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A great handcream that doesnt cost the earth ?

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mrsblakey Fri 24-May-13 11:58:31

Any recommendations please ?

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Fri 24-May-13 12:07:16

I really like the Dr Organics Manuka Honey one, its around £5 from Holland and Barratt.

munchkinmaster Fri 24-May-13 12:14:20

My DH swears by Crabtree and Evelyn source in the blue packet. It's about £7. His skin is a mess due to work and really helps.

DoodleAlley Fri 24-May-13 12:18:53

Really bargain basement but diprobase from local chemists is amazing for dry hands but won't come in a pretty packet or be fragranced if that's what you are looking for.

Blanketsandpillows Fri 24-May-13 12:26:20

I second the Crabtree and Evelyn ones-I find the Gardeners Hand Therapy excellent (and I am not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination).

SacreBlue Fri 24-May-13 12:26:34

Big fan if diprobase ointment too smile also have beeswax from local beekeepers that I picked up at a recent market £2.50 bargain and he had added a bit if lavender too.

MrsSJG Fri 24-May-13 13:22:16

I love the dove pro age hand cream and it's cheap, has really turned my really, dry, flakey sore hands around

fluffiphlox Fri 24-May-13 15:47:50

L'occitane. Neutrogena.

VillaEphrussi Fri 24-May-13 15:51:39

Atrixo intensive in a pale green pot.

Allthingspretty Fri 24-May-13 15:55:34

Not strictly a handcream but i have beem using aveno moisturising lotion on my hands and fpr me that has worked better than hand cream althought i mist admit i have a dove one that i do rate

MousyMouse Fri 24-May-13 15:56:05

aveeno. around 5£ and it's great stuff!

HotSoupDumpling Fri 24-May-13 16:32:56

Aveeno - discovered here. I have used most cheaper handcreams including Crabtree, and it really is the best for me. I had really dry hands from lots of handwashing - Aveeno is the only thing I found that lasts through the all the hot water and soap.

LadyVoldemort Fri 24-May-13 16:35:08

Soap and glory. I love it! Smells good and isn't greasy, doesn't cost the earth.

naturelover Fri 24-May-13 16:46:27

Aveeno. It's effective and inoffensive-smelling. Frequently one-third off in Sainsbury's which is when I stock up (I always buy the body lotion too).

Grammaticus Fri 24-May-13 16:47:57

Neutrogena. Not the concentrated one, the one in a tube that says it is easily absorbed.

hillyhilly Fri 24-May-13 16:51:36

Lotil, from boots - brilliant stuff

MrsBertMacklin Fri 24-May-13 16:52:05

I was moaning on here about having hands that looked in need of Polyfilla last week and was recommended Aveeno. £5 and it is really, really good.

Yonihadtoask Fri 24-May-13 16:56:12

Body Shop Hemp. It's often on special offer at £5 for the large tube.

Smells a bit funky -but does the job.

Also love L'Occcitane shea Butter hand creams - but they are more expensive.

MrsLettuce Fri 24-May-13 19:18:34

Neutrogena Norwegian formula. Last product on this page. Excellent stuff.

Mrdarcyswife Fri 24-May-13 20:36:14

Another vote for aveeno hand cream! It's brilliant

MrsBertMacklin Fri 24-May-13 20:40:56

I've tried Hemp and L'Occitane, both good; but I think Aveeno is better because it moisturises for longer.

suebfg Fri 24-May-13 20:42:25

I like the Body Shop hemp cream. Soap and Glory is nice too but it does nothing for my nails.

Dillydollydaydream Fri 24-May-13 20:44:53

I like the soap & glory Handfood. Smells lovely.

gaggiagirl Fri 24-May-13 20:47:35

Another vote for body shop hemp and another vote for loccitane

Alwayscheerful Fri 24-May-13 20:48:22

Aveeeno, Body-shop hemp and the blue gardeners Crabtree (minimal gardening or me too).

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