Wowzers, this is good [ I'll whisper this next part, but its way better than the Elizabeth eight-hour cream, it's just an opinion]
Okay got that out the way.
This is luxury if ever I felt it.
A hand cream that nourishes and protects your hand from the hard grind of life in London!
With vitamin A and E, and not forgetting the all important pro-vitamin B5 to strengthen your nails and soothes your hands.
The vitamin C and LIQUOIRCE is there to prevent age spots.
Okay, here's the human part.
My hands felt gorgeous I wanted to stop working and hire a butler never to damage or use these soft, silky, hands of mine ever again, but the government won't allow it.
However, the best thing I found to do if first to use the 'PURE TOUCH HAND SCRUB' to cleanse your skin and exfoliate, then put this on your hands. Double the effect.
For the rest of the day, the feeling of my hands was fantastic and the scent heavenly.
I first discovered Champneys Vitamiracle hand cream while doing my weekly shop at Sainsburys.
It was a bit of a surprise to me that Champneys products were being sold in a supermarket, given that that Champneys is a luxury health spa.
I think the hand cream was the first thing I tried in the range and that started my love affair with Champneys products and as a consequence a rather sharp increase in the weekly shopping bill.
I love most of the products in the range including their skincare range and I think that this is a quality brand at a good price point , especially when there are special offers
My latest cream came in a set someone bought me, so I am not sure whether this still comes in a box.
The product is in a plastic tube which is slightly frosted.
It has a gold lid which you lift up and the product is dispensed through a small opening in the inner lid.
The pack has application instructions, shelf life, warnings and storage.
It is a creamy peach colour and is quite thick. It has a rich but not buttery texture.
It feels really creamy and rich and best of all smells divine.
My take on the smell is oranges mixed with flowers and something spicy, perhaps the liquorice which sounds horrible, but I love the smell of this. It isn't a fresh citrus smell; it is unusual and something different, which I like.
Champneys recommend applying this liberally and massaging into hands and nails. Well they would wouldn't they, but you don't need to use much .
What is really nice about this, is that it absorbs really quickly and if you do get carried away and apply liberally, you won't spend age waiting for this to sink in.
This is rich but not greasy and my hands and nails look well moisturised with a healthy sheen, and they smell wonderful, immediately after applying.
Long term if applied liberally this does maintain and nourish hands.
It contains Vitamin A and E to nourish skin, Vitamin C to protect from environmental damage, Pro Vitamin 5 to strengthen nails Liquorice extract to soothe and UVA/UVB sun screens.
It will last for 2 years once opened, but store out of direct sunlight
It does warn not to get the product in your eyes and to rinse with warm water if you do.
Does It Work?
I think this is a lovely hand cream that hydrates and improves the appearance of your hands and nails.
It is easy to apply , a little goes a long way but if you love the smell like me put more on, as you won't spend ages waiting for this to absorb.
I have very dry skin and I also make my hands worst because I hate wearing rubber gloves for cleaning, so they take quite a battering.
This does feel soothing and my hands feel much softer after applying this cream.
Like most hand creams I always have to reapply after washing my hands
I would recommend this; it is a lovely quality product, not the cheapest on the market but worth the extra.
This is one of my favourite hand creams and is definitely a 5 star Product
Availability and Price
Champneys Products are available from Boots as Sainsburys no longer sell this brand.
Boots do sell a Champneys hand and nail cream which appears to be the same product which is called Spa Treatments Hand and Nail Treatment. It has the same ingredients and is £6.00 for 75ml but I will check Boots and update the review.
It is available under the same name from several sellers on Ebay at around £4.95 for a 75ml tube (including postage)
Direct Cosmetics have a 35ml handbag size in a gift set that also includes a notebook, Champneys Oriental Bath, Shower and Body Cream for £12.99
It is fair to say I am very fussy when it comes to hand creams. I want a cream that is quickly absorbed, and leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth. I tend to apply my hand cream during the day, and I hate creams that leave my hands feeling sticky or greasy. I have a desk job, and so I need to be able to type straight after applying hand cream- my boss would not be very impressed if I had to sit doing nothing while I waited for my hand cream to sink in!
This hand cream from Champneys caught my eye as it was on special offer in Sainsburys. It is usually £6 for a 75ml tube, which would normally be out of my price range. However they had a 1/3 off promotion, so I thought I would treat myself and give it a try. It is also available from www.champneys.co.uk, and I have recently read somewhere that Boots will shortly be stocking certain products from the Champneys range, so it is worth keeping an eye out there as well.
