Avène Trixera Nutri-fluid Cleanser Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin very soft after use – I almost don‘t need my body lotion after use (saves me soo much time).

Cons:

You need a lot per use.

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So winter is here and my whole body is saying no to me by being extremely dry: my hair is very very dry, my eyes medium dry, my skin pretty dry (my humour not so dry…I think..or hope?). Anyways I‘m doing everything I can to make it easier for me to get out of bed every day: I do my sheet masks, I do my hair masks, I do the fat body lotions and then of course the oils. But then I realised that I had a blind spot in my routine – my soaps (I have too many of them, don‘t even want to talk about it) – which I don‘t choose by their effect on my skin but by their smell (preferably rose, lemon or lavender). Soaps do dry out skin – it‘s common knowledge (read about why here), so I decided to try something new – to get a body soap which wouldn‘t require me using thick layers of body lotion after showering.

This Avene cleanser is soap free (I told you guys Avene is my safe place and where I head for my good basics), and leaves my skin feeling super hydrated. I think the price is fair considering a bottle is 400 ml and the only minus I see is that you need a lot per use. Of course I sometimes glance at my old soaps in the bath –  missing their strong smell (which made me feel like a 100 year old lady with no sense for when enough perfume is enough), but knowing that I‘m doing my skin some good makes me feel great, so I will not switch back until these epic months of extreme dryness are over.

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Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream Review

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Pros:

Does nothing for my dry hands.

Cons:

Gets absorbed pretty fast.

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In my experience stuff from Clarins can either be a total hit or a total miss . For example I can‘t see my beauty routine without their flash balm – which is genius or their body lotion – which has saved my dry skin over and over again. But this hand cream turned out to be a complete disappointment. It smells nice, it sinks in pretty fast – but seriously within 10 minutes of application my hands feel extremely dry again – which is super annoying. Basically one can re-apply this cream all day long without any real results. I won‘t repurchase this one again.

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Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy Review

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Pros:

Gets absorbed very fast.

Cons:

I used up my 25 gram tube in just a week.

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This week we are doing a double up on hand cream reviews…why? Because spring is just ain‘t arriving and our hands are soo darn dry. If you missed out on our first review check it out here. So what is the verdict on this Crabtree and Evelyn hand cream? First and foremost one can sense the difference after the first use, which is a big plus. The cream smells pleasantly but discreetly of roses, and it gets absorbed very fast which is its biggest plus. I hate sitting around waiting for my hand cream to get absorbed since I obviously always put on too much expecting miracles. If you hands are very dry (we are talking people thinking you are a 100 year old man when they see you hands and making them confused since hands don‘t match age of face) then you might to need an extra layer of coconut oil before you put on this cream for the big effect. Extra note: I already decided that pink will be the theme of my 2017 wardrobe therefore I‘m extra happy that this tube matches the new tune of my life and brightens up the contents of my hand bag.

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L:A Bruket Lemongrass Hand Wash Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t dry out my skin.

Cons:

It‘s heavy price.

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My friend was going to sell her a apartment and as tradition entails she got this soap when getting pictures taken of her bathroom/kitchen to make it look a bit stylish/hipster/ buy-me-now worthy.  She got obsessed and recommended it to me (or I washed my hand 10 times during a 2 hour visit and had to get myself my own soap)..

I‘m no stranger to Swedish brand L:A Bruket (read previous reviews here and here) and generally like their things: they smell great, last for long and the packages are very stylish and make my life feel a bit more stylish in that minimalistic Scandi way. My best birthday gift this year was their Grapefruit candle which smells delicious and lasts for ages (and is painfully pricey which is why I would never give it to myself)…My verdict of this hand wash: smells fresh of lemongrass, doesn‘t dry out my skin, lasts for loooong (2-3 months) and for all you soap nerds out there: it‘s cheaper then Aesop (I know there is an expensive hand soap cult out there). Downside: expensive for a hand soap.

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Crabtree & Evelyn Nantucket Briar Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy Review

Pros:

Makes my hands very soft.

Cons:

Takes a while to get absorbed.

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The hand creams I have purchased this winter have really disappointed me, so I was happy when the winds changed (and my hands became softer..). This cream has a very strong smell, kind off a mix of old lady and hipp Chanel perfume. I like it, but then again – I like heavier smells. What Nantucket Brier really means still remains a mystery, after googling around without any real results I vision a big bush of flowers from Nantucket as the inspiration for the fragrance for this cream (I really don‘t know what my hands smell of do I). It sinks in a bit slowly and the price is a bit over my budget, but it leaves my hands very soft which is what matters to me. It doesn‘t contain parabens, mineral oils or colour which is a big plus for my hands. This is a very luxurious hand cream and I use it instead of perfume, and get compliments for the nice smell, which is a big plus.

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Estelle & Thild Bergamot Hand Cream

Pros:

The smell of bergamot.

Cons:

No effect on dry hands what so ever.

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I know I should not complain I got this hand cream for 5 dollars at Marshalls aka I bought it superduper much cheaper then what it costs – and for that price it is an ok purchase..or? Answer is blank no. Yes the cream smells pretty nice, and is a fresh wind to the clinical or super ultra feminine smell of most hand creams with its earthy bergamot notes, but seriously it doesn‘t do any good for my hands – at all. First and foremost, I have to apply it twice before even feeling any result. Secondly it takes ages to get absorbed. And thirdly – it doesn‘t work – my hands don‘t get hydrated when I use the cream  at all.  I have tried applying it – twice, and an hour later felt how my hands were dry again. Will not repurchase this one again obviously.

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Mia Höytö Pumpuli Nourishing Hand Cream Review

Pros:

Is absorbed fast and makes my hands soft.

Cons:

The smell.

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Mia Höytö is a Finish eco-certificated brand. It was created by Mia who is a beautician and an economist and has existed for the past 4 years. I stumbled upon this brand when reading about hot ecological Scandinavian beauty products and was intrigued.

This cream is made from organic oils (Sea buckthorn seed oil, argan oil, almond oil ) and extract (rosemary and oat). It promises to nurture your hands and make them soft.  I like the clean design of the bottle, and them pump makes it very easy to not overdose on hand cream. The cream is absorbed very quickly and I can feel an instant result. Though when my hands are really dry the cream really has to be re-applied quit a few times to reach the desirable result. The smell of the cream is a bit special, though I can‘t really put my finger on it (it‘s neither fruity, sweet, or neutral but smells a bit chemical). Despite my dislike of the smell of this hand cream, I am excited about having found a new eco-friendly brand lead by a cool woman.

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