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Brand: Molton Brown / Type: Hand Lotion / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Soothes / Skin type: All skin types

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      28.07.2012 18:12
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      A long lasting, effective hand lotion if you have the money.

      I recently won a £25 voucher for Molton Brown. I was very happy to have won a voucher for such a 'posh' store and was looking forward to treating myself. Molton Brown is an upmarket and expensive version of The Body Shop. They sell men and women's bath and body products as well as bathroom accessories.

      I went into the shop with my voucher in hand waiting to grab a bargain and then I realised that at £18 for a bottle of hand cream, my £25 was not going to go far!

      I settled on 3 little miniature bottles of their products so at least I could have a variety and feel as though I go my money's worth as they had an offer of 3 for £22.

      I decided on buying a 100ml bottle of their 'NARAN JI' soothing hand lotion. At £10.00 it is very expensive and I would never have bought this little bottle unless I had the voucher. The clear strong plastic bottle shows the light creamy liquid inside and has a silver screw lid engraved with Molton Brown. Simple and chic.

      The 'Naran Ji' range is classed as 'Lively, Zest and unmistakeable'. It is a citrus fragrance which is home to orange blossom (neroli), orange oil and grapefruit extract. The orange oil contains the vitamins which should moisturise the skin and the grapefruit extract is the zing that the hand lotion is supposed to give you. I thought it sounded lovely and I like fresh citrus fragrances especially on my tired and dry hands.

      The first thing I noticed about this hand cream is it really is quite light and milky. Not the usual thickness you would expect from a hand cream. It feels quite oily and a little goes a long way. As soon as you start to rub it into the skin you can feel the silkiness spreading. It really is very light and rich. My skin soaked up the lotion in super quick time. There was no greasy residue and in less then a minute I can get back to whatever I was doing. This is excellent for me as I am so inpatient.

      It gets a huge thumbs up for how moisturised it leaves my hands. They always feel super soft and silky after use and this little bottle is handy for me to carry around in my bag. My hands look and feel remarkably smoother and softer. I cant ask for a better hand lotion.

      The only downfall for me is the fragrance. It does not smell as citrus as I hoped and in fact I don't particularly like the fragrance. In my opinion, it smells quite woody and more of a spicy aroma then fruity. It is strong and heavy, one sniff and its stuck up your nose! It really is a shame because the product works so well.

      The normal size bottle 300ml is a whopping £18.00 and is usually found in posh hotels or restaurants. It is very pricey but as a light soothing hand lotion it works. If you have very dry skin, this probably would be too light for you. It is not intensive and is definitely not balm based hand cream. It does however work well if you have your hands in water a lot as you can have a little dab on you hand and it soaks in straight away.
      The fragrance lets it down as it is far too thick and spicy for me.

      Overall, a lovely treat for myself and I would recommend it if you're looking for a gift to impress someone. Although, make sure they know the price first so they wonder why you just bought them one bottle of hand cream!

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      02.03.2012 12:19
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      A lovely, light, refreshing hand cream

      Readers of my previous reviews are probably aware by now that I'm somewhat addicted to hand cream and have it scattered everywhere...next to each sink in the house, next to my bed, under the coffee table, in my handbag, in my desk drawer...literally, everywhere! I've never been brand loyal when it comes to hand cream so every one of those positions holds a different brand/variety of cream. The only exception to this is the Molton Brown Naran Ji Soothing Hand Lotion, which I have the pump version shown above in my downstairs loo (why do we always save the most expensive stuff for other people?!) and the smaller tube version in my handbag.

      Now, I have to point out that I didn't purchase either of these, they were both presents from my mum who doesn't bat an eyelid at the costs of things, whereas there is no way on earth I'd pay Molton Brown prices for a hand cream when Nivea, Neutrogena and Avon all do lotions that work just as well for a fraction of the price. This lotion comes in at £16 for the 300ml pump bottle version and a ridiculous £13 for the 75ml tue version. How they can justify the difference in these prices when the only basic difference is that the tube also has spf 15 is beyond me...do they not know that you can suncream for much less than that?!!

