Monday 14 September 2015

Speed Review: Madara Protecting Hand Cream


Madara isn't a brand with which I'm overly familiar but I've recently been trialling the brand's Eco-Cert certified Protecting Hand Cream, having been sent a sample and wanted to share my thoughts.

On first impressions, I'm not sure that the packaging would appeal to me if I saw it on a shop shelf. The green tube clearly communicates the organic skincare brand message and whilst it's not worthy, it feels slightly outdated. That said, I appreciated the functionality of the tube and also liked the inclusion of a "use by" date on the packaging.

When squeezing the cream out of the tube, the first thing I noticed was the thick texture and this is perhaps unsurprising given that cocoa butter and sunflower seed oil feature in the top three ingredients. The cream felt velvety smooth and whilst it took a little effort to rub in, it quickly sank into my dry skin.

Following use, there was no greasy residue and only a butter almond scent lingered, which I personally liked. My hands felt nourished, soft and smooth. I was impressed that the condition of my hands instantly looked improved.

I'm not convinced by the name "Protecting" Hand Cream as I'd like to see the inclusion of SPF to justify this, however, it is a good option to hydrate and nourish hands particularly as we go into the colder months.

Madara Protecting Hand Cream costs £10 for 75ml.

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