I have made no secret of my obsession with hand lotion (and any bath/body product for that matter). If you didn’t know that I can only assume you are new to the blog or living under a rock 😛
Even though I have found some really great hand lotions I am always on the quest to find more. I get bored quickly and I don’t think I could ever use just one product indefinitely. On my mission to find more perfect hand lotions I will use the following method. I will use each hand lotion exclusively for a week. I only have a few requirements when it comes to hand lotion. It must not leave my hands feeling greasy, oily or sticky. It must leave my hands feeling moisturised. It must have a pleasant smell but not too strong. It must be absorbed into my skin and not just create a layer over my skin.
I am not clued up ingredients and what it should or shouldn’t have. So none of my decision are based on the science, just on the experience 😉
The first one I am telling you about is Sorbet Hydrating hand and nail cream. (75ml)
I bought it at Clicks for R29.95 for 75ml.
Deeply nourish dry hands and nails with Shea Butter and the herbal infusion of Calendula Oil. Tangerines bring a boost of Vitamin C. Soothe and nourish skin Feed your hands! Helps to moisturise and soften.
The smell of this is so delicious I could sniff it all day. The tangerine / citrus smell is quite evident. Even though this smells great it is not a strong smell. I can smell it on my hands long after using it but I have to literally sniff my hands. It’s really subtle. You also only need a tiny amount of this. Using just a drop, it spreads well. It takes a few seconds to completely absorb into your skin but it does so well. The more product you use the longer it will take it absorb.
I wash my hands often. Perhaps too often. Of course I apply lotion every time after washing. Usually I would apply lotion very often throughout the day. With this Sorbet lotion I noticed that I don’t have to apply it as often. My hands seem to be moisturised for much longer. Even with the washing of my hands. a Small bit after a wash seems to go a long way.
I will admit that applying hand lotion has actually turned into a habit. I often use it even when there isn’t much need. Because of this little obsession / habit I can now also mention an extra little tidbit. If you use too much of this, it doesn’t absorb so well. The good thing is you can feel when you need to reapply and you can probably feel when you don’t need it.
This lotion definitely left my hands soft and if I used the right quantity I had no residue on my hands either. I am looking forward to trying the other hand and nail creams that Sorbet has to offer.
Do you have any hand lotions you can recommend? Or a hand lotion you have always wanted to try? Let me know!