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The Body Shop Almond Oil Hand Rescue

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Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Hand Repair / Subcategory: Hand Oil / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Repairs, Protects

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      14.03.2014 12:45
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      The Body Shop Almond Hand Butter

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      I am reviewing Almond Hand Butter which is from The Body Shop. I often suffer from dry skin on my hands and in the colder/winter months they tend to be a lot worse than what they are in the summer. I have been using a hand cream a few times a day at the moment to prevent them from feeling and looking dry. I purchased the Hemp hand butter before, but I am not a keen lover on the scent of the product which is why I decided to purchase this hand butter instead which I hoped and thought would smell a lot nicer. This particular product is an intensive hydrating treatment that restores moisture to dry skin for up to 24 hours and also cares for dry, brittle nails. The product contains sweet almond oil and has a silky smooth, non-greasy finish to it. The texture to this product is buttery and it has a sweet almond scent. Almond Oil is renowned for its hand and nail care qualities which is why the Almond Hand Care range is a popular choice for providing 25hr hydration for dry hands and to help restore brittle and dry nails.

      The nail butter comes in a round tub which is clear although the tub doesn't look clear due to the butter inside it. There is a label which goes around the outside of the tub and also another label on the lid this is a light brown colour. It clearly states on the top and the side of the tub what the product is and that it's suitable for all skin types. On the bottom of the tub is a label which tells you how to use the product. If you peel back this label it opens to reveal the list of ingredients in the hand butter. The lid to the tub unscrews to reveal the hand butter which is an off white colour. The butter looks slightly glossy and has a gorgeous light almond scent to it. The butter does look quite thick but I presume just like the body butter this melts slightly when it's applied to the skin. For those of you who have used the Almond body butter the hand butter aren't as strong as this.

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      I purchased the hand butter from The Body Shop website (www.thebodyshop.co.uk) last year when topping up on buying bits as I had a 40% off voucher. The hand butter is priced at £11.00 which is for a 100ml tub of the product. I didn't mind paying this so long as it was going to make a different to my hands and improve them. Other products in the Almond Hand Care range include:

      * Almond Hand & Nail Cream
      * Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil
      * Almond Conditioning Hand Wash

      You can also purchase all of these products from their highstreet shops; how-ever I find they normally have better offers online than they do in their stores.

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      As this product is an intensive hydrating treatment for hands and nails I prefer applying this at night just before going to bed. The best way to use the product is to use some moisturising gloves after applying the product; how-ever if you don't have these you can easily use the product without them. I actually only have one glove as one seems to have gone missing so I do need to get some more. The first time I used the butter was without the cotton moisturising gloves. I unscrewed the lid and carefully used my fingers to get a good amount of the butter onto it. I didn't want to use too much of the butter as I wasn't sure what it was going to be like. I could apply some more if I needed it. I rubbed the butter between my hands ensuring that I got the nails and in between the fingers. The butter felt really smooth and soft against my skin and immediately felt moisturising.

      As I rubbed the butter into my hands I could smell a nice light almond scent which was a lot better than the Hemp hand butter scent. After rubbing the butter into my hands I decided that I didn't need to apply anymore so I screwed the lid back onto the tub. I have to admit that I thought my hands felt a little greasy at first despite them claiming that the product is actually non-greasy. The greasy feeling only lasted a little while and as soon as the product had soaked into my skin my hands no longer felt or looked greasy. My hands looked and felt really hydrated and they also looked healthy. I liked the light almond scent that the hand butter gave to my skin as well. The butter gave my hands instant hydration and improved the look of them straight away. I actually have a dry patch of skin on one of my fingers at the moment and even this looked moisturised. The hand butter didn't irritate the slightly drier areas of skin or make them sore. I went to bed and would assess the rest of the results in the morning when waking up. I was careful when going to bed as I didn't want to leave greasy marks on the duvet cover from the hand butter.

