't have much of an aroma so it shouldn't be to anyone's disliking but it is quite floral and a little bit old fashioned. It is also a little bit creamy but very fresh and clean.

      Application
      The cream is absorbed really quickly into the skin just as promised and you don't need to use much of the cream at all to get the desired results because a little goes a long way. It feels completely comfortable on the skin and it doesn't cause any irritations on my sensitive skin. It leaves a slight sheen on the skin but it looks healthy rather than greasy. The skin does feel a little greasy when I first apply it but this feeling fades and it doesn't leave fingerprints on things which is also a big relief!

      Performance
      The hand cream alleviates feeling of dryness and tightness from the minute that you apply it. It softens your skin really nicely from the first use and it leaves them feeling as smooth as silk. I haven't really noticed any reduction in the fine lines on my hands but then I didn't really expect to after two weeks like the packaging promises.

      I haven't had change to check out the SPF performance as the sun never shines here so I can't comment on that. My skin looks really healthy and in a good condition. It prevents any dryness from coming back when used continuously and it stops my hands feeling tight.

      The results are fairly long lasting and one application in the morning does seem to last until bedtime unless I'm doing the house work or something which leads to dryness.

      All in all, this is a lovely hand cream that leaves your skin looking healthy and feeling soft and smooth. The only things I would change about this product is the slight feeling of greasiness and I'd prefer a sweeter fragrance but other than that, this is brilliant!

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      13.01.2012 20:24
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      Great hand cream - a must have for me

      I am a big fan of the Boots No. 7 range and often buy their products, especially when Boots do the £5 off voucher like they are doing at the moment.

      Boots No 7. Perfect & Protect Hand Cream is a must have for me. I first got a small 25ml handbag size tube as part of a promotion, and have since gone back and brought it for myself, and for Christmas presents for friends and family.

      The tube itself is a 75ml white flip top one, small enough for handbags but not ideal. I have discovered the hard way that screw tops are best and less likely to make a mess! It claims to 'condition and protect for younger looking hands'.

      The cream has a lovely clean smell to it which is quite strong, but definitely not overpowering. It is quite a girly smell so not something my husband would use, but I think that's a good thing - more for me. The cream is thick and white, and a little goes a long way, so make sure you only use a small amount. It is easily absorbed and doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy. Straight after using my hands already feel smooth and moisturised so I would say that it definitely conditions my skin. It also lasts for quite a long time. They also look healthier straight away with a bit of a shine to them. My hands do get very dry, especially in the cold weather so I do end up using quite a lot of hand cream. This hand cream is gentle enough to use as many times as needed every day. As for the claim of younger looking skin, I haven't really noticed. I am in my early 30s so I am using more as a preventative measure rather than trying to change anything.

      Overall a great product that I wouldn't be without - I have one on my desk, one in my handbag, and one next to my bed to put on at night. Five star product from me.

      A 75ml tube will set you back £10.50 at Boots, so not the cheapest on the market, but take advantage of the £5 off No. 7 voucher when you spend £5 in store on anything else, or the current 3 for 2 offer and it is a bit of a bargain.

      Thanks for reading
      Rachel

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      21.12.2011 17:25
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      a great hand cream

      I was lucky enough to receive this as a birthday present in November in the large 75ml size and have been using it every night just before I go to sleep and I have to recommend trying this lovely hand cream.

      My hands are forever in and out of water after doing loads of cooking,household chores, clearing up after the pets and gardening plus selling and sorting out craft items to sell on eBay so I need something to 'feed' them at the end of the day as they become very dry.

      The packaging is well designed because it has a flip top lid and a hole (from which the white cream is dispensed) which is neither too small nor too large which means you do not waste any of the product.

      The hand cream has a nice light subtle fragrance which is slightly floral and powdery but not enough to be 'girly' so I would say it could be used by men as well as women and the container is plain and neat.

      There is a long list of ingredients on the back of the plastic squeezy container for those who like to know what is going on/ into their skin, but quite honestly most of them are not recognisable to me but I have used many no7 products over the years so I trust their chemists!

      I have found that even just using a little makes a great deal of difference and my hands are much more moisturised and feel softer than when I forget to use it. It is not greasy and works well into the hands without leaving that dreaded residue or film. It also works well around the nail area so if you have dry bits around these areas it is well worth trying this hand cream.

