The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

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Written by soon   February 04, 2009  
 
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The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

Summary

Skin Type
Size
30ml
Indicative Price
£5.00
Price per 100 ml/g
£16.67
Discontinued
The Body Shop

Description

Moisturising hemp is backed by soothing allantoin and panthenol which improves nail flexibility. Extreme moisturisation for hard working hands. It intensively rehydrates skin and conditions nails, relieves very dry skin, restores moisture and suppleness and conditions nails.
- Key Benefits:
• 100% vegetarian
• Enriched with Community Trade hemp seed oil from France
• Dermatologically tested
• Bestselling hand cream
• Relieves and protects very dry skin

Directions

Squeeze a small amount onto palms and massage well into hands as often as required.

Ingredients

Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cera Alba, Panthenol, Methyl Soyate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Talc, CI 77288, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.

User reviews

11 reviews

 
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(5)
 
(3)
2 stars
 
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1 star
 
(0)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
4.2  (11)
Texture 
 
4.4  (11)
Absorption 
 
4.0  (11)
Effectiveness 
 
4.6  (11)
Ease of use 
 
4.4  (11)
Scent 
 
2.9  (11)
Value for Money 
 
3.9  (11)
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to be used for dry and extra dry skin
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
2.0
Value for Money 
 
4.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
+ rich texture
+ deeply moisturising
+ natural ingredients
+ affordable
Weakest points
- scent
- takes time to absorb
Summary
Being a fan of more citrus- and floral-scented hand creams I nevertheless found this herbal product compatible with the needs of my dry skin. It has a slightly off-putting scent that does not linger once the cream is applied. The cream has indeed a rich dense texture that is not very easily absorb, and thus will not do for a hydration-on-the-go procedure, however, it works wonders to dry skin making it supple and velvety to the touch. This product may easily be acquired in any Body shop and is still widely available at a moderate price which is another plus to its advantages. I'd say it is best used in the evening 1 - 1.5 hours prior to going to bed (in that way it will absorb completely and will not create an impression of oily hands).
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Intense Moisturiser!
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Packaging 
 
3.0
Texture 
 
4.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Value for Money 
 
4.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
This moisturiser is really thick and does the job! It's perfect to use at night and I even use it on my feet and put cotton socks on top and the next day they feel like a baby's bum!
Weakest points
Too greasy to use during the day and the smell isn't as nice as other moisturisers. It's also hard to get out all of the product from the packaging.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Good for the garden
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Packaging 
 
3.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Value for Money 
 
3.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
A good protective hand cream...
Weakest points
... but not for everyday use.
Summary
This is a nice enough hand cream but really works best (at least for me) in bad weather and to help with "gardening" hands. The cream is thick and really leaves a layer on the skin which isn't much fun for everyday use but does work well if you're out and about in the garden. The scent is more medicinal than most hand creams and has really isn't than nice: not unpleasant just off putting (the only thing I can think of the describe it is that it smells like packaging rather than product). Beyond that the price isn't great and there are other products that work at least as well. Useful but not for everyday.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Not a favourite!
(Updated: June 14, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
2.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
2.0
Value for Money 
 
4.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Excellent moisturising properties.
Weakest points
Smell, doesn't absorb easily and remains quite greasy.
Summary
This is not a hand-cream that I enjoy using. It is thick and greasy which I don't really like in a hand moisturiser. However, it is perfect for very dry hands, and possible to be left on overnight with gloves as a way of avoiding the greasiness and allowing enough time to absorb. I found the scent to be vaguely unpleasant, but not all that horrible! Good for super dry skin, but I would not use it again unless I had to.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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Not for the faint hearted!
(Updated: June 12, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
2.0
Value for Money 
 
2.0

I have tried this hand cream several times when visiting BodyShop. The assistant is always full of high praise for it and it's benefits, but sadly i remain unconvinced. The cream is very rich, almost too thick for me. I found i had to keep rubbing it in..it did take along time to finally become fully absorb. If you have chapped hands or suffer from a skin aliment that requires a high concentrate of hydration with caring ingredients then this one would be for you. Sadly it wasn't for me., I also found the smell completely offputting...there was no calming of this scent, other than to completely wash off. So this is one i am afraid, i will never be talked into buying.

User Reviews

Strongest points
From a well loved Fair Trade Brand
Ideal if you have extreme dry skin.
Weakest points
Smell
Price
Texture
Summary
This has lasted as a mainstay regular within BodyShop, after it's launch a few years ago.
Unfortunately i still find it too much in all aspects.
Recommending it would be to those who have extreme dryness..
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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