      Anyway, enough of my rant, on to the product. The bottle is your standard Molton Brown bottle, clear with a black pump dispenser on top and the usual branding on the front. With the bottle being clear you can immediately see how much of the product you have left and the decoration provided from the product comes mostly from the colour of the hand cream inside, in this case a very pale peachy orange colour. Nice enough! One way that Molton Brown can justify the costs of their items is the quality that they provide, and you can immediately tell the difference between the pump on their bottle and the ones on cheaper versions. It is nice and stable, is neither too hard to push down nor does it slam down straight away spraying the whole of the windowsill and sink with hand cream. It also dispenses a very good amount of cream, just enough to work into your hands sufficiently (although I tend to use two "pumps" as I like to rub it into my forearms and elbows too, but for just your hands, one pump is usually plenty), meaning you don't waste product and use just the right amount so it does last longer than other creams (another example of the quality).

      (As an aside, and just because I happen to have both the tube and the bottle, the tube is a standard cream coloured tube which stands on it's flip-top lid, making it easy to squeeze an amount of cream into your hand and then put the lid back on securely without covering the tibe in cream at the same time. One bugbear of mine though is that the tube also came in a cardboard box which I hate and feel is totally unnecessary packaging and just an attempt to make a hand cream feel more luxurious and therefore more worth it's price tag).

      Having a bit of a background in languages I was expecting this cream to smell orangey (naranja is Spanish for orange, so as soon as I saw Naran Ji, it immediately set me thinking orange!) and I wasn't disappointed. I've read other reviews of this where the writer hasn't liked the fragrance of it, but I have to disagree. Whilst the overriding fragrance is definitely citrussy it's more of a creamy citrus than a sharp citrus, and actually reminds me of the smell of the hot towels you're given on planes after dinner! As it's quite a soft fragrance I do find it generally quite nice, definitely not unpleasant, and often find myself sniffing at my arms for a while after I've applied it! According to the tube version I have "Neroli is distilled from the...white orange blossom. It has a lightly spicy, uplifting aroma and a refreshing sensation on the skin" and I would have to agree - although I struggle to define much spice in the scent.

      The cream itself is nice and light, not too thick and creamy like some of the more intense hand lotions can be. As a result it is very easily absorbed into my skin and doesn't leave it feeling at all greasy or like there's residue on it, as can often be the case. Whilst I wouldn't say it leaves my skin feeling intensely moisturised it definitely does leave it feeling softer and refreshed, which, from such a light cream, I am more than happy with (especially as I have about a dozen other thicker, more intensive creams that I can use if I want more in that respect!). So it's probably not the hand cream for you if you suffer from dry, cracked skin on your hands, but if you're just looking for a little light relief this would be a great one to try (if you don't mind the cost!). It also has good lasting effects and even if I wash my hands a while after I've applied it I can still feel it on my skin.

      Overall, then, I am more than happy with this hand lotion as a nice, light cream but don't rely on it to help the trouble areas on my hands (the skin around my nails and some of my knuckles), I use Neutrogena or Avon when I'm feeling in need of some serious repair. I especially like using this cream in the summer as the fragrance is very light, citrussy and definitely makes you think summery thoughts!

      As I said, I would never pay the price for this lotion myself, especially the tube one (charging so much more for spf is a bit cheeky I think, especially as I would never dream of relying on a handcream for sun protection, whatever it claims on the bottle, I would always use a proper suncream on my pale, easily burnt skin) but that doesn't mean I don't think it's worth the money. The 300ml bottle has probably been in use for about 6 months now and isn't even a quarter of the way down. Granted, I don't use the same hand cream all the time, so I probably use this once every couple of days, but guests have full use of it too. So, judging by this it should last around 2 years, in which case the £16 price tag probably wouldn't bring tears to my eyes! But I'll still keep hoping that my mum stocks me up rather than buying it myself!

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        18.09.2011 18:24
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        Expensive hand cream for what it is

        Another hand cream that I bought to try and easy the recent eczema problem on my hands... I tried a tester of this cream in the House of Fraser a few weeks ago and I was so impressed with how immediate the soothing on my dry, eczema cracked hands was - I bought it. At £15 a pop - it's not something I would buy lightly but as I said, it really soothed my hands.

        It really did sooth the dryness of my hands and it didn't seem to irritate the eczema but it did leave my nails looking worse for wear. Difficult to describe but it was almost like dried toothpaste or something and I couldn't seem to get it off. When it did eventually wear off, my nails felt in poor condition and it has put me off using it.