      When waking in the morning and feeling/looking at my hands I was impressed that they still looked hydrated and felt moisturised. The light almond scent had gone and I could no longer smell this on my hands but I wasn't really bothered by this. When looking at my bed covers I couldn't spot any greasy marks on them luckily. My hands definitely felt a lot smoother and softer than what they normally felt like if I hadn't of applied the product before going to bed. The dry patch of skin I had on my finger was still there but it didn't seem as dry as it was before applying the hand butter and it wasn't itchy either. It was also a lot less noticeable which was good. I have actually used the hand butter a few nights in a row now before going to bed (without moisturising gloves) and there is a definite improvement to the look and the feel of my hands. I have quite strong nails so I can't really comment on whether this product helped my nails or not. I did notice that the skin round my nails weren't looking as dry or cracked which can sometimes lead to this area being slightly sore. On the whole my hands and nails looked lovely. The dry patch of skin on my finger has improved so much and is practically gone now which I have been pleased with.

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      I have used the Hemp hand Butter a few times before and thought that it was a very good product in terms of moisturising but I really didn't like the smell at all, which is why I decided to go for this hand butter which I presumed and hoped would smell better. Thankfully I liked the light almond scent that the hand butter had and I liked that it gave my hands a nice light almond scent that lasted a reasonable amount of time. The hand butter is very easy to apply and I found that a little goes a long way with this product; although you can probably put some back into the pot if you do happen to take out too much. Although they say the hand butter isn't greasy I did think that it was a little greasy at first, but this did disappear as the hand cream soaked into my skin. I apply this before bed as the product is an intensive treatment and I think it works better if left to soak into your skin overnight. The hand butter made a significant improvement to my hands and nails and made them soft and smooth.

      The product didn't cause any irritation to the dry areas of skin on my hands and it didn't make them feel sore, if anything it actually improved the dry areas a lot more than what my previous hand cream was. If you pop the moisturising gloves on after applying the butter the, the effects of the product will probably be even better than what they are without the gloves. Although I haven't used moisturising gloves with this product yet I was still impressed at how soft and smooth my hands felt the morning after applying the product. I found that the scent of the product does seem to disappear overnight, but this wasn't something I was really bothered about anyway. In terms of value the product is rather pricey but I purchased it when I had a money off voucher so I didn't actually pay full price for the item. I will probably purchase the product again when I get a money off code/voucher through e-mail or when there is a money off event for cardholders. I use a separate hand cream in the day if I need to because I prefer using this hand butter over night. If you have dry hands that are in need of intensive moisture then I would definitely recommend this product.




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        25.08.2013 20:33

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        My fave hand cream : )

        I love this stuff! I can't live without it and use it everyday roughly 15 -20 times. I'm a bit of a fanatic for washing my hands and apply this cream every single time afterwards. The smell is divine, almost edible and the texture is thick and very creamy but it sinks in quickly so aren't left with the greasy feeling that other hand creams can leave you with.
        The cream actually works too and has left my hands in much better condition even though they get washed way to often. The back of my hands are no longer dry and sore, I also noticed that the cream didn't sting me like other creams in the past have done.
        The price is very reasonable especially as the tub lasts so long. A little really does go a long way. The other great thing about this product is that its by the body shop and so kind to animals ect ect and they also do fantastic deals every so often online. I got this when it was on a buy one get one free deal.
        Great product that I shall be buying religiously from now on...my hand cream hunt is over!

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        06.06.2012 01:07
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        A great rich hand moisturiser without leaving any sticky greasy residue behind

        In the past I always used fairly light hand creams and they never felt like they kept my hands moisturised enough so I decided to try something richer.
        I absolutely love this Almond Oil Hand Rescue Treatment. The product smells really nice and pleasant and is very rich. Exactly what is needed for dry, rough and cracked hands!

        I think for the price and quality and also how much product you get (100ml) its very good! A little goes a long way. It doesn't leave any greasy slippery feel like some rich hand moisturisers. At first the texture seems bit too thick and pasty but when you rub it in, it sinks into the skin very well and keeps it moisturised.

