Monday, 25 March 2013

My Hand Cream Collection

I absolutely love hand cream. I apply it at least two or three times a day and have one in every convenient place, so I never have to look far when my hands need some TLC. I keep one at work, one in my handbag, one in the kitchen and the rest on my bedside table. As I'm only going to briefly touch on each of these hand creams, please let me know if there's any you'd like to see a more in depth review of! 


Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Hand and Nail Cream (100ml = £5.99)
The Dr Organic hand cream is perfect if you want a hydrating hand cream that only contains bioactive, natural and organic ingredients. It also smells absolutely divine! It's great when you're really busy as it is fast absorbing and treats your nails as well as your hands. It's such a great price too! You can read my full review here.

Soap and Glory Hand Food (125ml = £5.00)
If you want a great all rounder, Soap and Glory Hand Food is the one. Out of all the hand creams I own, this is the best value for the size, yet is still a quality product that does what it says on the tube! However it does have the thinnest formula, so isn't the best for super dry hands. It has that lovely classic Soap and Glory scent, which I don't think I will ever get bored of.

balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream (100ml = £14.50)
This hand cream contains 98.8% ingredients of natural origin and really is super moisturising. It has one of the thickest formulas out of all the ones I own. However the scent of this is really strong and a little overpowering. It smells very much like concentrated lavender essential oil. Unfortunately this means it's the hand cream I reach for the least, despite it being so hydrating.

Neal's Yard Bee Lovely Hand Cream (50ml = £10.00)
This is currently being given away as a freebie with the April edition of Marie Claire. This is my favourite scent, a mixture of honey and orange essential oil, ingredients that also mean moisturised and nourished hands. I can't believe how soft my hands are after using this, wow! The Bee Lovely Hand Cream also helps save the bees and contains quite a few organic ingredients.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream (30ml = £8.00)
The L'Occitane hand cream works out the most expensive per 10ml out of all the ones I own, but this one is my absolute favourite hand cream. It contains 20% shea butter and the formula is as result very rich and also very thick, so you don't need a lot. It is an intense treatment that is my hero when I my hands are really dry. I also have the Mango Flower one, which I keep on my desk at work. 

What's your favourite hand cream?

Beauty Bird xx

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  1. Great post although I'm not fussed about hand creams I'll use anything as long as they take away the dry feeling, my mum adores them so I love reading about new ones and others I haven't heard of so I can treat her to one every now and then :)

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog!x

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    1. I recommend all of these ones for your Mum :-) xx

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  2. I LOVE hand food :) x

    underbluelights.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I'm using the Mango Flower L'Occitane cream and I love it x

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  4. We are hand cream twins! I have them everywhere too, including Hand Food by my bed and the Neal's Yard in my desk :)

    Jesss xo

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    1. Haha yay hand cream twin! I have the L'Occitane Mango Flower in my desk and Neal's Yard by my bed :-) xx

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  5. L'Occitane is my favourite hand cream!
    Xx

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    1. I understand now why it is raved about so much!xx

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  6. I love Hand Food but have you tried Soap and Glory's latest? Endless Glove - really lovely and moisturising, but the smell is a bit love-or-hate in my experience!
    beautyhoard.blogspot.com

    xo

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    1. I haven't tried Endless Glove - I'll check it out next time I'm in Boots!xx

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  7. Hand Food is my favorite one! :)

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    1. Hand Food is a great all rounder!xx

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  8. I share your hand cream addiction. I have a fair few that are still in their packaging! The Cath Kidson ones are also lovely xx

    Cupcakes And Cocaine

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    1. I definitely have more than I need but I like to have spares :-) xx

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  9. Nice collection! Neom Complete Bliss is one of my favourites x

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    1. Neom is one of those brands I've heard loads about but not tried (this needs to change!) xx

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  10. Love the collection, Cant wait to give a few of theses a try!! :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yay, which ones are you going to try?xx

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  11. I adore Hand Food xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Love seeing your hand cream favs. I am crazy on hand creams, got such an ever growing collection.. me too have one at work, kitchen, handbag and bedside!!
    I also got the neals yard free with marie claire, hand food and L'occtaine are great hand creams! I also like clarins one too. I've not tried the Dr.Organic one yet but would like to though!
    Must share my collection some time too~~
    Jenni x

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    1. I'd love to see a post on your collection! I really recommend the Dr Organic one, it's so good but really cheap xx

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  13. Yep I'm another hand cream addict Sasha - we're everywhere! I'm with you on the L'Occitane - one of my all time faves too! I actually like the sound of the Balance Me hand cream - love the scent of lavender and agree Soap and Glory hand food smells fantastic but better for 'not so dry' days! Xx

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    1. Love love love L'Occitane! The balance Me one is very strong, the smell lingers for ages xx

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  14. I love hand creams too! I actually have a tube of S&G's Hand Food beside me right now!

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. Haha lots of us in the hand cream fan club :-) xx

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  15. Love Soap and glory I included this one in a beauty swap I'm doing with a girl in Japan!

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    1. That's a great one to include in a swap!xx

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  16. Great post, i love hand creams! I think my all time fav has to be the L'Occitane :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Thanks Evelyn! I agree with you on that one!xx

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  17. All these sounds pretty good! I love the way you bold words.. it makes it super easy to read. x

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    1. Aw thank you! it was quite a lot of text so I thought it would be a good way to pick out each hand cream's best features xx

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  18. Really good post! I've wanted to try the L'Occitane ones for a while now, and waiting for the big Student Finance day to purchase one but I don't know what scent? Haha. loved reading this!

    Can you read/follow my blog only just started.

    Thanks Rebecca at http://beautyandshoppingaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I think if you're stuck on a scent just go for the original, it's got a lovely, subtle shea scent xx

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