Oct 19, 2012

Essence 24h hand protection balm Winter Edition


I was hanging around at Manor when I spotted these. It is the third year on a raw that Essence makes a hand balm limited edition for winter and this year they come in the following scents:

-Gingerbread Chai Latte: ginger is the outstanding scent in this balm, I can smell something else, not sure is chai latte though. Spicy.
-Caramel Hot Chocolate:  it really smells like powder chocolate with a very slight hint of caramel. Sweet.
-Apple Cinnamon Punch: delicious apple scent with a hint of cinnamon. My favourite of the three. Fruity.

Essence claims:"This is an intensive repair care for particularly rough dry hands. The repair formula with shea butter and coconut oil provides moisture & care and protects your hands from dryness for up to 24 hours does not leave an oily residue"

To be honest I only picked the Caramel hot chocolate first, tried it, and then went back to pick the other two! These are rich, and take a little of time to be absorbed by skin. Eventually you won't feel your hands greasy but it takes a while. I suffer from terribly dry hands during winter, so these are a good option for me! I wouldn't know if they really last 24h because I'm actually washing up all the time, and re-applying hand creams. But my hands feel nice and comfortably moistured so far.
I've payed 1,95 CHF each, but I think the recommended retail price is 0,95€.

Have you tried any of these yet? What are your favourite hand balms for winter?
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