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I like the brand Vaseline, which is one of those brands that is reliable and always around - you tend to take it for granted, but every now and then you are reminded that it is actually genuinely good. I have a couple of tubes of this Vaseline Healthy Hands & Stronger Nails Hand Cream, which I came across in gift sets, and have been enjoying using them.
My tubes are 75ml - this is the best size for popping in your handbag, but the cream also comes in a 200ml tube, and according to the Boots website is even cheaper - £3.27 as opposed to £3.75. Therefore if you don't specifically need a small tube, I'd strongly recommend going for the big one! The cream comes in a simple but attractive pale pink tube with a darker pink flip-top lid - I prefer this type of lid as they are so much easier to use.
Vaseline has been around since 1870, so it has a long history. However, it claims to make use of the latest science to help care for the skin. This cream contains keratin and stratys to provide multi-layer moisture for the skin. It makes a number of claims which I will discuss below.
Softens hands - this product certainly does that. It isn't the most moisturising hand cream I've ever used - when I want an intensive treatment, or when my hands are exceptionally dry, I need to use something else - but for an everyday hand cream it is superb.
Fast-absorbing and non-greasy - this claim is largely true. Few hand creams are completely and utterly non-greasy, but this one is better than many I've tried, and it is certainly fast-absorbing.
Strengthens nails by 50% - I can't test this claim with immense accuracy, but I can say that my cuticles and nails seem stronger and are certainly less dry and painful after using this cream a few times. It does seem to keep my nails in excellent condition - I can't think of any other cream that does this.
The cream has a faint but pleasant smell - slightly floral, but not at all overpowering.
To conclude, I highly recommend this hand cream - it does a great job, especially on the nails.
***Why do I purchase it and for how much?***
I am a frequent hand-washer due to my place of employment as well as having a young toddler at home. The main problem that I have due to me washing my hands at work with their astringent liquid soap and alcohol gel is that I get very dry, peeling and sometimes inflamed hands and that is where I need a decent hand/nail cream. I have tried a great variety of hand creams varying from the ridiculously expensive (L'Occitane) to the supermarket basics and have always found myself going back to my Vaseline healthy hand and nail lotion. The price of this cream can vary from store to store and if I shop around I can purchase it for 99p (for 75mL) whereas its RRP is £3.41.
***Packaging & Application***
I always purchase the 75mL tube rather than the bulky but cheaper 200mL as I prefer to carry it in my bag. The packaging is a standard pink plastic tube which stands on a plastic pink flip cap lid. One of the issues that I have with all hand creams and this one is no exception although they have made a vague attempt to round the corners is that they still tend to be quite sharp and therefore tear/fray the internal fabric of your bag.
The lotion itself is runnier than the more expensive creams that I've used and I actually prefer this as it makes the product easier to spread and it sinks into your skin quicker without leaving you with greasy hands which slip on everything you touch leaving an unpleasant residue. The scent of the cream is really hard to describe but personally I think it smells of 'Spring' it has a light woody scent with hints of rose and white floral but isn't overpowering and fades overtime.
***Would I recommend this product***
Definitely! I have seen a marked improvement in the texture of my hands and even the hardest calluses are smooth and unnoticeable whereas they were previously red and inflamed. I have not had any adverse reactions to this product and considering the price believe that this product is
I find my hands get really dry especially after I washed them or used some anti-bacterial gel so it is essential for me to always have some hand cream on standby. I have some in my handbag, in my bathroom, in my living room and in my car of all different varieties and this is one of them!
Vaseline is a brand I am very familiar with and as of recently they have branched out into doing body creams and lotions more vigorously and I am a big fan! Having already owned a few of their lotions and body gels in the range I had a strong commitment to this brand and decided to stick with it.
*** About the lotion ***
This Vaseline Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning Lotion comes in light pink tube packaging, and is a described as a clean feeling lotion for healthy, soft skin. It is a runny, thick lotion Which is easy to squeeze out and a blob about the size of a 5p coin is enough to cover my palms and outer hand. In the tube version I have it is easy to squeeze out as it is top down and apply liberally.
*** My Opinion ***
I use this lotion on my hands and it is a decent product but not amazing in terms of apparently conditioning my fingernails. I recently had a phase of using acrylic nails and when I took them off they left my own nails really weak, brittle and scratchy. I applied some clear "nourishing" nail polish and thought this cream may help but it made absolutely no difference at all! It does smell nice, and reminds me of a less perfumed variety of baby lotion so it brings back lovely memories!
