Lush Smitten Hand Cream Review


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Helloooooooo ladies! Today I’m going to review my first ever hand cream- Lush Smitten Hand Cream.

I was always skeptical about a separate product for hands and legs as I believed it’s merely marketing gimmicks into feeling us poor creatures into spending more and more. I have to admit I never really paid attention to hand care and while my face used to get treated with a face pack or a moisturizer once in a while; I totally used to ignore my hands.

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Courtesy our most famous Lush queen Rads, I was dying to try out some stuff from Lush and after sniffing sniffing all of their wonderful products I got sooo confoosed what to buy and decided to pick Smitten hand cream randomly. I must say I’m glad I did!

This is what Lush has to say about Smitten (cute name na)!
One touch and you are smitten. Instantly effective, deliciously scented, almond hand cream.
Price:Rs.610 for 100gm

Protective, almond scented hand cream. Lush customers asked persistently for a lighter hand cream with the same delicious fragrance as our Snowcake soap. Ask and ye shall receive. Smitten is made with natural oils, calming chamomile and beeswax to protect the hands from extreme weather or nourish them when they need it most. Use smitten regularly for nice soft mitts.


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Let me list down the benefits of the key ingredients in Lush Smitten Hand Cream:

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Almond- Almonds have been used for centuries to give a youthful radiance and glow to dull and damaged skin. In fact Almond cleanses the skin deeply, rejuvinates and improves the complexion. Almonds have great health benefits in terms of healthy skin. Almonds prevent premature appearance of wrinkles, black heads, pimples and dry skin as well. A regular massage with almond oil will help you to get a glowing and flawless complexion.
Almonds contain Alpha-tocopherol, which is a major source of Vitamin E and is hence really great for healthy hair and skin.

Chamomile- Chamomile flowers have been clinically proven to have anti-inflammatory properties. Lotions and other natural skin care products that are infused with chamomile are used to reduce eczema, itching and other skin inflammation, and greatly help to repair skin on over-worked and over-exposed hands. The natural benefits of chamomile flower include properties such as anti-itching, soothing antiseptic, purifying, refreshing and hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralize skin irritants. In addition, chamomile flower extract helps to tone and strengthen delicate skin tissue.

Beeswax – Acting as a surfactant, beeswax, when blended into cold creams and other skin lotions, forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. This barrier provides a film of protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe

lush smitten swatch

lush smitten swatch

I have been using Smitten for more than a month now and I am loviinnng it. First of all using a hand cream has made me more disciplined. I apply it mornings and at night before going to bed. Also after seeing the results I am not skeptical about using a separate cream for hands. I apply the quantity that I have shown in the below pics; after about a few minutes the cream diassapears into my skin. Although if a bit more quantity is used palms do become greasy but as long as the right quantity is used there is nothing much to worry about. My hands have definitely become smoother and brighter after I have started using this. My hands were horribly tanned and there was a major difference in my face and hand shade which now thanks to this cream has reduced. It also keeps my hands moisturised for the entire day. I dont feel there is a need to use it many times during the day. Morning and night application works absolutely fine!!!!

Coming to the pros and cons:

Pros of Lush Smitten Hand Cream

1. My hands have definitely become a shade lighter after I have started using it..yipeee!
2. Hands do become baby soft and smooth.
3. Moisturises hands for the entire day and twice a day application is alright.
4. The smell is mild and pleasant and not at all over powering…
5. I like the texture of the hand cream its not runny and not thick like the body butters..is quite easy to apply…and a small qty is enuf for one application..
6. I think it is a great product for all skin types!!!

Cons of Lush Smitten Hand Cream

1. Courtesy our Ratimata…i have started disliking pot packaging. Yeah comes in a pot, so unhygenic…
2. If more quantity is applied hands easily become greasy…
3. Has not worked on my cuticles. I would have looveeeed this cream even more if only it had worked on my hard cuticles…

Final verdict: I loove Lush Smitten Hand Cream simply because it has lightened my tan and also made my hands baby soft and smooth. I will give this 3.5 out of five. I have taken one point for not working on my cuticles and half point for the pot packaging.

Will I repurchase it: I have been begging my brother to get me Loccitane because I want to try that one. If he doesnt get me that I will definitely pick this one again.

