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Brand: Cuticura / Type: Nail & Hand Cream / Suitable for: Nails & Hand / What it does: Protects, Nourishes

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      22.04.2013 23:09
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      A little tube that packs a good punch for dry hands

      =Cuticura Dry Skin Intensive Hand and Nail Cream=

      Again this was one of my Poundland purchases, - a 75ml cream.

      =Hand creams=

      I try to use a variety of hand creams, for many reasons including what level of moisture my skin needs, and also so my skin does not get use to just one type I saw this in £1 shop and with it being a 75ml size, it meant that I could carry this in hand luggage

      =Trail first=
      I brought 2 tubes, one to try to make sure that my skin liked the cream, and that I felt it worked. The cream is a tube and this has the small hole at the top for the dispensing of the cream, and this has a blue cap to keep the cream sealed and fresh.

      I used a tiny blob at first, to see how it came out from the tube, I was pleased at it did not come pouring out, but came out with a good consistency, that you could easily control how much was being dispensed. The cream has a very slight smell of perfume, but this is not overpowering, and once the cream has been rubbed into your hands the perfume smell has gone.
      The cream is non greasy, which for me is a bonus, as I don't to be have my hands in mid air waiting for the grease to go,


      =The Formula=
      The product claims that it is formulated with Vitamin E, Pro-Victim B5, Glycerine and Allantion.


      =My thoughts=
      I found this a really great size tube of hand cream, its small and chubby and with only being a 75ml size, is very easy to pop in your handbag, make up bag or luggage, and is easy to use on the go.

      =Would I buy again=
      I have since brought this cream again, from another retailer, I paid £1.40, but still found this to be good value. In the cold weather I do suffer with dry skin, and this is very hydrating to my skin, and makes it feel a lot softer.


      =Would I recommend=
      Yes I would, this is a brilliant value cream.

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      14.04.2013 17:41
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      A hand cream that really leaves your hands feeling softer & smoother.

      I'm going to review CUTICURA ,DRY SKIN INTENSIVE HAND & NAIL CREAM.
      The tube I have contains 75ml of the cream & was bought in POUNDLAND for £1. I've seen it in chemists for between £1.20 & £1.40 & sometimes on special offer,so around the £1 mark in general.

      I believe EVERYONE over the age of 14 needs hand cream at some point. It's just a fact of life for adults,both male & female,so most homes will have some around the house. Us ladies are especially reliant on it for obvious reasons. Personally I have about 4 different tubes of various brands in different areas round the house & this one is my favourite & sits on the kitchen window sill.


      I want a hand cream that works,that isn't TOO perfumed & that doesn't pour out of the tube in a runny mess that necessitates using kitchen towel to remove excess.
      CUTICURA fulfills my needs . It is nice and thick & it never ceases to amaze me how little is needed to cover the hands adequately. There is only a very very slight perfume off it too,which again I prefer. I don't WANT to be reeking of roses/jasmine/peppermint,especially not when I'm wearing perfume or deodorant already.So while some find the lack of fragrance a minus,I find it a plus.


      I won't insult your intelligence by telling you how to use it . Squirt out a tiny blob & smooth it in ,with extra attention to any rougher areas ....that simple.


      THEY CLAIM...........Expertly formulated with nourishing Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 and skin soothing Glycerin and Allantoin, this cream is perfect for strengthening and conditioning nails. A handbag must have for softer and smoother hands!
      I CLAIM............they seem to have got it just right and, whatever the content, it works well.


      My one initial gripe was that the tube is rather small ,but it is deceptive in that it is indeed small,but 'chubby' & because so little is needed I have found it lasts longer than the much larger tubes of other sloppier/runnier hand creams I've bought before.Plus the broad screw-on top means it stands nicely upright on it's lid without toppling over. So in this case good things DO come in small packages & less IS more.Plus, it is a handy size for packing in a suitcase or dropping into your bag if your job necessitates rehydrating your hands periodically .



      Would I recommend it ? Yes.
      I do buy other creams occasionally,but this is the one I always come back to.