        The cream does absorbs quickly and as I said, the softness is really something but to be fair, I expect a £15 cream to be pretty good! It has quite a strong aroma which according to the packet is orange blossom and spice. Well, I don't really pick up much of the orange blossom in the scent but I can definitely smell the spice and the scent stays on your hands for quite a long time. Which is unfortunate as I don't really like the smell!

        I'll finish the bottle although I think I will just use it as emergency cream to moisturise during an eczema flair up. Considering the price, the smell and how it left my nails, I wont be rushing out to buy any more. I think there are plenty of cheaper hand creams out there which do a much better job.

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          05.07.2011 21:10
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          Excellent hand cream, but it comes at a cost!

          Hand lotions are not something I would normally go out of my way to get, as I simply just use moisturise if my hands ever get dry, which they rarely do tend to any other time but winter. Because of this, these are products I do never tend to use, and the only reason I have recently been using Molton Brown's Naran Ji Soothing Hand Lotion is because my mother has displayed it in our bathroom, along with the matching hand wash. Out of curiosity, and simply due to the fact that it is just there, I do often find myself using this now whenever I am in the bathroom.

          The first thing to note is the price of Molton Brown products. If you have never heard of this brand before, they are a very premium brand and I would have to say that they are quite unaffordable to somebody like me, and are considered more of a treat than an essential hand lotion. This particular one retails at a whopping £15.00, and I think that my mother is mad for spending this amount of money on simply a hand lotion. The benefit of spending this kind of price however is that you know you are going to receive an excellent quality hand lotion.

          The liquid itself is white in colour, and comes in a bottle as displayed in the image. Just from appearance you are able to see that it is a high quality product, and you do deservedly get a generous 300ml worth of hand lotion, which is probably a lot more than your typical one. Because of this, it is definitely one of those which you will have to display in the bathroom as opposed to throw in your handbag and use throughout the day, however I think it does look quite elegant to display such an item for when guests are around.

          The scent of this hand lotion is taking from neroli, which derives from the white blossoms of Moroccan orange trees, which help to give the fragrance a zesty, spicy scent however one that is not too overwhelming, and gives a gentle scent to the hands. It is perhaps not a scent I would have picked myself, but it has really grown on me, and I think it is just lovely.

          To use this hand lotion, you simply have to squirt it out through pushing down the lid. One problem which I have noticed is that if your hand is not held right beneath where the product comes out, it can sometimes go flying out as it comes out quite fast in thin amounts. Due to this, on a couple of occasions I have found myself wearing the hand lotion all over my top which is not a good look! You only need a small amount of this hand cream, and you simply have to rub it between both of your hands to ensure it is moisturising all over. Application is easy enough, but how well did it work?

          I am happy to say that this is a fantastic hand lotion, and it rubs into your hands easily leaving them feeling much more moisturised and considerably softer than they were before use. I can not believe how much nicer my hands feel since I have been regularly using this hand lotion. Another plus is that it is not greasy at all, and dries almost instantly meaning you are not left with that horrible residue which many other hand lotions can deliver.

          Perhaps not something I would willingly splurge £15.00, but it goes to show that spending this much really does deliver good results. I would recommend this hand cream to others, but just watch when you squirt it out! Thanks for reading.

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          22.08.2010 21:02
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          recommended!

          My mum works in a primary school and at the end of the school year she normally gets lots of gifts from colleagues and children in her class. This year was no exception and one of her colleagues gave her a Molten Brown gift set. My mum hadn't heard of the brand(!) and was quite surprised when I exclaimed 'Ooh that's quite expensive you know!' They're a luxury bathing brand mainly found in department stores such as John Lewis, but also have stores of their own such as the one in Bluewater. The set consisted of two travel sized bottles of Molton Brown goodies including the Naran Ji soothing hand lotion which I am reviewing today.

          The bottle in question is 100ml in size, plastic, with a silver screw on lid. The cream itself is white and as the bottle is clear you can see just how much is left. On opening the bottle the first thing I did was take a sniff. The smell was lovely, citrussy and spicy with undertones of cinnamon, which made me think of a spice market in India!