I was quite excited when I first came to use this cream- Champneys is a "posh", well-respected brand- I would love to go to one of their luxurious spas one day- so I had very high expectations! The cream is rich and very hydrating- the dry patches on my hands have completely disappeared since using this cream daily for a month now, and my skin feels and looks soft and smooth. Using the cream is genuinely a pleasure (perhaps I don't get out enough!). It sinks in to my skin remarkably quickly, and within 20 seconds of application, the cream is completely absorbed and I can get on with my work. I have never used a cream that has sunk in so fast, I was absolutely thrilled and rather amazed the first time I used this! (Though of course it meant I had no excuse for not getting straight back to work!) A little goes a long way, so the tube lasts a fairly long time, taking the sting out of the price slightly. I have used this daily for a month, and there is still around 1/3 of the tube left.
The scent is unusual yet inoffensive. To me it smells slightly citrussy with a bit of a twang. I notice it contains liquorice to soothe the skin, so I think it is the liquorice that provides the twang. I truly hate liquorice, yet the scent of it in this cream is really lovely. It is a very light, mild scent, so it doesn't clash with my perfume, and I can only smell it when I actually sniff my hands.
The cream contains UVA and UVB sunscreens, which is a really important feature for me personally. I always wear a SPF moisturiser on my face, and would like to care for my hands in the same way. I think hands are often the first area to give in to the signs of premature ageing, and I really don't want wrinkly hands before my time! This is therefore a definite bonus of this handcream.
Champneys have named this product "Vitamiracle Hand & Nail Cream", and so I was interested to see which vitamins and miracles it contained. The tube informs me it contains Vitamins A and E to "nourish, regulate, and protect" the skin, while Pro-vitamin B5 has been added to strengthen nails. It also contaisn Vitamin C to prevent age spots and protect the skin against "environmental damage". I have to admit, I am not entirely sure what envrionmental damage they are referring to, but I guess it can only be a good thing!
In summary, I thoroughly recommend this hand cream. It sinks in incredibly quickly, and has done a wonderfully job of nourishing my hands. I haven't noticed any particularly benefit to my nails, but I am lucky to be blessed with relatively strong nails anyway, so I am not really best placed to comment on its effect on the nails. The only downside is the price tag- £6 is out of my budget, but I will look out for it on special offer, and also be putting it on my Christmas list this year! I really can't recommend this enough- why not give it a try?!
Thanks for reading :)
I had never used any of Champneys products before, or even heard of the brand, until I received a Champneys gift set for christmas two years ago. The gift set contained three travel-sized bottles, and the Vitamiracle hand and nail cream was one of these.
The bottle is white with gold and red writing on. You cannot see how much of the product is left in the bottle as it is not clear, but you can usually tell how much is left from the weight of the bottle anyway, so this is not a problem.
The vitamiracle hand and nail cream 'rejuvenates, protects, soothes and strengthens skin', according to the bottle.
I only got round to start using this last year as I had so many hand creams etc from gift sets from christmas' before! However, on opening the bottle you can smell the cream, and it doesn't smell too nice. Of course this is only in my opinion but because of this reason alone I will not be going out and buying a bottle when I have ran out, or anything else from the Champneys range, incase they smell the same as this. I am not sure if it is meant to smell like this or if it is just mine because I have had it for so long (two years), but I have many skincare products that I sometimes don't get round to using for a couple of years and none of them smell like this. I cannot really describe the smell either, but it is not pleasant!
I cannot fault the cream for its main purpose though, and this is to strengthen and soothe the skin. After applying my hands do feel smoothe and my boyfriend actually asks if I have applied hand cream because my hands feel extra soft! Now for a man to notice that, it must be working! I apply this daily, if not more, and carry this around in my bag as I like to apply it at work. I work in a cafe and the cleaning chemicals can make my skin dry and so I am always using hand cream there especially.
The bottle is 35ml so only little, I am not sure how much a normal sized bottle costs as I have never went out looking for these products before, I am not sure where you can even purhcase these from! I was told they were sold in Sainsburys but this was some time ago so I am not sure if they still sell this brand there or not.
I have looked on the Champneys website and cannot find the hand and nail cream by itself, but can find a tavel-sized bottle in a gift set similar to the one I received a couple of years ago, and the gift set is priced at £7.50, reduced from £10.
I am a big fan of Champneys beauty products the only problem I have is finding a stockist that sells the whole range, as I said in a previous Champneys review they do have limited stock at Sainsbury, but it is a bit hit and miss on what they will stock week by week so I buy direct from champneys website www.champneys.com . You need to spend £50.00 to get free delivery so I wait until I need a good bit then order all in one go.
