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Whilst I was doing my shopping in Morrisons a few months ago I suddenly remembered I needed a new hand cream. My hands had been terrible after shifting departments at work and ending up spending a lot of time in the cold, they were a lot worse for wear and I needed something to get them back to normal. After looking at the small range available I decided on this Garnier 7 Days Nourisihng Hand Cream as it was only £1.99 on offer. I believe the usual price is £2.99.
The packaging is pretty nice though nothing special. It's a green squeezy tube with a white lid that it stands on. The fact that the tube is opaque means you can't immediately see when you're running out, but with this I've found that the tube compresses as you use it up so you can still tell pretty easily when it's nearly empty. The lid is a flip top which makes it really easy to use even when my hands are covered in cream.
The cream is quite thick in consistency, but it's texture is not as dense as it looks and it has a kind of watery feel to it as I massage it into my skin. It feels smooth and silky and smells quite creamy but with a hint of mango scent to it.
I find the cream absorbs quickly into my skin as long as I only use just the right amount, but there's a fine line between just right and too much with this stuff. It does feel a little greasy at first but this only lasts 10 seconds at most before the cream feels fully absorbed. It gives my skin a really lovely healthy sheen too which I think looks so nice that I sometimes use it on my arms and legs as well as just my hands.
This moisturises my skin really well and leaves it feeling very soft and smooth. I had really bad dry, white, flaky looking skin in places on my hands from working in the cold and it only took a few days using this to get rid of it altogether, which is better than many hand creams I've used in the past. One of the claims made of this product is that the skin still feels moisturised even after washing them and I totally agree, it seems like it leaves a moisturising barrier on the skin rather than just absorbing and disappearing.
All in all I'm really impressed with this hand cream, it's great value for money and I'll definitely be buying it again, as well as probably trying out some of the other varieties.