I use a lot of hand creams as with the work I do I am constantly washing my hands in harsh cleaners.
Garnier is a well-known brand, which makes various items such as hair colourants, hand creams, and body lotions
I have had Garnier products before and have had generally good results and so this appealed to me and combined with it's claims I decided to try it.
To find it on the shelf it is in a bright green tube that stands on it's screw top lid.
I find it very easy to squeeze the tube and a pea-sized amount seems sufficient to moisturize your hands. As the dispensing hole is quite small you can adjust the amount simply and it leaves very little mess around the lid as the cream is of a thick consistency.
The cream itself is white and has a lovely smell hints of honey can be noted but other than that I am not sure it is slightly perfumed, but it is very nice whatever it is!
The product range for hand creams also has Shea butter, aloe Vera and mango, which I am keen to try also.
SO WHAT ARE THE CLAIMS AND CAN THEY LIVE UP TO THEM?
~ Fast Absorbing ~
On applying the cream to my hands I rub it in and I agree within a few seconds the cream is adequately absorbed into the skin and does not feel greasy. I can turn taps and write with a pen without it slipping out of my hand or leaving greasy marks on the paper.
~ This product is marketed as a "soothing" hand cream. ~
On applying the cream you get an instant cooling sensation. I find this very nice as after a prolonged period at work my hands can become quite sore and red. This does sooth my skin and helps ease the redness far quicker than some other hand creams I have tried. The use of honey in the product is what apparently helps sooth the skin and the fact that it is a natural ingredient is more appealing to me. Of course there are other chemicals in the making of the product and a full list of these can be found on the packaging and from the website www.garnier.co.uk
~ "Still leaves your skin hydrated even after washing"~
Aside from the honey, which also helps to restore moisture to your hands, another ingredient they use is L-Bifidus, which has an anti-evaporation property and helps to keep your hands moisturized even after a hand wash. This is very important to me as I am constantly washing my hands t work but do not have time to keep applying moisturizer after each and every wash.
The fact that the cream is not greasy and is easily absorbed again helps, as I am more likely to apply it frequently if I can feel it working yet carry on with my daily routine/jobs.
Overall, the product says that you should use the cream for a week before tests have show to reduce some people's dryness of the hands. I found it worked quicker than that to be honest, I noticed a difference after a few days.
For a tube of 100mls you can expect to pay around £3, which I feel is good value for money as it has an expiry of 12 months but I use mine generally in about a month with frequent daily use.
If I find a good product that I like and does the job it is meant to well, I don't mind paying for it - this is a product that fits that bill.
Review maybe posted on ciao and dooyoo under the same username.