Product Type: Crabtree & Evelyn Hand & Nail Care
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For hands that look and feel fantastic
Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Cream
Member Name: prettypolly40
Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Cream
Advantages: Soothes dry uncomfortable hands, brings moisture levels back up, protects hands, dry hands no more
Disadvantages: Price for some
Recently my hands were becoming more and drier to the point where they we're cracking and bleeding around my knuckles. Mostly due to the winter weather, central heating and washing my hands all day long, even with a moisturising hand wash. I recently ran out of my beloved OPI hand cream and I refuse to use other brands now as they just leave my hands in a greasy mess, which I hate so I was on the lookout for a new hand cream. I wanted a change from OPI to see what else was out there.
I read loads and loads of reviews on hand cream and the one that kept popping up is Crabtree and Evelyn hand cream. Personally I have never heard of Crabtree and Evelyn before but was keen to find out more.
***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***
After a long decision on which hand cream I wanted from this brand I decided on Rosewater Hand Therapy 50g. Rosewater Hand Therapy is enriched with shea-butter blended with Rosewater, which is soothing with a lovely delicate fragrance. Fantastic for dry skin for all year round.
***What is Rosewater?***
Rosewater is the left over liquid or hydrosol that is remaining when rose petals and water have been distilled together for the purpose of rose oil.
***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 their Rosewater logo in the middle. 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 lovely delicate pink metal tube, which looks like an artist's tube of oil paint. The white screw off lid sets off the delicate pink perfectly.
***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 quite a thick white cream and immediately regret my purchase as I fear it is going to be like the rest that leaves my hands in a greasy mess. However, spreading the cream to the back of my hand I am surprised at how light the cream feels and actually sinks in pretty quickly leaving my skin with a velvet feel without any greasy residue left behind. From that very moment I knew I was going to love this hand cream.
I find the rose scent is not in your face, instead I find is a delicate blend of scent that feels and smells feminine, I find the scent doesn't linger on the skin for very long.
After the first application I could feel and see the moisture that has been replenished into my poor 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.
After only two applications of Rosewater Hand Therapy I can all ready see a massive difference in my hands appearance. The cracks are starting to heal and are less sore.
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 Rosewater 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?***
To say I was undecided when I saw the product it has been one of those purchases that has left me presently surprised and I love a product find like that.
I would recommend this product to anyone who suffers from dry hands who hate the greasy feel that you get with regular hand creams.
This product is a staple in my daily routine for hands that look and feel fantastic.
Summary: A great hand cream without the horrible greasy feeling after application
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