What it says on the website: Incredibly rich moisture therapy soothes dry, chapped hands—leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. Hydrating plant emollients, humectants, exfoliating fruit acids and anti-oxidants—including vitamins A and E—help diminish signs of ageing and provide optimal relief.
Increases moisture levels and elasticity in skin with continued use.
I remember when this hand cream was featured in every women's glossy going a few years ago. I guess the pun in the name was either too funny to ignore or Aveda spent a fortune on advertising their wonder product (probably both). As a result I've always been intrigued to find out whether it lives up to the hype.
Once the novelty of the product name wears off, what you're left with is a good hand cream that doesn't leave sticky residue. Containing Vitamin E, which is widely believed to slow the ageing process, it moisturised my hands well and I liked the texture of the cream which is neither too watery (one of my pet peeves) or too thick. I can't comment on its anti ageing qualities as my hands are fairly youthful due to my hand moisturising habits but I think mature skins would benefit from the rich formula of this hand cream which is just right in my opinion.
I'm not overly keen on the scent which is citrus-like but I've overcome that by not cupping my face in my hand (a habit of mine) until it wears off a few minutes later. The scent is a personal preference so don't let that cloud your view of the product itself. Even in this bitterly cold weather affecting us at the moment I haven't had to increase the no of times I use this. It sinks in well, retaining moisture first time round and I only reapply it after washing my hands.
There's only so much you can write about a hand cream - texture, smell and moisturising qualities aside, I don't think it warrants its price tag and I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives available. I am however pleased with its performance and would suggest it as a recommendation if asked for a hand cream.
I'll happily buy this again, but it'll be courtesy of bargain basement Ebay!
How much is it? £16.50
Where can I buy it from? Aveda, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges