13 Dec 2012

Ma Paw Hands


My hands have been taking a battering like never before and so I am back on my pursuit to find a perfect paw ointment.

\\ Majolica Majorca Pantomine Hand Cream



Jolly seasonal no? This was an impulse buy in Japan, I was probably sucked in by the curious packaging once again. 

This is part of their Circus Ecstasy collection and the hand cream is scented with their Majoromantica fragrance which is a playful fruity/floral girly affair that I am not terribly fond of because it makes me smell like (heaven forbid) a girl! That aside, this is a  effective cream that takes a little longer than some creams to sink into the skin and though it does leave a slightly greasy film on the skin, I enjoy this barrier when I am out and about in the frosty air.

\\ Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm



I've been enjoying this much fabled (ahahahah get it?) hand balm with it's refreshing aromatic fragrance. Scented with mandarin, rosemary and atlas cedarwood, it is distinctly unisex. My parched paws drink this up resulting in no greasiness so this is great for when I am working on making things. However, I do have a a couple of quibbles and the first is it's packaging. Though the metal tube seems sturdy, the edges tend to break open at the bends and make a mucky fiasco. Really frustrating and I would expect better for a cream with an £18.00 price tag.

So there you have it. One for the road and one for the home. These are my current favourite hand creams. What are yours?

13 comments:

  1. I just discovered Aesop's mandarin, rosemary and atlas cedarwood body cream last week - it smells heavenly!

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    1. That sounds awesome Sakura! I must try that out too!

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  2. The title of this post made me think of Lucas pawpaw treatment.Which I really like,although it does have petroleum.It's one of those nice 'all-rounder products'.

    I tend to use the l'occitane hand creams,but the packaging does annoy me ><

    Ahaa I loved your joke by the way :P 'twas cleaver.

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    1. Yaaaaaaaaay!!! I am so glad it made someone smile other than me xx

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  3. Cetaphil is may favorite hand cream. After I tried out tons of expensive and cheap hand creams, I came to a conclusion that my drugstore hand cream made by Cetaphil is the best. :) Sometimes I put a body oil on hands.
    Sandra

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    1. Hello Sandra.
      LOvely to hear from you as always. I will look out for this one! Thanks x

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  4. The Aesop one smells natural and good-for-you! I use a Loccitaine one for everyday but the one hand cream that I really liked was the pot of silk worm something or other hand cream from Yojiya. That smelled so homely and worked very well, especially overnight! :) x

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    1. Silk worm you say!! *jots it down for future reference* thanks dear xxx

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  5. I agree with you, metal tubes are the worst! It leaks from the bends & kinks, very frustrating. But I am intrigued by the Aesop, the perfume sounds divine. My fave handcream is Kiehl's, and if my hands are especially dry (like right now), I'd put a drop of Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion before the handcream.

    Claire

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  6. I'm a big fan of the L'occitane creams: the honey one smells amazing. Also, their tubes never burst/kink on me...

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  7. Jurlique is awesome! :) Love their citrus and jasmine ones.

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    1. Me too! I love the citrus hand cream xx

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  8. I love Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, but I have to say that I always tried samples and never bought the actual product...so sad about the tube! On the other hand, I'm a big fan of the Jurlique hand creams and never had a problem with their packaging...

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