Nevertheless as a hand moisturiser, it has been good and it moisturises my hands as good as any hand cream I've had in the past, but of course within an hour or so my hands feel normal again. It is quite good in that it doesn't leave my hands sticky, greasy or clammy and it does leave my hands soft and well nourished.
Overall, it is a decent priced product for a basic use as a hand cream but a bit of a let down in terms of rejuvenating my nails. It smells nice, but not more outstanding compared to other brands on the market so it was worth the 99p I got it for when on offer but I wouldn't run out to buy it any time soon!
We can put our hands through quite a lot. They are expected to perform a wide range of physical tasks. They are exposed to a multitude of chemicals. They are going to need a bit of extra care from time to time. Some of us need more care than others depending on skin type.
When mine require that attention I tend to turn to this hand cream. I seem to have quite a few hand creams that I am not entirely sure where they came from. I just didn't feel as though they were actually doing much to help my hands. However, my mum used this so was tempted to give it a go myself.
** Vaseline **
Vaseline is a well known brand offering a range of products aiming at moisturising your skin. They offer three different hand creams: 2 in 1 hand cream & anti-bacterial, healthy hands & UV protection and healthy hands and stronger nails. I chose the latter as I thought that the stronger nails claim was the best option and it is the one that the review will focus on.
** My Experience **
Scent: This hand cream smells nice. It doesn't have a distinctive smell other than what I describe as 'hand cream'. The scent stays on the skin for a little while after rubbing it in but it is not overpowering. It is clean, fresh and soft.
Feel: The cream feels nice rubbing it into your skin. The cream is quite thin (without being too runny) but it does not feel rich. The cream is quickly absorbed into the skin so you are not left with any greasy residue.
Hands: Since I have started using this hand cream I have noticed an improvement in the condition of my hands. They are much softer and less prone to feeling tight and dry. As a result I have noticed that I don't need to apply the cream quite as often as before.
Nails: My nails have always been quite strong but my nails do feel stronger since using this. This was important on a certain nail which I was having problems with.
** Price and Availability **
You can buy this hand cream from many shops selling beauty products; it is a well-known widely available brand. It comes in two sizes: 75ml and 200ml. I bought the 200ml bottle for £1.88 (94p/100ml) as it offered better value than the 75ml at £1.28 (1.70/100ml) from Superdrug.
** Overall **
I would definitely recommend this to anyone suffering from dry hands and need a well-priced product to soothe their hands. It is especially useful if you need something to help strengthen your nails. It is effective at moisturising your hands and keeping your nails strong. For better value opt for the 200mls though it may not be as easy to fit into smaller bags. It smells nice and is non-greasy, absorbed quickly into the skin.
I suffer from dry cracked skin around my nails all year round, and this is the only hand cream that really does a fantastic job for a reasonable price.
The cream comes in a pink upside down tub, with a flip top lid. It looks great out with my other beauty products and its small enough to take out in my handbag. It has the Vaseline logo and instructions on how to use.
You need a very small amount squeezed out as a little goes a long way. It smells really fresh and not too scented, and takes a few minutes to sink it properly. You need to rub it around your nail edges and into your fingers. If you dont rub it into these areas then it wont do the job properly. It has added vitamin e which is the product I think my nails need the most.
The cream is quite smooth and not too thick, it can feel a bit greasy at first so make sure your not touching your phone screen or anything like that straight afterwards. Once its started to sink in then the air will naturally dry it.
I use this every day as and when I feel the need, my hands feel really soft especially my palms and the tops of my hands. When I forget to apply it my nail area gets dry but as long as I remember the skin stays looking normal. Boots normally charge around £2.50 but I did get it for £1.99 in recent memory.
If you want really soft hands or to help your nails get into better condition then do try this. Vaseline is a really good brand and I have also used their body moisturiser in the past to good effect.
I think a lot of women can identify with the problems I have with my hands during the winter months. I would describe myself as having fairly sensitive skin and so I often find that when temperatures drop my hands dry out and can become very painful. Therefore a good hand cream is an absolute essential for me and I think I have found something that really works in the form of this Vaseline lotion.
