Sunday, 18 March 2012

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Favourites

(Please forgive the image quality, I'm still missing my camera charger! These were taken on my phone. ;A;)
Hey guys! Another beauty product post for you!

Yesterday I went to the Eaton Centre with Gage and picked up some stuff from Crabtree & Evelyn! We don't have this store near my hometown, so I wanted to get some more of their hand cream before the school year ends!

Crabtree has a lot of skin care products, but I also believe they sell really good tea.. haven't tried it out yet though, just from what I've heard. :P I like the 'old' feeling of their products.. they remind me of old England. It's all very feminine and floral looking. I simply love it! I hope more stores adopt this simple and elegant style in their products.

The new scent I purchased was the Spider Lily one! It came in the box above which was nice. I find the tube can get easily smushed, so it might be a good idea to keep the box for when you're traveling.

These are the scents that I currently own (left to right):

India Hicks Island Living (Spider Lily): A soft blend of spider lily, citruses, night-blooming jasmine, green palms and sea air accords. Personally, I think this scent is so fresh and light. It has the perfect hint of floral without being too perfumed. I think you could get away with wearing this to work without bothering anyone. I would also recommend this for people sensitive to perfumes, but still wish for a little fragrance (such as myself). This is my current favourite.

Summer Hill: White floral blend of summer grasses, wildflowers and orchard fruits. I find this scent to be a bit heavier than the spider lily one, but it's still pleasant all the same.

Iris: Exquisitely scented orris from the root of the iris flower, blended with precious sandalwood, sensuous patchouli and a hint of fresh vetiver. I suppose this is the middle ground out of the three that I own; not too heavy, but not entirely light either.

All of the scents available come in three sizes: 25g, 50g, 100g. Above, I only have the 25g and 100g shown. I think the 25g is the perfect size for bringing your favourite scent in your purse, as the larger sizes are pretty big.

If you're tentative about this brand, buy the travel size and keep it on you. The prices in store are reasonable.

You also don't need to use a lot of the product. Above, the amount shown can easily be used for both hands. The formula isn't greasy at all and your hands feel soft and supple throughout most of the day. I would suggest reapplying halfway through the day if you do a lot of work with your hands.

Also, I find this soothes dry, itchy skin very easily. There are also a wide range of scents ranging from heavy florals to light and airy citruses.

Most (if not all) of their hand therapy creams are free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil and propylene glycol.

So go check it out! And tell me what you think :)

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