Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hand Food

I posted about this hand cream in my July Favourites post, and I like it so much I think I'll dedicate a whole post to it. I've been using Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy in Lavender for the past two years, and it's great, but it's running out. Look at it- it's battered, and old, and I'm tiring of the smell (which I didn't mind before!). It also costs $20 for 50mL of product, which is pretty expensive. 

So when I saw Soap and Glory popping up in some older Youtube videos, in particular the Hand Food hand cream, I thought I'd give it a go. It's available at Kit Cosmetics in Myer for $5.95 for 50mL or $12.95 for 100mL. I bought the 50mL, and it's perfect for tossing into my bag. Well, to be honest I put it with my hand sanitiser and tissues in a little pouch and then that gets tossed into my bag. The plastic packaging is sturdy and the flip top lid clicks down quite securely. The aluminium tube of the Crabtree and Evelyn packaging is completely unsuitable for carrying around, which is why it lives by my bed.

The cream itself is just a white moisturiser, but it's lovely- it sinks in quickly, not at all greasy, and leaves the hands feeling nice and soft. The scent is nice too- apparently it's the 'signature Soap and Glory fragrance'. It's quite floral and sweet. I like it.

Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy says "Our intensive conditioning hand cream leaves hands feeling softer with each use. Formulated with macadamia nut oil, shea butter and lavender oil to moisturise and soothe the hands, and myrrh to help condition cuticles and nails."

Soap and Glory says "non-greasy hand cream with shea butter, madamia oil and marshmallow" and "Apply Hand Food Hand Cream as often as you want to soften, smooth and soothe dry, chapped, or otherwise hampered hands".

Both function well. I think the Crabtree and Evelyn works just a tiny bit better than the Soap and Glory- it just sinks in a little better- and Crabtree and Evelyn comes in lots of different scents, so if you WANT to splash out on a hand cream, and you don't like the Soap and Glory scent, go with Crabtree and Evelyn. Personally though, the price point and the scent of the Soap and Glory Hand Food wins for me. So when this tube of Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy runs out, I'm going to toddle back to Kit Cosmetics to purchase the 100mL of the Hand Food for a fraction of the price of one 50mL Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy.

Thanks for reading, take care, and God bless! xx

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