          According to the description on their website the cream is infused with Neroli. Now I have come across Neroli before. It's an essential oil that is derived from the blossom of the bitter orange tree and is traditionally used to relieve tension, anxiety and increase circulation. I came across it a few weeks ago in the Neals Yard moisturiser that I reviewed and remember taking an instant dislike to it as it was very strong. In this case the smell is subtler, sweeter and not as overpowering so in my opinion works much better. It is still quite a strong smell though and I think it might not be to everyone's taste.

          I squeezed the bottle to try and get some of the cream out and this is where it got a bit awkward. As the bottle is made of quite hard plastic it's not very squeezable but the cream is quite runny so doesn't take much effort to come out. The actual sized bottle actually comes with a pump dispenser on top or can also be bought in a tube which is more handy for carrying around. These cost £15 and £10 respectively. I am unsure how much the travel version costs as it appears to be part of a set of 6 travel lotions and gels which are together priced at £45.

          I used a small blob, the size of a 10p piece and rubbed this into my hand. I was surprised at how light this was and how easily this was absorbed into the skin. It didn't leave a greasy residue like some creams do. My skin felt very soft and it did well to get rid of the dry patches on my hands. The smell also lasted for ages which was a bonus. I think this would be great to use in the morning to perk yourself up a bit! Overall I quite like this product but I think it is a bit pricey for me to buy the full sized version. If someone was to give me this as a gift though I'd be quite happy to receive it! Recommended!

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            07.07.2010 15:30
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            Use sparingly and it'll keep your hands soft for years

            Ah those were the days. Pre children a with a two income household I could splurge £15 on some hand cream for the bathroom.

            I've loved the look and smell of Molton Brown goodies for a few years and their shops are always lovely. This is only my second ever bottle of Molton Brown hand lotion as their use in our house is quite infrequent, but had I been buying the matching hand wash (as I did in my young and foolish days) the ratio was about 4 bottles of handwash to one of lotion. This bottle has now lasted me more than 2 years, as it was bought with the handwash to celebrate my bathroom being refurbished. I even for a while considered one of the fancy glass holders for my lotion and hand wash but common sense prevailed there.

            The lotion is dispensed from a pump, which is perfect for bathrooms and obvioulsy much preferably to the squeeze-type dispensers. The bottles are classic Molton Brown with minimal design and text included, but instantly recognisable. The hand wash come in the same size so look very nice together on your sink. Now my bottle is a few years old it is getting a bit shabby where it's been sat on a sometimes grubby sink, but this is most likely due to my poor cleanliness rather than a fault of the bottle.

            The lotion itself is quite light. I'm not a fan of overly greasy hand creams and often rewash my hands to remove them when using different brands. The smell is citrussy (to me), and overall smells clean and fresh. The smell does remain for quite a while and does leave the hands nice and soft between uses. When combined with the matching handwash the smell is intensified, but as I can no longer afford £15 for this it does still work with a generic handwash.

            Buying this product is a treat too - although it is available at concessions of major department stores (John Lewis, House of Fraser etc) I prefer to buy it in the shops - they are very calm and clean and you get a better selection of freebies when you buy from the Molton Brown shops.

            This hand lotion has, I believe, helped keep my hands in a somewhat acceptable shape after all the nappies and subsequent handwashing I have been through in the last year and a half. Having the pump by the sink is so much easier than trying to remember to rifle through my handbag for a tube of hand cream! Hopefully I can eek out the luxury to see me through at least the early days of my next baby.

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            29.04.2010 08:19
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            Great gift

            I had always looked longingly at the Molton Brown products while shopping in John Lewis. I had sniffed various bottles hoping that one day I could justify treating myself to some of this luxury brand, but the reality was that this was unlikely ever to be possible without me being completely wracked with guilt. If I ever do have any spare pennies to spend on myself I can literally think of a great big list of things I need above luxury bathroom products.

            Having said all that I had used the Molton Brown products at various friends houses in their enviable bathrooms and had absolutely loved the classic packaging and gorgeous aroma of the products. This year at Christmas however I got a real surge of excitement when I opened a gift from a close friend to find my very own bottle of Molton Brown Naran Ji Soothing Hand Lotion. The product came in a 300ml bottle with a pump type dispenser and I believe it costs a whopping £15. I was very excited and couldn't wait for the bottle to take pride of my place in my bathroom.

