“ Brand: Yves Rocher / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Moisturizes, „
Yes I do like my Yves Rocher products, I think anybody that has read my previous reviews will be aware of that fact by now. One of my favourite everyday hand creams is an Yves Rocher product and is simply entitled "Arnica Essential" which I am now reviewing..
Arnica Essential hand cream is, at the risk of sounding like some tacky pun, an essential in my house -well for me anyway. The cream comes housed in a reasonable sized 75ml tube which is a rather expensive £3.80 when on it's normal RRP. The cream comes in an average looking generic packaging, in the fact it comes in an upright standing tube with an easy to flip open lid. The lid always opens and closes with ease (unlike some other Yves Rocher products) and closes firmly with a click making spillages none existent.
As is the norm with me, as I'm not *made* of money I only buy products like this when on offer, and this particular item I acquired for a much more reasonable £1.95; making it much more economical.
As with all Yves Rocher products this (and their other products) is available from their shops, online at www.yves-rocher.co.uk or look out for listings on Ebay. If wishing to place an order via the good old telephone, then the number to ring for customer services is 0870 049 22 22.
The actual hand cream is a thick, white creamy textured product that is very bright in colour - even next to the sunshine yellow of the packaging.
The cream may be thick in consistency but doesn't have that greasy feeling when applied to the skin which gives the indication it will soak into the skin, and not sit upon it like some other similar products can.
According to the back of the tube this "..immediately moisturises your hands, protects them against external aggression. Your hands regain suppleness and softness.."
It certainly talks the talk but does it tick all of the right boxes?
My experience and opinion~
I am a beauty junkie I'll happily admit, though not necessarily when it comes to make up as I don't wear that much, but give me the likes of hand creams etc and I'm as happy as Larry.
The reason why I'm so taken with this particular hand cream is because it has the moisturising abilities of a really intensive cream, but without leaving a sticky residue or indeed a film on the skin.
It has a lovely light, fresh scent (namely the arnica) which not only smells pleasant but actually works very effectively when applied to my hands. As I've mentioned before, I have always done physical jobs in the past and now am doomed with 'housewife hands' so a good hand cream is a must as part of my everyday beauty routine.
Because of the relatively compact size and design of the tube, this fits unobtrusively in my bag (which isn't very big for the record) so is often on hand (sorry) for applying throughout the day when needs must.
It squeezes out of the tube with ease and only a small 'blob' seems to suffice for both hands and soaks into the skin quickly whilst soothing at the same time.
For a regular daytime hand cream this is fantastic. It absorbs instantly into the dry skin on my hands whilst giving off a pleasant scent at the same time. Though it's very moisturising I would say this is not ideal for use as an intensive night time moisturiser as it too light.
I tend to use this approximately twice a day - sometimes more, and a single 75ml tube normally lasts for at least three months so it's not excessively priced, even at the full RRP (but I never buy at full price).
That aside it is a lovely and light hand cream that absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a residue on the skin and if you can buy it on an offer price like I regularly do then it is highly worth recommending.