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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Hand Therapy Cream

Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 

  • $12.50 for 50g/1.8oz

Shaped like an oil paint tube, this cream contains key ingredients like shea butter and lavender oil. A classic emollient, shea butter has long been believed to have healing and soothing properties. A 2008 study in the British Journal of Dermatology confirmed this, revealing that shea butter was one of six lipid-based substances able to hydrate well enough to reduce sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)-induced irritation in the skin.

My favourite of the qualities of Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Hand Therapy Cream has got to be its amazing lavender scent. It is one of the best smelling hand creams for me as it is rather light and natural. Lavender is also known to have a wonderful calming effect aside from its great scent and it promotes sleep. However, if you have low blood pressure, this would not be the scent for you which can cause you to faint! Citrus scented or those from lemongrass and ginger would make better choices.

Infused with macadamia nut oil, shea butter and lavender oil, this intensive cream nourishes skin so it’s noticeably smoother after each luxurious application.

  • Contains hydrating ceramides and antioxidant-rich vitamin E
  • Myrrh extract helps condition nails and cuticles
  • Formulated without mineral oil, parabens or propylene glycol