Like I have said before on the blog, I am trying to get more into regular use of handcreams, courtesy work hazards. After trying a few from Neutrogena (which still remains a favourite!) & Organic Surge, I wanted to try some new ones and I went straight to The Body Shop for the sheer variety they have. Plus their handcreams have really cute packaging :)
The vintage tube packaging is adorable. It is sleek and a perfect handbag size. Since these tubes aren't really made of foil, they still manage to look good while you are using the product. Win!
The texture of these are like a light gel. A pea sized blob is sufficient. They absorb quickly and do not leave a greasy/heavy feeling behind. These however will not repair severe dry skin. I can see myself using these variants more in the spring-summer-monsoon months and I will definitely shift to something thicker for the winters.
Each handcream is made of Community Fair Trade Shea Butter & a moisture rich agent exclusive to each fragrance (eg. Moringa one has cold pressed seed oil from moringa pods).
Moringa has a floral jasmine fragrance. I have already used the Moringa Body Milk (reviewed here) before & while I did like how that smelt like, this one isn't a particular favourite. It's a nice floral fragrance, but not my top pick.
Honeymania is a sweet fragrance, but nothing overpowering or strong. It is quite a pleasant smell actually, and I do like the slight floral whiff after putting this one. A few people I know also have passively smelt this one and liked it :)
Shea Hand Cream is my absolute favourite out of the 3. We have loved the Shea Body Butter in the past as well. This one has a sweet nutty aroma and makes me sniff my hands like a lunatic.. oh the smell!! :D
Price : 350 INR for 30 ml
Overall, these are great if you are looking out for moderate moisturization coupled with lovely fragrances (everyone around you will start sniffing yummily once you apply them. No kidding!). They are perfectly sized to be carried around and for travel. The light weight texture makes application hassle free. Do check them out. You are bound to like one of their fragrances. They also make an excellent gifting option!....Ahem..Is anyone hearing me? ;) ;)