Product Type: Marks & Spencer Hand & Nail Care
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A MILD LEMON AND FLORAL SCENTED HAND CREAM
La Maison de Senteurs Hand Cream
Member Name: hildah11
La Maison de Senteurs Hand Cream
Advantages: Smooth, non greasy and moisturising
Disadvantages: Rather mild fragranced for me and not readily available in most shops
~LA MAISON DE SENTEURS HAND CREAM~
It was my birthday a few weeks ago and as usual, I get various gifts from friends and family including some lovely hand creams. My colleagues know that I am a regular user of hand moisturising products as I can't stand dry rough hands. I have in the past used a variety of hand moisturising products; I have liked some and disliked others. I got this hand moisturising cream recently as a gift on my birthday.
~~Availability and Price~~
The cream is manufactured by Marks and Spencer, a UK based company. The cream is just one of the toiletry product ranges they manufacture. In the UK, it seems to be available from Marks and Spencer as I have not seen it in most high street supermarkets and pharmacies which sell toiletry. It is available as a single product, 75 ml for £3.50 and currently only comes in this size.
~~Packaging and Visibility~~
The cream comes in a tube wrapped with a light green/blue label paper. The label print is clearly visible in front and the ingredients and other information are listed at the back. In my view the product packaging is not that eye catching and put amongst other hand creams, I do not think it would be clearly outstanding and visible. Fortunately as it seems to be available mainly in Marks and Spenser who are also the manufacturer, I am sure they would put it strategically so that it can't be missed.
The tube is made of thin silver squeezable plastic and has a white plastic screw on lid. The plastic is crack free, soft to press and allows easy squeezing to release the cream. The cream pours out well from the bottle but careful if you squeeze too hard, too much of the cream will ooze out resulting in wastage.
Environment wise, the manufacturer says the tube is currently not recyclable, I am not sure why in this day and age. It doesn't look any different to any other plastic I know, so I will recycle it anyway together with my other stuff.
~~Composition and Application~~
The cream is white in colour, has a smooth non runny consistence and is also non greasy. The ingredients in the cream seem well balanced.
It is fairly easy to apply but a bit of massaging into the skin and along the nails always gives best results. It is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves the skin with a soft and refreshing feeling. The cream keeps the skin fairly moisturised without the greasiness associated with other creams.
According to the manufacturer, the cream moisturises and protects your hands and contains ingredients which also help strengthen your nails.
The cream contains rich shea butter and is also supposed to be gently fragranced with lemon and floral fragrances. In my view the fragrance is not obvious at all and for me, I would call this a very mild fragranced hand cream as I can't smell any of the fragrances.
~~Use & Benefits~~
The cream is not recommended for facial use and this is clearly stated on the label. As there is no other adverse information, I would say the cream is meant to be suitable for all skin types but like everything associated with people, the cream may not be suitable for everyone.
It comes in an ideal; size for the handbag too.
According to the manufacturer, the cream is a nourishing hand cream which is supposed to help moisturise and soothe the hands and also uplift and rejuvenate the skin. It is supposed to be enjoyed, shared and never forgotten. It is inspired by the traditional styles of Southern France.
I would say this cream is ideal for women but some men may also like it.
I have been using this cream for a while now and although my hands feel great after applying the hand cream, it doesn't seem to last like the other hand creams I have used before. The smell is rather mild for me but should say it might be perfectly ok for those who do not love strong scents.
In my view it is affordable as it is average priced, neither cheap nor very expensive.
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İhildah11, Dec 2012
Summary: Mild but good hand cream