After getting my fingers shredded by ring pull bottle tops (Boooo) I badly needed a good hand cream to restore the damage, I got a few recommendations, but eventually went with the Hemp range after hearing so many good things about it.
I very nearly got the lip balm but put it back at the last minute - I regret that decision now. Have any of you tried it?
I've been using this for about a month now, and have noticed a considerable difference in the condition of my hands and my cuticles.
I never used to use hand cream, the only time it would be applied is if they used it during a very rare manicure that i might get done.
I use quite a small amount of it, but because of the consistency it's more than enough to cover both of my hands. I then concentrate it on any problem areas with dry skin and rub it into my cuticles. I am quite prone to getting those sore bits of skin around your nails, but this seems to clear them up pretty quickly.
It does have a tendency to leave a slightly greasy residue, even once it's been rubbed in, but it will gradually soak into your skin over 5 minutes, leaving them soft. This is when using the amount pictured above, if not a little less. For those who really love to lather hand cream on, then this isn't for you - because too much would just need washing off.
This product is formulated for extremely dry skin, and i think it is a must have for the winter months when hands are one of the parts of the body that takes the brunt of the cold weather. Like I said, i have been using it for around a month, and because of the tiny amounts you use at a time, it will last a long time. I use it multiple times a day, and there is probably only around a centimetre or two of product that has gone from the tube (I'm just guessing from the flatness at the top :/)
For £9.50 you get 100ml (I think there is a smaller and a bigger version available as well) which does initially seem expensive, but I'm looking at this as an investment! It's going to last, and it is doing more than i expected, so right now there are no regrets on this purchase.
I would definitely recommend this for those with dry skin prone hands, especially if you suffer from dry cuticles - although you might prefer something more specific to cuticles...
But even for those who don't have that problem - it's good enough just to work for a treat for your hands! Don't they deserve it?!