Mar. 18.

Review: The Handmade Soap Company Hand Cream

Hand-cream-thumbAt the Christmas Blogger Meetup I was lucky enough to be given a jar of The Homemade Soap Company’s hand cream. I’ll be honest, I love hand cream. I get nearly sexual pleasure in finding a really awesome one (hey, don’t judge me) and having tried many, I can say that this is one of my favourites. So, just how did I get on with it?

I really can’t fault the ingredient list. It is pleasingly simple, with huge amounts of skin loving Aloe Vera Gel, and essential oils. What’s more, it’s all natural. No nasty chemicals hiding anywhere in the jar, so it’s perfect for those who don’t like loading their skin with chemicals. Even with the list of all natural ingredients, it comes as a really thick, luxurious feeling cream, which still sinks in really quickly, leaving your hands feeling soft and moisturised.

(The nice simple packaging showing the jar of loveliness)

(The nice simple packaging showing the jar of loveliness)

On opening the jar you are greeted by a cacophony of smells, mixing citrus and herbal, owing to the mix of bergamot, frankincense, clary sage and lemon myrtle. The scents really come into their own when you start to massage the cream into your hands though, and this is where it gets really good!

When you start to rub it into your hands the citrus comes to the fore, but it is not an overpowering sour smell. It is unbelievably pleasant and I’ll admit I have been tempted to lick it off my fingers it smells that good (but I don’t think it will be as good on my tongue as it is on my hands) It sinks in withing a minute, leaving hands smelling awesome and feeling brilliant for a good 2-3 hours before I’d think of reapplying it.

(a small amount of product is all that is needed)

(a small amount of product is all that is needed)

There is, however, one small downside to the product, which is its glass jar. This unfortunately means that it’s not as portable as it could be. I prefer to have tubes of hand cream in my bag for ease of use on the go. This one lives happily on my desk though, and if there were a tube version of it, I would be all over it.

The Handmade Soap Company hand cream is €11.95 for the 50ml jar and is available from their online shop and selected stockists nationwide.

Have you tried this? What do you think? What other hand creams would you suggest to feed my addiction? Let me know in the comments!


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  • Haven’t tried this but I really liked their face moisturiser for dry skin so am sure my skin would get on well with this too. I’ve a mountain of other hand cream to get through first though. Yes, I am a hand cream fiend too. The Roger & Gallet Orange one is still my current fave, I’m on my third or fourth tube.

    • I’m a big fan of the Soap & glory Hand Food and the L’Occitane one you gave me, as they work and are portable tubes. This one is great for being completely natural and an awesome product. I will have to try the Roger & Gallet one though.

      • I love the smell of Hand Food (it’s a fab moisturiser too). Glad you like the L’Occitane one. Yep, they’re both really handy (see, what I did there :)) for throwing in your handbag.

        • Hand Food smells delish, but I would have never thought of using it as moisturiser! You learn something new every day :-)

  • I’m shamefully quite forgetful when it comes to hand creams need to get my arse in gear!

  • EEk this was one I didn’t like so I gave it to mam! She loved it!

    • I suppose this is what makes cosmetics and skincare so personal. What one person hates can be someone else’s holy grail. At least your mum is getting good use out of it.

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