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My hands get dry from time to time, especially when I have been spending a lot of time outside. As my hands don't suffer severely and my body moisturisers usually treat them o.k, I don't like to spend much on a hand cream that will go probably go off before I use it up. However, I recently tried a really cheap one from Sainsbury's which didn't work well, so I decided I would replace it with something a little better. A friend recommended Superdrug's Hand Therapy 2-in-1 Hand and Nail cream so I went and bought the travel sized version for 79p, which is 30ml. I wanted to be sure that I liked this one before buying the full size tube!
WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO
Superdrug say that their cream contains keratin and pro-vitamin B5 to both condition hands and strengthen nails. That's it but that is also everything I want a hand cream to do! The product is suitable for vegetarians and it hasn't been tested on animals. There are other creams within the Hand Therapy range such as anti- aging, dry skin and " invisible" formulas. The standard 2 -in-1 was the only one available as a travel mini in my local shop though.
The tube is bright pink and doesn't carry any artwork other than a hand print image. It is squeezy as you would expect, which makes using it easy. The lid is screw on which is useful if you intend to keep the tube in your bag as I do. If the cap was flip top and something heavy ended up on top of it, the cream can be forced out which is very messy, believe me. The size I have is more expensive per ml than the larger ones but it is such a neat size that I may well buy it again. It fits perfectly in a pocket of my work rucksack so it is always within reach. Even the larger ones are only 75ml and 150ml though.
FEELS NICE TO APPLY?
The cream has a nice consistency. I have found cheaper ones to be a bit runny and therefore messy to use. This one is thicker and therefore more practical to put on in a hurry. It feels pleasantly cool and light on the skin and not at all greasy. In fact it is a pleasure to massage it in for the short time necessary to feel it has been absorbed fully. The scent helps with this too. It reminds me of a sun lotion with a hint of musk, but not enough of the latter to put this musk hater off! I find it nice to use a cream that isn't floral or fruirty for a change. It lingers on my hands for some time although it is only really myself that can notice it if I lift my hands to my face. I like the fact it isn't obtrusive.
Superdrug recommend that you use it several times a day and especially after you wash your hands. This is how I would normally use a product like this but the effects from the Superdrug one are long lasting enough to mean it doesn't matter if I am a bit remiss with re-application!
I was impressed that this made my hands fell instantly softer. In fact I probably made a spectacle of myself the first time I use this as I kept touching my hands and saying "ooh,they feel really soft." In fact, I only thought my hands were slightly dry before I realised how soft they could be. They still feel soft hours after application, so as mentioned above it is still worth using if you can only remember to do so once or twice a day. I was also happy that the surface of my skin didn't feel greasy or sticky which can take away the pleasure of having soft hands otherwise. My hands look normal, but with the fresher look skin has once it has been moisturised well. More "cared for" if you like.
As for the nails, they look a little shinier after I used this regularly but I don't think that they are any stronger. My nails are naturally quite strong in general so if yours aren't you may notice more of a difference. My cuticles are noticeably softer which makes it easier to push them back and keep them neat, so I will settle for that.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE HAND CREAM?
I would, as I think it does a great job especially as it so reasonably priced. It smells nice, has an instant effect on my the feel and appearance of my skin, is fast absorbed and doesn't leave behind any residue. I am not convinced it is strengthening my nails but if your nails are weak, it is probably worth a try at the price becuase you will at least have a nice hand cream for your money!
The cream is obviously only available from Superdrug.
I regularly use a hand cream to moisturise my hands, especially in the winter. I usually receive small tubes as Christmas presents etc but when I run out I usually opt for this hand cream from Superdrug. At £1.89 for 150ml (or 99p for 75ml), it is affordable and very good value for money too. The hand cream comes in a bright pink squeezy tube with simple silver labelling, featuring a hand print.
The hand and nail cream is 'specially formulated with Keratin and Pro-Vitamin B5 to moisturise and soften skin, whilst strengthening nails'. The cream is easily squeezed from the tube and is quite thick. It has a slightly perfumed scent, but it is not too overpowering and it doesn't last too long on your hands. It is quite well absorbed into your hands but you have to leave your hands to 'dry' a little longer than with some other hand creams that I have used. Having said that, it is only a matter of seconds so it is not really a major inconvenience.
After use, my hands feel moisturised and the skin feels soft. It successful removes any dry patches of skin and stops there being any 'scaly' patches. Used on the nails, it also seems to help strengthen them. For me, the real benefit had been on the skin around the nails which it softens and smoothes. I find that the effects do not last terribly long and I am generally applying this throughout the day to keep my hands hydrated. This isn't too much of an issue as the cream is so cheap, it can just be an inconvenience to stop and apply when you are busy. A bottle would generally last me around a month in the winter but a little longer in the summer when the elements are not quite so challenging on my hands.