      Thank you for reading & I hope this was helpful ~~~myloh

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      03.02.2012 12:30
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      A great, rich handcream for the price

      I love using hand creams and am not especially loyal to one particular brand as I'm always trying to find that elusive "perfect" one that does exactly what you would expect a hand cream to do (although I've come pretty close with my Avon hand cream - see previous review). As a result I have about half a dozen tubes, pots or bottles of the stuff on the go at any one time and usually have a different one by each sink in the house, in my bag, on my bedside table, under the coffee table etc and if I see one on special offer when I'm out and about I'll probably give it a go.

      I picked up a tube (75ml) of the Cuticura Dry Skin Intensive Hand and Nail Cream from Morrisons for only £1.00, which seems to be a standard price for it and quite a bargain price at that. The tube itself is neither ugly nor particularly appealing and as I said, I like to have a handcream by each sink for guests to use if they want, so this isn't pretty enough to be out on permanent display and lives in my handbag, where the packaging isn't an issue!

      To use the cream you have to unscrew the base on which it stands (I really would prefer a flip cap on this as it's fiddly to rescrew caps once you've got product in your hand, and if you're a regular reader of my reviews you'll know this is a sore point with me, sorry to go on about it all the time!), squeeze a small amount into your hand and massage it into the skin.

      This cream is quite a thick one so does take a bit of time to get it throughly into your skin, but I don't particularly mind this as I usually only apply handcream when I have a few minutes to spare for it to be properly absorbed anyway. Once it is massaged in, however, it doesn't leave any stickyness or a greasy feeling like some handcreams I've tried and leaves my skin feeling soft and smoother.

      Because it is an "intensive" cream I generally use this more at this time of year when my hands can feel quite chapped by the cold, so at the moment I'm using it all the time! I find it really good for soothing my hands and relieving them of that sore, chapped feeling in addition to softening them.

      The fragrance isn't particularly offensive but I don't love it. It reminds me of grandmas...a sort of powdery, slightly floral fragrance once it's applied and it seems to last for a good couple of hours after application.

      As the affects of this handcream last for quite a while I find I only need to use it 2 or 3 times a day, even with washing hands in between times, so at £1 it really was quite a bargain really.

      All in all I'm very happy with this handcream, particularly for use when the weather's horrid to my hands and will definitely be buying it again as it's excellent value for money. I'll be giving it five stars because for me, the disadvantages are minimal compared to the effects it has on my hands.

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        18.01.2012 16:12

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        a cheap and effective handcream, a 'must' for next to the sink or in your handbag.

        Cuticura's Dry skin intensive hand and nail cream is a product which sits by the sink in my kitchen. It's a product which for me, repairs the damage done by daily washing up, cleaning and anything that remotely gives your hands a bit of a beating.

        The product claims to intensively moisturise, nourise and protect the hands and strengthen the nails. Having used this product a few times a day for the past few weeks especially I have found that my hands are softer and the skin around my nails have stopped 'fraying' around my cuticles. As well as this, I've found that my hands aren't so dry as usual and are much softer in comparison to pre-cuticura use. For the princely sum of 99p for 75ml you cannot really go wrong.

        The hand and nail cream boasts an 'expertly formulated' cream including glycerin and allatoin, renowned for their properties in soothing the skin. Whilst I may not be a scientist, as a regular user I've found that the product meets its claims and meets the expectations that one would expect from a daily use hand cream. It isn't invasive, but kind to the skin.

        I think the only thing with this product for me is that the smell isn't too 'pretty', it's just a standard smell you'd relate to hand creams and similar, not entirely groundbreaking. But for less than a pound I can't complain!

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        07.10.2010 18:32
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        An inexpensive good hand cream

        Intro

        Being a working mum and housewife means that my hands take some punishment during the course of a normal working day. In and out of water, getting dried out, nails getting hard and brittle. What I needed was something to replenish the moisture that I was losing, and something, which was going to look after my hands and nails.

        As most of you ladies will be aware, and no doubt some of the gentlemen, there are a lot of products on the pharmaceutical shelves that will do this task for you. So choosing if mostly a matter of preference and obviously depends on your budget too.
        Cuticura is a brand that I have trusted over the years, I can remember my mum using it on us when we were small so it is a brand which has been around for a while, and I feel that in general brands that last are usually brands which are trusted.