I initially came across the product after receiving it in a gift set but since then I have bought it myself for £2.59 from Boots. For this you get a 75ml tube of product, making it a good size to just throw in your bag. I like the packaging; it is clean and simple and mainly features the colours blue and pink. The main tube is quite a pale pink, which gives the product quite a feminine feel. It has a separate dark blue plastic base that has a flip lid and on which the product can stand up. I like that the product opens at bottom so the product is at its easiest to get out. On the whole the packaging feels like it is very good quality. The lid closes with a satisfying click and feels very secure when closed. I don't that there is any chance of a leakage occurring, which is particularly reassuring because I do carry this around with me.
The lotion contains vitamin E, which I was pleased to see. Vitamin E is quite well known as being good for the skin and so I now specifically look for it in the skincare products that I use. It also has keratin in it, which is a protein found in skin, hair and nails and something that is particularly effective when used on those areas.
The lotion itself is white and is lightly fragranced. I quite like how the product smells; to me it is very fresh smelling. This smell does linger on the skin but not in a very noticeable way and so I don't find it to be off-putting at all. A small blob is enough to cover both hands and once it has been rubbed in I can feel an immediate difference in the state of my hands. This lotion is incredibly moisturising and really acts to soothe my skin where there are areas of soreness. I think it also makes my hands appear visibly less damaged. The formula is in no way greasy and sinks into the hands incredibly quickly leaving them a lot softer. I started off applying this every few hours but the longer I used it for I found that I needed to reapply less and less often. This product was a lifesaver for me this winter. Never before had I found a product that had such fast and impressive results.
Now, as for the claims the product makes about strengthening nails by 50% I would have to say that I really haven't noticed any difference. I didn't even realise that this product was designed as being a hand AND nail lotion until I looked at the tube in greater detail for the purposes of this review! Keeping this in mind, I therefore didn't really spend any time working the product into my nails and so it is possible that if I were to do this I would notice more of an improvement in the state of my nails. I don't see myself doing this though.
Even though I do love this hand lotion I did find some things about it that were slightly annoying. Firstly, you have to be careful to make sure to always wipe around the hole where the product comes out after each use else you will get a build up of dried lotion that doesn't look nice and also prevents any more product being squeezed out. Secondly, the lotion itself is quite thin. Although this meant that a little went a long way on my hands it also meant that it came out of the tube very fast and I often squeezed out far too much by accident. Due to this I found that there was a lot of product going to waste and that I go through the tube a lot faster than I would have liked. It could be possible to solve this problem by making the hole the product comes out of slightly smaller.
Overall though, I truly love this product. The little niggles that I have with it are truly outweighed by just how well it works to soothe and repair the damage the cold weather inflicts on my hands. I would recommend this to anyone who wants something that really works to help their hands through the winter months.
I always seem to notice how dry my hands can get in the colder months and I've tried several hand creams over time. This particular product is one I'd recommend for its additional benefits to nails and its ability to absorb quickly, because no one wants greasy hands after using it!
Vaseline Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning comes in a pink squeezy tube with a blue lid. The recognisable Vaseline logo is clearly positioned on the front so it manages to stand out on the shelf. I like the design because it's quite basic and compact enough to pop it in your bag, ready and easy to use as and when needed. It's made by the Unilever brand, and Vaseline has a wide range of products that I find to be effective and trustworthy so I was hopefully when trying this.
This is a hand lotion designed to soften hands whilst also strengthening nails by up to 50%. On the pack of the tube it tells us that using this should leave you with 'softer hands, smooth cuticles and stronger nails'. It's enriched with keratin and vitamin E, and whilst it may not be designed especially with sensitive skin in mind, I've found this to be gentle enough on my mildly sensitive skin.
The hand cream is easy to squeeze out of the tube, which contains 75ml of the lotion. You only need a fairly small amount to smooth over your hands for it to do the trick, so it lasts a reasonable while for the price. This is partly because it's quite a thin consistency compared to some lotions, and you definitely need dry hands to apply it on. It comes out as a white lotion with a very sweet smell; I thought the scent would be too overpowering, but luckily it just leaves hands pleasantly fragranced when it's been rubbed in.
I find this really does absorb well, and like it said, it leaves a pleasant sweet scent that's not too much. Having said that, it's probably not something you want to put on before eating with your hands! My hands feel instantly softer after using, and after a few weeks of using this each day, my hands do feel more nourished, smooth and supple. I can't really comment on the nail strength aspect that much, though my nails (which are very short) do seem to look a bit healthier.
