“ Brand: Heathcote & Ivory / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Suitable for: Hand „
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I bought this hand cream to complete my collection of Heathcote & Ivory Vanilla and Brown Sugar toiletries (which already included the shower gel and the body butter) and I was using for the past couple of months. This hand cream comes in a tube with a lid at the bottom which is very convenient as there is no need to turn it upside down when running low on it. The tube is see through so it's easy to see how much of this hand cream is left in it. There is some basic information on the front with further information (such as ingredients) at the back of the tube. The hand cream itself has a creamy colour (that's what I would probably expect of something that is meant to smell of vanilla and brown sugar) and a reasonably thick and rich texture meaning that I don't need to use much of it each time. I would normally use this hand cream before going to bed as it takes some time for my skin to absorb it - otherwise my hands would be quite sticky (and it's not due to using too much of this cream - I tried using different amounts). I tried using it throughout the day but I'm normally running around a lot so it didn't work so well. It smells lovely - the scent is quite sweet but not very artificial; it clearly smells of vanilla and reminds me of Christmas! The scent isn't too overwhelming either but I can still sense it after some time. Having used the cream in the evening, my hands would be nice and soft in the morning. Unfortunately, weirdly enough I realised that this is not a very good moisturiser. After a couple of weeks of using it, my hands became much drier and I had to use a different moisturiser throught the day. According to the producer, it contains shea butterm vitamin E and glycerin to moisturise and soften hands - in my case, it only worked for the latter. Unfortunately, I won't be buying this hand cream again - I need a good moisturiser. I bought this cream from the Heathcote & Ivory website for £3.50 for 120 ml. This hand cream has not been tested on animals and doesn't contain and sulfates or parabens. Thank you for reading my review.