Product Type: Crabtree & Evelyn Hand & Nail Care
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Beautiful blend of citrus that will uplift you
Crabtree & Evelyn Citron Hand Therapy Cream
Member Name: prettypolly40
Crabtree & Evelyn Citron Hand Therapy Cream
Advantages: Soothes dry uncomfortable hands, brings moisture levels back up, protects hands, dry hands no more
Disadvantages: Price for some and not all will like the scent
With having purchased another hand therapy cream from Crabtree and Evelyn in Rosewater and adore, I wanted to explore a bit more of their range and purchase another hand therapy cream. After all a girl can never have too many hand creams as along side the eyes your hands are the first signs to show ageing.
***About the brand***
Crabtree and Evelyn has evolved from 1972 from a small family business who specialised in soaps. Now the company has over 500 stores worldwide.
Now the brand delivers fragrances, gifts, skin care and more, they have also introduced products ranges with fruit, flower and plant essences.
*** About the product***
Crabtree and Evelyn have a whole range of hand therapy creams in different sents for everyones taste. The range ranges from delicate Rosewater to Lavender, Iris, a delicate fresh Summer Hill and many more.
I decided on Citron Honey and Coriander. This hand therapy is described as a vibrant lemon and fresh coriander with a touch of sweet honey, which to me sounds divine and sounds so uplifting.
Citron Honey and Coriander is packed with shea butter with Ceramides 3 and 6 II, which improves your skin's barrier function that helps to reduce moisture loss in your hands. Hand therapy also contains myrrh extract, which is shown to condition nails, and Hyaluronic Acid, to hold moisture close to the skin.
***What is Ceramides 3 and 6 II?***
Is a variety of ceramidxes that restores the protective barrier of the skin while enhancing skin's moisture levels in exchange for skins lipds to which enhanced moisturisation and protection levels are highter leading to less dry and sensitive skin.
***What is Shea Butter?***
Shea butter is a naturally creamy/white in colour and a solid texture at room temperature, but easily liquefies on the skin; it is made from nuts of Karite Nut Tree. These trees grow in West and Central Africa and can take up to 50 years to mature. Shea butter has been used for thousands of years to treat different things including: burns, sores, stretch marks, great moisturiser, promoting cell renewal and many more uses.
The packaging I find it simple but luxurious to the point with a delicate feel. The beautiful white cardboard box, which has a picture of a lemon with its leaves logo in the middle within a posh bubble that says Citron Honey and Coriander. Hand Therapy Collection is written at the top as is Hand Therapy at the bottom. The back of the box sees how to use the product, and list of ingredients.
The product itself comes in a muddy green metal tube, which looks like an artist's tube of oil paint. The white screw off lid sets off the design perfectly that is not too fussy but delicate.
***What does the product look and feel like?***
Unscrewing the white plastic lid and gently squeezing a small amount to the back of my hand I am greeted with a thick white cream just as Rosewater Hand Therapy, which is the same.
Just like Rosewater spreading the cream to the back of my hand it still light yet creamy that sinks in quickly leaving my skin with a velvet feel without any greasy residue behind. If you find residue has been left behind, you have applied too much but this will still sink in.
At first squeeze I actually couldn't detect a strong smell like I thought I would but as soon as I spread the cream into my hands and smelt my hand I could only then smell the beautiful scent. I would say the scent is quite strong with a distenctive smell of lemon, but not with a sour smell that is strong. The peppery coriander is not in your face either, all the scents within the hand therapy compliment each other very well giving you the most uplifting fragrance.
After the first application I could feel and see the moisture that has been replenished into my hands, they did not look so dull and grey. Instead I was left with hands that are softer to the touch without the uncomfortable dry feeling of parched hands that have been starved of moisture.
Just as my Rosewater Hand Therapy after only one application (depending on how dry your hands are) my hands looked and felt soft without a greasy feeling I hate and associate with hand creams.
I found when the cream sunk into my hands the scent remained a little while longer, which I liked, but didn't last too long that the sent offended me.
With small and frequent applications through the day, especially when I've been washing my hands or washed up I am able to keep dry hands a thing of the past. There has been a few times I did not apply frequent applications as I actually felt my hands did not need it due to the moisture levels in my hands and the fact I feel this hand cream applies a protective barrier on my hands that keep them moisturised all day. I can go through the day with two applications and my hands are very smooth, glowing without any dry patches what so ever, even with frequent hand washing.
Even though I have a 50g tube, with frequent applications and the fact such a small amount of product is needed this tube is lasting me a long time and I cannot see me needing to purchase another for at least six months, maybe longer, which to me is fantastic value.
***Price and availability***
You can purchase Citron Honey and Coriander Hand Therapy from http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk. The product currently is available in three sizes, 50g for £9.00, 100g for £14.00 or 250g for £20.00. If you search on the internet you will be able to find these hand creams cheaper.
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
With my first purchase and loving it I was hooked then I just wanted to expand my collection and I am glad I did. If you love uplifting citrus scents then this is the hand therapy for you.
Summary: A great uplifting hand cream without the horrible greasy feeling after application
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