Review: The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

I'm a bit obsessed with hand cream, much like I am lip balms actually. I'm very fussy about what I put on my hands and won't use any old nonsense which labels itself as a hand moisturiser. My hand cream of choice, needs to be rich, without feeling greasy and leave my hands feeling soft and well cared for.

I'd heard a lot about The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector. It's one of their best-sellers and curiosity got the better of me last summer, as I caved in and bought a tube.

What's there to say about it then? I won't drone on, but this is a bloody good hand cream! So good that I bought two more tubes today as it's currently on promotion for £5 each instead of it's usual price of £10.

This is super moisturising, rich, smells nice and continues to leave my hands feeling soft and smooth after prolonged use. On a typical day I probably slather hand cream on at least four times a day. It absorbs really well and is thick but doesn't leave a greasy residue behind.

The only thing I absolutely hate about it the packaging! I don't want my hand cream to resemble a crumpled toothpaste tube at the bottom of my handbag and I live in constant fear that it will splatter all over the inside of my bag if something heavy lies on top of it and pierces the tube. Look at the photo I've papped to illustrate my point.

New Tube Vs Current Tube

Packaging faux pas aside, I'd still recommend this - leave it on your desk at work or at home if you don't want to risk it being crushed in your handbag.

If you've never tried it before, now's a good time to try it with 50% knocked off its RRP. The SA instore said it would be returning to full price tomorrow. I don't know if she was telling the truth or not, or just telling me what I needed to hear as I was umming and ahhhing over whether to buy two tubes or just the one.

How much is it? £10 (100ml) - currently £5 instore on promotion!
Where can I buy it from? The Body Shop - instore and online.

14 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Ane said...

I ordered 2 last night, love the stuff! I got the foot one too as I wanted to try it out

Sami said...

I really like this cream, odd smell aside... The Foot cream is even better though... the best that I've come across x

Sheenie said...

I bought it at the weekend after someone recommended it on a post I did on hand creams. And yes, for a fiver! The scent is a bit odd and I completely agree with your description of the package but it definitely feels great to use especially as this bitter cold snap is ruining my mitts!

GretalRabbit said...

I think I'll be purchasing this soonish- my beloved Neutrogena concentrated is about to run out and this sounds like a brilliant alternative :) You could try depotting a bit into a small tub for your bag, I hate carrying around full sized tubes - my bag#s heavy enough as it is!

Yinka said...

@Ane - The foot cream's meant to be really good!

@Sami/Sheenie - I don't even notice the smell you know LOL

@Sami - I need to try the foot cream!

Farzana said...

Thanks for the heads up! It looks so nice to begin with- I laughed at the toothpaste reference!

Beny Boom said...

will try this out as i have a bad case of dry n ashy hands. hopefully i can get to it before the price goes back up

tackyblueeyeshadow said...

I love this cream's so good! x

Zubaida said...

I bought this a few weeks ago I love it!!

Tali said...

Huge fan of this cream!! I have used it for years BUT I also find if the foil gets to thin in one area it can break and leak. Not good at all!! The packaging needs to change!

Lipstick said...

I love this cream!

Kelly said...

thanks for addressing the crumbled up toothpaste container issue. I use L'occitane's hand cream and it comes like this as well. I can already foretell the point where I'm trying to push out the remainder of its lush goodness. smh I think I may have to buy one of those hair dye key turners that push out the remaining dye out of the tube.

lolita said...

Totally agree with you the packaging doesn't look great x

Sd said...

Yea this is a good hand cream .I love it!



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