08 October 2013

LUSH Helping Hands Hand Cream | Review

Did you see my recent LUSH haul? If not, click here to see what else I bought.

Helping Hands Hand Cream, £7.50/100g
This hand cream sounded perfect for me as it states, "Mark invented this to help nurses and people who have reallly, really dry over-washed hands." Apparently, "Linseed mucilage keeps skin soft and minimises cracking. Honey is moisturising and soothing on cuts and abrasions."

I've been using this for around 5 days now and I'm really disappointed! When I started using this cream, I only had dry patches between my fingers, but now it is spreading to other areas. And I can't be 100% sure of the cause, but since using this, my contact dermatitis has flared up! I sincerely hope this cream wasn't the cause. I would be very surprised if it was.
The cream smells okay; not unpleasant but not amazing. I'd say it smells of essential oils mainly. It is very oily and does not absorb well at all. I wanted to use this at work and during the day but it's just not practical. This is best used overnight, which I will be doing from now on. Also, when applied it did sting any little cuts I had on my hands. To be honest, I have only discovered a couple of hand creams that don't do this!
Now knowing how the product performs for me, I definitely would not purchase it again and I think £7.50 is too expensive for a greasy, impractical hand cream. Also, I don't like the packaging; it's really difficult to try and close a screw-top tub after applying this cream! I much prefer hand creams in bottles or tubes.
Please do let me know if you have tried this product or any of LUSH's other hand creams and tell me what you thought.

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  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt9 October 2013 at 10:20

    Ahh, what a disappointment, will definitely stay well clear of this one! Xx


  2. thejollyfashionista9 October 2013 at 13:12

    Yeah, such a shame as I was expecting great things! x


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