Saturday, 6 February 2016

Speed Review: The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream SPF15

As a beauty writer, I try hundreds of products and very few make the grade in terms of earning a permanent position within my regime. The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is one of just a handful of products to have done so. I've been using it for years & years and for me, it's a winter must-have. The only minor downside is the scent so I recently tried The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream SPF15, hoping that it would give similar results.

The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream review

The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream SPF15 is targeted at those with mature skin (whereas the Hemp range is aimed at those with very dry skin) and is designed to hydrate & help protect against the appearance of brown spots. It contains rosehip oil and Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil. I was reassured by the inclusion of SPF15 as, despite being strict in my approach to incorporating a SPF into my facial skincare, I tend to neglect my hands.

On first impressions, the metallic tube packaging appealed to me because I tend to like such presentations. It's a pleasant change from the standard, overly feminine designs which feature on many rose based products. What's more, it's functional.

The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream SPF15 has a lighter texture than the Hemp Hand Protector, which is perhaps unsurprising given that the products are aimed at different skin concerns. I'd describe it as a light cream. It was easily absorbed and I was impressed that it left no greasy residue.

As the name suggests, The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream SPF15 has a light rose fragrance which isn't overpowering. The scent lingered delicately on my skin following use.

My hands were left feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. It's not the most nourishing formula but nor does it claim to be.

The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream SPF15 is available in either a handbag sized 30ml version for £5 or a generously sized 100ml tube, which represents good value for money at £11.
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