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When applying this handcream it never feels like it sinks into the skin properly, you're left not being able to touch anything for a while! It feels insanely thick and I don't think it moisturizes as much as it should for that level of thickness.
For a cheaper better alternative, try out the Body Shop handcreams, they are amazing.
Soap and Glory Hand Food
My poor hands were subjected to a lot of hand washing, alcohol gel and gloves throughout the five years I was studying to be a medical doctor followed by four years working the wards. I used numerous different hand creams over this time as a preventative measure against dry skin.
This review is for Soap and Glory Hand Food. Sold in the now iconic pink retro look packaging, this product is available in several sizes: 250ml, 125ml and 50ml. My preference is for the 125ml flip top option which is currently available for £5.50.
The white cream itself is exactly as one would expect. That is, it is quite viscous. ie fairly thick and not at all “runny”. The cream soaks into the skin well and fairly quickly without leaving a greasy feeling.
The scent of this “hand food” is pleasant, in my opinion. It smells of a combination of strawberries, mandarin or orange, musk and vanilla. The smell stays on my hands for at least thirty minutes on a non-work day.
This hand care item treats my nails and hands well. That said (or rather, written), I haven’t had any cracked skin on my hands or fingers since I gave up gymnastics thirty years ago. This means that this hand food may or may not prevent my hands from becoming dry, but I certainly cannot judge its ability to repair cracked or dried skin and nails.
A nice, inexpensive product to have. Recommended for hands in fair condition.
As mentioned in my previous hand cream reviews, I use a lot of hand cream. My work means I am frequently washing my hands in sometimes harsh cleaner, using alcohol gel and wearing gloves? This combined with my dog walking on cold windy days, means my hands need some tender loving care.
Hand Food is a hand cream made by Soap and Glory.
They are quite clever in the fact that they print on the front of the tube "the most astonishing hand cream ever?" Which kind of draws you in, but then they say on the end "you decide" quite a good marketing technique I think. They do like to make a play on wording too. For example, "mend a hand?" Is on the tube as a heading for the usage instructions, instead of the term "leaned a hand". The design of the bottle seems 70's retro to me.
They say you can apply the hand cream to chapped dry hands but do say not to use it on irritated or damaged skin. I have never really seen a hand cream with that on before I don't think. My hands are generally ok, but if at work for a stretch of nights they do suffer and my skin becomes quite irritated. I have to say I didn't really read the bit about not using it on irritated skin until later, but I didn't find it was an issues at all, it still soothed my skin. That said I would advise that you follow the manufacturer instructions as it may just be that I have tough, hard to irritate skin!
The cream is quite thick but is squirtable from the tube and allows an adequate amount to be delivered and having a flip top lid makes it easily accessible. The flip top lid also means that you can stand the tube up allowing the cream to naturally fall to the bottom, making it easier to squeeze.
The smell is divine. Apparently the original pink fragrance which matches the pink tube. I can not define it to any real smell myself or mixture but I like it.
As the cream contains Shea butter, macadamia oil, grape seed oil and almond oil within its ingredients, I expect it to soothe my dry skin and it does quite well I have to say. It is not greasy
and I can do routine tasks such as opening bottles, turning taps within a few moments of it being absorbed. Another of the ingredients is marshmallow, peculiar one, I am not sure of the marshmallow benefits but it works I guess!
Apart from these ingredients the whole list can be found under the product details at the company website.
When I have applied the cream it does last on my hands and I don't feel I need to keep reapplying that often, my hands feel nourished.
This is certainly a product I would actively seek out and buy again.
The cream has a long life span in my opinion of 24 months after opening. This is really good, many are 6-12 months.
The 125ml tube is around £5.00 and the 50ml tube around £2.50 you can often get 3 for 2 deals on these products in Boots.
Soap and Glory seem to be quite a fun company and have a large fan base and many products to try.
The product is made in the UK but does have a distribution from the USA.
