I pray by this cream. It really saves my hands at the worst moments in cold and windy winters with the dry air inside, which makes the things worse. The smell is ...eh... unusual, but I personally rather like it - it's very natural and earthy, I would say. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous. Reminds me of oil paint tubes :-)
I love this!! I even sometimes get a little bit of eczema on my elbows and this helps out a lot. I understand other reviews about the scent it is strong but I personally don't mind it too much. I started using this when I moved to Canada for a few months, my skin dried out a lot and my friend recommended this to me.
I recieved this as a PWP before Christmas at the Body Shop.
At first, the smell repulsed me and I didn't touch it. I think it's more of a earthy/masculine scent - something a guy would wear.
After watching it sit in the bottom of my beauty basket, though, I decided to try it out. It was perhaps one of the best handcreams I have ever used. Because I HATE the scent, I put it before bed, and then I really don't/smell like it. My hands and my cuticles are so amazing when I wake up!
The best hand cream ever!!!! My boyfriend has EXTREME dry hands, the skin just bursts and it's verry painfull. I've bought like every single handcream available for him, from cheap to verry expensive, but none of them did the job. When I gave him this he was literally singing Hallelujah, and he has been using it ever since. He has a panic attack when he is out of it, so I have a little stock of this at home. I've been using this too, and I can genuienly say that this is the best. It really lays a barrier on your hands that lasts untill you wash them.
The only con is that it's pretty expensive, but it's worth it!
This has to be one of the best hand creams out there. I have extremely dry hands and anything that keeps the skin supple and presentable will make me happy, but this stuff works miracles. Just a tiny amount is enough, and it works into the skin beautifully without any feeling of greasiness, despite the heavy texture as it comes out of the tube. It definitely has a slight medicinal quality - the skin on my hands can get sore it is so dry, but is so much healthier and more supple with even one application of this. It does not smell of hemp, it is fragranced with a very clean patchouli - not thank goodness a dirty "head shop" stink but a warm, woody and rather medicinal smell. If you really loathed the smell I think it would still be worth using to be honest because it is that good. I hope they never discontinue this because it is my HG hand cream and I never want to be without it.
What it Claims:
"Soften and protect hands, even after washing. Our best-selling Hemp Hand Protector is dermatologically tested for very dry skin and contains Community Trade hemp seed oil."
Claims - True or False?
1) "Soften and protect hands, even after washing.": True. It keeps my hands feeling smooth and moisturised even after many frequent hand washes.
I don't like the fact that it comes in a tube, because large amounts can come out if you don't replace the cap quickly enough.
This product has a very strong herbal smell, so make sure that you can stand the smell before buying it.
I love the really thick consistency of this product. It will take longer to sink into your skin, but it really does stay on your hands for a long time. I recommend using this before going to sleep if you can't stand the smell of it.
Ease of Use:
Not very easy to use, because of the tube and cap.
Bang for your Buck:
I think 18.50 CAD (regular price) is a little expensive for a 100 mL tube, but if you really like this product stock up during one of TBS's 3 for 30 sale.
A very good moistuiser for your hands, but may not be an ideal product for those who cannot stand the smell of hemp. I will not be buying this product again because of the smell.
Overall Rating: 4/5
Packaging Quality: 3/5
Would you buy this product again: No.
This is by far the best hand cream I've ever had. I don't even know why I stray and try others! It's quite thick but it absorbs well, it leaves your hands instantly mousturized and soft, and keeps them like that for ages. I love the smell, it's all herbal and natural. It's a staple!
This stuff is lovely and addictive. The smell is usual but actually really nice, it's hemp so the smell is a bit sort of leafy but at the same time sweet and really appealing.
When I put it on I just have the urge to apply more and more and it doesn't leave my hands greasy it just sinks right in. So I can still handle things and they wont all go slipping out of my hands.
I'm on my 2nd tube now and my first one did run out so quickly because it's so addictive.
I really like it and I think i'll be using this for a while. The smell is so distinctive I don't know anything else that smells like this, I find the smell quite calming for some strange reason.
I think the price is a bit much though, but it is good quality.
I love this hand lotion and so does my boyfriend. It moisturizes VERY well. My boyfriend has super dry hands. His hands are so dry, it literally cracks to the point where it blisters and bleeds all year round if he doesn't lotion them up frequently. After maybe 2-3 days of usage, his blisters closed up and his hands look much more moisturized. He also loves the scent, but I don't really like the scent when I'm out in public. It smells like this herbal stomach medicine my mom use to give me as a kid whenever I get stomach aches (bo jia yeun in Cantonese). The packaging is horrible. I love how it looks, but it's not practical. The product constantly squirts out so you have to cap the product quickly, and capping the tube is a challenge itself because the lid is a screw on, so if you're not quick, the lotion can make a huge mess. But all in all, I will repurchase as well as try some other items from this line. I love The Body Shop :D