Current Obsession – Crabtree & Evelyn Iris hand cream

Did you all survive the earthquake on the East Coast?  I felt the aftershock while in my car at a stoplight thinking that my car had issues causing a strange jerking motion.  Little did I know it was from the earthquake!  Guess you never know where & when you might feel one.

I got a new hand cream & I’m in LOVE!  I’ve been using L’Occitane shea butter hand cream for a long time (which I totally adore,) but this new one, Iris Hand Therapy Cream ($15 online, $18 store), is about to take over the crown.  As fall is approaching, I wanted a new hand lotion/cream to keep my hands baby soft.  This beauty in a tube by Crabtree & Evelyn has got me hooked!  It’s one of the more luxurious hand moisturizers I’ve used.

floral hand cream

Decisions, decisions… between the Rosewater & Iris.  I just couldn’t resist the fragrance of Iris… a subtle floral, clean & refreshing like an after-shower scent (so hard to describe the fragrance in words).  The Rosewater might be better suited during the winter months.  I got the bigger 3.5 oz tube.  Regular hand cream users will like the way it fits perfectly in the palm of your hand.

best hand moisturizer

The hand cream is describe as:

Our shea butter-rich hand cream, blended with macadamia nut oil and conditioning iris extract, moisturises and smoothes dry skin and leaves your hands feeling incredibly soft.

Only one complaint is that there is no protective seal on the opening.  Comes out like toothpaste.  Love the texture, a perfect consistency of smooth yet non-greasy application.

hand cream review

It doesn’t feel a bit greasy at all afterwards unlike some rich hand creams (where you want to wipe off the excess with a towel… yuk), but only soft and well-moisturized skin with a heavenly scent.  Key ingredients are shea butter, macadamia nut oil, and iris extract.  Also free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.

The Iris fragrance is described as:

Exquisitely scented orris from the root of the iris flower, blended with precious sandalwood, sensuous patchouli and a hint of fresh vetiver.

If you are looking for a good hand moisturizer, I strongly recommend the ones from Crabtree & Evelyn hand therapy line in your favorite scent!  Iris or Rosewater are my favs among the Hand Therapy Collection.

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