I never really feature hand creams very often on my blog, yet I get through a tube of hand cream on average every month. I absolutely hate my hands to feel even a little bit dry so I apply hand cream throughout the day in a bid to reduce any potential dryness. I had only ever tried one product from the Garnier Ultimate Blends collection and that was the Silky Smoother Dry Shampoo which I hated so I didn’t really fancy trying anything else until I noticed they’d introduced handcream into the Ultimate blends range. There are only two different hand creams to choose from, and I bought the Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Restoring Hand Cream £3.99 as it’s designed for those with ‘very dry hands’ which I figured would be super rich and hydrating.
“In our new restoring cream tailor-made for very dry hands, Garnier Ultimate Blends has combined nourishing honey and revitalising royal jelly. When used regularly, your hands are protected day after day with a rich and creamy texture, with a honey scent, that penetrates immediately and instantly restores softness to dry hands.”
The Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Restoring Hand Cream is packaged within an orange metallic plastic tube, and is easy to squeeze out. Garnier claim the handcream is both non-greasy and non-sticky which really appealed to me as I hate waiting around for my handcream to fully absorb. I really like the sweet scent of the hand cream, although it doesn’t smell of honey like I’d expected it to. Instead it smells more sweet like cakes or biscuits, and the scent is strong too and lingers for around an hour after application which might be off putting to some especially as it is so strongly scented.
The formula of the cream is very rich, and unfortunately I have to disagree with the “non-sticky, non-greasy” claims as I find it to be both for a good ten minutes after massaging it into the skin so it’s not the kind of handcream you can just apply and go. It does leave my hands feeling very soft and smooth, but I prefer to use it as my evening handcream as I have the extra time to allow it to fully absorb.
Even though it’s a rich handcream, I still have to reapply throughout the day so I couldn’t say it offers longlasting hydration so I wouldn’t pay its full £3.99 price tag, but it’s a nice enough hand cream if you spot it at half price like I did but I wouldn’t repurchase it as I prefer the likes of Soap and Glory Hand Food which is equally rich, but it doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy or sticky.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried the Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Restoring Hand Cream?