I’m on a roll with hand creams recently – it’s been added to my list of dehydration pet peeves alongside thirst, lips and facial skin (body will come soon.. hopefully). Now just after I finished my beloved L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream, I started using this wonder..
Apivita Handcare Intensive Moisturizing Hand Cream
The weather here in London has been a bit unstable but I think there’s a general consensus that it’s gotten warmer. With that, I’ve found that this hand cream is much better for the Spring season than the L’Occitane one.
First, the smell is fresher but still sweet. The main ingredients include olive and cocoa butter, which explains the sweet yet refreshing smell. In a furious swirl of wind, cold and sun – this mixture of smells is incredibly apt 🙂
Second, is the most incredible part about the hand cream: it actually meets the claim of visibly improving the skin’s texture. I noticed today (in class lol) that my cuticles were less white and dry-feeling, and that my hands just looked really soft. I also find that it seeps into the skin really quickly but it doesn’t disappear – so you’re left with really nice and soft hands, without the greasy or creamy residue nor the feeling of needing to apply it 5min after the first round. Since I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen AND felt moisturized hands, it was incredibly impressive and totally won me over!
If you guys have never heard of Apivita, they’re a Greek brand that prides themselves on the amount of natural ingredients they use in their products. Whether they use parabens or SLS or not, however, depends on each individual product – this one does have parabens. On the other hand, it does have 93% natural products (which is actually quite low in comparison to their other goodies).
The packaging is plastic which is the one thing I don’t like about it. I find that when their the aluminum kind of tube, you can roll them down and get the last of the product. But hey ho! I can deal 🙂
For 50mL, you can get this huge, chunky, and gotta be honest, adorable tube for 7.30 Euros. However, the shipping is incredibly pricey at 9 Euros – so keep your eyes out for reviews of other goodies they have sent me, so you can get your money’s worth if you feel like buying the products! As for this one? I’d fully recommend it, and I would like to repurchase it for the Autumn time later this year if I find a way to soften the blow of the 9 Euros!
If you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, I think this would be a great option 🙂 You can purchase this online (once it’s back in stock!) here.
Have you tried Apivita goodies before?
What is your favourite hand cream? 🙂