Overall, this is easy to use, compact to carry, reasonably priced, and effective at softening skin to leave hands healthier. It's one I'd recommend it you want a cream that sinks in quickly and feels pleasant after use.
75ml, can be bought for around £1-3 (I bought mine from Wilkinsons on half price offer at £1).
=== The Purchase ===
I have long been a tester for various hand creams in my pursuit for the perfect hand cream; that being one that richly rewards my hands with a deep nourishing action AND at the same time strengthens my nails. I can conclusively say that this Vaseline healthy hand and nail condition lotion is the only that has done that for my hands.
Not only does this cream strengthen my nails as well as soften the cuticle area which is where I get the main problems with my hands but it also hydrates my skin extremely well.
This lovely lotion is priced at an excellent price of £2 for a 50ml tube (and sometimes less if you shop around and find special offers). In comparison to some hand creams (i.e. £10 for a Molton Brown handcream and do not start me on Occitcine hand creams which are also pricey) this one beats the lot 'hands down'. For me it is cheap enough for me to buy several tubes at a time and dot them around my house, ie near the sink in the kitchen in the bathroom and in my handbag and next to my computer so I don't forget to apply it and regularly seeing the tube reminds me to rub some in.
The smell is light and fresh and nothing too overpowering that would put some people off. It soaks into the skin easily and once I rub it all in my nails have a nice healthy shine to them too. But it is in the weeks to come that I notice the difference to the look, strength and general appearance of my nails. They seem to grow so much faster too; this is something I have never experienced with any other hand creams.
All in all an excellent, well priced hand cream that ticks 2 boxes with one application; that of delivering strengthening ingredients to the nail and nail bed, keeping cuticles healthy and delightfully softening the skin on your hands (actually that's 3 things which makes it an even better bargain!).
The only time I have been slightly disappointed with this cream was when I bought a bigger bottle from it from an old chemist in the village, I was a bit dubious about buying it as the bottle was somewhat dusty and faded (like it had been on the shelf for a loooong time) and I reckon I was correct on that assumption as when I used it the liquid seemed much thinner than the creams in the tube. I can only assume that that particular bottle was very old stock - so it might be worth checking any dates on the tubes of bottles to see if there is any manufactured date. Saying all that the tubes have always been a nice thick consistency of cream.
All in all I give this 5 ***** it must be good as I have been using it for over 12 years now and it has always proved to be excellent (bar the one incidence as described above).
I have weak nails which tend to split easily so I was looking for something which might help strengthen them. I haven't noticed it has made much of a difference to them. It is quite a light moisturiser which sinks in easily. I keep it in my desk drawer at work and use it each time I wash my hands so I need something that doesn't stay greasy for too long. No complaints there. My hands feel soft after using it. I only use a bit about the size of a pea each time so a tube lasts a long time.
The container is a handy size and would be easy to keep in a handbag. Also being soft plastic, if you are a penny pinching sort like me, it's easy to cut the end off when the tube is practically empty to make use of the very last bit. I usually find I can get at least another 5 days out of it like that.
I have read some other reviews where this was described as an expensive product. I felt it was good value but quite likely it was on special offer when I bought it. It was around £1.50 for the tube.
I have very sensitive skin and a lot of products cause a reaction. I also don't like anything heavily perfumed. This product was fine, it smells pleasant but not overpowering. It doesn't contain aloe vera which for me is brilliant news because I'm allergic to it.
Nice hand cream. OK for the price, doesn't strengthen nails despite its claim. I will probably be continuing my search for a solution to weak nails.
My hands are often dry, no idea why, but sometimes they are so dry that they are rough to the touch and almost cracking. Add to that the fact that my nails albeit long are week and flake/break easily, and I need a heavy duty hand cream!
I chose Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail Conditioning lotion because it was a two-in-one, it did my hands and nails and I truly believed it might help my nails stop being so weak. I bought it from Boots for £2.59 for a 75ml tube. This seems to be the average price in supermarkets too. A bit pricey, but Boots often do offers on hand creams so it's worth keeping your eye out.