        I like to use this every night before I go to sleep and it works a treat. The packaging it comes in is great too as it allows you to scoop out however much you need. Although when you start hitting the bottom you may find you will need something to scoop out the left over product around the tub!

        Overall I'm very happy with this hand cream. I love The Body Shops whole ethos of not testing on animals, supporting fair trade too and making their products in the U.K.

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        18.09.2011 16:29
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        Super moisturising hand cream

        In my constant battle to find a hand cream that will moisturise my hands but not cause a flair up of eczema, I came across the Body Shop's Almond Oil Hand Rescue.

        When I bought the hand cream, it came in a 100 ml pot for £9. Which I thought was quite expensive at the time, however, with hindsight, a year on I'm only just starting to think about replacing it. So I would say it offers excellent value for money. I find a little goes a long way with this cream and unless I have a particularly nasty flair up of eczema - I use this cream pretty much every day.

        The cream it's self is a rather luxurious thick cream which as I said goes a long way. Like most Body Shop products it smells wonderful and leaves a slight Almond scent on your hands afterwards - and not in an overpowering way. I also find it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy. I noticed the softness of my hands straight away after the first use and it really does make a difference to how my hands feel and look. I have also found that my finger nails appear in much better condition after applying the cream too.

        Unfortunately I do suffer from eczema and I have found, whilst this cream doesn't bring it on - it will irritate it if I use it during a flair up. Apart from that though, I really cant complain about this cream!

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        19.06.2011 11:42
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        Good hand cream for fast results

        I brought this earlier in the year because my hands are super dry, I suffer from eczema and the job I have began it really is not suitable for me to have hands that are dry and horrible. I have tried alot of handcreams out there and this one is currently my facourite at £9 for 100mls it is a little expensive, but it is from the body shop so it is in line.

        It is for all skin types and especially for hands that have been over exposed, and classes itself as a treatment, the cream itself is quiet thick, and does not leave your hands all greasy and oily, it absorbs into the skin well, showing results within hours.

        I have been using this for about 4 months now and I have noticed an improvement in the condition of my skin, also because it contains almonds which are proteins they are also good for the skins nutrition so I think that may help.

        There is a subtle almond scent to it, one that I quite like, that is not too over powering and leavesyour hands smelling fresh. The product is also not tested on animals.

        Unfortunatly the product does contain parabens which have a debatable link to the risk of cancer, again this is debatable, but from the body shop I personally would have liked to have seen them absent in their products.

        Like I said above the product is expensive at £9 but the Body Shop often have deals on, I recently stocked up and got 3 for about £12.

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        21.06.2010 17:26
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        A great treat for hands

        As someone who is prone to dry hands, I am always on the look out for great moisturisers and hand creams to sooth my skin, and to help prevent wrinkles and other skin worries for when I am older.

        I happened to purchase a few items from The Body Shop on one occassion, and usually when you do this they give you a few samples of other products you may like to try, such as scrubs, body creams etc. One of the samples they gave me, was this Almond Oil intense hand cream. I tried the sample (initally because it smelt so beautiful), and I was instantly taken by it as it really moisturised my skin, so I went into the shop and bought it.

        At £9, it's not the cheapest of hand creams on the market, even by The Body Shop itself, but it really is worth it if you want softly smooth hands! I should point out that this is the intensive treatment, and that next to this item on the shelves you will find the exact same product but in a tube, which is the lighter version for everyday, as this particular product is more an intensive treatment, therefore slightly more oily and thicker in consistency.

        Everytime I use this treatment it never fails to dissapoint, and the smell is really lush too! It is especially good for the back of my hands whereby after a bath or shower it tends to feel quite dry and so I often have to apply moisturiser to that area. You do get a fair amount in the tub, so you will get many treatments from it, and it leaves your hands feeling very smooth, although can sometimes also feel a little greasy if you use to much due to the shea butter it contains.