Overall, a pretty decent hand cream for the price. It is not the best that I have used but it is one of the cheapest and certainly not the worst. Personally, I prefer more 'luxury' hand creams if given a choice but of pennies are a bit tighter (as they can be at this time of year!) then this is a good alternative. I would prefer a stronger scent too but the important thing is that it provides my skin with moisture and helps to prevent drying and cracking which can be painful in the winter months.
I've always hated using hand creams on my hands as I hate the greasy feel left from them afterwards, luckily I'm someone who only suffers from dry hands very occasionally in the Winter and I just borrow whatever my mums got as she always has dry that's often crack and bleed from being too dry.
The reason I picked this cream up was because I'd finally stopped biting my nails and noticed this product was a 2 in 1 hand moisturiser and nail strengthener and this is what led to buy it. The bottle really caught my eye as it was bright pink and it was in the mini travel/sample size section of Superdrug for about 99p. I really like the simple packaging, a bright pink squeezy tube with the name, information and a white hand print in white on the front. The lid was a screw top so there is no need to worry about a leakage but it can be annoying to put straight back on after using the cream on your hands. A tip I picked up was to squeeze some onto my fingertips and screw the lid back on before rubbing it in.
The cream itself is a slightly runnier consistency than I would have thought but not so runny it makes a mess or you use too much of the product. The moisturiser is white and smells very pleasant and subtle, I'm not sure what the smell is but it wasn't overpowering and didn't linger on my hands for long which is a plus for me as I hate my hands smelling, even if it's a nice smell.
I didn't need to use much of the handcream as I was mainly using it to strengthen my nails so used it on my fingers, I sometimes used a little on the back of my knuckles too. When I have used it all over though I've only needed about a 5p sized blob to cover both hands. I'm not too sure if there a huge difference in the strength of my nails but it definitely helped the skin around my nails which often looked horrible and icky from where I've started playing with my hands as a habit instead of biting them. My nails and fingers generally look tidier and feel softer and it was easier to push back the cuticles to paint my nails as they had been softened.
The effect it had on my hands are very soft after using it and there is no greasy feeling left at all as it sinks in super fast and like I said there is no overpowering smell left behind. All in all I am very pleased with this purchase especially as it's so cheap and lasts a long time, for 99p I would say a bargain.
This bottle does come in larger quantities too but I'm not sure how much for but I'm guessing it will be fairly cheap as it's Superdrugs own. I would only recommend this to people who don't suffer too badly from dry hands or just want to strengthen or neaten their nails as I doubt it would have enough moisturising effects for people like my mum who it really didn't do anything for in the slightest.
I'm always buying hand cream and like trying different ones rather than sticking to only one product.
I recently bought this one from superdrug for £1.
I love the little logo on it which has a heart in a handprint. The bright pink packaging also caught my eye.
The handcream is 75ml and not too big so i've been carrying it around in my bag. For a pound, it's not a bad buy.
To use you just flick open the lid and squeeze, and the cream comes out thinly which I quite like. As soon as it's applied it really does make your hands feel a lot softer, and it has a light floral scent which I think smells really nice and it stays on your hands for a while. The cream isn't really greasy either and it's absorbed into your skin quickly.
I really liked the cream and would buy it again. I found it to be a cheap buy and not one that I regret. Used daily it really does soften your hands. It is also meant to make your nails less likely to split, flake or break.
The cream states it is enriched with keratin and pro-vitamin B5 to condition hands and help strengthen nails. It also says the cream is suitable for vegetarians (not that you are going to eat it) but Superdrug is against animal testing. Which is always a good thing and nice to see on the packaging.
So if you want a cheap hand and nail cream.. i'd give this one a go if you've not bought it before.
I have very dry skin on my hands, so get through a lot of hand creams. I wanted to find something cheap and cheerful, and at first glance this seemed perfect.
The packaging is attractive, it's a pretty bright pink colour which looks nice in your handbag or on your shelf.
The cream itself is very greasy, and I would recommend only using a tiny bit at a time or your hands do stay quite oily. I'm a person who uses my hands a lot so this was one of the downsides for me, I hate waiting for creams to soak in properly. However, it is more absorbent than a lot of other hand creams.
The smell is neither pleasant nor unpleasant, it's a bit medical and masked by an odd floral smell. It is quite strong and hung around for a little while.