On one of my recent spends I bought Champneys Vitamiracle rejuvenating hand and nail cream, which promises to strengthen nails, and protect and sooth your hands, it also promises to help reduce age spots and protect your skin from premature signs of ageing.
It is enriched with Pro-vitamin B5, blended Vitamins A and E, liquorice extracts and vitamin C; it also has UVA/UVB sun screens.
This is quite an expensive product for me to use all day after each washing of my hands so I use a cheaper hand cream for this purpose during the day, but have been using Vitamiracle for about a two weeks after the last wash before bedtime.
The tube is the upside down version which is great, as the hand cream is always ready to come out when the top is opened, then you can squeeze a little bit out easily. The first thing I noticed about the hand cream is it absorbes quickly and the hands feel refreshed at once. When I saw the ingredient listed as liquorice extract I was doubtful thinking that is what it is going to smell like, but I was pleasantly surprised, I cannot detect a hint of liquorice, it has a light fresh citrus smell. My hands felt smooth on the first application, I rubbed well into the hands and then put a little dot on each nail and rubbed it in, and then let it do its miracle overnight.
My hands have improved they feel more soft and silky, and my nails look nourished too. I am middle aged, but cannot really tell whether the claim for a reduction in the appearance of age spots is true as I am fortunate that I have not got any yet, but having had dry skin all my life my hands sometimes tend to look old and tired, but since using this each night overnight when it gets the full benefit of being able to soak in for around 8 hours my hands do look softer and in better condition more so than when I used my every day hand cream overnight, but my every day hand cream does a reasonable job so I am not sure whether the vast price different would be worth a repeat buy. I think this would be an item that I would put on my birthday/Christmas list and let someone else foot the bill! Then use it for a few nights before going out for a special occasion.
Champneys rejuvenating hand and nail cream is £8.00 from Champneys website for 100mil tube, which is over 4 times the cost of my normal hand cream.
I received this product as part of a set for Christmas. It was bought from Sainsburys who sell quite a lot of the products from the Champneys range. I've checked in store and a full size product (100ml) currently costs £7.15 (January 2010). Champneys is a brand of spa resorts in the UK, in 2004 they launched the Champneys Collection which is designed to offer luxury spa/beauty products and gifts at a reasonable cost.
The product information states it will give 'Softer, smoother, younger looking hands instantly'. I must admit I didn't think the cream would make my hands look younger but I did hope it would make them softer and more nourished, as they do have a tendency to be dry and feel a bit scaly. The skin around the sides of my nails also gets quite hard.
The product contains Pro vitamin B5 to help strengthen the nails and Vitamins A and E to help nourish and regulate the skin (I don't actually think my hands are irregular). The addition of Vitamin C helps protect the skin against any environmental damage whilst reducing any age spots. Liquorice extract has a soothing effect and Sodium PCA stops moisture from being lost, by locking it into the skin.
It comes in a simple but attractive white box which bears the gold Champneys logo on the front. Inside the box there is a 100ml clear tube which bears the same logo and has a gold flip up lid. I find it important I can actually see the product inside the tube, as it means I can stock up before I run out. The product has quite a think consistency and is creamy in colour. It has a nice, fairly strong luxurious fragrance to it which is long lasting on the hands but not overbearing. The smell reminds me of summer, which I find nice.
The instructions tell the user to massage the product liberally into the hands and nails. I find it easy to dispense with just a light squeeze on the tube. I normally squeeze a blob (approximately the size of a pea) onto the back of one of my hands and then rub the back of my hands together before repeating the same process on the front of my hands. As soon as I applied it my hands feel soothed and more hydrated. Although the product initially feels quite rich and luxurious, when applying, it has a lightness to it, making it sink in to the skin quickly. So you don't have that slippery hand feeling and it doesn't feel greasy at all. As soon as I've applied it I can normally get back on with what I am doing straightaway.
I apply the product in the morning and my hands remain soft throughout the day, so I don't often have to re apply. Though I guess how many times you need to apply the product does vary depending on how dry your hands are. I have been using the product on a daily basis for four weeks now and I have definitely seen an improvement. My hands are smoother and do feel more protected from things like water and the cold. Whilst I haven't noticed any difference in my nails, the skin at the side of my nails is softer. It's also good because I still have three quarters of the tube left to use, so i'm expecting it to last me quite a while longer yet.
I would definitely recommend the product to anyone who wants a bit of luxury for their hands at a reasonable price. The Champneys Vitamiracle range also contains an Ultra smooth body lotion, Rejuvenating body butter and an Intense overnight hand rescue cream. Again, all available from Sainsburys, priced between £8.00 - £10.50. Whilst I understand the Champneys range is stocked in many of the Sainsburys stores. If you are not sure whether your store stocks it then you can ring Sainsburys Careline on 0800 636 262. If you give them your postcode they will be able to tell you the nearest store that stocks the range. The Vitamiracle Rejuvenating Hand and Nail Cream can also be purchased from www.champneys.com.