The tube itself is soft plastic and a salmon pink colour with the blue Vaseline logo and a blue lid which flips open. On the tube it claims that it will soften your hands and strengthen your nails by 50%, this is something I thought seemed a bit over the top to claim, but I was very surprised (more on that later).
You don't need to use much, probably less than the size of a 50p coin. I always rub it all over my hands, more in the rough/dry parts, and all over my nails too. I use it regularly, a few times a day, or more if I've washed my hands a lot (like when I'm doing housework or cooking). It's a small 75ml tube, so easy and light to carry, and I have one in my handbag for that reason.
The cream itself is white, with a perfume-y smell which is nice, and subtle. You can smell it on your hands for a while afterwards, but it isn't an overpowering or strong smell and doesn't smell chemical like at all. It absorbs quickly and well, despite being quite a thin cream compared to some of its rivals. It isn't greasy either, which is a big plus for me.
My hands felt soft immediately after using it, and remained soft for a couple of hours after, but then I felt that I needed to reapply it. It didn't do much to 'cure' my dry skin, it did soften it but only temporarily. I've had other hand creams that make my hands completely smooth after a few uses, even the dry bits.
I didn't notice any particular improvement to my nails despite how often I use the cream. I did notice that my cuticles were softer and less likely to be sore or cut, but my actual nails seemed exactly as they had always been.
All in all, it is a good cream in that it absorbs well and does make my hands feel soft. BUT it doesn't make much difference (if any) to my nails and doesn't last long before it needs reapplying. It's also expensive for 75ml. For those reasons, it's 3 stars from me.
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I've never had soft manicured hands though I do try to make them more feminie with nail varnish and hand miosturisers. I saw this in Boots for £2.59 and was going to buy it but though it was a bit pricey for a 75ml tube so I didn't buy it. I went in Superdrug afterwards and it was on offer for £1.27, less than half price so I grabbed one to try.
On the tube it claims that it will soften your hands and strengthen your nails by 50%. 2 in 1 product that I thought would be good as my nails are terrible and don't really grow very much before splitting and breaking.
The tube is pink and girly which I liked and has a blue flip lid which makes it easy to open and use, espeically if you've already used it and your hands are a bit greasy after moisturising.
I used a walnut sized amount and rubbed it all over my hands, palms and fingers vigorously to help it soak in. I also made sure to get some on and around my nails to help strengthen them. I kept the cream in my bag so I could use it frequently throughout the day too.
The cream is quite nice. It's fairly thin so it spreads easily on your hands and soaks in quite well. My hands felt quite soft for about an hour or so after using it, then I felt like I needed to apply more. As for my nails, I didn't really see any difference in their condition or strength.
Unlike some moisturisers, this doesn't really make your hands feel greasy after use which is good, once it has soaked in, they just feel a bit softer.
I continued to use the product for over a week, and did see a little difference around my nails, where I sometimes get sore skin, but other than that, I didn't see any difference to the actual nail or overall condition of my hands. For me, my hands only felt soft when I'd just used it which means re-applying it a lot. I still use it from time to time, but don't feel like it improves the dryness of my hands for long.
Overall, I'm not keen on this. I think it's pricey for the small bottle and doesn't make a great deal of difference. I definitely wouldn't recommend it if you have really dry hands as I can't see it working. I'll finish the tube off and won't bother buying it again.
I pick and bite at my nails quite often, and just generally dont really take much care in making them look good, I only really paint my nails and thats about it.
When I take more notice of my hands though I notice they are not as nice as they could be! I know that sounds weird, but they would look so much better if I just put an extra few minutes care into each day.
Vaseline is a brand I know well and trust.
I picked this up in Boots just because I thought my hands needed some tender loving care.
I have the 75ml bottle just like above! there is also other larger versions available, but since it was my first time I made it a small one just incase I didn't like it! I payed around £2.50 for it which is a decent price.
The lotion comes in a pink triangle ( almost ) shaped tube! with a dark navy lid which is flip top!
Over the bottle it has the Vaseline logo, information on the product and if you look on the back more information on the product.
Its simple but I likes it, its quite girly.
So what does the cream promise to do? well..it promises to condition and moisturise your hands, its meant to be very absorbing and not greasy.
It nourishes your hands for softer palms, fingertips and knuckles.
It also helps with cuticles and gives you stronger nails. It says that in 2 weeks your nails are 10 x stronger.
