6 December 2012

Lush a Week: Smitten Hand Cream

Another week means another Lushie product up for review! As its getting cold and hands are getting sore I thought this week I would show you a rather fabby hand cream.

So, Smitten! One of my all time favourite Lush products.
Smitten is a Retro Lush product which means it can only be bought from the Retro section of the Lush website. There was a lot of sadness when this was discontinued in store and it's become somewhat of a cult product among Lush lovers. Why?
First of all there is the soft, almondy smell which is the same as Snowcake soap and Marzibain bubble bar, two other much loved products. The smell is so soft and calming that it's hard not to love it.
Secondly, there is the mix of ingredients. There is a high content of both chamomile infusion and almond oil, two very soft, skin soothing ingredients which instantly calm irritation and help the skin re-gain some of its lost moisture. There is also a mix of beeswax, lanolin and glycerine used in the hand cream all of which are known to be great products for providing a protective, yet ungreasy layer between the skin and the outside world which helps to make the cream affective for a long time after applying without feeling icky on the skin whilst nourishing the hands when they really need it. Finally, there is rose absolute used which is again, nice and soothing, but also helps to reduce any redness or scarring caused by the driness.
When you apply the hand cream, it is fairly thick and very creamy so a little goes a long way, definitely no need for a scoop, just  little dip of the finger. Like with any hand cream take a few seconds to massage the cream into the skin fully but unlike some, I personally find that Smitten sinks in quickly and after a minute or so, I cannot feel it sitting heavily or leaving a greasy feeling, it just makes my hands feel soft, rehydrated and smelling all yummy and almondy.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone, without a moments hesitation and to anyone making a Lush online order, you should totally pop a pot into your basket too, you won't regret it.

Has anyone tried Smitten? What do you think of it? Do any of you have a hand saving cream that you always rely on year after year?
Annie x


  1. Have yet to try this one. I have tried their Lemon Flutter and absolutely love it. It is more for cuticles but I apply them also on elbows which can get really dry in the winter.

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    1. Lemony Flutter is beautiful. It makes a really good lip balm too on really dry and chapped lips, sinks in really easily :) xx

  2. My hands have reached the stage where they're so dry anything I put on them causes a reaction at the moment. :( I normally keep on top of moisturising them for this very reason but I have a nasty cold which is taking all my attention. I've been using the Neal's Yard Bee Lovely hand cream which smells gorgeous and it's really helping - after 2-3 applications I stop getting the reaction and it only takes a few days to revive my hands. I just wish I remembered to do it more often!

    1. I love the Bee Lovely cream! Its actually being featured in a post I have scheduled for tomorrow haha. Its such a gorgeous cream and I love that it does good for the bees too :) xx