Also Read:
Lush Helping Hand Review
L’Occitane Hand Gel and Hand Cream Review
Lush NEW! Shampoo Bar and American Cream Conditioner
Lush Snowcake Soap Review
Oriflame Cherry Mocha Hand Cream
Best Hand Cream and Tips for Soft Hand
The Body Shop Almond Oil Daily Hand and Nail Cream
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Lush Colour Supplement Review

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128 thoughts on “Lush Smitten Hand Cream Review

      1. Roz roz shopping karke aati hooooooooooooo aur aisa puchti ho :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

  1. Yeah gabbar as u can see from the timing..i hav taken the pic immediately after applying the cream…after 2-3 minutes the shine goes….and no i hav ignored my hands a lott …poor thngs are not pampered at alll :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

    1. Cali…even i wanna try Loccitane once…which one do u use now????? :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  2. Farhaaaa…dont listen to this Poutmati mata’s rants againsts pots…see with pots you can use up every bit of the product..with tubes so much will be remaining inside unless you are the kinds who cuts up the tube and scrapes out the insides too…which again poutmati will tell you is bad. She horrible…she ruined kajal for me…I used to use the same kajal pencil till it disappears but she kept telling and telling and now tho I want to use brand new pencil every time 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

    But me confused…to buy this or helping hands…you get Lemony Flutter and use that only for the cuticles..is very good.

    1. Haina :spank: ..i nvr used to care abt potted products :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: …but now to i dnt even feel like using my born lippy from TBS…germs germs germs keeps cropping my mind… :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: and i have just graduated to hand creams na…it will take sum time for me to use a cuticle cream..me verrry laazzzzzzzyyyyyy na… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: and u knw as soon as i apply this ..anshu does sum gandagi and i have to wash my hands and then again apply 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

            1. U knw…itne din se i had such pimple free skin…i got 2 big pimples now…one on cheek and one on chin :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: and the shaadi is sooo near…kya karun main…. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

                1. what anti pimple thng koi suggestion…i used to apply erytop but it is noit working… :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

              1. Farha I apply Vicco toothpaste on the pimple overnight…..

                I don’t kno why I am helping you wen you do so much shopping :weep: :weep: :weep:

                  1. I leave it ovenight Farha…not just 15-20 mins(it takes 2-3 days but it works) .And nevr use it all the time only in casee of emergencies..

                    In your case it will work only if you curb your shoppin Farha… :yelo:

                1. Cali i m applyin meswak toothpaste since 2-3 days..not working.. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

                  1. ohh!! πŸ™ Then get Betnovate C or Betnovate N and apply it at night..morning takk pimple gaayab ho jaayega..but only apply it on pimple!! dont apply it like face cream!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                  2. 1. Drink lots of water and eat loads of salads.
                    2. Stop touching your face a million times..okay you dont touch it a million times, but take extra care to not touch it..it might be your hand cream shifting on to your face.
                    3. Not tried toothpaste – but get some nice face pack – even Himalayas neem pack will do – and apply only on the pimple area.
                    4. Don’t scrub your face when you have pimples.
                    5. If you shifted to any new cream and that’s causing these pimples, stop using it for a while.
                    6. Beyond doing all this, ignore the pimple. There’s nothing you can do about it anyway. Most times if you stop worrying about it, it will go away on it’s own. Oh and pls don’t poke/pull/push or whatever it..just leave it alone.

                    O:) O:) O:) am hoping if I write totally useless gyaan in a list format ppl might be impressed O:)

                    1. Radss!!!! :-* :-* thankuuuuuuuuuuuu :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* …….u knw i thnk Biotique toner caused this…coz everytng else i hav been using 2 months se :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: …grrrr…shaadi ke time hi kyun hua… :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

      1. Heheheee…me no have unused one..but if you want I can courier it to you – will be cheaper than lush online πŸ˜€ But I am very lazy with sending couriers..Farha and Jomol might be more than willing to tell you that πŸ˜€

        1. :yahoo: :yahoo: i have just ordered my oriflame hand n nail cream…once i finish it i will ask for help rads….hope you really mean it..am ready to accept any delays since me myself a lazy bum!!

          1. Oh I don’t mind – will just pick it up when I go to Lush some time. It’s just that I won’t be super punctual with mailing it to you. Otherwise is not a big deal at all.

