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Brand: Burt's Bees / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Subcategory: Wax / Suitable for: Hand / Contents/Size: 55g

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      17.01.2012 14:09

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      I paid £8.99 for this hand cream from Amazon.co.uk.

      This hand cream smells lovely. It smells very much like banana but it smells like actual banana and not synthetic banana. It's a pleasant scent and not overpowering. The colour of the hand cream is pale yellow, which is a nice colour. The jar is also attractive to look at and it helps to keep the hand cream fresh.

      The hand cream is quite thick in consistency and it can come across as a little greasy at times. I think this depends how much of the hand cream that you use. I would recommend using the hand cream little and often and starting with a small amount at first and topping up the hand cream as needed.

      The hand cream absorbs quite slowly so I tend to use this product at night with moisturising gloves. That way I don't end up with the hand cream all over my clothes and/ or sheets and I wake up to soft hands in the morning. It's great for dry and/ or chapped hands and it also helps to mend broken nails and cuticles.

      Overall I would recommend this hand cream. It is excellent quality as it's made with natural ingredients and it's cruelty free too. It smells fab and the smell lingers on your hands after use. It's just a pity that it's quite thick and greasy.

      Smells gorgeous.

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      03.12.2011 19:13
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      A great smelling hand cream that will really work!

      INTRODUCTION
      I spend a lot of time outside, especially in the winter, and so I end up with really dry hands, particularly around my knuckles. I have several hand creams that I use on a rotation but once the dry skin actually crack (and goes more like a cut/scratch).

      PACKAGING
      It comes in a round glass tub, with a screw on metal lid. The pot is about 5cm tall, and has a diameter of about 5cm. The total weight is 55g. I personally think the packaging is very nice. The lid is yellow, and with a yellow label round the glass pot. The brand name is nice and big on the top of the lid, and theres a big picture of a banana that really jumps out at you. The only thing I will say is, that as a girl with long nails, when I put my finger in to get some out, I always end up with cream under my nails. Because of this, I would prefer a squeezy tube.

      PRODUCT
      The cream is cream coloured and smells wonderfully of bananas. The cream is quite thick, and so you only need a little bit. It goes on quite smoothly, and within about a week my dry, cracked skin was a gone.

      PRICE
      I bought mine from John Lewis for £9.99, but at the moment it has 10% off. I wasn't able to find it from my local boots, but I have seen it online for £9.99 as well.

      CONCLUSION
      This is quite a high priced hand cream, but Burts Bees is a high quality brand, and the cream is, in my opinion, really good, as it actually works. Not only that, but the tub is huge, and so last for ages. I bought mine in February this year, and the tub is still half full.

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      14.02.2011 22:58
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      A lovely smelling hand creme

      I was introduced to the Burt's Bees brand whilst in Australia. Priceline (their Boots) displayed their goods very well and it was possible to try a lot of ranges. I came across this on the display as I am always on the look for a hand cream and I love the banana smell. It appealed to me instantly but unfortunately I was not willing to pay that much for it at that time, saving for travelling was more important. It was last year when I researched this product and I have only just got round to owning a pot.

      I bought it from Amazon with a voucher (thanks Dooyoo!) for £7.99. This is the cheapest I have seen it. Boots sell it for £10.20 but you can expect to pay between these two prices in store (from the likes of Debenhams) or online through various cosmetics/chemist type sites. Just Google it and you will be spoilt for choice.
      It is also possible to find this in gift sets containing miniature versions of a choice of BB products. Two of these are a head to toe starter set for £15.31 and the hands and feet kit for £13.27.

      Buzzz . .

      Their slogan on their homepage is 'Earth friendly natural personal care for the greater good'. BB believe in natural products that will aid not just your well-being but the environment. It all started selling hand-made beeswax lip balms and hand balms at craft fairs but now they are known across the world and produce a great choice of products for your whole body. They even have their own rock band called the Beemones who have helped in the community initiatives they are involved in.

      The packaging is my preferred type of a glass jar. Being banana scented both the lid and sticker is yellow with two bees and a banana and bees on the lid. The jar fits is perfectly with the companies ethos as you can get every last drop out then reuse it or recycle it. The lid is also good in that it is easy to open and close even with greasy hands as the side of the lid is designed for easy gripping.

      Banana delight!