        As it is an intensive treatment, the Body Shop website reccomends you use gloves with this product as an overnight treatment. The gloves are £7 on the website which is personally too much for me, however I have seen cheaper versions in Superdrug I would consider trying. If you are after a really luxurious, intensive hand treatment then I would reccomend this product. It's perhaps not for everyday use, but for something you could use overnight or as a weekly treatment it is fantastic and also smells great!

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        10.06.2010 17:34
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        A great cream for overworked hands

        I recently decided to purchase some nice goodies from the Body Shop to treat myself as I had a discount. I am quite picky about hand creams, but I like trying different types to see which ones are the best.

        I selected this little pot of hand cream based on some good reviews I read on their website, and I tend to like almond things so it was a sure bet of a good product. I purchased it online, so other than by reading, didn't' have much else to go by.

        This Hand Rescue Treatment comes in a round 100ml pot which is a light beige colour, with light brown stickers on it. There is a big hand print on the front of the tub, and the whole look of the tub is classy, earthy and natural.

        The cream inside is a light cream colour, and is of a thick creamy consistency, and smells lush and nutty. It contains shea butter, soya oil and beeswax as well as almond oil, which are all very nourishing and moisturising ingredients.

        The cream is a very intensive moisturiser, so generally recommended for "over-exposed" hands, and those that are very rough and dry. Now my hands are not that rough to be honest, but I love slathering them in cream and making them all soft and tender. This cream works really well though, and you are given intense moisture leaving your hands soft and smooth. There is a slightly greasy feel to them, which doesn't stay for too long. I've used this cream on my hands and then worn special gloves to give my hands a good pamper, and this cream is lovely for that.

        The cream costs £9 so is by no means cheap, but with my discount, ended up costing me about £5 (they had 30% off all items, and then I had an extra 20% off through Money Saving Expert - bargainous!). I did like this cream, and would possibly buy it again if it was on sale, as there are plenty of other nice hand creams on the market, and my hands are not that rough to warrant using this on a very regular basis.

        For those of you do a lot of manual work or who have rough hands, it really is a nice cream for your paws, and the scent is nice too (if you like almonds!). If you're considering buying it, I would recommend going to a Body Shop and trying it first, as it's not a cheap buy!

        (Their Hemp hand cream is excellent for dry hands too, but the smell ain't too nice in my opinion.)

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          11.09.2009 22:02
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          For compulsive hand washers!

          As an OCD sufferer, you can probably guess I am washing my hands constantly, on bad days to the point where they are very sore and dry from constantly stripping off the natural oils. This intensive hand rescue treatment has literally saved my hands from disintegrating.

          Always being a lover of Body Shop products, when I first saw this with the name 'Hand Rescue' it instantly caught my attention as I thought it would help my cause. Seeing that this product contained almond oil, which I already loved the smell of, and shea butter which is a known effective moisturiser, I promptly popped it into my basket. At nearly £9 for a 100ml pot, this is not a cheap hand cream, but I was hoping this would be the product to rescue my poor sore hands!

          It is packaged in a round, beige pot with a screw on lid which has the label on to identify it and a handprint in the background. Quite plain but I'm never one to judge a product by it's packaging until I've tried it!

          The consistency of the cream strikes me as much thicker than a normal cream, and although not greasy in itself you can definitely tell there is a lot of oily ingredients to this when applying.

          It isn't specifically stated anywhere on the product info that it's designed to be used as a night-time hand moisturiser, but I wouldn't want to use this in the daytime, as if you apply more than the tiniest amount it makes your hands feel very creamy. I use a lighter hand cream for the daytime and keep this for my intensive night time usage, always last thing before I go to sleep!

          When my hands are feeling particularly bad, I apply a good layer of this and wear moisturising gloves overnight to really give my hands a pasting! This method really locks in the moisture. The healing properties of almond oil are amazing as I have never failed to wake up with my hands in a much better state than when I went to sleep, feeling silky smooth and looking healthier!

