This is a so so moisturiser. Not the best I have ever used but for the exorbitant price it should be. Comes in an attractive but totally impractical heave glass jar. Scent is divine. I would buy for the scent alone but even I would think buying such an expensive cream for the smell rather than its effectiveness would be crazy stupid. I bought the oil from the same range and what I do is squirt a bit of the oil into my palm and the scoop some cream from the jar to apply. This is an accident waiting ti happen. Both containers are glass and my hands are slippery......the oil and cream mixture is a better moisturising experience but as that oil is also expensive I will not be buying that again either.
This lotion smells very nice and is very pleasant to use. It goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly. However, I was expecting something more for the price. This matches any drugstore brand of lotion. I also noticed that the lotion caused me to break out a little bit on my back. Overall, this is an average lotion with an above-average scent.
i received the hand creme in the tube as part of my november glossybox.
i feel instantly in love. it smells amazing, goes on like a dream, absorps immediately & leaves NO residue behind. it really is the perfect hand creme. i could not rave about this more.
highly recommended!! continued >>
Yes, it's ridiculously expensive. Thus I don't use it for all-over body cream, but for my arms (KP) and chapped elbows. I keep the beautiful jar at my bedside table and slather up after a bath (I use Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter for the rest of my body). So I get the scent, which I love. It's gorgeous, pricey, and I need to make it last as long as possible! UPDATE: I'm almost through the jar, and found the scent is beginning to bug me. I'm loving my Trader Joe's $5 Coconut Body Butter instead.
i absolutely love this cream
it keeps the skin super soft
its amazing and it smells sooooo good
i only have 2 notes on this product
1st it would be so much better if it didnt come in a jar
i wish it was in a tube or a bottle
2nd its a bit pricey but its worth it
The smell is SOO GOOD. Very moisturizing. I love it, but I can't say that about the price. Pretty expensive considering I'm tall and have extremely long legs (so i use a lot of lotion haha)
HG body cream! I am obsessed with the smell, the way it makes my skin so soft and supple, and the adorable jar it comes in. I am in my mid-twenties, so it's more about preventative firming more than restorative and I still see a difference in tone and texture. The smell lasts all day and is subtley sweet and warm at the end of the day. I am on my third jar and although dipping my hands into it every time is not ideal, the jars are so pretty that I use them as decoration in my apartment to hold votive candles. Love, love, love.
This is the BEST cream. The lotion just soaks right in without any residue on top. LOVELY stuff. And I am one who goes nutty for the scent. I love it.
The only reason i gave it a 4... it's overpriced. 10 dollars less and i'd live in the stuff. I ask for it on my birthday, xmas, and mothers' day. So...
Bought this to use with the Amande Firming paste scrub thingy. What an absolute disappointment. The smell isn't great, its overpriced, just not impressed! Its moisturising, but so does other creams!
First of all, I totally agree that the price of this product is a bit extreme. Luckily, I keep receiving this as a gift throughout the year because my family knows how much I love it. Otherwise, I don't think I would be able to afford it!
The Moisturizing Effects:
As a body cream, this is amazing. I have very dry skin and this is immediately absorbed and doesn't have that sit-on-top feeling I hate so much. It leaves a silk-like feeling to your skin after it's been absorbed. Another reason I love this cream so much is that the almond seems to calm my skin a lot. I am very prone to irritated skin after shaving, and this calms my skin immediately and even calms my razor bumps.
The Firming Effects:
Be forewarned, I do not believe that this cream tightens and firms skin at all! I don't know why it is advertised like that. If you have dry, easily irritated skin then I can promise that giving this a try will be well worth it.
I'm not crazy about the almond smell, but it's not bad. Apparently a lot of people go crazy for the smell. To me it just smells like an average lotion!
I like the packaging, because I can better control how much I want to use. With pumps, I hate that you have to pump quite a few times to get enough lotion for big areas like legs and arms. With this packaging I can dip my finger in for moisturizing my hands or take a small scoop for my legs.
The Bottom Line:
I do wish this had some SPF in it or had an SPF counterpart. The sun is starting to blaze and I have found my skin becoming irritated, so I have to keep this as my night cream and go for an SPF day lotion. When it comes to a great moisturizer for sensitive or dry skin, this is a staple. I can't imagine not having this in my routine. It's worth the investment!