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As I have got older and having 2 young children, I realise that my skin is not the same as it was when I was a teenager. One area that I have noticed a change in is in my hands. The skin itself hasn't dramatically changed, but what I do with them has which has made them become dry very quickly e.g changing nappies, washing hands a lot more, bucket loads of domestic chores involving water, detergents and numerous disinfectants and cleaners etc. This basically means my hands can get a hammering, and I find that I need to have some form of product on my hand to ensure they remain hydrated and supple. I bought this product from Tesco quite afew months ago. It was half price and around the £1.25-1.50 mark for a 75ml tube.
Why did I buy it?
I bought it because it was mentioned on the website that it was a new product and formulation, and I was intrigued to see how it worked. The half price offer further fueled my interest and the fact it states it helps remove germs got me even more hooked into it. More importantly, I wanted to remember what it was like to use a product specifically for hands rather than using all the lotions and potions prescribed to my by the docs for my general bodycare.
How is this packaged?
The product comes in a 75ml white tube. Product comes out of tube by the flip top lid on the bottom, when opened product can be squeezed out. On the front close to the top is the ' Vaseline ' logo. Just below is the product name which is Hand Cream plus Anti Bac. Below that it tells you what the product is supposed to do.
On the back of the packaging it gives you the ingredients list, company contact details, again what the product is supposed to do and the shelf life when opened-12 months.
What is this product supposed to do?
Its supposed to moisturise the hands and help to remove germs. Formulation is non greasy and alcohol free.
Aqua, Tapioca Starch, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-37, Benzethonium Chloride, Collagen Amino Acids, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Urea, Citric Acid, Propanediol, Pentasodium Pentetate, Luaryl Glucoside, Parfum, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891
How to use
Gently rub into the hands if and when needed.
How do I find it?
The size of the product is perfect to pop into a handbag, so convenient to travel with.
I found the fragrance of this product very disappointing, there was hardly anything else. I couldn't smell floral, fruitiness, nothing. There was something but so faint and non descriptive. Definitely unisex so if fragrance isn't an issue or needed this would be a good product to have!
Product is white in colour and similar texture to a typical body lotion. Not thick but not too fluid so had some structure to it. Only needed to use alittle, and found it very easy to apply as it sank in straight away and didn't needed to be rubbed in, just gently massaged. Hands felt soft and smooth after application and completely matt. No greasy film left on the skin, but also no visible signs of hydration. For me, my hands didn't feel dry afterwards but definitely didn't feel as if they had enough hydration. Far too matt although smooth in touch, but felt lacking as if there had been no application of handcream.
Also, theres no real explanation on the packaging to say how this product helps remove germs. I can only assume it has some similar properties to the hand gels that you see available, but more info would be useful.
Would I buy this again? No. Not rich enough in texture for me, didn't provide enough hydration and moisture and fragrance was barely there. On the flip side, I can see how this could be useful for some people-people who need their hands to remain matt and not greasy e.g if you were about to drive, if your hands weren't very dry and normal so didn't need a major treatment and someone who doesn't like fragrance or if a guy wanted to use this as it easy to apply and non feminine in smell.
Just not for me.