Lock in lashings of moisture with our award-winning Avocado, Olive & Basil Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy. Infused with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, avocado butter, and basil and olive extracts, this intensive cream nourishes skin so it’s noticeably smoother after each luxurious application.
Contains hydrating ceramides and antioxidant-rich vitamin E
Myrrh extract helps condition nails and cuticles
Formulated without colour, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, parabens or propylene glycol
INR 295/ 25 gms
The story of Avocado, Olive & Basil:
From the sun-drenched orchards of the Mediterranean, comes a deeply hydrating blend of plant extracts, botanical oils and emollient butters. Extracts of conditioning basil, rejuvenating olives and creamy avocado combine to comprise our most moisturising collection—a series of elixirs that soften, soothe and revitalise. Your skin will drink it in.
Last weekend or earlier, I went to Express avenue and to my delight, it was my husband who told me that he spotted the Crabtree & evelyn store, I had just finished at MAC and rushed to the store, he knows how much I am head over heels with this classic vintage looking brand, all thanks to Rati and my sister, who introduced me to their hand therapies. I have used one in Nantucket briar and fell in love with the brand, I have some more things to review and meanwhile I got myself another hand cream, because it is very difficult to use anything else once you try their hand therapy. See Rati’s hand creams here and here.
After spending ten minuted at the store , I was decided to buy the pomegranate stuff but still wanted a smaller tube, unfortunately they did not have any but the SA helped me with this one, and I thought it sounded fancy and bought this one. The store itself is so cute, and the packs and sets they have are such a delight with their round floral vintage cases, the perfect gift for me at least!
The tube of course is a classic “boroline types” and the cap too. The cream is light, and is fresh herbals and garden like, just what i expected after reading “basil” and “olive” on the pack.Now what I find with this one is that it is lighter and more moisturizing than the nantucket one, as in this one has more water content I feel and takes a little longer to settle, keeping a subtle watery film on the hand,on the other hand the Nantucket one was thick like boroline and dries quickly and settled matte and dry on the hands, I prefer the matte one because I dont have dry hands, what I need is more of a maintenance cream rather than a repair cream. But this one of course is light and I have no issues with grease or oiliness with this one too.
After absorption, you can instantly feel your skin is softer, it is instant! without any obvious grease or anything, for me I dont have hand skin troubles so I cannot say how much of repair work it does but it surely softens and stays that way for hours,you might want to avoid water and sweat with this one.
The fragrance is herbal and hence I like it for the summers, but given the absorption qualities and staying matte instead of that water feel, I would pick up nantucket again rather than this one.
See how non-greasy or oily and smooth it applies..
I am going to explore more of the range, if you like fresh herbals scents then try this one, if you are looking for a maintenance cream that conditions cuticles and softens hands, try this one, I can safely say once you try hand therapies from Crabtree & Evelyn, it is difficult to use any other, they are worth the price.They are just perfect for your hand bags too. I dont think this one is meant for repair so you can ask the SA for something intense if your hands need more than maintenance.
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