      Although the jar has no seal it is easy to see if anyone has been trying your pot as sits very firmly within and is smooth on top. The colour on top is the exact yellow of the lid but is slightly lighter underneath. Sniffing it in the pot and you get the most lovely banana milkshake aroma! As it is firm you do have to press rather hard to get a good dollop but I prefer to get little bits at a time. The texture and thickness is similar to that of a hard body butter and it is definitely a good idea for this to be in a jar as it just would not come out of a tube! May sound obvious but make sure your hands are clean using this as bacteria will be transferred into the crème or bits such as the blue fluff from my cardigan that is now in mine!

      It is not exactly easy to smooth in and spread although it would be easy if you warmed it up first. It made all my rough and dry skin instantly smooth but it does sort of leave a residue particularly on the underside on your hands, like a dry greasy feeling. It won't stop you doing most tasks but perhaps it is one to use when inactive or at night. It contains almond oil and I know that this is recommend to rub into your nails and cuticles so I am hoping this will be a multi-purpose product!

      On your hands the banana scent is much more subdued and is mixed with the other ingredients. It is hard to tell but I think the beeswax is there.


      'Use after every handwashing.'

      It tells you to use every time you wash your hands but I really wouldn't recommend this unless you are very well off or are a great reviewer and have a few spare Amazon vouchers lying around! I'm sure your hands would be perfect using it this way but using it every time you washed your hands would use it up very quickly and at £7.99 a pot it is too expensive to replace regularly!
      When I did wash my hands after using this I got a delicious burst of banana when actually washing them which was unexpected and my hands still felt and smelt nice after. The creams seems to still be on the hands a couple of times after hand washing and acts as a sort of barrier thanks to the beeswax.

      I have been using this a couple of times a day and my hands are no longer dry. It is difficult to pin this down to using this cream exactly because the weather has been milder as of late. The only parts that this has not sorted out is the dry skin between my fingers. This is smoothed away when using the cream but not permanently. My hands are in a lot better condition and smell great, although the fragrance doesn't last longer than a couple of hours.

      Natural

      I am not going to type out the ingredients list - it would take a while - not because there are that many but they have really long names! But the ones we are interested in are almond oil (rich in vitamin E and D and has revitalizing properties), beeswax (seals and protects), grapefruit seed extract (helps preserve), sunflower oil (retains moisture), carrageenan extract (from seaweed - a natural emulsifier and thickening agent that moisturizes) , rosemary leaf extract (soothes irritated skin), soybean oil (restores glow of skin and vitamin rich) .

      As well as being 100% natural, they do not test on animals and many of their products are suitable for vegetarians, although they do suggest to check the ingredients to make sure.

      I would definitely recommend this product if you like the banana smell. Although it takes a while to settle in, you will alter your usage to this, by not using it when you are in a rush but rather when you have the time to let in soak in and do it's work. The consistency is nothing like I have come across in a hand cream before but you will get used to it. The price is not so favourable but in keeping with the rest of the line where a lip balm will cost you £3.49 and a body wash £9.99. Because of the delicious smell I shall probably re-purchase at some point.

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        18.10.2010 12:20
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        Fab product for anyone with dry hands.

        I received a pot of this as a thank you gift from a friend of mine a couple of months ago. She knows I have terrible problems with dry skin on my hands and go through hand creme at a rate of knots and so I was terribly grateful for this gift, especially when I saw the price tag!

        The pot I have is 2oz, fairly small, but online from Burts Bees direct it is around £9.99. I believe you can pick it up off amazon and ebay for less than this so do shop around if you want some.

        Despite the hefty price tag though, this product is actually quite amazingly good and I will be investing in some more when my pot runs out. They refer to it on the website as 'super emollient' and they really are telling the truth, when this is on your hands it almost feels like they have a protective shield around them.

        The creme itself feels quite thick and greasy and it smells utterly divine, like a combination of bananas, honey and beeswax. People often ask me what I am wearing when I have this on my hands, the scent lingers for a while!

        The only downside is that it leaves a greasy sheen on your hands - but leave it for five minutes and it will sink in, yes it takes a while to nourish your skin but the level of nourishment they are receiving is intense and therefore I would recommend this for people with particularly dry hands who will definitely see a worthwhile benefit.

        An added bonus of Burts Bees products is that they are totally natural and are not tested on animals, if you like ethical products then this will be right up your street.

        Personally I love this stuff and find that after a month of using it daily my hands seem softer and in a much better condition than they were previously, for me it is certainly worth investing in, especially at this time of year as it gets colder and your hands bear the brunt of dry, centrally heated air inside and bitter cold outside.

        Treat your hands to some of this!

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        29.07.2010 17:02
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        Won't buy again. 3 out of 10.