        The Packaging

        The slightly dull orange a vivid blue tube which holds the cream is pretty bog standard, that is to say it wasn't the packaging that initially took my eye to this product. The price tag of 99p certainly did. It states clearly on the front of the tube that this is Cuticura Dry Skin intensive hand and nail cream. In the dull orange section it states three claims Intensively Moisturises, Nourishes and protects hands and nails, With glycerin and allantoin. There is also a small brighter orange oval which has the words new pack written in it. All in all enough info but not awe-inspiring.


        The Product

        So does it do what it states? Well firstly for my 99p I obviously wasn't expecting miracles, I was just looking for something, which I could use in between using a better quality cream. Hands in and out of water meant that the detergents were simply removing the more expensive cream and wasting my hard earned. After each plunge into the water I would dry my hands and now apply Cuticura, and to be honest for my measly outlay the results although not instant were obvious. After a few days I did notice that my nails were not quite as brittle, and taking into consideration that I was applying the expensive stuff at nights, I feel the Cuticura definitely helped the healing process. The cream is slightly runny compared to my other brand, but it does absorb quickly and there is no greasiness. It has one of those generic smells that some may associate with such creams.

        Summary

        Overall I certainly think my 99p was well spent, and that an improvement in my hand and nails definitely occurred. I do think that I will continue to use this in conjunction with my preferred brand. It seems to have helped a bit and is great value for money.

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          23.09.2010 21:34
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          Highly recommended

          Having dry skin in general and very dry skin on my hands I'm forever on the look out for moisturising products. For a while I'd been working my way through a large bottle of a hand cream that really didn't provide enough moisture but I was loathe to waste it so when it finally ran out I found myself loitering in the make up aisle in Boyes eyeing a tube of this Cuticura Intensive Hand Cream.

          Cuticura is a brand I trust, I use the antibacterial gel myself and my partner loves their talc for his athlete's foot when he gets it so I had no qualms about this brand. A 75ml tube set me back a tiny 99p so I was thrilled with the price too.

          The tube looks different to the picture above and even has the words "new pack" printed on the front. It now has a cerise pink strip on the bottom half of the tube with the claims "intensive nourishment, smoothes and protects hands and nails and with vitamin E" written on this strip. Above that is a white section with the words "Vitamin E hand and nail treatment" and above that a blue strip with Cuticura on it. So now you know what the tube looks like should you want to track some down!

          On the back of the tube there's very little in the way of text in English, just ingredients which I won't bore you with and instructions to massage into the hands and nails as required.

          After suffering the previous product and it's inability to help my dry hands I couldn't wait to get some of this on my parched hands and brittle nails! As soon as I arrived home I had it out of the bag and ready to use.

          The tube has a screw off lid rather than a flip lid which is not what I prefer but it's the product that counts. I squeezed some of this cream out and found it had a wonderful thick creamy consistency and smelt very lightly of a mixture of cut grass and flowers to my nose. So far so good. I massaged this into my flaky hands and found it heavenly. The thickness of this means it feels luxurious as you use it and the underlying slight oiliness means a little bit goes a long way. Don't for a second think you'll end up with oily hands though because you won't, this absorbs brilliantly and leaves hand soft and moisturised. As for nails, this puts some moisture on them too so if they are dry and brittle, like mine, they will be more flexible.

          I wash my hands numerous times during the day for a variety of reasons and always dab a blob of this on afterwards and my hands feel so much better than they did with the other product. Of course the other thing about women's hands is how much they give away our age and I think mine made me appear to be about ten years older than my 37 years until I started using this! Now I think they look smooth and young again thankfully!

          I'm extremely impressed with this product, a little goes a long way so it will last ages, at 99p it was very inexpensive and it does what it claims to do and keeps my very dry hands soft and supple. A full 5 stars from me and highly recommended.

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            08.09.2010 16:30
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            As a busy mum, I spend a lot of time cleaning , using various sprays and polishes that are no good for my hands. Add to this all the time with my hands in the washing up bowl, or handwashing delicate clothing, and my hand get exposed to all kinds of nasties that can dry and irritate the skin .

            So, with my skin dry and cracked, I needed a hand cream, and opted for Cuticura dry skin intensive hand and nail cream . Not the most catchy of names, but it pretty much desribes the product .

