The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream Review
Today’s review is on my all time favorite hand cream from The Body Shop (TBS) which is the Almond hand & nail cream.
Price: ₹850 for 100 mL; ₹425 for 30 mL; €15,40 in Finland (Got it for €10 during offers)
About the Product: This effective daily hand cream cares for nails as well as hands and contains two manicurist’s essentials: sweet almond oil and panthenol. • Moisturising • Conditions nails • Sweet almond scent
Ingredients: You can check the complete ingredient list here.
I have never used hand cream before I came to Finland as my hands were not dry when I was in India. And because of the cold weather in Turku, my hand got very dry and I tried different hand creams in the past. When I got the TBS almond hand cream to try couple of years back, I liked it a lot and it is now my most favorite hand cream which I have repurchased and this is my 4th tube. The hand cream comes in a tin foil packaging with screw type cap. I do not like these kind of packaging as dents appear as time goes by and if you are using it on the go you have to be careful not to lose the small cap. I prefer the plastic tube packaging with the cap attached to it for hand creams, as it makes them more convenient to use. This hand cream smells of sweet almonds and the smell stays away in your hands for couple of hours then fades away but you will be able to smell it until you wash your hands. I like the smell, but it might not be liked by everyone. The hand cream is not very thick nor runny but spreads well and get absorbed easily into the skin. With couple of seconds of massaging the cream in the hands, they get absorbed completely and leaves the hands very well moisturized. The best thing is that even when you wash your hands the hands still feel soft even after couple of washes. But if wash your hands very frequently or if you have very dry skin thegn you have re-apply as needed, otherwise twice a day application is enough. Very small amount of cream is needed each time and will lasts you for around 3-4 months or more if you apply twice a day. Another best thing that I noticed with this cream is that it makes the skin of your hands appear very firm, soft & supple and also it makes them bright. Almonds are well known to improve the skin texture and also make them bright and this hand cream does exactly the same. The skin appears very much hydrated, supple, healthy, bright and I am almost tempted to use it in my face 😀 Even if I do not use the cream for a week the skin still looks really good and then it comes back to normal and the effect reappears when I start using the hand cream again. It is very hard for me to usually see any drastic differences when using various skin care products, so this impressed me a lot 🙂 The hand cream also conditions nails as claimed making them strong with less breakage and also moisturized the cuticles well. I usually get more hang nails but when I use this hand cream continuously I do not get them and my cuticles are in maintained in a good state. I will continue to repurchase it in the future and it is on my favorite products list here.
Creamy texture that spreads and get absorbed very well
I like the smell though it a personal preference
Moisturizes the hands well
Does not feel greasy
Hands appear very supple and smooth
Improves the texture and makes the skin appear bright
Conditions the nails well making them strong and less prone to breakage
Moisturizes the cuticles well and prevent hang nails
Small amount is needed and lasts for around 3-4 months depending on the usage
Packaging can be improved as tin packaging is prone to dents and that small cap can easily slip your hands when using it on the go or in a hurry
Prettykooll rating: 4.9/5 (will give 5/5 if they change the packaging)
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