Available from www.soapandglory.com or www.boots.com and Boots stores
Review maybe posted on other websites under the same username Siberian-queen©
Soap and Glory hand food came as part of a gift set that I received for Christmas last year. It comes in various different sized tubes. My tube was the smaller sized tube which was 50ml in size. The packaging is along the lines of the usual Soap and Glory packaging, which is pink and retro, as well as being quite girly. You can purchase this hand cream in Boots and online.
The hand cream smells gorgeous. It has the same scent as the rest of the Soap and Glory range. If you aren't aware of the scent then I would describe it as quite sweet and girly. Hand Food can be applied at any time of the day. A small blob is all you need as a little goes a long way. It is easy to rub in without any difficulty.
I find that Hand Food absorbs quickly. I am then able to get on with whatever I was doing before I applied the hand cream so I don't waste time waiting for it to soak in. It doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy at all and the gorgeous girly scent lingers on my skin for a good while after application.
The hand cream has a good consistency. It isn't too thick or gloopy but it is of a decent thickness and it is quite creamy. It instantly soothes and moisturises my dry hands and it keeps them moisturised throughout the day. I often use this hand cream at night with moisturising gloves. I then wake up to gorgeous soft hands and the hand cream has had all night to get to work on my hands. I find that my sore knuckles are healed with no signs of cracking or bleeding.
This hand cream really does manage to sort out my dry sore hands. I would recommend it. The R.R.P for the larger sized 125ml tube is £5 but it is definitely worth the money as it lasts ages and it really works!
From the Soap and Glory website:
"Contains shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow. Scented with our Original Pink fragrance. The most astonishing hand cream ever? You decide!"
Normally with hand cream I stick to the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream - its great for the winter months and it doesn't have a scent however I received a few kits over Christmas such as soap and glory ,sanctuary spa ,jack willis all of which all seemed to have a hand cream . Time to use some up,
**Products in the range and where to get **
soap and glory hand food cream pump 250ml £7
soap and glory hand cream 125ml £5.50
soap and glory mini hand food 50ml £2.50 - which I have
Prices are from boots. These can often be bought in offers such as 3 for 2 or are in giftsets like mine was. I also received a product called hand dream which seems to be the same but for dryer skin.
This can be applied as much as you want. I do have really dry skin especially at this time of year
This absorbs really fast into my skin and leaves it soft for a short period of time - not as long as my normal brand but that's aimed more at my skin type.
The consistency of this is quite thick and a little does go a long way
Smell- this is one of my favourite soap and glory scents - I even have a perfume that smells just like it. Nice and girlie. A bit sweet but not too strong/overpowering
Its a great price even when there's not a 3 for 2 or points offer on however as I tend to buy products more geared towards dry skin I would say that I apply this more frequently than I would one of them.
I like the packaging for this as the squeezey style tube makes you feel like you are getting all the product out and not wasting any. Its also great for travel/just sticking in your hand bag.
I would recommend this for those who don't have really dry skin.
I seem to be one of the few females that is not obsessed with the Soap and Glory brand. Indeed, I hadn't tried any of their products until I received a small gift set as a Secret Santa present last year, including a 50ml tube of this Hand Food.
Hand Food seems to be one of the best known Soap & Glory products and comes packaged in keeping with the rest of the brand, in very feminine pink colours with a fun retro design. As well as looking good, I find the design of the tube very practical with the flip top lid administering the cream easily and with minimal mess.
The cream itself is of a very nice consistency. I find that it spreads easily and it is absorbed quickly into my skin without leaving any greasy residue or tackiness. I do find the results to be fairly superficial however. I have a tendency to suffer from extremely dry skin around my fingers at certain times of the year and this cream is really not strong enough to deal with cracked and sore dry skin. I would say that this is best suited as an everyday moisturising cream for people with normal to greasy skin, rather than anybody suffering from dry skin conditions, where something a little more intensive is required. When my skin is at its calmest, I find this leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth.