            The tubes not particularly interesting - nothing pretty or enticing about it, simply functional packaging that describes the product and how to use it . And lets face it, thats all I really need, this is not, after all, a luxury cosmetic, but something I wanted to tackle a specific problem . The packaging claims that this Moisturises, Nourishes and Protects hands and nails.

            This is simple to use - simply squeeze a little onto your hands, and massage in, making sure to do your nails and cuticles too . The cream itself is thick and white, with a 'clean' kind of smell . It does take a little while to massage in due to the thickness, and a little longer to be fully absorbed.

            Results with this aren't instant - it's not a miracle cream . But, having been using this for a couple of weeks now, my hands are in much better condition . Softer, less dry skin, and even a particularly bad patch of dry skin I was left with after an injury seems to be lessening . It does seem to be working well, and I've had no irritation at all when using this .

            Overall, this is a product I would recommend if you have hands that are dry and need a bit of TLC. at only £1.50 for a tube, this won't break the bank, but it does deliver result after consistent use.

            4 Stars .

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            27.08.2010 13:51
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            Does all the things it claims it does.

            I was given this as a gift along with a few other items from a friend one Christmas.

            Cuticura Dry Skin Intensive Hand and Nail Cream to give it its full title is a cream that promises to intensively moisturise, nourish and protect hands and nails. It claims to soften cuticles and care for rough, chapped and over-dry hands as well as being soothing, easily absorbed and hardworking amongst many other things. So, does this cream live up to its expectations? The answer is a resounding yes!

            To use this cream simply massage gently on to your hands and you can use it as often as you like, after one application my hands were noticeably softer and generally felt more moisturised. I found that the cream absorbed very quickly in to my skin and didn't leave it feeling clammy or greasy afterwards. This cream contains Vitamin E and Pro-vitamin B5 as well as glycerine and allantoin to sooth and condition your skin and it really works!

            This cream is white in colour with just the right consistency, not too thick that it's hard to rub in and not too runny so it runs everywhere. The smell is very light and pleasant, just what you want in a hand cream. I have suffered from sensitive skin in the past but have found this cream doesn't aggravate my skin in any way.

            Now for the low down on the ingredients, there's quite a few!

            Aqua (water), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-20 Stearate, Allantoin, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Glycine, Fructose, Urea, Niacinamide, Inositol, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, PEG-14M, Pathenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Parfum (fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene.

            You get 75ml of this cream and it comes in a squishy tube with a screw cap, once opened it can last for 18 months. It's a reasonable sized tube and a little does go quite a long way. You can pick this cream up for under £3 online if you look, I'm not sure about places like Boots but I imagine it won't be overly expensive. This cream is a little gem and actually does what it says it does, not greasy residue and is kind to skin. Result!

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            26.04.2010 11:34
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            A lovely basic hand cream that shows you dont have to spend a fortune to get results

            Due to working part time in a hairdressers it is important for me to use a hand cream quite a lot as with my hands getting wet throughout the day making them prone to soreness, redness and broken skin. I hate the look of dry chapped hands so I make mine soft and smooth by applying a hand cream on a daily basis this ensures my hands stay healthy and chap free.


            I received this hand cream from my mam who had purchased it for about a quid for me from body care. I had told her I needed something that would work on dry hands and protect so she bought me the cuticura intensive hand and nail cream for dry skin.


            The cream has changed since the dooyoo profile picture and now comes in a blue, white and orange 75ml tube. The colours aren't very exciting and I think you can tell this is a basic cream. The tube comes with a blue twist top lid which can be hard to put back on the tube with freshly creamed hands.


            The cream inside is white and of medium constituency although when applied it feels a lot thicker. The scent of the cream is very nice and reminds me a little bit of baby lotion. Once applied the hand cream feels very moisturising but I do feel like there is a bit of residue left on the hands, you have to make sure you rub this in very well to prevent this.


            This hand cream contains glycerine and allantoin which are known for their skin soothing properties and pro-vitamin b5 and vitamin e to help strengthen and condition the nails. The cream is also gentle enough to be used whenever you require it.