          It also makes your cuticles lovely and soft which is an added bonus as they too can get in a bit of a state with constant hand washing. My mum works with food, so her hands are also constantly in water and she swears by this hand cream as well.

          This really is designed to be an intensive rescue treatment for people in dire straits, so unless you also suffer with sore hands, I would question whether you could justify the price of this considering a normal hand cream would probably suffice for what 'normal' hands need it to do!

          One pot lasts me 2-3 months and I will continue to buy this as it really does work miracles on my manky hands!

          True to Body shop form, this cream is not tested on animals, and supports community trade by sourcing some of the ingredients from Ghana, Brazil and Zambia.

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            07.07.2009 17:42
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            A great product that really delivers.

            I was given this Almond Oil Hand Rescue Treatment (mouthful!!) as part of a gift. So upon writing my review I was a little stunned to find it cost £9.00!!!

            So, I thought I had outgrown the Body shop in my teens, as always used to be in there buying make-up and smellies in general, but as my income grew, so did my taste for expensive pots of goo. I am firmly back in love with The Body shop....and I have to say, its seriously not as cheap as I remember it as a teen working in a Shoe shop for £2.08 per hour!!!!

            So, this treatment hand cream, it comes in a screw top hard pot, a very sturdy pot, in a rich cream colour. It has a sticker on the top and around the side and a peel back sticker on the bottom which on the outside states it is against animal testing, and inside give the ingredients list, and rather irratatingly advises to 'slip on our moisturising gloves and leave over night'. Seriously, this should be on the outer packaging! Instead the outside offers information on the providence of the ingredients.....Shea butter from Ghana, soya oil from Brazil and beeswax from Zambia........but no information about the added extra that is advised!!! The Pot is 100ml, and states that it is an SOS moisture treatment for overexposed hands, for use on all skin types.
            I like the packaging for an at home cream on the kitchen sink, or bathroom, but somewhat cumbersome to pop in your bag.

            Inside the pot, the cream is a very solid thickish cream colour and very glossy. Its got the texture I would say of soft butter rather than a chemically cream. Its extremly rich, and a tiny amount really does go a long way. It is very very easily absorbed, leaving hands very very soft indeed. I am seriously impressed It is, however a tiny bit greasy, so wouldn't hold a glass or drive for a few minutes after application, but not for long.....

            The smell. Its not at all Almondy, it doesn't have a marzipan smell like many other Almond Products (mainly wood cleaning!!) I have tried in the past. It is a sweet, yet not overly sweet smell. Somewhere inbetween a a very very mild marzipan with a hint of Cocoa butter. Its fairly feminine, but not at all flowery. Think a man would be totally fine to use it.

            So, I have loved vsing this product very much but don't suffer terribly badly from dry hands. I have however been using it on my feet!!!! This is where it has really come into its own....it has made them very very soft, and particularly brilliant on the dry hard skin around the heal.......you will very very much need to keep feet up or where a formed flip flop after application otherwise.....whooosh

            This is a stunning hand cream, that is great for very very dry hands....feet elbows....knees....you get my drift. Slap it on any old dry spots! It is very expensive upon first glance, but as I have already said, a tiny amound really does go a very long way. I will be buying it again and again, and be giving it as gifts as well!

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              01.06.2009 21:39
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              Great value for money as the tub of 100ml lasts a long time.

              I absolutely love this hand cream. I bought this about 6 months ago for about £10 so not sure whether the price has gone up but I still have half a tub. I always use this hand cream after I wash my hands or when my hands are particularly dry. It hydrates the skin in an instance, leaving the skin soft and smooth. However, be careful not to put too much on otherwise it does get a little too greasy so I find slapping some on before bed at night is best to get super soft hands the next morning. The almond smell is quite overpowering but you do get use to it. But if you have particularly sensitive nose and can't sleep if a scent is too much, than don't use this before bed otherwise it will keep bugging you until all the cream is absorbed. I also use it on other parts of my body, particularly the skin on my shins after a shave. It sorts out the desert-like dry skin instantly.