When I first used this I found the texture wasn't very thick, but wasn't very watery either, it just didn't have that good of a texture about it and I thought since it wasn't the best texture it would be quite hard to spread around and it wouldn't absorb so well.
Even though the liquid is quite thin its very easy to distribute all over your hands, and only a small amount is needed to cover both hands.
As you work it into your hands it becomes more creamier and more of a thick texture, it feels really warm too but I guess thats just because your working it in!
I would say I spend around 5 minutes massaging this in every few days, and I do notice afterwards my hands have a lovely sheen and plus it has a lovely nice fresh scent too it, its not very strong, its barely noticeable even but it does make the cream that little bit nicer.
I do agree with them on it being non greasy, no way, it just feels like softness in your hands, and the more you massage it in the better it gets.
After being massaged into my hands it only takes a minute or two before I forget its even there and can carry on with my usual daily activities.
After a month of using it there is a difference in my hands, they are more soft and my nails do feel a lot stronger, plus my cuticles look a lot better than they did, and when I still pick and bite my nails and put this on, it doesn't sting, I find it soothing and it helps heal all the dryness and cuts better.
I would buy this again, it has lasted me absolutely ages now though through using this few times a week so I wont have to buy one again for quite a while!
I have previously reviewed another hand cream which I adore, but my friend whipped this one out of her bag and I instantly fell in love with the smell of it. It smells so fresh and quite girly without being too girly if you know what I mean, also the tube is pink and I love the colour pink.
So when I was in Tesco I saw that it was on offer for 99p and thought that I may as well try it out and see if it works because my friend could not praise it highly enough. First of all it is a small tube, I think you can get bigger ones though, but the smaller size is great for a handbag. It also has a flip-top lid meaning there is no danger of losing the lid which I though was a great feature.
As with all Vaseline products their reputation is for deep down moisturising and leaving skin feeling silky smooth. Now this did happen for me but later on in the day I began to notice red blotches all over my hands and nowhere else, I thought that it might have been from the new handcream but then though that it was perhaps to do with a new shampoo or something else, so I decided to still with the hand cream just for a few days and not use anything else new to see if the red blotches were still there. They actually became angrier and bigger and sore and itchy as the days went on and as I kept using the hand cream meaning that I had to abandon it with a heavy heart.
I think this product could work for others and as I said it worked really well for my friend, but I would say just keep an eye on your hands or wherever else you use it just to make sure that you are not having any bad reactions to it.
For me, the first attraction to this product was the pink packaging, it feels very feminine, and smells very pink.
I paid just under £4 for a 200ml bottle of this, and I would recommend buying this one as it works out cheaper than the smaller tube containing 75ml. I know the bigger bottle is not idea to carry around, but if you pick up cheaply some empty bottles as part of a travel set, you can carry a small amount around with you and fill it up again when you run out.
I normally use this hand cream when I am out and about, especially in winter when the harsh weather combined with wearing gloves dries out the skin on my hands all too easily. I love this cream as it feels smooth and silky, and is easily absorbed by my skin, making moisturizing quick and easy and very convenient when I am out, which is when I need the hand cream most. The scent is subtle and feels very feminine, which is also uplifting when using this cream.
I think this product leaves my hands in great condition, although I am not sure if it actually strengthens my nails like it says.
My mum is an eczema sufferer and I have always been careful to look after my skin, especially my hands, to help prevent developing any skin conditions. I also work with food so am very aware that dry skin is not something people want to see on the person preparing their meal!
I have tried so many hand lotions in the past but tend to end up just using them before bed because I'd always forget to apply them during the day, or they're too greasy and I hate the feel of having anything on my hands. I bought this product in Boots whilst queuing to pay, as it was on special offer in one of the containers by the checkout. When I tried it I was pleasantly surprised, as not only did it smell lovely, but it sinks into your skin really quickly so you don't feel like you've got handcream on. This made me feel like it was obviously working because it had been absorbed into my skin rather than sitting on the surface.
I haven't bought another kind of handcream since trying this, as it's also really good value for money compared to some other products on the market, and is a genuinely excellent product. Only problem is that because I do actually use this handcream and reapply throughout the day, I tend to get through more of it and have to replace it more regularly! It's worth it though, and the product is a good size to carry round with you all way. Only thing I don't like is the flip lid which always makes me worry that it might burst open in my handbag.....it never has done yet though!