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The Body Shop Almond hand & nail cream

The Body Shop's little £3.50 hand creams are my favourite as they absorb really quickly so I'm happy to use them as and when I need them through the day. I recently signed up for a new Love your body card and as I did it in my birthday month it meant I was entitled to £5 birthday gift. I've never tried one of The Body Shop's slightly more expensive hand creams but as they're £5 exactly I thought it was a good opportunity to pick one up. There's four available, hemp, almond, wild rose and absinthe, and I decided to try the almond one.

The Body Shop Almond hand & nail cream

In my haul post a few weeks back I mentioned that because these ones are bigger than the £3.50 tubes I assumed there was more in them. As you can probably see in the picture there's actually exactly the same amount in both tubes. As there is the same amount in both I'm not sure why one is £1.50 more expensive than the other; I'm assuming it might be because the more expensive one is slightly more 'luxury'. Although I've just checked online and the £3.50 ones are now £4.

As this is called an almond hand cream I'm pleased to see that almond oil is the fourth ingredient as The Body Shop can be be guilty of naming products after an ingredient that is only there in very small quantities. The £3.50 £4 hand creams are quite highly scented but this one is quite subtle, although that might be because almond is quite a subtle scent in itself. I haven't smelt any of the other scents so I don't know if they're stronger. 

It's a light cream, so it might not be enough in the winter if you suffer from very dry hands, and as soon as you start to rub it in it melts down to an almost water like feeling. Just like the cheaper The Body Shop hand creams it absorbs very quickly, although maybe not quite as quick, and doesn't leave any greasy residue behind on your hands. 

Although I do like this hand cream I personally prefer the cheaper ones and as they are cheaper it's a bit of a no brainer really that those are the ones I'll be buying in the future. You can buy The Body Shop's hand creams in store and online.
This weeks offer at The Body Shop is 30% off and 
free delivery when you spend £10. Use code 14671.

Are you a fan of The Body Shop's hand creams?

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  1. I love The Body Shop but think that some of their products are rather over priced. Their hand creams are fabulous but, as you said, you can get cheaper alternatives elsewhere. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    1. Yes I think some of their products are a little overpriced but I like that they constantly have offers so you rarely have to pay full price for something (unless it's a new release that isn't included) x

  2. I'm a huge fan of The Body Shop but only ever buy things when I have some kind of money off voucher/offer (it's quite frustrating how all of their new ranges are excluded though!) I really do love their hand creams and find them the perfect size and consistency to carry around in my handbag. The pink grapefruit range has to be my favourite :)
    Love Holly x

    1. I find it really frustrating that their new lines aren't included, the list of exclusions whenever they launch a new offer is getting a little silly now! They are perfect for dropping in your bag. I wanted to try a different one last time I went (I've always had coconut so far) but half the scents they didn't have x

  3. I find that the slightly more expensive hand creams work waaay better for me - but I do have extremely dry hands! My favourite is the Hemp, it works like a miracle.

    Jess xo

    1. There's not an awful lot in it I don't think, I find them quite similar, but for some reason I seem to have a soft spot for the smaller ones! x

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    1. I do love coconut, it reminds me of summer and holidays x


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