        2. Farha – is always that way with me…so many new things I try and then get pimples. You stay away from that toner for a few days – at least you won’t get new pimples na πŸ™‚

          1. Actually this is the first time i m gettn pimples after tryin sumthng that is supposed to take care of skin problms…so m bummmed :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: I hav thrown that toner to the farthest corner of my bathroom shelf :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

          2. your are right rads..farha toners n cream cleansers are my enemies you know..i react badly with 99% of them n i dont use any of it now…and biotique as a brand is my super enemy and gifts lots of pimples….however fab india rose water toner is the only thing which has suited me though i dont use it daily..

            1. And Farha a little lesson which i have learnt i want to share with you..never ever use any new products on your face for minimum one month before when you have to attend some imp function..

        3. Yeah!!!! stilll waiting for that AVOn lippyyyy :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

          1. Heeheheheee..me mail you the price today okay…me so sorry my parents came and I had no sense of time after that…was so superbusy…were here only for 2-3 days and I didn’t want to not spend time with them and had to work also :((

            1. Are no problms..i didnt bug u coz i also dnt hav time now na to transfer money…ab to delhi se aane ke baad hi will be able to do everytng else :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    2. Yeah sharpened pencils give so nice nice clean clean feel na… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: I toh keep cleaning the tips also with a tissue O:) O:) O:)

      Dont but helping hands in a dabba.. 😐 😐 It got ruined.. :weep: :weep:

      1. rati di I dont care how much fun they make of your habit i think you’re 100 percent correct in this πŸ™‚ I sanitize everythiiiiing πŸ˜€ :p

  3. farha nice review loved your nails.. but I dont think I get it here.
    by the way u promised me yesterday to post the comment on the query which I asked :waiting:
    what all were there in lotus ka facial pack ? ?:)

    1. OH!!!! I m sooooooo sorry sumsu….i will mail Rati i totallyyy forgot abt it…actually shaadi ka ghar hai na…last minute tayyari going on… :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

  4. I am :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: about what Rati has received in courier!!!!! 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

    1. me tooo Cali..me toooo….. :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :violinbash: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

      1. courier ??? what ??? who sent ?? why ??? why dont i know anything ever :weep: :weep: :weep: ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :weep:

          1. hain ????? :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:
            :worship: :worship: that must have :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop:

              1. m in office only..kal se chuttiiii…rati i m waiting for rose powder + nars waala tute…if possibl;e do by tom na… :waiting:

                  1. errrrr Rati…i just read ur comment…u not still okay na…doesnt maater take ur time…itna hi zaruri hua to i will call u and ask…u take rest…tute itna zaruri nahi… :-* :-*

  5. farhaaaaa, u have small small hands :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: me no likes!!!! u should have fingers like sausages, just like me :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    1. oh me no like my pencil fingersss…i want moti fingerss so that i can wear MIL’s gawwjuuss rings… :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

      1. me has motu motu fingers…. my moms rings dont fit me :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

        1. Such tragic lives we lead :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: kisi ki rings bhi nahi chura sakte :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

  6. I was just checking out Lush website and when i open IMBB I see a Lush Review ….. well …that must be a sign ..hahaha!

  7. rati mata :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

    1. Hamne aapko mata ka darja diya O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) aur uske badle mein :spank: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

  8. I see lush creamm.. n i was expecting it to b an article from rads,,,,
    then i see farha… n m like… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐
    but dsnt matter…. me liking dat farha is doing gud posts for IMBB…
    i so relate wid her writing, like frm chambor l/p article mei se lipsticks r meant for aunties n is waale mei se dat we dnt need a serprate cream for hands n feet waali baat…!!! :victory: :victory: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
    goood review farha… u hav added on to my inspiration to try lush :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

    1. Noopur…I thnk Lush shud pay royalty to Rads… :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: only coz of her i tried their stuff….Noopur u hav to smelllll Honey i washed the kids soap….its soooooooooo yummmyyyyyyyy :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: and most importantly thankuuuuuuuuuuuu sooooooo much sweets :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :-*

      1. ohkie… me have a longg list… just waiting for my best fraand to get free n we ll raid d select city walkk… m went out shopping ystrday but thr was no lush outlet πŸ™
        Even the body shop store had no sale thr.. :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:
        but i saw forest essentials store n i got the kashmeeri saffron n neem cleanser which u reccomended. its awesome, d fragrance is soo mesmerising… i m glad i got it..!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  9. ok enjoy your time dear !!!!
    by the way i too like slender fingers like yours. mine is very chubby chubby kind fingers.