        I absolutely love Burts Bees products- they always smell divine and are usually great quality. I was really disappointed by this though. My favourite thing about this product was the fact that it contained 100% natural ingredients. I think it's good to use as natural a product as you can on your hands as they're one of the first parts of your body to sow signs of aging.

        It comes in a small glass jar with a screw top lid. The packaging is lovely, as Burt's Bees products always are. When you open the tin, you're immediately hit by the smell of bananas -not exactly surprising as it is beeswax and banana scented- but it really is very strong, so I guess this isn't the greatest thing to buy if you're not keen on the smell of bananas.
        It's a very solid creme which i like, but it's also very, very greasy! It must have taken at least 5 minutes to properly sink into my skin. This for me was a really big let down, so I won't be purchasing again.

        For anyone who's particularly interested in the ingredients, here's the full list.
        Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, aqua (water, eau), cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), kaolin, stearic acid, parfum (fragrance), citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, beta-carotene, sodium borate, glucose, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, citral, citronellol, eugenol, geraniol, limonene, linalool.

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        19.10.2009 22:43
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        Nice hand cream

        This is the second Burt's Bees product I have reviewed. The first (Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream) did not get a very good rate from me! But with this one, which came in the same gift set as the repair cream, I seem to have had more success.

        As I said in my other review, my hands are ruined from having two children, no dishwasher and cold weather - which means my hands are in and out of water all day long and exposed to the elements regularly. This has resulted in sore, cracked skin around my knuckles and fingers.

        My sister in law bought me a Burt's Bees gift set especially put together for hand repair (she knew I liked their products but refused to pay their prices!!) This particular cream is called Beeswax and Banana Hand Creme and comes in a little glass pot with a screw top lid. The quantity in my pot is 57g so it's quite small, but I think that's because it was part of a gift set.

        The side of the jar boasts that the Beeswax and Aloe will leave dry, hardworking hands noticeably soft, smooth and smelling great. It says it's also useful for elbows, knees and feet (not something I have tried).

        When you open the pot, you are immediately greeted with an enormous whiff of bananas, it really is quite strong. I actually like banana flavoured things so this isn't a problem for me, and I guess anyone who doesn't like bananas would steer clear of this anyway because of the fact that it's got 'Banana' in the title. My eldest daughter certainly likes it and tells me she has dry sore hands quite often (she hasn't) just so I will open the pot for her to have a sniff.

        The cream itself is off white in colour, and quite a lot thicker than other hand creams I have sampled, but it has a very smooth texture and rubs easily into my hands. On first application it feels like it is going to leave my hands feeling greasy, and they do seem to have a greasy feel to them at first, but this seems to wear off after maybe 30 minutes (when my hands have been busy probably rubbing all the cream off), but the banana aroma lingers on.

        I have been using this several times a day for a few days now (after casting the Repair Cream aside) and it seems to be having a positive effect on the state of my hands. The dryness is becoming better and the cracks are healing slowly. But having said that, I'm not sure if this is because I am applying it quite regularly throughout the day (I love the smell!) so my hands are not actually getting a chance to dry out!

        The downside I have found to this cream is that it comes in a jar. So you have to unscrew the lid, cream up your hands, and then replace the lid with greasy fingers, which then causes the jar to become greasy. I don't know if anyone else has issues like this...perhaps it's just me (and my sticky fingered daughter).

        So I think I will recommend this cream for people who like to use hand cream. It does work with regular applications, and smells great (if you like bananas).

        It's just the price that I find hard to swallow:

        £8.81 for a 57g jar. Wow.

        The crème is made entirely from natural ingredients.

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          26.05.2009 19:32
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          Hand cream

          To be honest this hand cream looks and smells good enough to eat and was recommended by a friend, not to eat mind but that it was a good quality hand cream for under a tenner and always one to try out new cosmetics and having had positive experiences before from this range I thought I would give it a go.

          A bit like the Soap and Glory range there is a retro feel to the packaging, a sort of pst war design which is kind of cute looking. This product comes in a glass jar which holds 2 oz of the cream. The cream is a pale yellow colour and quite thick so do not go copping too much out of it as a little fgoes a long way, I find dipping two fingers in and scooping a little like two nail size amounts is a good starting point and then add more depending on how dry your hands are.

          You cam smell the bananas wafting up to your nose, on the down side it is a bit greasy o leave it for a while to soak in before touching your clothes however a little patience will be rewarded as this cream really does moisturise and soften up your hands, I use it last thing at night and again in the morning and find it to be excellent.

