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About Crabtree & Evelyn:
Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 in Massachusetts, USA by Cyrus Harvey, where it started as a small, family-run business, specializing in fine soaps, luxurious toiletries, and fragrances. It introduced product ranges made with fruit, flower, and plant essences, aiming to transform ordinary, daily rituals into extraordinary experiences.
Our award-winning Shea butter hand cream formula leaves your hands feeling incredibly smooth and soft.
Fragrance: Relaxing sea air fragrance
The La Source line of therapies for the body, hands, and feet are blended with restorative mineral salts and nutrient-rich seaweeds, plentiful along the coasts of England, Scotland, and Wales. Our La Source products have a crisp scent reminiscent of fresh sea air.
I got this from my aunt when she came home with a set of the hand creams from Canada some time ago. I loved the vintage-style packaging of the products. They looked simple, but chic, and kind of expensive to me. I found the tube packaging for the hand creams pretty.
I also can’t have enough hand creams because my hands are very, very dry. I wash them a number of times throughout the day, and after each washing, I have to re-apply lotion or hand cream on them to keep them moisturized. And unlike makeup, I’m able to use them up, no matter how many I have. So I’m always glad to receive one! My tube of Crabtree & Evelyn’s La Source Hand Therapy Cream is well used, as can be seen from the photo above.
• It has a lovely, lightweight, really easy-to-spread consistency.
• It doesn’t feel sticky on the skin at all, or even remotely greasy or oily.
• It leaves my hands smoother and more moisturized. Great for daily use, and especially when it’s very humid and I can’t stand anything sticky.
• Did not irritate my sensitive skin or eczema.
• The tube is easy to squeeze, despite its being made out of a metal or aluminum-like material.
• The size of the tube is convenient to tote around and is not bulky.
• Nice packaging.
• I’m not very fond of the scent, which is supposed to be reminiscent of fresh sea air, but smells like a soapy, floral scent to me. The cream is not strongly scented though and the scent fades after just a few minutes, so I’m not too bothered by it.
• It’s kind of expensive at $18 for a tube. It does contain 100ml or 3.4 fl oz f product though, which I think is a lot.
• It’s named ‘Hand Therapy Cream’, which made me think it should be extremely moisturizing, but it’s not. It’s good, but it’s not something I’d seek out if my hands were painfully dry and needed repair.
Overall, it’s a nice product and I use it often. My favourite aspect of it is the vintage-y packaging. When my tube, which I was lucky to receive as a gift, runs out, I’m not sure if I’d buy a new one because for $18 for a hand cream, pretty as this looks, I’d still like something a little more moisturizing.
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