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Lush Helping Hands Review
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Would use it again? 3.5/5
Did it do what it said it would? 3.5/5
Would recommend it to a friend? 3.5/5

Lush Helping Hands Review

Overall rating:
3.5/5

Lush Helping Hands Review

Originally created with nurses in mind as well as all those with cracked and sore hands. Honey is a natural antiseptic and, together with lavender and African marigold essential oils, brings relief. An infusion of gentle chamomile helps to reduce redness, while linseed mucilage softens rough hands and helps to minimise cracking. Almond oil, shea butter and cocoa butter are what makes this cream so moisturising, all bound in a loose emulsion that ensures it sinks in.

RRP: from 12.90

Availability: Lush stores and online

Website: www.lushusa.com

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
21st March, 2017 at 7:56 am
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This saved my hands

I have terrible skin on my hands. It's dry all year round and since moving to Christchurch the cold weather has destroyed my hands. There are flakey dry patches and painful cracks that actually bleed.

Last winter I tried every hand cream I could find but this become my saviour. It's a heavy cream in a black pot (100g) with a pleasant earthy/plant smell.

I lathered it on every night in bed with a generous amount and the next morning would wake up with soft nourished skin. Within a couple of weeks the dry skin had vanished and the cracks were well on their way to healing.

I have continued this routine all through summer and am only just getting to the bottom on the pot now. I will definitely be repurchasing this product and am so glad Lush made a heavy duty hand cream.

Tips: Perfect for dry elbows and feet.

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Overall rating:
5.0/5
28th December, 2016 at 9:45 pm
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Helpful Helping Hands!

I first received a sample of this when I did a Lush order, and a month later after I used up my sample I bought a full sized tub. The sample literally lasted the whole month, and that was with almost daily use.

The hand cream is a gorgeous grey lavender color, and it smells a bit like lavender, and I can also smell chamomile too, which is amazing because I never know my smells. I use a pea sized amount and find that it's enough to cover my hands.

It smoothes out really well and I find the amount I use is enough to do my hands without over greasing them. Too much would be overkill, a waste, and your hands would be slippy. I also find that the amount I use absorbs really well, it leaves my hands soft, moisturized and feeling good.

I'd gladly repurchase this delightful hand cream. It's the only one that makes my hands feel good after they've been washing dishes, and it's going to last so long cos I only need a little bit. It's amazing.

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Overall rating:
3.0/5
18th October, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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It's ok, nothing to rave about

I have the 45g bottle of this. I saw it cheap in Lush's boxing day sale at the start of the year so I decided to purchase it. I love hand cream and am always searching for my perfect one.

The pic shows this as a tub but mine is in a little pump bottle. I like the idea of a pump but this isn't too well excuted. I think the lotion is a bit too thick and only a small amount comes out when you pump it. I mean, you'll get there eventually but you need about 6 pumps at least.

This has a quite natural scent to it. I think it's all the oils. It's not too overpowering and while it's not my fave, I don't mind it. It is a decently thick cream but it rubs in easily. It does leave a slight oily rub to your hands after though and won't absorb straight away. For this reason, I prefer to just use it before bed.

I don't find it too bad to use, so while I'll definitely use it up (I'm about halfway done), it's not something I'm going to be looking out for and always needing in my life. I'd possibly buy it again if I saw it cheap but I wouldn't pay full price.

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Overall rating:
2.7/5
15th August, 2016 at 12:01 pm
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Helping hands

I got this just after Xmas when lush had a discount on all there amazing boxes, mine came in a tub so easy to use. I found the smell not very appealing it was earthy/plant smelling but non greasy which os good for a hand product. But because of the smell I haven't been using it on my hands.... I've been using it as a foot cream when I remember to treat my feet lol. It's great to pop on after a bath and before bed my feet are all soft and pretty!

Tips: Use as a foot balm, or I put a large amount on my heels and cover with glad wrap for 10mins. Works great

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Overall rating:
1.3/5
15th June, 2016 at 9:07 pm
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Nope your not helping

This was in one of the Christmas gift sets I got through the famous Lush Boxing Day sale. I received the 45g one but it also comes in 100g. Now the thing that I don't quite understand is the 100g comes in a tub. The 45g one that I have comes in a bottle with a pump top lid.

The bottle is rather small which yip of course means the pump is small so I seem to have to pump and pump and pump to get enough product out. I've also found it doesn't like to come out when it's cold -can't blame it really! Anyway I find it easier to sit it in my pocket for a while to warm it up a bit.

The scent of this is like a herbal/plant scent not one that I love, it is quite a thick moisturiser. I apply a small amount, about the size of my little fingernail, rubbing and massaging it into my poor neglected hands. I rub it in for what feels like forever and it feels greasy and oily but at the same time my hands don't feel moisturised.

After reading up on this product I read it was for cracked hands, my hands are dry and do get cracks but when I was using it I had no cracks just dry skin. It did nothing extra special to ease the dryness than a standard moisturiser, so I know it wouldn't work to speed up the recovery of cracked hands.

I wouldn't repurchase (sorry lush) as there are better hand creams for cracked and dry hands and the greasy and oily residue is annoying.

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Lol I am very devoted to Handygurugu.

Hehe yes you did soozie bless you I still love it thank you xx

I think I've already recommended this to you before lol.

Try Lush's Handygurugu hand cream instead. It's amazing and has even gotten rid of my excema. I much prefer it to Helping Hands.

Overall rating:
4.0/5
9th June, 2016 at 11:21 am
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Man hands

Ok so I work out doors and have fairly rough damaged hands. My best friend bought this for me after I arrived back from Europe as my hands we're cracked and calloused. It is reasonably cheap and very effective. I found it quite soothing on my dry hands and absorbed really quickly and began working straight away. After a few applications my hands had improved significantly.

Tips: I applied it at least twice a day untill I noticed a significant difference

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