This is just a follow up post from my recent Etude House Missing U Lip Balm review. Some of you had e-mailed asking if I had the hand creams and I do indeed.
So here’s a little look at them!
A sweet little hand cream from Korean brand, Etude House made with shea butter and herbal waters.
There are four of these to choose from to match up with the four lip balms that they released. I only kept two and gifted the others away.
The scents include:
- Green Tea (Seal)
- Baby Powder (Penguin)
- Peach (Panda)
- Pig (Floral)
Each hand cream comes housed in what appears to be a small matryoshka doll-like packaging. They kinda remind me of those toys Weebles, “Weebles wobbles but they don’t fall down!” not sure how many people remember that but yeah, that’s kinda what they remind me of.
My favorite is the peach for sure as it has a juicy peach scent but also a bit of floral that gives it a fresher scent rather than a full on fruity one. It’s really quite pretty, I’d love a body mist in this scent!
The baby powder smell is quite true and fresh. It proves a tad overwhelming if I use too much, think toilet paper smelling (no, not the used kind) but a little bit and it comes across very fresh and clean like a newly washed baby.
I keep these on my nightstand and some on my desk as I apply hand cream as chronically as I apply lip balm! The formula is a gel-like formula that absorbs easily and leaves hands feeling nicely hydrated without a greasy, oily feel however if you have super dried, chapped skin these probably won’t do much good!
The smaller size is a tad unconventional if you apply hand cream alot as you can easily go through one of these very quickly but they are nice for tucking into your tote or purse for a quick way to hydrate your skin!
Dipping into the pot is definitely not for the germ-a-phobes (I understand, I’m with you) but if you can get past that they are a nice little hand cream to have around.
- Anyone who adores kawaii beauty products.
- Anyone with super dry skin (although hydrating they aren’t nearly enough for very rough skin).
- Anyone that prefers a squeeze packaging for hand cream.
- Those unwilling to deal with online shipping, airmail prices, etc…(These are available within Korea and a few Asian countries but not the US).
- Anyone who goes through hand cream quickly (these are pretty small and don’t house alot of product but you can refill ’em!).
I’m a big fan of cuter beauty products so these appeal to that side of my nature although I am somewhat wary of the packaging but I’m just careful that my hands are clean prior to dipping into the pots. Overall, I thought they were rather cute which is why I had a friend pick them up some months ago. You can find them easily on E-bay at really low prices just be aware who you’re purchasing from.