I am happy to use this as an occasional treatment, mainly because I find the feminine scent of the cream to be so pleasant. I find myself sniffing my own hands at odd points throughout the day after application. It is a distinctive floral scent that I find quite uplifting.
With this small conveniently handbag sized tube costing £2.50, it is not an overly expensive product, making this a cream I'm happy to recommend to others with 'normal' skin.
As a rule I don't really use hand cream - I don't really like it or see the need for it. However, this Soap and Glory Hand Food is an exception to the rule, simply because it is a Soap and Glory product and smells so nice - the majority of other hand creams gradually make their way to the bin after years of not being used.
I got this product in the massive Soap and Glory gift set which my boyfriend gave me for Christmas last year. It is packaged differently from dooyoo's picture (which is the old packaging), instead it is a see-through cylindrical plastic bottle with pump on top (like hand soap). The packaging is lovely, and fits in well with the other Soap and Glory products with that retro feel to it (although unlike the shower gels there is no picture of a woman on it).
On the back the instructions are to apply hand food hand cream as often as you want to soften, smooth and soothe dry, chapped, or otherwise hampered hands. I don't really suffer with problematic hands, although did you through a bit of a period of dry hands earlier in the year (I can't remember why, probably due to the stress of having a new baby) and I have to say that using this really did help.
The hand cream is white in colour and has that distinctive Soap and Glory floral fragrance which is lovely. It rubs into the hands really easily and isn't very greasy like some hand creams, which is what mostly puts me off them. It says that it contains shea buttet, macademia oil and marshmallow.
Although this isn't something that I use very often, it is good for me to have in if I ever do need a hand cream, as this is the nicest one I've ever come across. The bottle will last me AGES though! The 250ml bottle currently costs £7 in Boots which is quite pricy, but is usually available in the 3 for 2 offer.
I was given a bottle of soap & glory hand food as a gift last Christmas. The cream comes in a 250 ml transparent bottle with a standard style soap and glory pink, retro style label. You can also buy it in a 125 ml size. Nice packaging in my opinion and great that you can see through to the product.
At first glance I thought it was hand and foot cream which seemed a little odd but then I retread the label. What a great name! If I had seen it in the shop I probably would have bought some based in the name alone. I have very dry skin, particularly on my hands and the idea of a cream that feeds and nourishes them is very appealing. Another clever bit of marketing on the bottle is a little banner at the top of the label which asks 'is this the most astonishing hand cream ever? You decide!'. Without making any claims, it puts the idea into your head that the cream is going to be amazing.
Directions on the bottle are simple - apply as often as you want to soften. So this is what I did. The cream is dispensed through a pump cap. I am not a huge fan of these as they tend to become clogged with dried out cream / grunge if you don't use the cream regularly. They do however ration the cream coming out so tend to make the product last longer.
The cream itself is pure white and appears thick and creamy sitting in a limitless peak like cream on your hand. Once rubbed around your hands however it feels much more greasy. This was instant disappointment for me as I wasn't expecting it to feel like this. Having said that, it absorbed easily and quickly into my skin and left no trace of the initial greasy feel. My hands felt extremely hydrated and the skin soft and supple after using. This lasted for a good few hours before I could no longer feel the difference. I don't feel that over a long period of using this each day that the cream was superior to any other creams I have tried but it certainly wasn't the worst.
The cream Contains shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow and is Scented with our soap & Glorys Original Pink fragrance. I'm not a huge fan of this fragrance but it wasn't strong enough to be off putting.
The 250 ml bottle costs £7 at boots which I feel is a little too much. One thing I would add is that this would make a lovely gift or stocking filler.
Summary: lovely packaging, great hydration but not the most astonishing cream ever.
I am a big Soap and Glory fan and every year, their gift sets are at the top of my Christmas list, this being one of my favourite products.