            I have been using this cream for a few weeks now and I must admit I have seen an improvement in my nails as they seem much stronger and generally look in better condition. Mt hands do feel soft and the cream has kept them highly moisturised throughout the day. I have been applying this cream every time my hands feel sore and once applied it's as if it creates a barrier against the water and the stinging goes away almost immediately.


            Overall I will continue to use this cream as I am very happy with it and I would definitely recommend this if your hands go through a lot.

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            11.10.2009 18:39
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            ==Recommended as a basic bargain hand cream.==

            I recently used the Cuticura facial scrub and was so impressed that when I saw the hand cream I couldn't resist the temptation and bought it instantly. I can't resist a bargain and because the face scrub worked so well I had high hopes for their hand and nail cream.

            ** Cuticura **

            Unbeknown to me Cuticura is actually a well found health and beauty brand which has been going since the 1800's! Apparently most famous for its talcum powder it recently seems to be better known for it antibacterial hand gel, which in lights of the recent Swine flu outbreaks it seems obvious now why I had seem the name. I have some of their hand gel on my desk at work!!
            Cuticura have only of late started their skin care range and is one of the newest parts of their business. Extending from face wipes to facial wash it seems to fit in with the rest of the face care companies that are around right now.

            ** Intensive Hand & Nail Cream for dry skin **

            At 79p for a 100ml hand cream it rates as being pretty cheap. I bought mine from a local chemist when I was away for the weekend, but you can find it in supermarkets, and other local type stores.
            The squeezy tub is a light peach colour with a blue lid. Basic but classic is the best way to describe it. Nothing stunning but I am more interested in what's on the inside!
            This hand & nail cream directs itself straight at people with dry skin, it is written in bold on the front but also the fact it says it 'intensively moisturises' leaves me in no doubt what I expect from this hand cream.
            It also claims to do quite a lot on the back of the packaging -

            * Helps nourish and moisturise rough, chapped and over-dry skin.
            * Softens cuticles and protects nails.
            * Soothing
            * easily absorbed
            * Contains glycerin and allantoin which are known to condition and soothe skin.
            * Contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E to help strengthen and condition nails.

            For a 79p hand cream it seems to boast a lot so we'll see what happens.

            ** What Is It Like To Use? **

            To be honest I don't have extensively dry or chapped skin. However, I recently went away for a couple of days and the water really dried out my hands. They felt tight and needed some instant TLC.
            The hand cream itself is not too thick in consistency and spreads quite far so you only need a blob at a time. It is quite strange because it seems to get a little thicker as you rub it in. It didn't seem to have a strong fragrance at first but after I started massaging it into my hands a slight powdery floral scent came to life. I was not a fan of the scent but as it was only light it wasn't really a problem.
            The cream soaked in relatively quickly and although it didn't leave my hands sticky, they still felt slightly greasy. I always find that irritating but it didn't last long.
            The cream did leave my hands feeling soothed, very moisturised and soft which was great. The tightness and dryness had gone instantly. However I did find that after an hour I had to reapply. This was a shame, as I don't have extremely dry hands; I imagine that if you did then you would have to constantly reapply. This was also noticed by m friend who borrowed the cream. She actually said to me that it worked well but the effects didn't last long. So I know it wasn't just me!
            I imagine that any hand cream with vitamin e will help to strengthen nails, but as I get my nails covered in a hard gel to strengthen them, this didn't apply to me.

            ** Conclusion **

            This hand cream did give me instant result when my hands were so tight and dry that I was getting quite irritated. It is cheap and absorbs well, and left my skin feeling ultra soft. However, the effects didn't last as long as I had hoped and I had to reapply within an hour after my first use. If you had very dry or chapped skin, I imagine this wouldn't work as well as you would want to as it doesn't sink in as much as it should.
            It is great to have in your bag for those cold days when your hands need some TLC but I wouldn't recommend it as a specialist cream for dry skin at all. Nonetheless, still a bargain buy!

            ==Recommended as a basic bargain hand cream.==

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            24.04.2009 15:45
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            Not bad for a quid!

            On one of my trips to Home Bargains I spotted this little tube of hand cream for only £1.00 for 75ml. Knowing how much of the stuff I use at work I thought this was a real bargain. The cream comes in a normal squeezy plastic tube which has the screw lid on the base so the cream is always at the bottom ready to use.

