Jul 7, 2011

Lush Smitten Hand Cream

Lush Smitten Hand Cream (body lotion) - Chamomile, Beeswax, and natural oils to protect and nourish skin

A lighter hand cream with the same delicious fragrance as our classic holiday soap, Snowcake, Smitten is made with natural oils, calming chamomile and beeswax to protect the hands from extreme weather or nourish them when they need it most. Use it regularly for soft mitts.

lush smitten hand cream review
lush smitten hand cream review

I am always on the look out for some nourishing cream to use for my hands but don't usually buy something labeled as a "hand cream."  I bought the Smitten Hand Cream on an impulse the last time I was at the Lush store (and met Priya there :D :D).  This is a light cream with a pale yellow tinge to it and smells strongly of almonds - marzipan (?) - and as Lush says, it really does smell like the Snowcake soap if you have used that one.

lush smitten hand cream review
The cream has started to separate a bit - you can see the oil on the side :(  It hasn't changed
in smell or quality-wise in any other obvious way, though.
You need a very small amount of cream - the amount I have shown in the photo is how much you need for one hand.  It seems very greasy when you apply but disappears completely after a while and seems very light afterward.  My hands are in water a lot of times throughout the day, and I have to reapply this just as many times.  This would be more suitable for someone who needs to apply a hand cream perhaps once or twice a day only - for instance, if you have an office job/don't do much household work, etc.  Am not naming names or making claims here, but the other hooman in my house needs to use this only once a day..that's all I am saying :P :P

lush smitten hand cream review

Two things about Lush's black tub packaging - a good and a bad :D

The bad - not the best for carrying around in your bag.  The cream leaks out on the edges and even if there is no accident/spill in your bag, it would be extremely messy once you open the tub.

lush smitten hand cream review

The good - return 5 black pots and get a face mask free (in India it's about 70 g mask of your choice free - provided it's available in store, of course).

return 5 black lush pots free fresh face mask offer

Overall, Lush's Smitten is a better option for anyone looking for a light hand cream and those without too much of a dry skin problem.  This cream does last really really long time - quantity wise - though I am not too sure about the shelf life.  I bought this tub only about 3-4 months back, but I forgot to check the manufacture/expiry date before buying.

Cost:  $17.95 (In the US, this is sold in a white tub - retro packaging)Lush India - Rs. 650/100 g.

Lush Smitten Hand Cream Ingredient List:

lush smitten hand cream reviews ingredients
Chamomile Matricaria Infusion, Almond Oil, Marigold Infusion, Cold Pressed Organic Flaxseed Oil, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cold Pressed Organic Wheatgerm Oil, Cold Pressed Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Lanolin, Beeswax, Benzoin Resinoid, Rose Absolute, Cassie Absolute, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

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