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The Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream is available for GBP 9.95.
The hand cream comes in an orange-coloured tube with a white screw-cap. On the tube are the product name and the product information. The tube contains 50 ml.
The hand cream is described as follows. "Rich in vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids, the precious sea buckthorn and sesame oils in this soothing balm give rough, dry, hard-working hands an intense moisture boost. The non-greasy formulation quickly melts into the skin to work deep down, plumping and soothing cells and repairing damage. Use every day to protect hands and restore soft, supple, smooth skin."
The ingredients are Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Tapioca Starch, Lysolecithin, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Xanthan gum, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol and Citral.
The hand cream has a light, creamy consistence and can be applied well. The hand cream absorbs well after application. The hands feel soft and smooth. The hand cream leaves a gentle feeling on the skin. The hand cream moisturizes and cares for the hands. The hand cream cares for dry, rough or chapped hands. The hand cream does not leave a greasy film on the skin.
The hand cream has an intensive scent, that reminds of citrus fruits. The scent cannot be noticed after application.
I can recommend the Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream, as the hand cream moisturizes the hands and care for dry or chapped hands.
I don't normally need to use hand cream but the colder weather and washing up without gloves has been taking its toll recently, so I decided to try Weleda Sea Buckthorn hand cream, which is not a cheap product, but I was given a tube as a gift a while ago so I thought I'd give it a go.
The cream comes in a bright orange tube with a screw cap, and the 50ml container I was given contains several month's use of cream, even if you apply it to your hands throughout the day like I do. The colour of the cream may come as a shocker to some - it is bright orange, but due to natural ingredients and not synthetic or chemical colouring. This hand cream is made of mostly natural ingredients, with a base of sesame seed oil that is moisturing for the hands, and although it is not a thick cream, it is not watery or cheap feeling either. As with most Weleda products, this is a good quality cream made of orange, mandarin and grapefruit oils, which give a fresh summery aroma. The smell is not too strong, and it is not made of artificial perfumes that irritate the skin, which are bonuses in my book, but it is a little sickly, so if you have a delicate nose for smells you might not like it.
The cream spreads quite well so you only need a teaspoon amount for your hands when you use it. It is easy to rub in and has been keeping the dry skin on my hands nicely hydrated. I usually apply it twice a day, but sometimes more if I have been washing up more than usual or if I have been out in the cold for a length of time. The cream soaks in quite quickly and it isn't particularly oily, which I expected it to be because of the seed oil base. I think perhaps it's the buckthorn berries in the cream at work here as they are known for being good for your skin; some people take them in capsules for the same reason.
A 50ml tube of Sea Buckthorn hand cream costs £7.95, which I do think is pricey but it's a nice hand cream and I expect it to last me for some time yet. I will not replace it when it runs out though so I am giving it 3 stars here.
Ingredients: Water (aqua); Sesame (sesamum indicum) Oil; Alcohol; Hydrolyzed Beeswax; Tapioca (manihot esculenta) Starch; Lysolecithin; Beeswax; Glyceril Stearate SE; Sea Buckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides) Oil; Fragrance (parfum); Xanthan Gum / Natural essential oils / Intensive care for dry hands / The vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids in Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream help protect the hands from dehydration; dry hands are softened, becoming more supple and smooth / The combination of precious sea buckthorn oil and gentle sesame oil supports the natural functions of the skin and helps restore the hydro-lipid layer / The essential oils provide the fresh fruity fragrance / Light and creamy, Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream penetrates quickly without leaving a greasy film / Used daily, this rich cream helps to rediscover your hand's natural softness / Suitable for vegetarians /