            The cream contains glycerine and allantoin (a botanical extract that increases smoothness, is a skin protectant, anti irritant and promotes healing), pro vitamin B5, and Vitamin E.

            The cream itself is basic white in colour and has a good consistency, the smell is a sort of pine citrus mix which it quite nice. It feels a bit greasy when you first apply it but most of this soon goes as it skinks into your skin. It also tends to leave a bit of a shine on your hands for a while which some people may not like.

            The smell doesn't linger for too long and it's not very strong but if you use it quite often like I do, at least you won't get sick of the smell.

            I wouldn't call it an intensive moisturiser as you do need a decent size blob to cover and it doesn't survive washing your hands so you will need to apply this a few times through the day.

            My hands do feel softer and smoother and by nails look in quite good condition. Although it first appears greasy, my keyboard and phone aren't covered in the stuff so I can use it safely at work without leaving sticky handprints everywhere.

            All in all for £1.00 you really can't go wrong.

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              This isn't a cure for my dry skin.

              I suffer from very dry, sore, chapped skin in between my fingers during the winter and cold weather spells so I am always on the look out for effective hand creams to combat the effects of the harsh weather on my hands.

              - Price and Availability -

              I bought this from my local Home Bargains store for 99p for 75ml.

              - Packaging -

              A plastic tube with a screw top lid underneath which there is a small hole from which the cream is dispensed.

              I prefer tubs to tubes as you are guaranteed no waste, i.e. you can scrape the last remains of the cream from a tub, more difficult from a tube but not impossible if you cut it open!

              - What does this promise? -

              The info in this section is taken from the packaging:
              ~ helps nourish and moisturise rough, chapped and over-dry skin.
              ~ softens cuticles and protects nails.
              ~ soothing
              ~ easily absorbed
              ~ hard-working
              ~ contains glycerin and allantoin which condition and soothe skin
              ~ contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E to help strengthen and condition nails.

              - My experience -

              There was quite a choice of hand creams when I went hunting for one and given that this one had 'intensively moisturises dry skin' on the front of the tube, I thought that this would cater for my very dry hands more than the general run of the mill hand creams.

              This is a white cream with quite a strong perfume based scent so stay away from it if you aren't partial to scented creams. I'm not overly keen on the smell but decided that I would tolerate it if it worked wonders on my 'thirsty' skin!

              It is very easy to rub in and your hands only feel slightly tacky to touch for less than a minute which is an advantage over some creams which remain quite greasy for a few minutes.

              Given the highly fragranced nature of the cream I was concerned that it may sting my chapped skin and I have to admit that it did on the first couple of applications, not so intensely that I couldn't bear to use it but there was a tiny bit of stinging.

              Since I don't suffer from eczema etc I wouldn't like to say how this would react with that skin condition. It is quite highly perfumed so I can imagine that it wouldn't be great for people with extremely dry skin conditions. For that reason, I think it would be helpful if the manufacturer's perhaps put on whether this cream is helpful for eczema or psoriasis or whether it should be avoided.

              To the best of my knowledge this doesn't stain clothes, never has with any of mine but I can imagine it's not great to apply whilst wearing silk etc...

              ~ So did it help my dry, chapped skin? ~

              Not really!

              Quite a lot of reapplication is necessary throughout the day as my hands still feel dry. Over the course of a few weeks of using this, the sore, chapped areas in between my fingers have shown signs of slight improvement but there are still areas that feel tight and sore.

              As for my nails - they are in such a bad, nibbled at state at the moment that I can't really blame the cream for their bad condition, rather down to my lack of willpower! However I hadn't been interested in the selling point of protecting and nourishing my nails, just my skin.

              - Other Cuticura Products -

              Cuticura have a range of products for personal hygiene and skincare:
              ~talcum powder
              ~ hand hygiene lotion, gel & wipes
              ~ moisturising handwash
              ~ facial cleansing wipes.