          The smell lingers on your skin for quite a long time which is very pleasant like you have been dipping your hands in banana milk shake. Definantly a product worth having around especially for night use, if in the da just allow time for the greasyness to gobefore touching anything.

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            25.05.2009 11:43
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            A hand creme that works fantatically well

            Since reaching 'a certain age' I've become very self conscious about the state of my hands. I'd never bothered with taking too much care of them, apart from my nails. My face has been the recipient of all the many hundreds, probably thousands of pounds spent on creams. But not my hands.

            Hands, unfortunately, are one of the biggest giveaways of age. My own hands, while not too dried out and withered looking, were starting to show signs of ageing. The skin just wasn't smooth or supple looking any longer. As an aid to reversing this downward trend, I've begun using various hand creams as well as wearing the dreaded rubber gloves whenever I've needed to submerge my hands in hot, soapy water.

            I've had varying degrees of success with the hand creams and I generally keep one cream in the kitchen and another next to my bed for night time use.

            I purchased the Burt's Bees Beeswax and Banana hand crème as part of a hand care set. I'd never heard of them until I read a review right here on dooyoo and went on to discover they have a huge range of products, not just for hand care, but for the face, body, hair, men, women and babies. Burt's Bees is the kind of name that sticks in your mind so I knew that one day I get around to trying out some of their products.

            The Beeswax and Banana hand crème is packaged in a small 57g (2 oz), round glass jar with a yellow screw top lid. The whole look of the product is quite retro, sort of 1950's style, very simple with a couple of bees pictured on the label along with the text.

            The description of this crème says it's a super-emolient hand crème which combines Beeswax and Aloe to leave dry, hardworking hands, noticeably soft, smooth and smelling great. The directions recommend applying a small amount to chapped, dry hands and massaging into the skin. It also says it's useful for elbows, knees and feet.

            The crème itself is very different to any other hand cream I've used so far. For a start, it's sitting in a pot waiting to be scooped out, rather than squeezed out of a tube. It has an extremely thick consistency and almost feels firm when you first touch it. It has a pale mustardy colour which looks delightful. But what strikes you most, is the strong banana smell. I love this, but would imagine that someone who doesn't like bananas probably wouldn't be too impressed.

            When applying this creme, it feels very rich, thick and creamy and has to be rubbed for a while until it's absorbed properly. It does leave quite a greasy film over my hands, which tends to leave grease marks over any book or magazine I may be reading before bed. So what I do is use the cotton gloves that came with the hand care pack and this locks in all the moisture and keeps the hand crème where it should be, on my hands.

            The results in the morning when I remove the gloves are pretty amazing. The skin on the back of my hands has reverted to its youthful days (for a few hours). It feels soft and springy and has a lovely sheen. Using the crème without the gloves still works well but not to the extent as when using with the gloves.

            This crème has also been very tempting for my daughters. They are fascinated by the stuff, mainly because of the smell. But I've often come to open my pot of crème to find little finger marks inside that definitely don't belong to me! Still, since they love it so much, I give them the perfect excuse to put their fingers in the pot if they'll massage the crème into my hands for me, so we're all happy.

            While I think the packaging is very nice, I generally prefer to use a squeezy tube. The trouble is when you have long finger nails, you have to put your finger into the pot and scoop out the crème on the back of your finger nail, otherwise you end up with a load of crème stuck under your nails. I also think it's less hygienic opening a pot, exposing the contents to the elements and constantly dipping your fingers in.

            Overall, as a hand crème, it does what it says. It leaves my hands incredibly soft, smooth and smelling great so I can't ask any more than that. What it doesn't promise are any anti ageing effects, so this crème is probably best for people who purely want a crème to restore softness to rough, dry hands rather than tackling age spots and the like.

            I wouldn't use this crème during the day as it is quite greasy, probably due to the beeswax. However, for use overnight, coupled with a pair of cotton gloves, you have the power to restore the youthful hands you thought you'd never see again.

            You can buy this cream in Boots stores for around £8.80 as well as various online stores.

            For more information about Burt's Bees and a full list of ingredients have a look at their website: http://www.burtsbees.co.uk.

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              16.11.2008 22:14
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              A rich hand creme with the scent of banana.

              I have often admired the packaging of Burt's Bees products when I have seen them. The are not cheap products and therefore I have never purchased any of their range, even though I have been told that they are fabulous.

              You can imagine then how pleased I was to recieve a Burt's Bees Hand Repair kit for my birthday. The set contained several items all designed to help keep your hands healthy.