      I would recommend something like Neutrogena if you have a problem with cracked or extremely dry hands but for those who just want to nourish their mitts and keep them soft then I reckon this is well worth a try in a smaller size.

      I think the RRP is around £9.99 for this size but no7 also make a travel size and medium one as well.

      5 stars from me.

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      18.03.2011 11:31
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      A real treat for your hands

      I've been a fan of Boots No7 Protect and Perfect range for some time now, and so when a friend recommended the brand's hand cream I was happy to give it a go. At £10.50 for a 75ml tube it may seem pricey, but because you only need to apply a small amount to get a good coverage, I find that a tube lasts me for ages. And Boots regular £5 vouchers will help bring the cost down.

      In the past I had used Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, which I still think is the best hand cream there is, but the RRP for this is £18 (although bargains can be found online at Cheap Smells and sometimes on ebay). Because my budget is now a bit tighter, I tend to only use the Clarins cream if it is bought for me as a gift, or sometimes purchased as a Duty Free treat.

      I believe that No7's hand cream compares favourably to Clarins in its quality, and comes a close second-best. I think it's one of the best hand creams on the market, and I have now become a devoted fan.

      It comes in a creamy-coloured tube, which stands on its lid so that the product is always easily accessible. The information on the back of the tube says that this 'quickly and easily absorbed moisturiser vanishes to reveal beautifully younger looking hands with fine lines appearing reduced in just 2 weeks'. It goes on to say that the cream is formulated 'with Pro-Vitamin B5 to help strengthen nails and moisturise cuticles. SPF15 helps protect against the ageing effects of the sun'.

      Boots' website states that the cream will help 'to fade away age spots in just four weeks. The great thing is, even after you've washed your hands, the cream keeps replenishing and conditioning your skin'.

      You should squeeze a small amount into the palms of your hands, then massage your hands, paying special attention to your nails and cuticles. I find that it absorbs quickly, so you can actually use your hands straight away rather than having to wait for the product to sink in. Even my husband, who uses his hands a lot at work, but who is certainly no fan of creams and potions, likes using it. I make sure that most of the cream is applied to the backs of my hands. It's this part of your hands that get the most damage from the sun, after all, and so it needs the extra care. The SPF15 is a welcome addition.

      The only problem I've encountered with this hand cream is when I'm using the product for the first time. You need to unscrew the lid, then remove the tiny piece of silver paper that covers the hole the cream comes through. I find this extremely fiddly, and have to be careful not to damage my manicure! I've discovered that lifting the edge of the silver paper with an orange stick does the trick.

      Boots currently sell this hand cream at £10 for a 75ml tube, and it is currently (1st May) part of an offer of '3 for 2 mix & match across 1000s of make-up products'. I've just bought a tube of a new version - Intense Hand Cream, which comes in Day and Night versions (£11.50 and £12.50 respectively), so I will be very interested to see how these creams compare.

      I think that Boots No7 Protect & Perfect hand cream is an excellent hand and nail treatment, and is good value when you can take advantage of the regular 3 for 2 offers, and the occasional £5 coupons. I recommend it very highly, and give it the full five stars.

      (This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)

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        17.01.2011 20:07
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        It's a lovely hand cream, but I won't spend £10.50 on a hand lotion!

        I received Protect & Perfect Hand Cream, in a sample size, with a No.7 free gift pack, after purchasing a couple of items. I do enjoy trying No.7 products; they're often rather too expensive for me to afford the full-size products.

        My hands usually seem to suffer from dry, sore skin, especially during the winter, so I'm often interested in trying new hand creams to find a miracle cure that will make my hands comfortable and presentable again!

        When I applied the Protect & Perfect hand cream, I found that it was absorbed by my skin quickly, which is certainly an advantage; some hand lotions stay on the surface of your skin for a long time, making your hands greasy, which leads to difficulty in daily tasks such as typing, cleaning, and so on. This hand cream also has a pleasant but unobtrusive smell, and instantly seemed to have improved the appearance of my chapped hands to an extent.

        I found using the Protect & Perfect hand cream a luxurious experience. When I looked up the retail price of a full tube, I found that it costs £10.50 for 75ml, so it certainly is a luxury product rather than an everyday one! The product description claims that the cream will reduce fine lines after 2 weeks' use. I don't really have too many lines on my hands yet, so I am not sure whether it is effective in that way, or not.

