Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream

by Radhika Gupta on February 6, 2013 · 8 comments

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream

Hello Sunshines!

Today I will be reviewing a hand & nail cream by Marks & Spencer (one of my favorite brands). Marks & Spencer has a huge range (and a awesome one) of skin products and fragrances. Read more to know about this cream.

Product Description:

Experience daily luxury with our Nature’s Extracts collection. This moisturizing hand and nail cream enriched with extract of fig will help hydrate even the busiest hands, leaving them soft and delicately scented
Contains fig and orange oil extracts.
Marks&Spencer Fig&Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream


Massage into hands paying particular attention to nails and cuticles.


Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitol, Parfum, Polysorbate 20, Benzophenone-3, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Sodium Hydroxide, Ficus Carica (Fig) fruit extract, Hexyl cinnamal, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben.

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream (5)


INR 199 for 50 ml

Expiry :

24 months after opening the tube.

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream (2)

My experience with Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Hand Cream :

I never had bought a nail cream before. But recently I started feeling that my nails have become brittle and start to chip off easily, I guess because of the heavy usage of acetone. So I bought this cream to rescue my poor nails.
The product comes in a beautiful light mauve tube with a white sturdy lid. The tube is very compact and is easy to carry in your handbag. The cream is white in color and the consistency is just perfect (not too runny or creamy).

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream

The smell is very mild and not too overpowering. It stays on for sometime after applying but it does not smell anything like oranges. It smells more like fig or something which I hate about it (I hate figs….)

Very small quantity is required to cover both your hands. After applying, it takes a lot of time to seep into the skin. I rub it for about 1-2 minutes to let it absorbed. It forms a white cast on the skin. As you can see below, even after rubbing for 30 seconds it does not get absorbed:

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream (7)

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream (8)

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream swatches

But once absorbed, you are left with such with highly moisturized hands. My hands become rejuvenated in an instant and that is the only part I love about this cream. As a nail cream, it does not do anything to cure the cuticles. I did not find any great results.

In all, I would give full marks to it as a hand cream and nil for doing nothing to my poor nails.

Pros of Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream :

  • Very moisturizing.
  • Keeps your hands hydrated for a long time.
  • Easily available.
  • Little quantity is required.

Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Nourishing hand &nail cream (6)

Cons of Marks & Spencer Fig & Orange Oil Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream :

  • Takes time to get absorbed.
  • Available in only one size.
  • Does not smell like oranges.
  • Bit expensive for that much quantity.
  • Does not do anything for nails.
  • Contains parabens.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase Marks and Spencer Moisturizing Fig & Orange Oil Hand and Nail Cream?

Probably yes, but I would like to try its other variants.

Would you recommend Marks and Spencer Moisturizing Fig & Orange Oil Hand and Nail Cream?

Yes, if somebody is looking for a good moisturizing hand cream. But as a nail cream, it is a big dud!!


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

neha February 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Looks good for dry hands but i like hand creams that seep in fast :)


Radhika February 7, 2013 at 9:39 am

True Neha….hand creams are best that ways!! :)


Dee February 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm


Where can we get M&S products…. in Chennai or online…. I luv them….

Also please note that brittle nails may be due to lack of calcium (jus a word of caution)


Radhika February 7, 2013 at 9:37 am

Hi Dee….you can buy from any of the M&S stores….they are almost in all metro cities including Chennai….you can check their website for more info….


sharon February 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm

i like nivea hand creams… They really work well for my very dry skin… And my skin just drink it sooper fast as soon as i apply it…
And for brittle nails olive oil can be applied… I’ll always apply olive oil tp remove kajal, for cleansing and also apply it after using nail polish remover… leaving it overnight on nails, will do miracles on the nails…. Try it :)… All the best


Radhika February 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks Sharon…. I will definitely try it…does almond oil also serve the purpose??


Riya Mitra February 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

i have its shower gel.:)


Nafisa Ali February 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

Thats such cute packaging! :)


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