Product Type: Lush Hand & Nail Care
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Lush Helping Hands
Member Name: InchyInchy
Lush Helping Hands
Advantages: Smell amazing and works well for dry skin.
Disadvantages: A little too thick for normal skin
Lush Helping Hands moisturiser
I was a very lucky girl this year and received a fair amount of Lush products for my birthday. Among the lovely selection was a large pot of Helping Hands healing and soothing hand cream, which I have been using over the last couple of months.
What Lush say: "Makes light work of dry, sore or rough hands. With skin softening linseed oil, almond oil, Shea butter and cocoa butter."
On trying the hand cream the first thing that you can't possible fail to notice is that the hand cream smells amazing. It is a really pleasant scent that isn't too overpowering and happily sits in the background. It does have a really rich smell to it but I can't quite make out any dominant fragrance, I really have yet to find a Lush product that I don't like the smell of.
I like Helping Hands but I just don't love it. I think the main problem for myself is that the hand cream is just too rich for my needs, I don't particularly have dry skin on my hands and Lush have designed and marketed the moisturiser for drier skin. I do tend to find that when I apply the hand cream it takes forever to sink in and personally for best results I find I need to slather my hands wait for 10 minutes then wash my hands, leaving beautifully soft skin. Because the moisturiser is really rich I find that I don't just use it for my hands but my elbows, knees, feet, anywhere that my skin is maybe a little rougher.
A little goes a long way.
One of the best things about most Lush products is that you usually only need to use a little of whatever it is you have to get great results. If you just want to have a quick moisturise you really only need the tiniest amount of the Helping Hands product, especially if like me you don't have dry or chapped hands. That means one pot of the hand cream will keep on going, and going, and going, and going and going...
I love the Lush packaging when it comes to the little black pots and even with constant use the pot is still in great shape. The pot comes with a really secure fitting twist top that never appears to leak - or at least mine hasn't despite being thrown around in many of a travel bag.
To sum, I liked the Helping hands hand cream but I just didn't love it. When my pot runs out and I suspect I still have another month's usage left I doubt very much that I will be re-buying this one but instead opting to try something else.
From me Lush's Helping Hands hand cream receives a well earned three out of five stars.
You can find Helping Hands hand cream in most stores or from Lush's online store.
£6.75 for a 100 g pot
Summary: Three stars out of five
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