Thanks for reading.
I recieved a tube of champneys vitamiracle hand and nail cream as a loyalty reward from a supermarket that stocks the champneys products.The tube comes in a champneys box which looks very expensive with its gold lettering on a white background.The claims made on the product are that it Rejuvenates protects soothes and strengthens,champneys are a tried and trusted company that have their own health resorts and offer a myriad of spa treatments.The hand cream has a really pleasent not over whelming fragrance , it is a very rich mixture but you don't need a lot of it to start feeling the difference in the skin of your hands,it does live up to it's claims and strengthens your nails if used as a part of your daily moisturising routine.To use you click open the red button seal on the top of the tube and squeeze a small amount onto your hands being sure to rub it all in.The cream is not greasy and leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth.One tube can last a long time so it is worth the price you pay for it.Using this product can help reduce the signs of aging on the hands and gives you protection from the sun because it has built in UVa sunscreen.
The cream has been dermatalogically tested .
Product info:Taken from tube
contains pro vitamin B5 ( to strethen nails)
vitamins A and E ( blended to regulate and protect the skin)
Liquorice extract ( to soothe)
Vitamin C (added to help protect skin against environmental damage and reduce the appearance of age spots.)
Hydrating sodium PCA locks moisture into the skin and UVA/UVB sunscreens which protect the skin from premature aging.
for a 75ml (or 2.5 US fl.oz) tube £ 6.99
you can buy box sets of champneys body care products which include the vitamiracle hand and nail cream for £10.00 in sainsbury's stores and if buying before christmas can get deals of three for the price of two.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone that wants to improve the softness of their skin on their hands.Its rich cream and pleasant fragrance leave you feeling as though you have been pampered.
I am a bit of a hand cream addict - I admit it - I have a tube of hand cream in every bag, office drawer, next to every sink, in the car wherever. As I am looking after my little boy all day, my hands are constantly in and out of water, so I get through an awful lot of hand cream.
I was therefore pretty chuffed when I was given recently a set of Champneys minatures which contained two different hand creams, the Skin loving Rose Hand & Body Lotion (not such a fan of this one) and the Vitamiracle Hand and Nail Cream.
The Vitamiracle cream has been a real hit with me. It is a lovely thick cream which absorbs quickly into the skin and is completely non-greasy. Your hands are just left feeling nicely hydrated and much softer. Unlike many other hand creams, it is also a nail cream and after massaging the cream into the nails and cuticles, my nails do seem noticably shinier.
The cream also has a heavenly scent - a lovely subtle rose fragrance which really does last for quite some time following the application.
Another "handy" feature (excuse the terrible pun - couldn't resist!) is that the cream includes a sunscreen - again, a fairly unusual benefit amongst the handcreams I have tested.
If you want the "science bit", the cream includes Vitamins B5, A & E plus liquorice extracts. I am no chemist, so can't tell you what these magical ingredients do, but can say that whatever those clever people at Champneys have done with this magic mix, the cream definately
seems to work.
Price wise, well the Champneys range as a whole has situated itself somewhere in the middle of the market - more expensive than a high street brand which you just slap on willy nilly without thinking about it but nowhere near as expensive as a premium brand. Quite clever really - enough to be a treat, but not to expensive to be inaffordable - someone thought that through didn't they? At £8 for 100ml tube, I think that is pretty good value.
So, if you hands are in need of some attention and you fancy a mid priced rosy cream - this is the one for you.
I began using hand creams when I moved building at work. The building that I now work in has air conditioning that is on constantly and has subsequently made my hands very dry. I moaned about this for weeks before my mum clearly got fed up of my whingeing bought me Champneys Vitamiracle Hand and Nail Cream whilst shopping in Sainsbury as they have a selection of these products in there. Lucky me.
It claims to be a rich treatment that protects and soothes, nourishes and conditions.
*About the Product*
Champneys Vitamiracle Hand and Nail Cream is a rich yet light and non-greasy treatment that has been designed to protect and soothe your hands and nails.
*And What Does it Contain?*
This hand and nail cream contains the following:
- Pro vitamin B5 which helps to strengthen your nails.
- Vitamins A and E which have been blended together to nourish, regulate and protect your skin.
- Liquorice extracts which soothe your skin.
- Vitamin C helps to protect your skin against environmental damage and reduces the appearance of age spots.