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              05.02.2009 19:47

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              Overall great product, used better overnight with gloves.

              I brought this product intially for my Mum who is a carer and has to wash her hands after every patient. This makes her skin sore and dry and prone to dermatitus. I don't necessarily have dry skin on my hands but I do use hand cream.

              I used this before my Mum and found that is a rich cream, with a lovely smell, reminding me of a Bakewell Tart! I tried this product with gloves. I applied it before I got into bed, put on gloves and left the gloves.

              The next day my hands were really soft but I felt for me it was too rich and my hands were left oily. This worked better on my Mum and she found her hands were really soft and she used it every night. Her hands have never looked better. A great product for people who are nurses, carers, doctors etc. I was impressed with how this product worked on my Mum's hands.

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              25.07.2008 18:36
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              Brilliant for dry skin, but can be ised on normal skin for a extra treat

              I have tried this product when i asked for a free sample instore, mostly for my other half that has dry skin, especially on his hands. And it was one of the only products that actually made a difference, with this evidence i brought it, costing £9 and the boy shop Moisturising gloves, costing me £7,. Alot i know but defo worth it.

              This product comes in a container of 100ml and is thicker then a hand lotion/
              The key ingredients are:
              shea butter: which helps to soften the skin,
              Almond oil: helping to make the skin soft, smooth and moisturised.

              When applying you take a small amount into your hands then massage into hands and nails, whenever you feel needed. However i shouldn't think you'd need to apply many times during the day.

              The good point of this hand treatment is that you can tell its soaking into your skin and not just sitting on your skins. which i have found from other brands.

              For best results, moisturise your hand at night and put on the body shop glove. In the Morning yout hands will feel so soft.
              In all honesty the gloves are quite annoying to wear to bed, but the results are worth it. your hands will feel so soft.

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                12.04.2008 21:12
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                Great for people with dry skin that need a quick fix.

                One of my stocking fillers on Christmas day was a 50ml/45g pot of Almond Oil Hand Rescue Treatment from The Body Shop. Oh and yes you did read right, stocking filler. My future in-laws bought me a little stocking that they put a few bits in for me, how sweet!

                I am relatively new to hand cream but as the years roll on it becomes more and more necessary for me to use it. Up until now I have only used it sporadically when my hands were desperate. As I get closer to thirty I am finding it less of a rescue product and more of a constant maintenance one. That and I realise that if I don't look after my skin on my hands I will end up regretting it in the long run.

                I have one or two areas where I suffer from eczema, one of these is a small patch at the base of my thumb on my right hand. Every so often it can get very dry and sore, other times it hardly even notices. You may wonder why I am telling you but I thought that anyone else that suffers from eczema may find it useful to know from this point of view but also the rest of my hands are normal so I can give you two views in one, bargain!

                My pot was just under half the size of the ones on The Body Shops website, they are usually 100g. The packaging is the same though. The large pot is a rather expensive £9.00.
                It comes in a cream plastic pot with a screw top lid. Simple and easy to open and close even with your hands covered in cream.

                The lid has a beige round sticker on it with a hand print in cream as the background, well just in case the word hand wasn't enough of a hint! There is the usual Body Shop logo and it says
                Almond oil
                HAND RESCUE TREATMENT
                To soften and moisturise
                50ml 45g (1.6oz)
                This sticker can also peel back and has a full ingredients list and the words "AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING"
                Around the pot there is another sticker in the same colour, which says "Hand Rescue Treatment" in fourteen languages. It also shows the company details, recyclable symbol and the barcode.

                When you remove the lid you find another barrier standing between yourself and the contents. There is a small lid that just rests on the lip of the tub. I am guessing this is to stop the lid from getting messy.

