I’m here with The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector Cream. You all know that The Body Shop supports local community trade and cruelty-free products. Among the famous ones is the Hemp oil. ‘Enrich Not Exploit‘ is their new campaign for which The Body Shop has introduced a new limited edition packaging of their best selling Hemp Hand Protector. It’s designed by well-known street artist EINE.
The message of this re-design is “change” and The Body Shop are promoting this in two ways. For every purchase of the limited-edition Hemp Hand Protector, £1.50 will be donated to The Body Shop Foundation, which works to protect three causes: animals and people, the planet and the oceans. When you buy one of these special products, you’ll be given the opportunity to vote for which cause is closest to your heart then, after the promotion, the funds raised will be split in proportion to the votes. I really admire them for this good cause. The body Shop gave me a chance to try Hemp Hand Protector. I have used their other hand creams but not this one. This hand cream is one of their bestseller but it’s been given a lmited edition makeover by EINE.
What company says…
Our best-selling Hemp Hand Protector helps soften and protect hands. It is dermatologically tested for very dry skin and contains Community Trade hemp seed oil.
Relieves very dry skin
Restores moisture and suppleness
Community Trade hemp seed oil has an unusually high concentration of essential fatty acids that help to repair skin’s moisture barrier, so skin is smooth and supple.
In the mirror of my own experience
The cream comes in a metallic tube with a black screw cap. In the new LM packaging, you can see the bright colors on the top of the tube that looks attractive. The tube is a bit heavy and bulky and due to sharp corners at the shrimp keeping it in the handbag is a bit inconvenient. Gradually as the cream will get used up it will become difficult to extract thei it out of the tube. It may develop several cut holes so one should be careful while squeezing.
The cream is light green in colour. The consistency is a bit thick that is perfect for massaging hands, neither too heavy nor too runny.
The smell of the Hemp hand cream is not pleasant at all. It has some kind of a medicinal smell that I don’t like. For sensitive noses, it may be bothersome.
Usually, I apply this cream at night before going to bed. I take a pea size amount of the cream for massaging my hands. It gets absorb after massaging not too quickly that I love. The cream sinks into the skin gradually and absorbs thoroughly. It doesn’t leave a greasy trail behind. The skin feels moist and hydrated after each application. The next morning you I get my hands soft and supple. I have seen clear effect on my hands in just two weeks. It reduced the dryness and hydrated the skin well. I’m sure the long and continue use will give more pleasant effect. The best part of this cream is that it can be used in every season even in summer/monsoon as it never feel greasy like other hand creams.
Great for dryness
Hydrating very well
Makes the skin soft and supple
Works superbly on cuticles
Doesn’t leave a greasy or sticky trail behind
Gives long lasting effects
The packaging is not convenient
The smell is too strong
Overall, I love The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector Cream. I’m really happy with the result of it on my hands. I have some complaints with it like the packaging, medicinal smell and the high cost. Other than that, it’s an impressive hand cream that I want to use continuously. It’s great for dry and rough skin. Can be used for the whole year. If you have oily skin,you should use it in the winters. Highly recommended!
Available at all The Body Shop outlets for a limited period
Disclaimer-The product has been sent by the brand, but all opinions expressed are my own
I am giving away this Limited Edition re-designed hand cream to one lucky winner! For details, visit my Instagram account- @rakhshandarizvi