            First of all, I needed to have a try of this hand cream, so immediately squirted some onto my neglected dry hands. The aroma hit my senses straight away and I could smell a kind of light spicey orange smell that was absolutely gorgeous. It really did smell divine and as distinctive and classy as I had hoped for. The lotion soaked into my skin really well and my hands were left feeling moisterised and nourished.

            I was really pleased with this as a gift as I am a bit rubbish at looking after my hands and subsequently they are a bit rough and dry. With this product I can simply leave it in the bathroom and apply it every time I wash my hands. It is certainly nice to have a little luxury in my bathroom and every time I use it the aroma makes me feel a little better.

            My only slight critisism of this product is that while my hands to feel moisterised and non greasy after using, this feeling doesn't last all that long and i would say that a proper hand cream is more effective to achieve those kind of results more effectively.

            I would definately recommend this as a lovely gift for someone, you really can't go wrong. I wouldn't buy it again for myself but would be thrilled to receive is again.

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              31.03.2010 15:27
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              Disappointing lotion, but almost worth it for the scent

              This is a lovely product from Molton Brown. Not something that's really in my price bracket, but a lovely gift. The product I have is a 75ml squeezy tube. It has the same classy Molton Brown design as in the picture above, but just in a tube rather than a pump.

              This soothing hand lotion is meant to 'cocoon your hands from the environment' and be a 'luxuriously light, high-performance cream hydrator'. Sounds fancy doesn't it? Well, first I'll tell you the positives and then the negatives.

              The texture of the cream is lovely. It is light, an almost whipped cream sort of texture. It soaks into hands very quickly. Only a little is needed to cover both hands. The smell is delicious, a subtle orangey scent - I think this must be the neroli. So in both those respects, this does feel like a little treat.

              However, there are a couple of disappointments with this. Firstly, although the cream itself is not at all greasy in texture, I do find that my hands feel slightly oily after applying this cream. I know that the cream has been absorbed, as you feel it sinking in when you apply it, but afterwards it almost feels like there is a film of oil over your hands. It isn't as unpleasant as that sounds, but is certainly there.

              The other thing, which for me is a bigger issue, is that the effects of this cream wear off very quickly. I don't think it is a cream you could apply morning and night and be done, I find that it needs to be applied often throughout the day. However, I turn this to my advantage by seeing this cream not as my main hand cream ( I tend to use a generic body moisturiser for this), but as a little luxurious treat.

              All in all I would say that this product has a nice feel and delicious scent, but is not that great performance-wise. It is also at the higher end of the price range (£15 for 300ml). For these reasons, I am giving this product 3 stars.

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                01.02.2010 20:49
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                Great product, but not if your hands need extra help

                A few years back, I always used to judge whether a restuarant/hotel was good by whether or not they had Molton Brown products in the bathrooms - sad I know, but there you have it.

                Molton Brown have the branding just right - from the classically styled font on the bottle to the stylish silver band around the top, the bottle just shouts out "I am a quality product - you are going to love me!"

                I am a bit of a freak about using hand lotion - having been told at an early age that your hands are the first part of you that give your age away, I do always use hand lotion at least after every time I wash my hands.

                The Naran Ji hand lotion was my absolute favourite lotion for a number of years. It smells divine and does look so very nice in my bathroom. The lotion itself is very light to apply and does absorb nicely into the skin and leaves your hands feeling gently moisturised and delicately fragranced. The actual fragrance is orange flower blossom - but to me it smells almost gingery.

                Although I do still like this product, I find it now too light to really thoroughly moisturise my hands. I can really tell the difference between this product, which is after all a lotion, and a heavier more dense hand cream, which my hands really need. So, unfortunately, when my current bottle runs out I won't be replacing it - quite sad really, my sink will never look quite so posh again.

                For those that don't need such heavy duty moisturising, this is a lovely product - at £15 for 300ml it is not exactly cheap, but does last ages, and makes your sink look ever so pretty.

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                  01.01.2010 12:52
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                  highly recommended

                  I'm a great believer in looking after my hands as they're such a dead giveaway when it comes to the inevitable ageing process! I tend to use a medium-priced hand lotion on a daily basis such as Boots or Nivea so was thrilled to receive some great Molton Brown products this Christmas from my older daughter which included the Naran jj Soothing Hand Lotion.

