When this arrived I was sure I’d had it before but it’s all coming back to me now. My Grandma used to buy it and I would pinch it when I stayed over, it’s the thickest hand cream I’ve ever used and so effective at softening my dry winter hands I can’t believe I have been living without it for so long. You get 100ml of product which may not sound like a lot for £10 but a little goes a very long way and it’s the best muli-tasker I have on hand (get it) right now. First of all how anyone could try this and not immediately think FEET is beyond me, I know you can purchase a separate foot protector but in my opinion this does double duty. I am currently typing ever so lightly as my hands are covered in the stuff and my sock clad feet have been soaking it in since this morning’s shower. I also used it on my legs and arms which are also suffering at the hands of the dreaded winter dryness and last but not least… I’ve used it on my hair! I can put a little in the ends when it’s dry or a lot overnight as a treat and I swear.. it’s a little bit magic! In a very short space of time this has become an absolute essential for me and if you’re travelling there’s nothing that will serve you better and in more ways. Of course The Body Shop offer many Hemp products to fit various needs but if you’re looking to try just one thing this Winter.. make it this! I am a bit excited about this moisturising wash, however as it’s the only thing I can’t use the balm for and it’s in the sale.. ooohhh aaahhh!
Here’s an indication of the difference it made to my cuticles. I haven’t posted either of these nail swatches yet but since I’ve been reapplying every day they were starting to look gross and after only one night with my hands slathered in the Hemp balm I think you’ll agree it’s a noticeable improvement.
For those that watched/read my Winter Skin Savers post I’d like to update you, I previously noted the Soap & Glory Heel Genius as a Winter must-have but you may recall my issue with it’s sticky nature. It’s not made for massaging and when I treat my feet quite often I enlist the help of my husband. The problems I have with Heel Genius are completely resolved with this balm (and balm really is the best description) as it’s not too tacky to rub in due the hemp seed oil and beeswax which will run for days without developing the irritating roly bits. It’s pretty much perfect.
Hemp Hand Protector is available from The Body Shop online here for £10.00
I actually bought my Mum the Hemp gift set last year, I’m not sure that they have the same one this year but you can already browse their Christmas section here.. I know I’m not the only one that wants their shopping done by 1st December!