- Hydrating sodium PCA locks moisture into your skin.
- UVA/UVB sunscreens which protect your skin from premature signs of ageing.
All of these ingredients provide you with this fantastic hand and nail cream.
The appliance of this hand cream is simple. You just need to open the top and squeeze a very small amount onto your hands. No more than the size of a pea is required. Then you should just massage into the front and back of your hands and nails.
*Price and Availability*
Champneys Vitamiracle Hand and Nail Cream is exclusively sold by Sainsbury if you want to go out and buy it. Alternatively, you can purchase it online directly from www.champneys.com/collection.
This hand and nail cream retails at £8 for a 100ml bottle. This is a little on the expensive side for hand cream but as it is superb and leaves your hands feeling well and truly nourished I think it persuades you to buy it again.
There is also a travel size that you can buy which is the perfect size to sit in your handbag if you want to carry it around with you but you can only buy this as part of a gift set that they sell.
The packaging: The packaging of this hand and nail cream is a bottle which uses the flip open lid as the base to stand on. The thin plastic tube is clear so you can see the colour and amount of cream in the bottle. The thickness of the plastic makes it very easy to dispense when you squeeze it gently. The stand is a gold colour and I like the overall packaging of the product as it looks expensive, classy and stylish. You definitely feel like it is money well spent (or spent for me in my case).
Texture, colour and smell: This hand and nail cream is very thick and luxurious. You certainly feel that it is value for money. It is an off-white/cream colour which when looked at through the bottles looks like it has bubbles in, but rest assured it doesn't. As for the smell, it is a combination of smelling like cocoa butter and Johnson's baby cream. It is a lovely scent and leaves your hands smelling fresh. And it lingers for about an hour.
What I particularly like about this hand and nail cream is that it soaks quickly into your skin and doesn't leave feeling sticky or wet in the slightest. This means that it is perfect for me to use whilst at work as I can massage it into my hands and continue with work on the computer almost immediately after.
Longevity of the product: A 100ml bottle of this hand and nail cream does last you quite a long time. I use mine 2 or 3 times throughout the day as when you have washed your hands, you do need to reapply to get that feeling the cream gives you back. My bottle has lasted me roughly 3 months so far and I would say there is still just over of the cream to use.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
I bought most certainly recommend Champneys Vitamiracle Hand and Nail Cream. It leaves your hands and nails feeling great. This cream is a great product to buy, if during the credit crunch, you have had to sacrifice things like spas and treatments. It is also a fantastic gift to give to a friend if you accidentally forgot that it was their birthday and only have access to a supermarket within the hours before you see them. Yes, this has happened to me and she loved it when I gave it to her. Luckily.
All in all, this is certainly a hand cream that I will be buying in the future. When I use it, I'm left with my hands feeling fabulous and moisturised. No more dry hands for me, although I do wish they would turn off the air conditioning. Especially when it isn't even hot!
For additional information about this product or the Chamneys range visit www.Champneys.com.
I am always on the lookout for a decent moisturising cream, so when I was brought this as part of a miniatures gift set I was really pleased, the cream I will now review is not one I have ever heard of before receiving it, let alone tried it.
The product I will now review is - "Champneys collection, vitamiracle hand & nail cream"
The tube is the upside down variety, I do prefer these due to the fact that the product automatically falls into the base/lid, meaning there is less cream left when the tube is at the "unsqueezable" stage.
The tube is made of a reasonably thin plastic, this is essential to make the actual process of squeezing the cream out much easier.
The tube itself is clear, with the product being visible within, this is lovely pale creamy yellow, with the fact that it is very thick and emollient being very apparent.
The information on the tube states that this gives you "softer, smoother, younger looking hands instantly" and is packaged as a spa treatment.
Once you have flipped open the lid you simply squeeze a small amount into your hands.
The cream is very thick and very rich, so a small amount is all you will need. The cream smalls strongly of a mixture of cocoa butter and almond, this is a truly delicious small, and this does linger for a good hour after application.
The cream instantly soothes and smoothes the skin, I work in a profession where I have to wash my hand s at least 20 times a day, so my skin does get sore and scaly quite easily, this cream alleviates the symptoms straight away, though I have to disagree with the making my hands look younger claim!
As mentioned earlier this was part of a gift set, so to get a better idea of the price of a full sized item I looked on the Sainsbury's website - www.sainsburys.co.uk
Sainsburys have quite an extensive range of Champneys items, and all of them around the £5.00 mark.
For more information visit - www.champneys.com
This is truly fantastic hand cream, that smells delicious and is soothing and smoothing to even the scaliest of hands!
Thanks for reading x
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