My hands seemed softer for an hour or so, but as soon as I washed them there was no difference. I continued to use the cream for a few weeks but there was no real improvement, and I needed to reapply every couple of hours. It seems to be more of a barrier than actually doing anything to the skin.
Overall I would not recommend to anyone who is looking for a hand cream which will really soften your hands, but for cheap day to day cream for someone who has fairly good skin already, it seems like a nice enough product.
Superdrug hand therapy is a 2 in 1 hand and nail cream enriched with keratin and pro vitamin B5 to soften the hands and strengthen the nails. I have been using this hand cream for ages it is a great product for everyday use. I keep a tube of it by the kitchen sink and use it after washing up or cleaning.
You only need a small amount to rub into the hands and between the fingers, it absorbs easily, there is nothing worse than having greasy hands around the house marking the furniture and finger printing everything you touch which makes me very careful when I choose a hand cream, but all traces of grease have disappeared more or less as soon as you rub it in. The hand cream smells quite pleasant as well, I can't pinpoint exactly what it smells of, but it smells light a little floral and not over powering. After using my hands feel soft for hours and the dryness I used to feel has much improved.
My nails are quite long have always been strong, but they did go a little on the dry side at one time and sometimes little layers flaked off but since I have been using hand therapy they are much improved.
The tube at the top of the page is 200ml and is quite large so I have never been able to fit it into my handbag so you can imagine my delight when I saw a mini version, in the same bright pink packaging containing only 75ml perfect for popping into a make-up bag and using on the go.
In this hand washing obsessed nation that we have become its annoying to keep washing your hands when out and not moisturizing afterwards undoing all the hard work we have done during the day. So this little dinky tube is fantastic for me I take it everywhere. I bought two of the smaller size and keep one on the side of the bathroom sink now for guests to use.
Hand Therapy 2 in 1 hand and nail cream is a Superdrug product and is current priced at £1.29 for a 75ml tube.
When it comes to buying hand-creams they are a product that I feel I need due to getting very dried out hands and therefore buy rather regularly but then tend to use once or twice and forget all about my good intentions, which is actually why I bought this in Superdrug for a pound opposed to shelling out loads of pennies for something I knew I wouldn't use!
100ml bright fuchsia pink coloured tube with a clear flip-top lid/cap to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the tube there is a small hand print on there and I'm told that it is Hand Therapy, Superdrug 2 In 1 Hand & Nail Cream 'Enriched with Keratin and Pro-Vitamin B5 to soften hands and help strengthen nails'. On the back of the tube other information stated includes being told a bit about the product and directions for use are given, ingredients and size is listed and contact details for Superdrug are given (Who of course are the manufacturer of this product!). Nice easy to open tube that is rather girly really due to the colouring of the simple packaging that happens to be informative enough all at the same time!
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Tube:
This 2 in 1 hand & nail cream has been specially formulated with Keratin and Pro- Vitamin B5 to moisturise and soften skin, whilst strengthening nails. The enriched formula will also help nourish and replenish moisture levels. Frequent use will help your nails become stronger and less likely to split, flake or break. This cream is easily absorbed and will leave your hands feeling soft, smooth and supple.
Me Using It:
Well all you need of this hand-cream is a really small amount indeed otherwise it is a pain to get it massaged into the hands and simply takes too long! It is a rather thin but rather brilliant white smooth lotion opposed to a cream and like I say a little of it really does go rather a long way. The idea of course is to massage it into clean hands regularly!
The smell of this is rather pleasant. It smells delicately sweet and to me, rather sort of coconutty with a hint of flowers to it. It isn't too greasy and providing you only use a tiny amount it easily distributes through the hands and fastly absorbs with a very light and quick massage.
I use this whenever my hands feel a little on the dry side which recently has been rather a lot due to doing a lot of car boots in all weathers most days whilst house clearing my mates property ready for her to move, and my hands hate me for it. However as soon as you apply this, hands feel less agitated and softer and generally more supple without feeling like you have product on them and it giving off an artificial greasiness to the skin. With using this regularly I have found that all round my hands are rally alot more softer and my nails actually do have a bit more shine to them and they are not flaking as they were prior to using this product thankfully.
This is a nice and easy to use hand-cream that really does give instant as well as long term skin benefits. Dried up wrinkly hands feel uncomfortable as well as giving the game away about your age but this to me gives elasticity and comfort without making my skin feel like a grease pool!
A great 'value' product that doesn't hold back on being excellent value economically but still serves it's purpose beautifully! I highly recommend this plus being pink it looks nice and girly in the handbag! (Sorry lads!).
Only available in Superdrug stores.