Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: Cath Kidston // Intensive Hand Cream

I'm not sure what's come over me as of late but I have become a growing hand cream nut. For years I've been well stocked with Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy products but with my collection running low and from (too) many frequent trips to Winners, I picked up something new and I'm love it!

Cath Kidston Intensive Hand Cream Cherry Blossom

THE BASICS
Brand: Cath Kidston
Product: Intensive Hand Cream in "Cherry Blossom"
Size: 150ml
Price: £ 9.00 (via eBay), I paid $5CAD (via Winners)
Availability: eBay, select Winners locations
Would I repurchase: Yes

Let's be honest here, I do have a soft spot for hard to find beauty products so when I happened upon a few Cathy Kidston (Cath Kidston) bottles with its unmistakable shabby chic design, it caught my eye immediately. A lovely item from the UK, how grand! A few versions of her hand cream were sitting on the shelves but I ended up with this bottle after noticing the mineral oil in most of the other versions which didn't appeal to me.

The packaging says:
                    "This specially formulated cream with shea butter, cocoa butter, glycerin and sweet almond oil, will intensively moisturize and protect your hands. Fragranced with a bouquet of green fruity floral with cherry blossom, honeysuckle and amber wood."

Well you don't say...fragrance indeed, this hand cream is heavily scented with the sweet aroma of honeysuckle and cherry blossom and at first seemed quite potent but does disperse to a tolerable level after a few minutes though I do wish that they'd ease up on the fragrance a little.

Cath Kidston Intensive Hand Cream Cherry Blossom

The cream itself has a thick balmy consistency that feels soothing and nourishing. Surprisingly for something that so dense, I did not find it oily or greasy and within 30 seconds or so my skin was back to a satiny-matte texture that did not interfere with other daily activities. Because of this, I've been favouring this hand "balm" whenever I'm in need of a quick fix after between doing chores (especially the dishes) as there's little waiting time required for it to sink in.

I find it fabulous for smoothing over chapped skin (though not enough for battered cuticles) and I especially love the eco friendly formula with no parabens, no sulphates and no colourants. Perhaps not the most purse friendly option but I've really been enjoying this as part of my nightly pre-bed routine.

3 comments:

  1. ooohhh i'd love to smell this!! I'm crossing my fingers our 'winners' have it! :D

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  2. Hi sweetheart. I'm one of your oldest followers on YouTube. Please, can you make a review of the SCINIC BB cream?
    I also love how you are getting more over a natural skin care (almond & Macadamia oils), I have always been a user of Hadalabo products (fav Asian products) but lately I have been using avocado oil on my dry skin (body, face & under eyes) & I'm impressed on how just a pure ingredient can increase the moisture & the elasticity of my skin.
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    1. I'm actually in the process of clearing out some items from foundation/bb collection and will likely get rid of that one. I had been testing it on and off but can't put my finger on what I don't like about it. I think perhaps it's the whole "water bursting" thing that makes the pigments settle funny on my skin and doesn't sit evenly as more creamier formulations.

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