              There is also a 'dry skin' range of products, the Intensive Hand and Nail Cream being one of them:
              ~ Daily facial wash
              ~ Moisture lotion
              ~ Moisture cream
              For more information visit www.cuticura.co.uk

              - Conclusion -

              To be honest, I haven't been impressed with this cream for the following reasons:
              ~ the smell
              ~ the ineffectiveness of soothing and moisturising my dry, chapped skin
              ~ a little doesn't go a long way as quite a lot of re-application is necessary

              The only advantage was that this only cost 99p, had I paid the RRP of £2.99 I would have been more disgruntled. Instead, I shall put it down to experience and remember not to buy this again.

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                11.01.2008 22:57
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                A must buy for women on the go!

                I have never really took a lot of notice of my hands. It's just the one thing I've never paid much attention of. I mean I bite my nails and the skin and really they are in a bad way! Every other inch of my skin is looked after, pampered and preened as you can tell by the majority of my other reviews so every now and I again I have a purge on my hands. I look for quick fix solutions. I'm not interested in products that 'over time' help. I'm not the sort of person who has time to chill and lather up my hands and relax with hand cream soaking in. I'm on the go. I want something easily absorbed, not greasy and doesn't need 'topping up' every hour. I want results and the results that I personally look for is softer skin. The backs of my hands can occasionally look very dehydrated making them look a bit wrinkly and cracked and sore but with a hand cream that tends to vanish immediately for a while and takes a while to come back. Because my hands are a bit cracked I'm also looking for something quite gentle.

                As a beauty therapist I have tried numerous hand creams that have made some huge claims! Do they work ? It's hit and miss, but I've never stuck to one in particular so obviously I have never been that impressed!

                The Packaging Of Cuticura Dry Skin Intensive Hand And Nail Cream comes in a 75ml light yellow tube which comes out of the bottom of it and does up with a bright blue twist on lid. Its exactly the same tube as what is shown at the top of this review on the photo.
                On the front it promises to intensively moisturise, Nourish &protect hands & nails. Contains Glycerin & Allantoin. On the back of the tube it tells us this intensive hand & nail cream will help to nourish and moisturise rough, chapped, over-dry hands, soften cuticles and protect nails. Soothing, easily absorbed and hard-working, it is ideal for use when ordinary hand cream is just not enough. It is expertly formulated with moisture plus HRC complex, together with Glycerin and Allantoin, renowned for their skin soothing and conditioning properties, and Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to help strengthen and condition nails. Moisture Plus HRC Complex is Cuticura's specially selected blend of moisturising agents, which in tests is shown to improve the skins moisture content, softness and suppleness. Also tells us directions for use which is simply massage into the hands as and when required and gives contact numbers for Cuticura.

                Just a couple of things that concern me is nowhere on the packaging does it tell us that it isn't tested on animals and it also doesn't tell us that this product, after use is recyclable!
                Not good!

                The Verdict....

                I bought this in desperation. I was in town shopping and I looked at my rough pink hands and I looked for something reasonable in price and it happened to be this. The packaging is not particularly appealing, however it is a cheap and cheerful brand! However I fell in love with it. On taking the lid off the cream it doesn't ooze out of the bottle you have to squeeze it out so your in control at all times. Its a nice consistency and is white in colour. Its highly fragrant and it smells creamy if that makes sense! Its slightly floral and fruity but very pleasant and doesn't smell cheap and nasty! When first applied it feels really greasy but 10 seconds later it dries in. You don't need loads of it and a small amount rubs in lovely.

                The result is a beautiful, comfortable hydrated softness to my hands. I can apply it and forget it's there. I've just a couple of minutes ago used this as I was writing this review on this laptop and no residue leaves my fingers and gets on the keys. Whats more the smell is lovely and it lasts ages. Also another benefit is in a minute I shall smoke a fag and the smell doesn't transfer to my fag and I can eat without eating this product lol

                Overall this is a fantastic buy. I use it once a day and it works exceptionally well for me I'm thrilled with it. I've owned this over a year and used it often and it really lasts! It simplicity and fits in with my life!

                I purchased this for £2.99 In Boots but can be found in all good chemists.
                Highly recommended!

                This review is also posted on Ciao!

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              • Product Details

                This intensive moisturising hand and nail cream nourishes and protects rough, chapped hands, softens cuticles, and protects nails /