        Using this cream overnight for a couple of weeks helped keep my hands hydrated and looking healthier. It's one of the nicest hand creams that I have used, but I would never buy it, because it's simply too expensive; the Nivea Q10 hand cream is also fairly pricey, but an affordable equivalent of this product, and the one I usually choose to buy.

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          28.12.2010 16:36
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          A Good Hand Cream But Overpriced And Results Aren't That Good.

          This is another new No7 product i have recently recieved in a gift set. I have never really used hand cream before so i dont really have anything to compare it to, but heres what i think anyways...

          As all No7 products the hand cream is exclusive to Boots and costs £10.25 for a 75ml tube. (I only have a 25ml tube but i imagine all the tubes look the same.) The tube is white with the gold No7 logo on it so it will look the same as all of your other No7 products on your shelf. The lid screws off which is a bit annoying when you put it down then can't find it, but its not that much of a problem.

          The hand cream itself is white and has a creamy texture without being too thick. The cream easily absorbs into your skin leaving them feeling soft and moisturised but not greasy like i expected it to. The cream doesn't really have a smell to it either which is good because i hate creams that smell strong or overpowering. No7 claim that the hand cream reduces the appearence of fine lines and age spots as well as evening out your skin tone in just 2 weeks but being 19 i dont really have this problem so i dont know if that works or not.

          Overall, i think the hand cream is quite good as it does leave your skin feeling soft and smooth when you first put it on but that feeling soon goes and when you consider the price i'm just not sure its worth it as i'm not as impressed by this as the other protect and perfect products.

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          23.08.2010 14:09
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          Worth a try, but maybe not worth the price!

          No.7 Protect & Perfect Hand Cream, 75ml
          £10.25 (which will earn you 40 advantage card points worth 40p)

          I am a big fan of No 7 and have tried many of their products; luckily I got this one free in one of No 7's 'goody bags' that they give away when you spend over £20+ on No 7 items.

          The cream comes in a large tube with a flip-lid and black and gold writing on the front, it is in a very similar style to the rest of the range.

          The cream itself is a bright, slightly shimmery white colour. It is very soft and creamy and blends in very quickly. It sinks into the skin within around 2-3 minutes and leaves the skin softer and smoother.

          It is good for up to 24 months after opening, which is good really as, if you only use the very small amount that is needed each time, it will last you a very long time.

          It claims to, 'reveal younger looking hands with fine lines appearing reduced in just two weeks - evening out your skin tone in just two weeks, and helping to fade away age spots in just four weeks. The great thing is, even after you've washed your hands, the cream keeps replenishing and conditioning your skin, moisturising your cuticles and strengthening your nails.'

          Big claims!

          I have to agree that they moisturise your cuticles; not many hand creams have this benefit, but my cuticles really do feel softer after using this cream.

          I can't really agree about the 'strengthening nails' claim though. It may do, but I haven't really noticed any difference; I think that stronger nails is something that's difficult to judge (especially as I bite mine, so don't have much to judge in the first place, lol!).

          Age spots and lines aren't really something I can comment on yet; skintone is also something that I don't really have any problems with so haven't noticed a real difference.

          What does it do for me, then?

          Short term, this gives me instantly smoother and softer hands. It also smells divine so is a joy to use.

          In the long run, there is not much difference to my skin. It feels a little softer, but does not give any long term benefits; saying this, my hands are only 25 years old, so maybe older hands would benefit more from the cream.

          All in all... It is a good product. It works well at softening skin and is very quick to sink in, but I don't think it's a miracle cure and is probably not worth £10.25.

          If they had developed this product as a simple hand cream, without all of the supposed benefits then it would be a lot cheaper, and I would be more inclined to buy it. As is, it's a nice product, but way too expensive to justify buying it regularly.

          Bear in mind that this is just my opinion and that while it may not work for me, it may work wonders for you. I probably won't buy it again, but I would recommend that you give it a go - especially if you can get a sample as I did.

          If you like the sound of it get in quick as boots are giving out those fab No 7 goody bags again, and don't forget your advantage card as the points you make are the equivalent of a 4% discount.

          And unlike most other beauty/cosmetics companies, if you are at all unhappy with any No7 product you can return it for a full refund, as long as you have your receipt.

