13 April 2012

The Body Shop Candied Ginger Hand Cream Review

Has everyone had a good day? I went on a trip to Ikea with mother dearest and she was lovely enough to buy me a lovely present of a large canvas picture of Three Little Owls (Búhos in other words!) I'll put up a photo after I've hung it tomorrow. Thank you mum!

On a trip to Swindon the other day I picked up a tube of The Body Shop's Candied Ginger Hand Cream. This was brought out as part of their Christmas range and can't be bought in full priced Body Shop stores at the moment, but it is floating around in a lot of their outlet stores and is definitely worth a buy.
The 50ml tube is the perfect size to keep in your handbag ready for re-applications during the day and the scent makes it a right treat when you do. The scent reminds me of the Bath Christmas market because it smells of ginger, spices and general festive goodies, along with a hint of Barley Sugar.
The formula itself is a very thick and creamy consistency which is rather hard to get out of the tube so I'm not sure how easy it will be to get out when its running low, but it does mean that a little goes a long way and the hand cream will last a nice long time. The cream sinks in to the skin beautifully leaving skin soft and instantly moisturised, a feeling that lingers for long time, even after washing hands which is something that I look for in a hand cream because my job requires a lot of hand washing which really dries out the hands.

I will admit that the smell will probably put some people off because it is strong but I personally love it and so does Daniel who I plastered in it earlier because he gets freakishly dry hands. Other than the smell however, I simply cannot knock it.

Have you tried any of the Cndied Ginger range? What do you think of the products? Do you find the smell over powering or love it as much as I do?
Annie x


  1. I just picked up this in the sale for 70p I love the Candied Ginger Body scrub so I can't wait to try this! I also picked up the Body Butter which I haven't tried before :-) xx

    1. Oh wow, lucky you, thats a great find. I really like the hand cream, it feels like a treat every time I use it because it smells so good :P xx

  2. I bought the body butter in November last year for 3 pounds. I use it as hand cream for night time, as I can't really cover my body in this scent lol and I'm lazy with body butter. Never tried TBS hand cream before, are they generally good? x