Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector Review!



Exams are over, degree is finished, which means I AM BACK! I've seriously missed writing posts and spending hours scrolling though other blogs, so I'm very happy to be bringing you all a little review! As someone whose hands get very dried out by hand washes and often irritated, I find it's very important to use a really nourishing hand cream to keep eczema at bay. Over the past few months I've been having particular problems with it, and my mum was kind enough to pick up The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector for me to try out as it's targeted at very dry skin

The Hemp Hand Protector is thicker than other hand creams that I've tried - ones I've had in the past have more of a lotion-y feel whereas this is definitely a rich cream consistency. However, the pale green cream (that I didn't need to use very much of per application) still absorbed into my skin as easily as lighter creams and didn't leave my hands feeling sticky at all, just soft and nourished! Sounds pretty good, I think you'll agree?

The only thing I was a little unsure about at first was the scent - it was unlike anything I've smelled before, I guess it just smells of hemp? It wasn't unpleasant at all, just a bit odd, perhaps slightly 'clinical' - it smelled more like a treatment rather than a generic hand cream to me anyway. However, after using the Hemp Hand Protector a few times I soon got used to it and grew to actually quite like it, now it seemed more of a clean, fresh scent which I really enjoyed having on my hands! 

I've used my Hemp Hand Protector all up now, but I'm definitely going to repurchase it as I found it really helped with my dry skin and kept my hands moisturised enough to stop my eczema from reoccurring (something I wasn't expecting it to manage!), and I'll be getting it in the larger 100ml size (pictured above is the 30ml) as that's the best value - it's super affordable anyway though at just £5 for the smaller tube and £10 for the larger.

Have you tried The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector, or any of their other hand creams? What did you think of them? I'd love to know your thoughts and I haven't tried any of their other ones! 

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE TBS Almond Hand Cream, but I've never tried this Hemp version - I must give it a try next time they have a big discount instore xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Definitely do! I love when The Body Shop do their discount events, you can always get so much for your money! x

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  2. I must try!! I am all for soft & nourishing and not greasy.

    xo,
    Octavia
    http://astoldbytavi.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes do! I've tried a couple of different hand creams since finishing this one and neither have been as nourishing x

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    1. Oh thank you (: I was really surprised by how effective it was! x

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  4. This cream sounds incredible! I'll need to remember it for next winter
    Allison from http://www.mercuteify.com

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    1. Yes it'd be perfect if your hands get dryer during the colder months (: x

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    1. It really is! Perfect if you struggle to find a hand cream that's nourishing enough x

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  6. Great review! Your nails look really cool by the way.

    Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!

    Love from Canada,
    Marie from www.ElleCharie.com

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    1. Thank you, I've got a post on them coming up (: x

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    1. Did you not like the scent? I found it a bit odd at first but have grown to actually really like it and now I can't wait to purchase my next tube! x

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  8. great post!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  9. The smell of this one put me off, so I've got the almond one for myself. It was pretty good too :)
    Do you want to follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Lu, www.balgarka.co.uk

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