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WHAT IS IT?
This is hand cream that is made by an American company called Crabtree & Evelyn. It is called Rosewater Hand Therapy and has got the fragrance of roses.
WHAT I THINK
I use alot of hand cream because I am a beautician and I do not wear gloves as much as I should so my hands get very dry and chapped when I am handling chemicals and different treatments for my clients. One of my ladies gave me this tube of Rosewater hand cream and I think it is so pleasing to use and effective that I am going to buy some more soon because even though I have got many hand creams I like this one very much.
The hand cream is very thick and it has got a greasy feeling that I do not like but it works very good so I do not care about that. It feels very moisturising as soon as I apply it and I think that because you have to spend such a long time rubbing it in that helps to stop my skin being dry also because of the effort spent and the length of time that the hand cream is on my skin for.
The fragrance is quite strong and that is why my lady gave it to me because she does not like to use very heavy fragrances like this on her hands. I like it very much but if I eat something as soon as I have applied it I have to take care because the food can start to taste like the cream.
It makes my hands feel soft and smooth and it does not matter if they are very dry or not to start with, when my hands are feeling dry the effects of the hand cream are very noticed by me and my skin is so soft that it feels like it is back to normal and it is a pity then when the cream wears off because it makes me realise that my skin still needs to have care taken of it even though it has felt good for a few hours!
A bottle that has got 250ml of hand cream in it costs £20 and that is alot for hand cream but it is very intense and very effective so I will buy it again and I am looking forward to using it for many years.
5 Dooyoo Stars
Whenever I think of Crabtree and Evelyn I always think of the Friends episode when Rachel asks Phoebe if she wants anything from Crabtree and Evelyn and she replies oh yes, bathsalts. That was quite a few years ago now and before then I had never heard of them but I am a big fan of their lovely upmarket products now. There was a nice little shop where I used to work in London that sold their products and I must admit I was hooked from then on.
They do a number of different ranges in different scents but one of my favourite ranges is their rosewater. I like this for two reasons, one, the smell is delicious and two, the design of the roses on all the products in the range is really beautiful. I originally bought some products for my mum one Christmas as they are quite a nice mum gift to buy but was hooked not he lovely scent and now buy some for myself and my house.
The rose water scent is light and delicate and not at all flowery and overpowering. I like that it gives a hint of rose, one of my favourite smells out in a proper garden and I think they have really captured this fragrance well. In fact, Crabtree and Evelyn actually say that this is a delicate rose bouquet with fresh leafy green top notes. The packaging of the rosewater hand and body lotion is beautiful and looks great for a lotion that you leave in a guest bathroom. The bottle comes with a pump action at the top to allow you to get the lotion out easily and then on the front is a lovely old fashioned label saying Rosewater with beautiful pink roses as the emblem on it. It looks expensive and it is fairly expensive, at £20 a 250ml bottle but like I said if its for decoration as a guest lotion or as a gift I think it is worth the extra. I would not use this as an everyday body lotion because it is so expensive but now and again its lovely.
The lotion itself is formulated with vitamin E and glycerin. Anything with glycerin is perfect for my skin as I find it really coats my skin and keeps the moisture locked in as it has that smooth paraffin like grease to it without actually being greasy and clock. It really sticks to your hands and makes them nice and soft for quite a long time during the day. All in all a really nice cream.
Active Ingredients: Macademia Nut Oil (moisturises), Shea Butter (moisturises), Hyaluronic Acid (hydrates and softens skin), Myrrh Extract (helps condition nails and cuticles), Ceramides 3 and 6 II (improve moisture retention), Saccharide Isomerate (regulates moisture), Rosewater Concentrate // Shea butter-rich moisturiser with Ceramides 3 and 6 II improves skin's barrier function to reduce moisture loss for extraordinary softness and hydration / Contains myrrh extract, shown to condition nails, and Hyaluronic Acid, to hold moisture close to the skin / Apply after cleansing or anytime throughout the day /