                The cream itself has a very subtle and sensuous fragrance, not too sweet unlike some almond products. I am not usually a fan of the almond scent but this is very nice. It is not in your face and is all the better for it. The cream is an off white colour, nothing particularly impressive. You can see by looking at it that it is incredibly thick and luxurious. It looks like whipped cream or something along that consistency.

                As soon as your finger touches it you can feel that it will moisturise very well. It has the usual cold feel you get with creams which some hate but I love, there is something about that cold feeling that just makes me think that I am doing myself good.

                This is easy to smother onto your hands and you really don't need very much as a little goes a very long way. As with all rich hand creams this does leave a oily feeling on your skin but that does not last where it sinks in very quickly. After about ten or fifteen minutes that feeling has gone and you just have the soft feeling left behind.

                This works so quickly! The first time I used this was one of those times when my eczema was playing and it had become rather sore where it had become so dry, after putting a thick slathering of this on before bed on Christmas night I woke up on Boxing day with soft hands and only a tiny trace of eczema showing. My hands felt a hundred times better than they had the day before!

                I have had no trouble with my eczema since I started using this cream almost every single night. It certainly does not aggravate mine in any way so it should be suitable for others with eczema too. Almond oil tends to be very gentle unlike some other oils.

                The Body Shop always does a write up on the main ingredients on their website, they say;
                Sweet almond oil
                Provides essential fatty acids that help to repair the moisture barrier of the skin, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness. Has traditionally been used by specialist manicurists, owing to its
                Shea butter
                Moisturises and helps soften the skin.
                Organic Soya oil
                Is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair the moisture barrier of the skin, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.

                The Shea butter in this product is also community trade, which is The Body Shops version of fair trade. It comes from northern Ghana and so the approximately 400 women from ten villages who grow it there are paid a fair price for it, which in turn means that they have a far better life. The website says "Since trading with The Body Shop the women have been able to dramatically change their lives with water pipes and wells saving hours of water collecting, better housing, medical care, food, and self esteem. Importantly, they are also able to give their children, particularly their daughters, the chance to go to school."

                I love this cream and my other half has to admit that he does too, he suffers from extremely dry skin on his knuckles in the winter months, they end up cracking and bleeding, being a man he knows best, obviously, and refuses to use cream every night. To be honest he should actually use it several times a day when they are so bad, but he wont.
                He has used this several times and it stings when it is first put on where his hands are so bad but all the creams he has tried do. He always finds they are much improved the next day.

                Unfortunately the bottom of this pot is starting to show and soon enough it will all be gone. It is probably about half gone now, so all in all it will last about a month. I am using it almost every night and have used it about eight or so times on my other half's hands and when I do I make the most of it and put about five times the amount I use on them.

                I would say that the large pot would last someone that used it once a day with a small amount like you actually need about three months. Obviously I can only guess, to be honest I would say I am being rather conservative with that and it would probably last a little longer.

                The cost of this is rather high, I am a Body Shop lover but would still struggle to pay that amount out, had I not already used this that is. Now I know just how good this is I will buy it for myself. Although £9.00 is a lot, it does last and would only work out at between £2.25 and £3.00 a month. Doesn't sound so bad when put that way does it.

                I am very impressed with the moisturising properties of this cream and most definitely strongly recommend it to anyone that wants a rich hand cream.

                I am going to give it a four star rating but would happily give it four and a half really. It is only really let down by the price.


                Of course all a Body Shop review cannot be left lacking the fact that they do not test their products on animals.

                They also sell a few other products in this range
                This rescue treatment 100ml £9.00
                Daily hand and nail cream 100ml £8.00
                Moisturising hand wash 250ml £6.00
                Refining hand scrub 75ml £7.00
                Nail and cuticle treatment pen 1.8ml £7.00


                The Body Shops website is a great place to look round for more information on products, the charities they are involved with and to find out where your local store is located. You can also buy online with reasonable postage charges and I have found quite rapid delivery. www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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            • Product Details

              Contains shea butter for moisture protection /