This is a beautifully gift-bagged set of two full-sized Crabtree and Evelyn products that fulfil the promise made on the box to 'transform parched, dry hands ... in the time it takes to wash them'. Cannot fault the product packaging or dispute the claim.
In the sealed gift bag you receive 100g hand recovery treatment plus 100g hand therapy cream - be careful when comparing products as there is also a mini version of this gift that contains only 25g tubes of each item. Whilst it feels a little superfluous for the hand therapy to be gift boxed within the bag, it nonetheless adds a bit to the perceived value of the treat/gift.
The hand recovery is the star of the show; an exfoliating cream that is packed full of gently abrasive grains. It is applied to dry hands, massaged in and then rinsed off under the tap. I felt an immediate difference, even on the first application; my hands felt pampered, no rough skin remained and they were in a perfect condition to absorb cream. You finish off the treatment by applying the hand cream, which is nourishing and rich, easily absorbed, non-greasy and leaves your hands in much better condition than when you started.
This is certainly a product combination that lives up to its claims to be a 60 second fix for hands. As an added bonus, it also smells really good.
on 4 May 2013
The effect of baby hands may not last forever but it is one of the best hand treatments I have used. The sad thing is that I always put clean house before my hands. I use protective gloves for the harsher work but still my hands are not as I would like, as I remember? I always go for the expensive hand creams but apart from this one I did not have a desirable effect. The duo is a married made in heaven.