              The set contained a 2oz (57g) jar of Beeswax and Banana Hand Cream.

              Your Hands

              'Our hands perform a variety of functions throughout our lives both physically and emotionally'

              This is very true, but many of us (me included) give very little thought to the care of our hands. We abuse them constantly. They are exposed to heat, cold, dirt and harsh detergents, and it isn't until we have a problem with them (or maybe like me - you realise that your skin is getting older) that you think about looking after them, or protecting them from the rigors of daily life.

              Burt's Bees advocate seven steps for taking care of your hands. The first step is to Moisturize. They say you should moisturize your hands every time after you wash your hands, preferably while they are still damp from washing, as this locks in the additional moisture. They recommend you use their Beeswax and Banana Hand Creme.

              The Product
              This hand creme is 100% natural and calims to provide soothing, long lasting relief to dry chapped hands. It contains almond oil, aloe Vera, and Vitamin E. These ingredients are supposed to provide long-lasting protection against dehydreation and chapping. As suggested above, it is reccommended that you use this after every time you wash your hands.

              Ingredients:
              prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, water, beeswax, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, kaolin, fragrance, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, stearic acid, glucose, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) extract, sodium borate, tocopherol, beta-carotene, vegetable oil, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase

              The creme is a lovely pale yellow in colour and is very thick and luxurious to touch. It comes in a small glass jar with a screw on lid. I don't find this the easiest way of using hand cream, especially if you are to use it with damp hands after every wash. The jar gets slippery and it's tricky to unscrew the lid. I also find that I get the creme stuck underneath my nails. I prefer to use a tube or dispenser, so that the hand creme goes directly into my palm.

              As suggested in it's name this creme has a gentle smell of bananas. This is where I have another problem with this product. My hubby hates bananas and their smell and the first time I opened the jar he commented on the 'awful stink!' Now he was being over dramatic as I think the smell is quite subtle, but you can't mistake the scent of banana.

              This is a very rich hand creme and takes quite a bit of rubbing in. I also don't like the fact that it leaves your hands feeling greasy for quite some time after you use it. I can't deny that my skin looks softer and has a healthy glow, but I don't like working with greasy feeling hands. Maybe this is a creme I sould just wear at night and cover my hands with a pair of Burt's Bees Cotton Gloves to allow my hands to 'soak' up the goodness, rather than trying to use it several times a day.

              Cost: 2oz (57g) £9

              For more information see ...

              www.burtsbees.com

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                19.02.2008 12:29
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                Burt's Bees is definately a rival to Lush!

                Normally I wouldn't be so hasty to review a product after only using it once but I was so wowed by this product that I just couldn't wait to tell everyone about it.

                Recently both myself and my daughter had conjunctivitis, which meant I was taking care of keeping both our eyes clean and also of administering eye drops. This meant I was washing my hands a crazy amount of times throughout the day. Really washing them too, determined to kill the germs. After just a day my hands were red raw, cracked and so sore they felt like they were going to split open if I clenched my hand.

                Normally I don't use hand cream. I don't like it. I am not going to even begin to explain this except that I am a little weird about certain things. Hand cream. Fleece. Shin and collar bones. People crunching hard sweets. Anyone touching my hip bones. Thinking about hip bones in general. Velour. The list goes on. I'm not going to try to explain or justify (because I can't) but things just go through me and get me feeling all agitated and on edge. Anyway hand cream is one of them.

                This however was one of those rare cases where I would have to over come it and put some hand cream on because something else that was going through me was the thought of my hands cracking open and bleeding and this was a stronger fear than that of the hand cream.

                Obviously, I didn't own any myself so I asked my mum what she had and this is what she came up with.

                The cream itself is pale yellow in colour and a very thick almost waxy cream substance. Once applied and rubbed into the hands it changes into almost an oil. Your hands look and feel like they are covered in greasy oil. This means this is one for bed time, not during the day when you need to get on with things.

                So I rubbed it in as well as I could and then resisted that awful urge I have whenever I can't use my hands to itch my face and the like. The product actually comes with some sleep gloves (gloves are something else that go through me) which I didn't wear as they are my mums. I simply applied the cream and went to sleep.

                Somewhere in between the time of me going to sleep and waking up Burt's Bees worked nothing short of a miracle on me. When I woke up in the morning my hands were soft, smooth, no red bits, no cracking, no pain, no dry bits...they were perfect! I actually couldn't believe from the state they were in the night before that it could have cured them, and actually gone above and beyond that and made them really soft, in just one application! I think with the gloves on this would be even more intensively moisturising.

