July 16, 2020

Trader Joe’s Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream Makes Me Think of French Pharmacy

5 stars out of 5

Trader Joe’s Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream is a luxurious and highly moisturizing hand cream scented like a Summery treat of Strawberry Lemonade! Delicious! I purchased two tubes of this for $4.99 but now I think I might have to go back and hoard more because I’m not sure if it’s a limited edition Summer 2020 release or if they plan on keeping it around forever.

I do know one thing Trader Joe’s Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream makes me think of a romantic stroll down the aisles of a French Pharmacy.

One of life’s greatest joys is visiting Paris and not only seeing all the amazing sights, and eating all the amazing carbs, smelling all the amazing fragrances, and meeting all the amazing people (that really will love you if you show a tiny bit of effort at speaking French) but visiting a French Pharmacy.

I mean, ok, a drugstore run here in the US means you’ll pick up your Z-Pack at the back of the store, grab some drugstore makeup, maybe some of that really bad for you Clean and Clear Skincare on sale, and a Snickers Bars.

But in France (and many other countries) it’s truly an experience. For some reason it feels terribly fancy and luxurious walking down the aisles of a French pharmacy with shelves filled with bottles of Bioderma, the sterile and very important looking Filorga anti-aging skincare, and the cute blue bear decorated bottles of Mustela Musti Eau de Soin Baby Cologne!

And of course, hand cream! It’s always a feature in French Pharmacies.

Trader Joe’s Strawberry Lemon Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream is $4.99 for a 3 oz squeeze tube that resembles a hand cream you purchased at Crabtree & Evelyn back in 1995. It’s box is decorated simply but tastefully in reddish and white tones with a little burst of sparkling gold confetti.

The hand cream is a luxuriously creamy, thick texture that has a sweet strawberry scent tangled up with tart, zesty lemons. It isn’t an overpowering scent! It’s light and fun! The formula contains shea butter and coconut oil and although thick it does absorb easily leaving hands a little slick at first but quickly absorbing. It’s highly moisturizing and leaves my dry hands very soft and smooth! No stickiness, no tackiness, and I can easily use it at work as my hands are all greasy that I can’t take the phone or my keyboard after using hand cream!

All in all, a most excellent hand cream! This is one you’ll want to grab before it disappears from Trader Joe’s shelves.

Tried it already?

Do share!

P.S. If you can’t find it, Trader Joe’s does have a Rose version which is part of their permanent line of beauty products and just as lovely!

I purchased this item.

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  • Kimmwc03

    Unfortunately, TJ’s is too far from me. We just have Aldi around here (and it is no where near the same as Trader Joe’s even though a lot of people say it is). 🙁

  • Michelle

    Looks like a nice hand, cream, I’ll have to try to get to Trader Joe’s soon!
    I’ve only been to France once when I was 14 with my French language class, but I do remember the French being quite kind when you spoke to them in French. Americans give them such a bad rap but it’s really unfounded, I’m guessing the Americans came off far ruder than the French!

    • Isabella Muse

      Def try it’s lovely. I think we do come across rude as I’ll see tourist shoving their iphone translator into a waiter’s face. I think that can be annoying! Any attempt at French is very welcome to them. Even if you screw it up ;-D

  • kjh

    Even the tube looks French, rather like L’Occitane. French DS: I mean SOAPS. Scented Soaps. Interesting toothbrushes and ‘dentifrice.’ Bien Etre, 15 steps up from Jean Nate. Oh, yeah, we can’t go there now, I think,still. How about Quebec City and Montreal?

  • Violet

    I’m a dedicated hand cream hoarder, so I may have to drive to the nearest TJ’s, about 40 min drive away. You’re so right about the Parisians. All we ever hear is that they are snobby towards Americans, but hubby experienced the opposite when he attempted to use what little French he remembered from hs class.

    • Isabella Muse

      do it girl do it! Parisians can be a bit cheeky if you don’t attempt to use French. I think they dislike tourists that assume everyone speaks English which makes some sense as when in Rome right? Even a small amount of French goes a long way at getting someone to give you directions or help you find something in a store, etc..! They def appreciate you trying to communicate! ;-D

  • Sylvia Reincke

    Trader Joe’s is A hidden gem for amazing affordable bodycare products. I’m in love with their lavender bath soap – unreal quality and size for just $3.49!

  • Renee Rojural

    You should try the strawberry body scrub from TJ’s! It’s divine!