Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector Review

14 July 2012

The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector cream is, quite frankly, the most effective hand cream I've ever used; I've been using it since it was launched a fair few years ago and will only be without it if it's discontinued.

My hands put up with a lot of abuse, I'm sure yours do too, and there are few things worse than that tight feeling of dry skin that's just begging for a bit of TLC; there are, then, few things better than the relief that comes from a decent hand cream, especially if it performs above and beyond expectations.

My mum introduced me to the Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector - she used it during her nurse training and afterwards when she was qualified and swore by it, she still does and so do I.

It's not like your average hand cream, the consistency is MUCH thicker and you can literally feel it coating and sinking into your hands and them breathing a sigh of moisturised relief; I tend to put it on at night time to really give it a chance to properly absorb.

Now, for all my gushing there are a couple of things you need to know about the Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

1) If you're looking for a cheap hand cream then it won't be for you - at £10 for 100ml it's certainly not a bargain if you look at price point alone, however 100ml is quite a lot and a little goes a very long way so you don't need to be concerned about having to part with your hard earned tenners every couple of weeks.

2) It has a very unique smell; I rather like it as it's not your usual 'light perfume' kind of smell, it's more heavy and earthy.  My ex-husband, on the other hand (HA! on the other hand!) didn't like it AT ALL, to the extent where even though it really sorted out his dry hands he refused to continue using it.

It's worth keeping an eye on the Body Shop online and on your high street for offers as the Hemp product line is often included in them, THAT'S the time to pounce and stock up on supplies until the next offer rolls around.

If I had to give the Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector an overall score it would be a 9 out of 10 (with that one point being dropped due to the price for some people's budgets and the smell for others).

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