I didn’t plan buying any of the Essence Little Bakery winter edition 24h hand protection balms. I don’t like scented products and I’m usually not impressed with quality of their skin care products.
But when I spotted them in the store, I decided to check out the ingredients … just in case. I can’t say I was blown away with quality but this hand balms are actually pretty good. Coconut oil, she butter, moisturizers, vitamin E and C … Majority of hand creams available in Slovenia has way poorer ingredients. I bought Raspberry Chocolate Cookie and Vanilla Apple Pie balms.
I love smell of apple, cinnamon and vanilla, but Vanilla Apple Pie balm has an artificial smell that reminds me of those awful children toothpastes. On the other hand I hate the smell of chocolate but love the Raspberry Chocolate Cookie balm scent – fresh raspberry note prevails and I love using this hand cream.
Scents are not really that strong, so Essence gets plus from me for toning down the perfume in their hand balms.
Hand balms are very moisturizing and nourish hands very well while leaving only very slight film for protection in this cold weather. I had no irritation what so ever. I’ll have to buy backup for Raspberry Chocolate Cookie balm as it’s not likely I’ll find another good and cheap hand cream again in near future. And as I use really a lot of hand creams they can get pretty expensive.
Price: 1,29 EUR for 75ml (2.53 fl.oz.) of hand balm with expiration date 12 months after opening.