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          Your hands deserve it

          As with most of my No.7 products, I first received this hand cream in a smaller size as part of a gift set. In fact, the first thing my mum said when I opened it was 'don't you dare say anything about that hand cream!' as I usually have a meltdown when presented with anything emblazoned with 'age defying', 'anti-age' or, as in this case, 'younger longer'. This phrase has something of an eerie Stepford wives resonance to it; I would like my hands to feel moisturized and supple, not cryogenically frozen.

          Quibbling over marketing aside, the packaging is very simple, an off white tube with a flat lid for standing the product on. The tube has a purplish sheen to it which changes slightly as the light reflects off it, which is pretty in a non-bling sort of way. The size I originally had (25ml) has a screw top but when I purchased the standard size it had a flip top which is easier to use as it can be a little difficult screwing on a smooth plastic cap when you have just applied hand cream.

          The fact that I purchased the full size cream may have given away the ending to this review somewhat, as I was obviously pleased with the results. In fact, the travel size now resides in my desk at work whilst the full size has found itself living on my bedside table. A little of this cream really goes a long way; I would say I use it at least once a week and both bottles have been going strong for nearly a year now. The cream is rich, although not thick, and rubs in easily. As with any cream, it does make your hands slippery immediately after use but it sinks in relatively quickly, for example you are able to write with a pen after less than a minute. However the effects last much longer than this and leave hands feeling soft and nourished. The one thing I would say I do not really like about this product is the scent. It is quite noticeable and, although not unpleasant, smells a bit old-fashioned and sickly to me. I do like scented products but would say that this is too heavily perfumed for a hand cream, and the scent puts me off eating or drinking for quite a while afterwards.

          However the results speak for themselves. I work mainly outside and have regularly suffered from dry skin on my hands but can honestly say that since I started using this cream, although somewhat infrequently, I have not suffered in the slightest. As far as making my hands 'younger longer, it's difficult to judge but I can safely say my hands don't look any older to me. Whether without this product I would have developed the hands of a 97 year old woman is difficult to determine!

          Overall I am very satisfied with this product and can put up with the smell in light of the results. I have used many hand creams in the past that were greasy and did not last, but this one bucks the trend.

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          15.06.2010 13:46
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          I'm going back to Cutex....

          I received this hand cream for christmas as I tend to go through hand cream quite quickly!

          It came in the standard 75ml bottle and it has a flip top lid which I prefer for hand cream as its easy to close when you have a blob of cream in the palm of your hands!

          I've not used this hand cream everyday but certainly a couple of times a week and probably a bit more in the early part of the year and I've still got some left in my tube...although I don't believe it will last much longer..

          It proclaims to reduce the appearance of fine lines...now I am in my late 30's and whilst there are some lines on my hands, they don't seem to have reduced particularly...but maybe that's because I don't use it every day... it also proclaims to even out skin tone which I don't suffer from so I can't comment...

          However, although this is just a hand cream I've also been using it to rub into my nail cuticles and I must admit my nails do seem stronger. Having said that, my favourite brand Cutex, does this too and this is a cheaper version...

          It does have a pleasant smell though and it rubs in well... the consistency isn't too runny either so its not trickling down your hand when you're trying to rub it in...

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          25.05.2010 22:09
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          Does what it says at a price

          Protect & Perfect Handcream from the No7 range is the sister product to the facial skincare range that has been so very successful. Why stop at just turning back time by using the facial products when you can just as well treat your hands to some of this.

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          The cream is is an easily absorbed hand care moisturiser that vanishes quickly into your skin to leave your hands feeling nice and soft. Its around the £10 mark to buy, so again not priced amongst the cheaper brands.

          It sits midway price wise within the hand skin care market. You get a 75ml tube for the money which if used sparingly once a day will last you several weeks.

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          Its easy to use, just crack open the tube and rub it into the hands and leave it to do its stuff. Its better to apply the cream at night so that it has a chance to sink in over night rather than putting it on during the day when you will be washing and drying your hands.

          After a week or so you do notice an improvement in skin tone and I think it must contain something to lighten or brighten the skin as I did notice a marked improvement there too. Its usable even on chapped or sore hands and results are good and easy to achieve.

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          I do like the product and it does make a difference to your hands, but at just over £10 I did think that it was a little pricey and would buy it more of a treat for the hands in winter etc, rather than some thing to use every day.

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      • Product Details

        As the weather changes, your skin can react by becoming dryer and tighter than normal / The thing is, we're all used to taking care of the skin on our face, but what about our hands? They're often exposed to the elements, so it's time to give them a little talc too /