                The product smells strongly of a sweet banana scent, my mum doesn't like the smell but I absolutely love it, so this one is down to personal taste.

                My mum got this in a set that was £15 and contained a whole host of hand products, including the gloves. You can also buy this on it's own for £8.95 on the website, although p&p is around £5 minimum so that does bump the price up a bit. You do get free postage with orders over £40 and also a free lip balm with orders over £25 so it may be best to wait till you can treat yourself to a few things. It is also available in larger Boots stores. It is also available on ebay, I've seen some on there that comes to cheaper than £8.95 including p&p and I fully intend to buy my own pot when I have some money.

                I had, before I even used this, been recommended the lip balm (in my quest to find the best ever I had been told this is the solution) but as I hadn't been to a bigger Boots store I had yet to get any. I now want some more than ever.

                This product was actually SO good that instead of buying my face moisturiser from Lush when I get some money to buy some, I am actually going to try out the Burt's Bees one (Marshmellow flavour yum) instead. Shocking I know. It's that good! It's...this is shocking so prepare yourself for it...probably better than Lush!! And it's 100% natural too!

                So let's see how this little beauty works so amazingly.

                Firstly we have sweet almond oil which is very lubricating and relieves itching and inflammation. This would explain how it got rid of the red irritated patches on my hand. It's a natural moisturizer for chapped skin and "dishpan hands" which makes it perfect for those who have to wash their hands frequently or have to wash dishes etc. It is easily absorbed. Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E it is great for nourishing and protecting the skin. It helps leave skin soft and satiny smooth, which is just what everyone wants!

                Next up is Beeswax which not only is mentioned in the title of the product, but is in keeping with the Burt's Bees brand. It helps seal and protect the skin and also gives a lovely natural fragrance. The skin does not actually absorb Beeswax so while it doesn't get in there to do any good, what it does is perform a protective barrier on the outside of the skin, which helps keep in all the moisture and goodness the other products are creating, whilst also protecting from outside elements.

                The thick consistency is perhaps from the inclusion of clay which is great for drawing impurities and toxins from deep in the pores. It is rich in minerals and active enzymes. It stimulates blood and lymph circulation, removes dead skin cells and absorbs dirt. It also tones, strengthens and leaves the skin clean and stimulated. It is also great for soothing irritated skin due to things such as eczema and sunburn.

                It also contains Grapefruit seed extract naturally kills bacteria and has toning properties.

                The product is also enriched with natural Vitamin E (some products use synthetic vitamin E) which is renowned for being soothing regenerating, as well as a natural anti oxidant.

                It also contains Beta carotene which the body converts into Vitamin A which is great for neutralizing harmful elements in our skin which helps prevent wrinkles, defend against infection and keep the skin youthful which is great as hands are usually one of the tell tale signs of age, so anything that fights against this is great.

                It also contains Aloe Vera which is packed full of over twenty essential minerals, all eight amino acids that the body requires and nearly all the secondary ones too, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E! It really is a brilliant ingredient as it contains so many vital elements.

                As you can see it really does contain some great products here that help nourish, moisturise, protect and help the fight against ageing skin! Fantastic!

                I think this product would probably last two or three months if used every night and because it is in a pot every last bit can be used. It isn't the cheapest hand cream out there, but it is definitely the best. If you couldn't afford to make this part of your every day hand care routine I would definitely recommend having a pot there for when your hands do need that extra bit of TLC as it really will restore them to their best, and beyond that!

                The pot itself looks very quaint and fits in with the natural image of the Burt's Bees brand. It's a pale yellow colour and has pictures of bees and a banana on it. I quite like the style of the pot, its a bit quirky but in a more old fashioned sense.

                The website allows for people who have bought the product to review it and rate it in marks out of 10. It has an average review score of 9 out of 10 so it clearly is not just me who thinks so highly of this product.

                I really can't recommend this enough, as a treat for yourself or the perfect gift for any of the special ladies in your life! It's rare that just using one product out of a range once would have me claiming to be a devoted fan of the entire brand but that's how this hand cream has me feeling about Burt's Bees.

                I have since used this product a few more times (my poor mum won't have any left!) and it was not just a one off fluke, this product must genuinely be the best hand cream ever!

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              • Product Details

                Hands, often exposed to heat, cold, dirt and harsh detergents, are one of the first areas of the body to show aging / Keep yours soft and smooth with our super emollient hand creme.