Before starting my job in my local pub, I had no idea the toll it would take on my hands. The constant carrying of hot plates has wrinkled the tips of my fingers, and the occasional shift in the kitchen leaves my hands covered in burns (being clumsy and working with an oven is never a good mix) and smelling of garlic. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my job, but it’s not the most glamorous. So, when I was very kindly sent over some Crabtree & Evelyn Hydrating Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn hand products, I was over the moon to test them out and see what they could do for my hands. After all, both these products are award winning.
In all honesty, I’m awful at remembering to apply hand cream. If it’s not near me, I’ll quite happily go months without putting any on. Luckily, the tube itself is only 100ml, meaning it’s super easy to throw in my bag or keep on my bedside table without taking up hardly any room.
The pink tube has a small, octagon screw on lid, making it really easy to screw on and off. Having a screw lid instead of a flip lid also makes me feel better about throwing this in the bottom of my bag. Is there anything worse than having a product accidentally open, leaving everything covered in cream? I don’t think so.
Both these products are Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn scented. Most rose scented products I’ve tried can be really hit or miss. Some can smell super artificial, whilst some can smell like the real deal. Luckily, both of these smell absolutely beautiful, and I kept finding myself sniffing my hands throughout the day after using them.
The Hand Therapy cream is a really thick formula which is heaven for my dry hands. Even though the formula is thick, it sinks in super quickly. Another reason why I rarely apply hand cream is due to how long it takes to sink in, but this doesn’t leave any horrible residue.
After everything had sunk in, I did notice that my hands felt softer than how they felt before. The biggest win for me though would have to be how long they felt soft for afterwards. After applying in the morning, I felt my hands were still smooth and soft in the evening.
My knowledge of hand products isn’t the best, so when I discovered this was a hand scrub, rather than a hand cream, I was super intrigued by it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hand scrub before, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.
After reading online, it says that the natural exfoliants remove dead, dry skin, leaving you with brighter and softer hands. I’m not too sure if I’ve ever looked at my hands, wishing they were brighter, but I’m definitely up for getting softer hands.
The packaging says to apply to either dry or wet hands, massage in and then rinse off. I decided to apply it straight to dry hands. I’m not too sure if it makes any difference, but I feel as if using it on dry hands is going to make it more tougher on my skin, leaving me with softer hands. If you do have sensitive skin, I’d definitely suggest applying to wet hands, and perhaps mixing the scrub in with the hand cream so it’s not as gritty.
After washing off the scrub, my hands definitely felt noticeably softer. I also noticed how the backs of my hands looked almost blurred, as if I had put a primer over the backs of them.
Like the Hand Therapy, the smell lingered around afterwards as well. Whilst I haven’t tested it out yet, I would be interested to see how well it preformed as a body scrub, and hope that the smell lasted on my arms and legs.