                  I find that hand lotions are important all year round as they can dry up in the summer but mine are particularly dry in the winter months but I don't like 'fussy' products so a good lotion which is easy to use, nourishes & softens the hands & smells nice is ideal & Molton Brown's hand lotion ticks all these boxes for me.

                  It doesn't come cheap though - around £13 for 75ml but as you only need to use a little of the product I think it's worth the investment - even better when you have it as a gift though!

                  MB are renowned for their stylish packaging & this pump action container is brilliant - it doesn't clog & you can dispense exactly how much you need (1 is enough for my nightly routine). It is quite thick yet absorbs easily into the hands with no residue or greasiness. The effects are pretty quick to notice as well because I noticed even after a couple of applications that my hands felt smoother, more hydrated & nourished & I'm sure they look better too.

                  The list of ingredients is clearly given for those who like to know exactly what is going into their skin - personally I don't tend to read all these but was pleased to see it contains SPF15 which protects the skin from the elements.

                  The description on the box says the product is ..'infused with pure neroli, natural humectants & SPF sunscreens, it offers triple protection from UVA/UVB rays, skin dryness & premature ageing.'

                  The fragrance is lovely - quite strong & distinctive (as most MB products) yet soon becomes much more subtle. To be honest I couldn't quite place the smell as first but on the box it explains all - 'Neroli is distilled from the delicate white orange blossom. It has a lightly spicy, uplifting aroma & a refreshing sensation on the skin' - says it all really!

                  I'd defintitely recommend trying this hand lotion as it does the trick & smells delicious!

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                    27.05.2009 10:20
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                    Lovely lotion for soft hands

                    I have been a huge fan of Molton Brown products ever since my boss gave me a huge bottle of the Energising Sea Moss shower gel, something I am not sure they are still making as it seems to have disappeared.

                    From the first experience of the shower gel led me to try all sorts of other products however out of all of them this appears to be one of the best. It has now become a staple for the mother-in-law whenever we need a present for her birthday or similar! Always a winner!

                    The reason why this is so popular is possibly because the product smells nice and works. Fairly basic requirements for a product I agree however this one does it exceptionally well.

                    Like all Molton Brown products you pay a high price for them however the beauty of them lies in the high quality of the ingredients and that you only need a tiny amount each time. This hand lotion is generous in its ability to soothe and smooth from only a tiny amount.

                    I like to use hand lotions and creams before I go to bed and this one lovingly soaks into your skin so there is no nasty or sticky residue to get stuck on the sheets or bed clothes. Using a dollop of this on your hands and elbows each night make sure that your skin is softer and smoother. It is almost like it provides a sheen of baby powder on your skin as it is so gentle and absorbent.

                    The smell is a lovely subtle fragrance that is calming and doesn't overwhelm so the other half doesn't complain when I go to bed that I am using something that stinks and gives him a headache! Even he likes the smell of this as it is unisex and doesn't overpower.

                    The pump bottle is a handy option as when you have your hands full of hand cream trying to screw on a cap becomes a hideously onerous task. This has a handy lock as well so if it falls over or kids or the dog play with it the risk of it spilling everywhere is minimised.

                    I really love this product and along with the O'ccitane hand lotions are probably the best buys on the market. This is a great gift as it is always appreciated and even better if you go to the Outlet village at Bicester, they often have deals and offers to make it even more palatable.

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                      Leaves your hands feeling silky smooth

                      The first time I tried this hand lotion was when I visited the Ladies in a rather posh hotel. They had it in a little rack beside the liquid soap so, as it was free, I tried some. It was only after I returned to rejoin my friends that I really noticed how smooth my hands felt. I also loved the smell but I hadn't really paid any attention to the name of the lotion at the time of applying it. However, I liked it so much I decided to pay a return visit to the ladies room to find out.

                      The product in question was Molton Brown's soothing hand lotion. The particular one I had sampled was called "Naran Ji" but I have since discovered that they make it in other fragrances as well. If you don't like the smell of this one then you at least have others to choose from.