  10. farha u hav still not told me the prices of ur fab india jewellery sets so me not commenting on ur gud gud review.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

    1. Oh…i m such a bhlaakkad Nids…geeeeezzzzzzzzz m veryyyy sorry will mail urs and sumsus queries ka answer to Rati…as i may be out of action for a few days :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

      1. its okk dear :toothygrin: :toothygrin: .. vaise bhi i’ll b going on sat to Fab india .. will chk it out :)) :)).. u dont worry n njoy the wedding.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Yeah Sireesha…i guess it is due to almonds present in the ingredients :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  11. if i had to buy 1 product from Lush what wud it be? i am so tempted everytime i pass by that store in the mall and i keep wondering kya khareedu..it smells so good..i am only worried abt the color running..it has happened once before..i bought something in red and the color was not easy to get off..i am a normal to oily skin..am i safer with hand creams/foot creams/scrubs?

    1. Aruna..Rads is the best person to answer this…altough i smelled honey i washed the kids soap…and it was soooooooo yummmyyyy…also I love juicy body wash was soooooo yummmyyyyyy!!!!!!

  12. hmmmm..thanks..ya the shop smells so good..i must walked in like a million times but never bought anything much to the disgust of those guys :snicker: :snicker:

    Rads – what would you recommend? I am so tempted but i see those prices and i just walk away 😐 😐 ..

  13. Depends on your skin type, Aruna. I have oily-combi skin, so most of my favs would be products that cater to that category.
    Face wash – Fresh Farmacy
    Toner – Tea tree toner (though these are best for skin that doesn’t have active acne since they are very mild and work better at maintaining rather than as an emergency quickfix)
    Face pack – Cosmetic Warrior for oily skin and Crash Course in Skin Care for normal. Magnaminty – less expensive, stays a longer while, works great for oily skins.
    Face creams – all too expensive though I like Imperialis and I think Vanishing Cream is good too.
    Body Cream – Dream Cream for me (cos I have sensitive/dry skin) but does not smell amazing. Sympathy for Skin/Charity Pot (is cheapest among their lotions) smell good and are quite nice too.

    Colour rubbing off happens with their coloured products like massage bars – safest to try some non-brightly coloured bar.

    If you want to try for the smell, get one of their soaps – my fav – Honey I Washed the Kids though as a rule their transparent looking soaps are the most nondrying. And, of course, soaps are one of their more affordable products πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks Rads..thanks for your reply and appreciate the info very much. I am going to save this page for sure but :yahoo: :yahoo: i am going to buy the Tea Tree toner magnaminty first and ya one of the soaps too..(the month has just begun too so i am sure i can afford to indulge a bit :happydance: :happydance: thanks again.. O:) O:)

      will definitely tell you how i like it..

      1. Hope you like them…am very hesitant to recommend anything cos skincare products are capable of working so differently for different ppl.. :toothygrin:

  14. Oops missed out Lemony Flutter – it really is very good for dry cuticles provided you have the patience to apply it – will last ages – costs about rs. 500 plus – but you do need to use some other cream for the hands. This is best if used for the cuticles only.

    1. ok..i am currently using some lotion from Victoria secret that someone gifted me so will wait for that to get over though the name Lemony Flutter itself sounds so good..so freah and light actually. πŸ™‚

  15. Hmm..This is quite interesting. But I’m happy with L’occitane Hand Cream with Shea Butter..My HG.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  16. Hi Farha, it’s great that this cream had the skin lightening effect you needed. :)) Me I’m still very overwhelmed by Lush. I get confused and don’t know what to look at at the store. πŸ˜› But L’occitane I love browsing…their products smell and look so pretty. :heart: Unfortunately I find them a bit expensive.

  17. I am yet to try Lush !!!!! Mean while I have a biiiiiiiigggggggg list of products to be bought from Lush.. I’ll include this one as well πŸ™‚ BTW my loccitane hand gel is getting over πŸ™ so good reason to hit the lush store soon πŸ™‚ Thanks for the review Farha πŸ™‚

  18. fartu………….Rosacnil really works on big and small pimples………..like yesterday i had a big one on my chin, I applied rosacnil and slept, today it is “GAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB”.

    hmmm…I have asked my sister to get one tube for you Fartu…………..don;t know by what time, I can get my hands on it, but i will courier to you as soon as I get it…..I will take your address through FB

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