Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Lavender Moisturizing hand and nail Cream - Review
I am after hand creams these days. After using couple of creams by Natures Co and The body shop, I got hooked to hand creams. Now I carry a hand cream with in my makeup bag. I love using them after washing my hands.
After my Body Shop vanilla bliss got over, I picked up this one along with a shower gel from Marks and Spencer.
I picked this up mainly to use it before bed as I love using lavender scented products in my night time bath and skin care routine. I love how the fragrance is so warm, cozy and sleep inducing.
The hand cream comes in a simple and functional tube packing with a gorgeous floral pattern printed on it. It looks classy and sits prettily in my dressing table. Though I would have preferred a transparent tube, due to the prettiness of this, I really don’t mind. The packing is convenient for travel. But I really wish they came up with 50 ml tubes.
It is a thick pearly white cream with a wonderful and soothing lavender fragrance. The fragrance is mild enough not to irritate anyone’s nose. J The cream spreads easily but takes a minute or so to get completely absorbed. It is not a very light cream for my normal skin (in hands). If you have very dry skin then it would be perfect. Once absorbed, there is no greasiness.
I love using it before bed and I wake up to smooth, soft and nourished hands every morning.
The fragrance does not last long but my hands do smell faintly of lavenders when I bring them close to my face.
Due to an allergic reaction, the skin of my palm started peeling off. I would not claim that this hand cream cured me of my allergy but yes, using this hand cream did not aggravate my allergy which is quite good and my allergy went off taking the time it usually takes.
It keeps my cuticles looking healthy and moisturized. As I do not have brittle nails to begin with, I am not sure about its “strengthening nails” claim. I did not buy this hand cream for strengthening my nails anyway. Considering its affordable price tag, I would have been happier with just decent moisturization.
Since I need only two pea sized dollop for every use, this 100 ml tube will last long.
It is priced at INR. 199/- for a 100 ml in India and $2 in their international website.
What I like:
- Cute floral packing.
- Moisturizes my hands and cuticles well.
- Wonderful and soothing lavender fragrance.
- Did not aggravate my allergy.
What I don’t like:
- For my normal skin, (in summer) this cream felt a little heavy to be used during the day.
- Not sure about the strengthening of nail claim.
This product is available in all Marks and Spencer outlet. They have some nice collection of bath and body products. Do check it out.
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