Essence Honey Care Moisturizing & Caring Hand Cream ($3.99) is a new honey hand cream hanging out on my desk on the moment. You might recall my review of Essence Honey Care Smoothing Nail & Cuticle Scrub last month and I mentioned how I’d love to see more products scented like this. Much to my delight there’s a cheap as chips hand cream that’s a perfect companion to the scrub which I’m on my second tube of.
I realized that my hand cream addiction could be as potentially OCD as my lip balm one. I mean, I have them everywhere. On my desk, my vanity, my night table, hell, I even have them in my kitchen. I’m chronically applying hand cream. Oh well, I guess there are much worst things I could be addicted to right?
Now, I’m not much of a honey person. I don’t like the floral notes of honey, it’s not really my thing unless it’s in my cup of tea or on a slice of bread with butter. But I don’t really aim to smell like it because I don’t really like the way it smells. But Essence manages to capture a sweet honeycomb-like scent in this hand cream (as well as the scrub) that’s rather delightful. It’s one of the things I like most about this little hand cream.
Mind you, the scent is great but the formula is no slacker. This is a water-based formula that’s quite thick which contains coconut oil. It’s a fairly emollient texture which does leave hands slightly greasy after use but absorbs very, very quickly. It does an excellent job soothing my dry, ragged cuticles and makes my hands soft and smooth overnight. I wouldn’t recommend it to use at your desk as it does leave hands pretty tacky but overnight it does a great job softening up hands. I went through a tube rather quickly last month and I’m not third one.
Wait, what? Third one? And you’re thinking, “You sure do use a lot of hand cream!” Reason I’m on my third one is I started applying it all over my feet at night, slipping socks on, and waking up to super soft feet! This is such a great foot cream as well as a hand one! Seriously, try it on your feet, thank me later.
Do love it!
Essence Honey Care Moisturizing & Caring Hand Cream gets a Muse Approved.
It’s available exclusively online at essencemakeup.com.