                      Unlike many other hand lotions I have tried, it is non greasy and easily absorbed. Just a small amount leaves your skin feeling really smooth and silky. Although it is quite a fine texture it is not runny and you only need a small amount when you apply it. I find it lasts for ages, though I suppose this depends on how often you use it! The bottle has a pump dispenser so you don't have to screw and unscrew the top every time you use it. The usual size of a bottle is 300ml or 10 fl ozs. and on the Molton Brown website currently costs £13.70. You can buy many cheaper hand lotions but I don't think it is too expensive for a lotion of this quality.

                      You can also buy other products in the Naran Ji range, including hand wash, scented candles and room spray. Molton Brown claims that the range lifts and revitalises your senses. I can't say that's what it does for me but I certainly do like the smell and the way it makes my skin feel. If you feel like treating your hands to something a bit special then this could be the hand lotion for you.

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                        27.01.2009 12:59
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                        Rich hand cream - but there are cheaper alternatives at equal or better quality

                        I was given this as a present for my birthday together with a matching liquid soap. I have used up the soap fairly quickly as it was a bit thin, but the hand lotion has lasted me for much longer.

                        The cream has a really distinctive smell and there are some days when I really like it and other days when I really hate it (and no I'm not pregnant) its just that sometimes it just seems far too strong and almost musty. It often smells even stronger when you put it on your hands.

                        The lotion itself is really rich so you don't need to put very much on. It is absorbed easily and doesn't have a greasy after feel. I have never had any adverse reaction to the cream even though I do have fairly sensitive skin.

                        Eventhough I was given this as a present I have seen it for sale and seen the price tag associated with it - I really feel £15 pounds for a bottle of hand lotion is a bit excessive - if it was absolutely fantastic and I wouldn't want anything else on my skin then I suppose I would be prepared to pay this sort of money - but for something that it OK I think it is a bit excessive. There are plenty of other products available on the market which are just as good - or better - and are far cheaper

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                        27.11.2008 15:28
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                        go buy a cheaper version and get the same effects!

                        Molton Brown is a well know brand and is considered to be luxury products...which is how they manage to charge frankly extortionate prices for products that in my opinion, don't really cut the mustard!
                        I have this product alongside the matching Shower gel, which I also don't think is worth the price. To be fair, I did receive this as a gift, so I don't know what I'm moaning about but I just wouldn't have spent the money on it...
                        The smell is a bit odd, I can't really place it - but it smells very natural and almost 'woody'...it's not very nice though, I almost expected it to smell quite coconutty from the appearance of it, but I was wrong. Also the texture is incredibly thin, it's almost like watered down moisturiser. I do not really moisturise my hands religiously but I tend to every time I wash my hands as this product is right next to my sink. It does not feel greasy which is a bonus as I really hate it when you're hands feel slick with oil after using a cream, and it does absorb very quickly...but I just don't feel like it done much good! I was really expecting super soft hands from a hand cream that can set you back £14 a bottle, but after a short time it doesn't even feel like anything's been used at all...
                        The packaging is lovely, granted. It's the usual simplistic, yet clean and posh bottle which is clear with the product details printed on the front towards the bottom of the bottle and it has the usual blurb on the back and a black pump top. So it's good if you just want some good looking bit's in your bathroom...but I'd prefer to use something different like Body Shop or something, which would probably be half the price and just as good...and definitely smell nicer!

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                          23.09.2008 14:05
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                          nice but not that nice

                          I was given a Molton Brown Gift set for Christmas a few years ago. This was a wonderful gift as it is not something i would buy for my self.

                          The products molton brown make are good. i mean they are a well know quality product- but i am just got sure they are the best and also i am not sure they are the best value for money. In the gift pack i recieved, i hads the Soothing hand lotion and body spary and a hand soup all of this similar smell-

                          I used the spray wuite quickly as it was a refreshing lemony smelly, but i still have the soothing hand lotion and also the soup in my bathroom today.

                          I do really like this product, but i i just feel that the scent is not as strong as i would prehaps like and it doesnt leave me skin feeling any better than a cheaper lotion range,

                          I would suggest that Molton Brown may appeal rather more to the more mature women rather than a face paced modern women.

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                          Molton Brown Naran Ji Soothing Hand Lotion / Indulge your hands with this deliciously refreshing hand lotion with orange flower and grapefruit / Moisturising / Pump applicator.