Lush Helping Hands Cream

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Written by rose   December 18, 2011  
 
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Lush Helping Hands Cream

Summary

Brand
Texture
Size
100 gr
Indicative Price
£6.75
Price per 100 ml/g
£6.75

Description

A soft cream to give hands that help a helping hand. It was invented to help nurses and people who have really, really dry over-washed hands. This is a nurturing hand cream to give back some of what life and washing has taken out.
- Linseed mucilage keeps skin soft and minimises cracking. Honey is moisturising and soothing on cuts and abrasions.
- Almond oil, cocoa butter and shea butter are rich and emollient on the hands. Chamomile infusion reduces redness and African marigold oil is for sore, broken skin.
Lush make Helping Hands to an old-fashioned loose emulsion formula, because these types of creams give up their ingredients to the skin quickly and efficiently, allowing it to sink in easily and go about its work. With beautiful effective ingredients like this, you don't want them locked away in a heavy tight emulsion that traps their nurturing powers.

Directions

A little of this cream goes a long way. Rub on and massage slowly into the hands. Use any time of the day – and before bed at night you can put a thicker coating on when it has extra time to soak in.

Ingredients

Chamomile Water, Linseed Mucilage, Almond Oil, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Shea Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocoa Butter, Triethanolamine, Honey, Lavender Oil, African Marigold Oil, Perfume, Alkanet Extract, *Limonene, Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
*occurs naturally in essential oils

User reviews

6 reviews

 
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Overall rating 
 
4.2
Packaging 
 
4.5  (6)
Texture 
 
4.3  (6)
Absorption 
 
3.8  (6)
Effectiveness 
 
4.3  (6)
Ease of use 
 
4.5  (6)
Scent 
 
3.8  (6)
Value for Money 
 
4.3  (6)
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Not amazing.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
2.0
Value for Money 
 
3.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
The product does make your hands smooth and does an ok job.
Weakest points
For some reason it stings my hands slightly but that maybe because it might be out of date. Also I do not like the smell to much.
Summary
Not worth the price.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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Ideal for very dry hands
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Not the cheapest hand cream, but a little goes a long way. A light and pleasant floral scent. Leaves dry hands feeling soft, soothed and nourished. Makes a good barrier cream.
Weakest points
Quite greasy, so takes a while to absorb.
Summary
Quite a greasy hand cream, but great for very dry hands.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Perfect for dry hands with eczema and cuts
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
4.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0

I'd never really had any trouble with my hands but last October I started two jobs both in retail that involve a lot of opening carrier bags etc. and my fingers flared up in some painful eczema which I'd never had before. I was prescribed something by the doctor for it which seemed to sort out half of it. The worst of the pain went away and they weren't as bumpy or red as before, but they were far from back to normal. And so I went on a search for hand creams and tried quite a few before I got to this one.

I'm not a fan of the smell of it, or the fact that I have to scoop it out of the pot rather than a squeezy tube. I also find it to be quite greasy and takes a while to absorb. So taking all this in to account I'd pretty much decided I wasn't going to like this product before I even waited for the results xD

Due to it taking a while to absorb I only use it at night just before bed. I used it two nights in a row and the difference it made was unbelievable. My eczema had almost completely cleared up, after weeks with little difference using what I had been prescribed by the doctor I couldn't believe 2 uses of this and my hands were almost back to normal.

Another thing I'll mention is that one of the jobs I work at is a card shop meaning papercuts are a regular occurrence for me and they can sting when they come in to contact with a lot of products however I can't even tell they're then when I use this.

From the pot:
A nurturing almond, cocoa butter and chamomile hand cream to give back some of what life and washing has taken out. A cream that quickly sinks in for hands that spend too much time in sinks.

Top Tip: Mark invented this to help nurses and people who have really, really dry over washed hands.

Good to know: Chamomile infusion reduces redness and African marigold oil is great for sore and broken skin.

I've been using this regularly now for about a month, just once a day just before bed. I still have some faint patches of slightly red skin where the eczema used to be and occasionally (usually when the weather gets particularly cold) I do get a very small flare up but this keeps on top of it most of the time. In general my hands are back to being soft and I no longer have to feel self concious about them.

There may still be many elements of this product that I'm not a fan of but the bottom line is it works, whereas many other products in easier packaging with nicer smells etc. did not. I'll definitely be repurchasing this, but looking from how much I have in the pot I'd say it'll probably last me two to three months and for the difference it's made at £7 for a tub I'd say it's a bargain.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Perfect for sensitive dry hands even with cuts on them.
Weakest points
Feels a little greasy and takes a while to absorb, not a fan of the smell.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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Helps my hands
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Absorption 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Value for Money 
 
4.0

This is one of three of Lush' hand creams that I have.I love the fact that is smells pleasant but even more I love the fact that is so quickly absorbed and is not at all greasy. It makes my hands lovely and soft and never causes any allergic reaction on my eczematic skin. I find it also helps with keeping my cuticles soft too as I massage this into my fingers around the nails.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Not tested on animals and full of great natural goodies
Weakest points
Not the cheapest hand cream around
Summary
One of Lush' hand creams that smells nice and is very quickly absorbed with no greasiness
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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an ok hand cream
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
4.0
Absorption 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Value for Money 
 
4.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
absorbs well
Weakest points
just an average hand cream
Summary
i suffer from dry hands and was dissapointed with this product, even though its all supposed to be natural products compared to burts bees its a none starter
Would you recommend this product?
No
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