Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy

Who doesn't love freebies that come with magazines? When I found out that Women's Weekly magazine came with two Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy creams when purchased from Coles, I couldn't resist and had to give them a try! Valued at $24 for two 25g tubes, they were worth paying only $8 for- and I was lucky and received the Rosewater and Pomegranate Argan and Grapeseed creams- the others that were available were La Source and Citron.


Love the packaging
The Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy is described as an intensive conditioning cream formulated with shea butter, macadamia nut oil and botanical ingredients which moisturise and soften hands, nails and cuticles. I was so excited to try these hand creams out as I had heard that Crabtree & Evelyn make excellent products so I was really happy that I could try these out for a great price. It couldn't come at a better time either, since I was looking into buying L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom hand cream which is very similar to Crabtree's Hand Therapy! The packaging between these are also very similar which I just love, and formulations are just beautiful.



I have tried many different hand creams, and I know what I like to look for in them- something that absorbs instantly and doesn't leave any residue or greasiness, as well as having a nice scent or being unscented. This literally removes most drugstore hand creams (except the QV Hand Cream which I love) as many of them are sticky and greasy which I absolutely hate. I try to love the Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula Hand Cream but it is just too thick and greasy- although it is amazing at softening my hands (I might do a review on it sometime!).


The Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy creams are excellent. Just like the L'Occitane hand cream formulations, it absorbs very well and doesn't leave any greasiness behind! I'm not a big fan of rose scented products but since the formula of the hand cream is so beautiful, I really can't complain. The Pomegranate Argan and Grapeseed is definitely my favourite, the scent is just lovely and refreshing. I love how the tubes are small and are a great size for the handbag- although I believe that you can only purchase it in the 50g tube or 250g pump.


Overall, I like these hand creams. Crabtree have done a great job for the packaging, which is luxurious looking; as well as having a formulation which sinks very well into the skin, moisturising the hands. Using these Hand Therapy creams along with my Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is just heaven to my hands!

Did you take advantage of this freebie with the magazine? Have you tried Crabtree & Evelyn Hand creams before?


54 comments :

  1. The packaging is so cute and lovely!

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  2. I swear crab tree and evelyn and loccitane have almost the exact same packaging! The only fancy hand cream Ive tried was a freebie from loccitane in peony.. its wonderful :)

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    1. I know, I couldn't believe how similar the packaging was- the same metal tube with a lid that looks exactly the same!

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  3. I love crabtree & evelyn La Source it leaves my skin feeling amazingly soft I havnt tried any other ones of these but in going to go look for these in coles :)

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  4. Wow... now my new wishlist: crabtree and evelyn hand therapy and the burt's bees cuticle cream. My hands have been a mess lately and they would do wonders. Your reviews are really helpful.

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    1. The combination of the hand therapy and cuticle cream is amazing for your hands and nails! :)

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  5. Never heard of the brands before but thanks for the review! My hands are so dry especially in winter so i'm still looking for the perfect creme :\

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  6. The packaging is very cute indeed :3 nice review!

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  7. really love the packaging!! and you are so lucky to have gotten such a good deal :)
    im still looking for my holygrail handcream :(

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  8. This is such a great freebie! I absolutely LOVE Crabtree & Evelyn products except I find them to be a tad pricey. If this issue of Women's Weekly is still out, I'm definitely going to grab a copy! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. They aren't exactly affordable but the products are packaged so beautifully! And I think this issue is still out so quickly go to Coles and grab one :)

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  9. Really lovely package the produt looks interesting.

    xoxo

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  10. I got these too! I got rosewater and la source :)

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  11. oh the packaging is soooo beautiful!! I've been wanting to try the famous hand therapy from Crabtree Evelyn, but I dont know why I havent got my hands on it..Maybe I should get it now! lol
    I have problems with dry skin around my nails so I really need a good hydrating hand cream.. thanks for the review!

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  12. i love crabtree and evelyn hand therapy. I find most of them very good. I love Gardeners and Summer Hill the most. I'm not sure about Australia, but in Canada they also come in 100g tubes.

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    1. I don't think that this range comes in 100g tubes but I'm not too sure, I might have another peek at the Australian website :)

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  13. wow this looks so cute im gonna add this to one of my wish lists im a new follower check my blog out if you like whaat you see follow back ? :)
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  14. oooo i must pick up a womans weekly for these!!
    xx
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    1. Go grab it before the next one is released! Only at Coles though :)

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  15. I've never heard of Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy before. I love the packaging!

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  16. I been wanting to get the mag for moisturisers but I keep forgetting!! Is it too late now?

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    1. I'm not sure but the magazines might be sold out! Women's Weekly should still be out though :)

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  17. Thanks for this review. I've always wondered about this brand :) I may purchase it in the future <3

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  18. The packaging alone makes me want to try these! So happy to have stumbled upon your blog!! It's adorable!! AANNDDD I'm your newest follower hey hey hey!

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  21. I need to find this! They don't sell it at Coles Express :( I'd be so happy to receive this set rather than the other one because I love the Pomegranate Argan and Grapeseed scent. Such an amazing freebie - especially as you get two! :)

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    1. The Pomegranate one is amazing, by far my favourite! It is such an amazing freebie, I'm definitely happy :)

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  22. OMG I USE THIS!! I love it but I don't like the overly artificial smell of roses, but still, it 's really nice. So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me. I've just upload my selection of street style shots I personally took from London Fashion Week, do tell me what you think on whether or not you approve of these street provokers.

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    1. I'm not a real fan of rose scented products but the hand creams are beautiful and I love the pomegranate one :)

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  24. This sounds so lovely, I love anything rose <3

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  26. I've been looking for a good hand cream. I'll have to give this one a try!

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  27. I'm glad to hear that these hand creams work well after buying some for my friend's present. I should get some for myself. ^^

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  28. i have heard these are good!

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  30. I love these hand creams, I am using the India Hicks one at the moment xx

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  32. These hand creams sound really good~ I hate hand cream that leaves a greasy residue behind too so I think I need to give these a try!!! I am currently using the L'occitane one but that is quite pricey.

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  35. love them! one of my winter essentials!

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    1. Definitely a great winter essential :)

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  36. I love these so much, plus they look so lovely!
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  37. those are cute! they look like paint tubes LOL nice blog by the way.. new follower :)

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    1. Haha I never thought of them like that, but they definitely do look like paint tubes! :P

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  38. Gained a new follower! I have the pomegranate and grape seed one too and it is amazing!!! Definitely worth the money! :D please follow my blog http://dearestjoyxo.blogspot.com

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