Product Type: Soap & Glory Hand & Nail Care
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Soap & Glory Hand Food
Soap & Glory Hand Food
Member Name: ladyofcampfires
Soap & Glory Hand Food
Advantages: Smells lovely, absorbs quickly and easily, leaves hands feeling soft and feeling hydrated.
Disadvantages: Does require quite regular application to keep that hydrated effect when my hands are really dry.
I have the very mundane and boring job of working on the checkouts at Tesco. Whilst this job pays my bills and gets me through uni it has horrid effects on my hands! Spending the best part of the day picking up money and cardboard boxes completely takes the moisture out of my hands and there's nothing I like to see come through my till more than a bag of frozen peas - just so I'm touching something damp! Anyone who's ever dealt with trying to open a plastic carrier bag will know it can be a difficult task and one which often requires you to lick your fingers to separate them. Of course, I'm not allowed to lick my fingers when separating bags for customers which makes the task a whole lot more difficult, even more so when my hands are so desperately dry! To add to this we get Tesco value range hand wash in the staff toilets which also completely dries my hands out.
I can cope with the boring repetitiveness of the job. I can even cope with stressed out parents who wish to take everything out on me, customers who want to hold me, a nineteen year old checkout girl, responsible for just about every decision the 'big people' at Tesco make which they don't like, impatient customers who huff and puff and moan at me because the woman in front wants to pay in 10p coins and has 1000 coupons to sort through. I can cope with rude customers, ones who don't mind allowing me to pack their entire week's shopping so they can continue their phone conversation and the screaming abuse from fifteen year olds when I refuse them alcohol. I can just about cope with the quite frankly vulgar remarks made by drunken men when I politely turn down their 'let me take you out for a drink when you've finished shift love' requests (the Saturday night shift is just awful). The one thing I cannot cope with, however, are these insanely dry hands.
So I was in desperate need of a good hand cream just to give my hands a little moisture boost from time to time whilst at work. I headed straight to the Soap & Glory shelves in my local Boots shop and bought myself a tube of Hand Food. Soap & Glory are a brand I regularly use and very rarely have disappointing results from their products so this was naturally the first hand cream I decided to try. I decided to purchase a small 50ml tube for £2.50 as I figured this would be a lot more convenient to carry around with me although this hand cream is also available in a larger 125ml tube costing £5.
The tube is pink with 'hand food' written in rather large font outlined in silver on the front, it's quite hard to miss on the shelves. The packaging doesn't quite have the same retro feel as a lot of Soap & Glory products but it's still pretty and nice and not embarrasing in the least to get out in front of people. The tube also contains the question 'the most astonishing hand cream ever?' which gives a lot of optimism about this product before you've even opened the flip top lid.
The cream itself is white in colour and quite thick. It squeezes out the tube easily but still allows complete control over how much you dispense. You really do only need a pea sized blob to cover both hands. My skin absorbs it beautifully, easily and quickly. It doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy and I can touch anything straight after applying this without leaving any residue on it which is obviously very helpful when I quickly apply a bit half way through my shift.
It leaves my hands smelling lovely. It has that trade mark Soap & Glory scent to it very similar to that of The Righteous Butter if you're familiar. A very soft, delicate and floral smell which is easily detected by passes by and lingers on my hands for ages. If I'm ever applying this within close proximity of someone else I can pretty much guarantee the words 'that smells lovely, what is it?' will come from their mouth.
This leaves my hands feeling really soft and smooth and just lovely. Rubbing it in takes about twenty seconds and then I'm good to go again with soft and moisturised hands. The hydrated feel of this cream lasts for about an hour when I'm sat on the checkouts pulling through dry cardboard although, when I apply a little of this at home, one application in the morning is enough to pretty much see me through the whole day. The cream contains shea butter which is obviously known for having softening effects on the skin and this clearly works.
It really is a lovely hand cream. Beautiful scent, softening and hydrating effects without leaving my skin greasy or clogged up with product and residue. My dry hands are now a thing of the past as long as I've got a tube of this near by, a huge help whilst at work.
Summary: A great hand cream for my dry work hands!
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