Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream Review

Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream Review

Hi All,

I am currently using some products from the brand Burt’s Bees and would like to share my experience with you. The product I will be reviewing today is the “Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream.”  I have used Burt’s Bees lip balms in the past and the products have not impressed me much. Since Burt’s Bees make a huge variety of lip balms, I might have chosen the wrong ones. However, I have recently started using some body care products from Burt’s Bees and am liking them.

Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream Review

About the brand Burt’s Bees:

Burt’s Bees is an “Earth Friendly, Natural Personal Care Company.” We create natural, Earth-friendly personal care products formulated to help you maximise your well-being and that of the world around you. To make certain that all our products meet the highest standards, as well as our dedication to ensuring The Greater Good™, our products are carefully crafted using ingredients that are the best nature has to offer: beeswax, botanical and essential oils, herbs, flowers and minerals. These safe, effective ingredients have withstood the test of time.

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Product Description:

Your hands deserve a buttery treat. This super rich natural hand cream is perfect for a daily indulgence. Sunflower oil and glycerine are infused with the all-natural goodness of shea butter and essential botanical oils like macadamia nut, rosehip, lavender, neroli and borage, that impart antioxidants and fatty acids to nourish your skin, nails and cuticles.Luxuious botanical butters found in nature help to hydrate hands.OurShea butter hand repair cream is infused with moisturising cocoa butter and sesame oil which absorb quickly to keep the skin on your hands supple throughout the day. For hands that deserve to be pampered, our ultra lush shea butter hand repair cream moisturisers and softens dry skin.


$29 for 50 gm.



My Experience with Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream:

I have used hand creams by Nivea and L’Occitane in the past and wanted to try something new.  I purchased this hand cream from Burt’s Bees about a month ago and have been using it daily. The texture of this hand cream is thicker than other hand creams I have used in the past. It comes in a squeeze-out tube and the cream itself is of light yellow colour.  Fragrance wise, it smells more of sesame oil than shea butter which is a pity because shea butter smells way better than sesame oil. The fragrance also smells quite medicinal and might be a turn off for some, especially because we are used to hand creams with very good fragrances.

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The product even though is a bit thick spreads well and absorbs well. This leaves skin a bit greasy but that does not bother me as I use this mostly during night time.  This hand cream does what it claims though. It leaves my winter skin totally moisturised and repaired. All dry patches due to the cold weather are gone for at least a couple of days after using this. After using it continuously for a week, skin was totally repaired and I didn’t have to apply hand cream for another couple of days. This product is great for people who do lots of gardening, washing and works wonderfully on the palms as well. However, I wouldn’t recommend using this during summer because of the greasiness.

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This product is also easy to carry in my handbag, but is heavier than other hand creams I have used in the past.  I however use this only at night time because of the greasiness and the smell. After applying this and pulling on my body shop cotton gloves, my hands feel soft and moisturised when I wake up in the morning and wash my hands.

Why I Love Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream:

  • Burt’s Bees products contains more than 98% of natural ingredients (I’m happy to ignore the 2%)
  • Does not contain parabens.
  • Conditions, repairs and softens dry and damaged skin.
  • Contains many natural moisturising ingredients like shea butter, sesame oil, sunflower seed oil, cocoa seed butter, willow extract and rosemary leaf extract.

What I Do Not Like about Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream:

  • Smells medicinal and is the most weirdest smelling hand cream I have used so far, not very suitable for day time use.
  • Greasier and thicker than other hand creams.
  • Non-availability in India.

These cons don’t bother me much as the product does what it claims, it doesn’t claim to smell great.

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Will I Repurchase Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream?

I will purchase during the winter, but would like to try other hand creams from Burt’s Bees first.

Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream
Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss Sweet Pink
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer Cocoa
Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream
Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
The Body Shop Shea Butter Shower Cream
L’Occitane Shea Butter Cocoa Flower Hand Cream
Jergens Shea Butter Cream
SkinFood Shea Butter Hand Lotion
L’Occitane Shea Butter Cocoa Flower Hand Cream
The Body Shop Almond Oil Daily Hand and Nail Cream
L’Occitane Hand Gel and Hand Creams
Fab India Lemon Intensive Hand Cream
The Body Shop Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream
Oriflame Apricot & White Tea Hand & Nail Cream
Crabtree and Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy Cream
Oriflame Nature Hand and Nail cream with Nourishing Coconut and Ricemilk
Anatomicals Hand and Foot Cream
Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail Lotion


22 thoughts on “Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream Review

  1. hmm.. i myt not purchase this one..one of the criteria which is very important to me is fragrance. i do not like my beauty products to smell like medicine and this product looks way too greasy for my liking…thnx fr the review Supriya

    1. Hi Neha,…

      yes true.I keep this strictly for bed time use only.ppl around me might run away if I use it during daytime 🙂

  2. Good review supriya.. It sems to be raining hand creams on IMBB these days!! Thank god this is not such a great product.. No more confusions.. Im buying crabtree & evelyn next :p

    1. Thanks Pia,…

      yup L’occitane or C&A do the best handcreams I would say. C&A fragrance is not as good as (read :young as 🙂 ) L’occitane ….but i think C&A works better

  3. Yes Rati, they are an awesome brand especially when you consider they have natural ingredients and very less chemicals , they perform well too….there are more reviews to come 😉

  4. Hi Rati,….

    I used to rent, this is the first house both of us bought as a couple ,….im really liking it since it is brand new with a new washroom and all,….cant wait to try the bamboo baskets etc…

  5. nice review Supriya 🙂 I don’t have a single burt bee’s product 🙁 i wish it was available in india 🙁

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