===Price & availability===
The hand cream retails for around £5.50 for a 1250ml bottle which in my opinion, is quite a good price as the bottle is around double to size of a lot of other hand creams I have tried in the past. I mainly buy mine from Boots where it is often on promotion of 3 for 2 or in large gift set (with the same promotion).
===The hand cream===
The cream comes in a bright pink bottle so it easily spotted in the shop and it has the product name and logo to the front in white writing. It comes with a flip top lid which the bottle stands on making it easier when I get down to the last bits of the bottle.
The hand cream has quite a nice thick consistency to it yet it is absorbed easily into the skin of my hands, what I like is that it has a sheen to it which transfers and stays on my hands too making them look nice and soft. The fragrance is quite sweet (it even has a slight strawberry & vanilla hint to it) which I love and it stays on my hands for hours after applying - even after washing I can still detect the fragrance. I love the fact that a little also goes a long way with this, I only need a small amount to give my hands that wonderfully soft feeling.
I would definitely recommend this hand cream, its one of my favourites and it gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
I originally received this as part of a gift set for Christmas and have been delighted with the results! I have always suffered with dry hands and weak nails, so am always eager to try any new hand cream which can solve this for me.
The cream claims to soften, soothe and smooth dry and chapped hands and contains Shea butter, marshmallow and macadamia oil. It is scented with Soap & Glory’s original pink fragrance. They instruct that you can apply it as often as you want.
On application, this cream isn’t too heavy or thick and isn’t at all oily. With some other hand creams that I had tried previously, you have to wait ages for it to soak in. This is not the case with the hand food.
After the first few days of use, my hands were noticeably softer and smoother. Within a couple more weeks, my nails seemed to be stronger and less brittle as well.
As well as being a hand cream which provides deep moisturising, it also smells fabulous. You’d expect the marshmallow fragrance to smell too sweet; however it is just a feminine, pleasant aroma.
I now regularly apply every morning and night as part of my daily skincare routine, as well as at various times throughout the day. They also do a small travel size version which is ideal for keeping in your handbag.
Although this is a little pricey compared to other creams available, it is well worth the purchase. I’ve always liked the Soap & glory range – however I have always viewed it as something you are given as a gift rather than something I’d choose to buy for myself. However, as I sit and write this review, I now have at least four of these little treasures – one by each sink in my house, one in my handbag and one on my desk at work!
This product says on its front, 'The most astonishing hand cream ever?', and that may well be true. I had never used any Soap&Glory products before I received Hand Food (50ml) as a gift, and I was very pleased with the high quality. The product is very helpful to chapped hands, especially in the winter when the cold is getting to your skin, and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or sticky. One small tube also lasts a long time- just a couple of small squeezes are needs to revive dry and sore hands.
The cream smells great, with shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow, and is a very handy transportable size for keeping in a make-up bag for day trips, nights out and travel. It also has a small capped nozzle so getting the right amount of the product out of the tube is easy. The lid also unscrews easily if you require getting a large amount of the product out of the tube at once.
The design is pretty, the recognisable 'vintage' design used on all of the Soap&Glory products, and with a nice colour scheme in pink, white and pale cream. The product has a long life compared to a lot of other products, lasting 24 months after opening, although the cream may not last that long is used daily!
My one criticism of the product is that in can be a bit expensive for its small size, retailing at £2.50 for just 50ml. However, as I stated, the product can be made to last a long time, so can be used to be worth its price. I would watch out for it on offer and then stock up, as it is one of the best hand creams I have ever used.
=== Introduction: ===
Soap and Glory are a relatively new company to the cosmetics world. They''''ve only been around for 8years.. I bought the Hand Food moisturiser after borrowing my friends a few times and finding that it leaves my hands feeling really soft and moisturised!
=== Desgin: ===
50 and 125ml bottle: This comes in a bright pink tube, and is quite eye-catching. I would say though, that it is a little annoying, as pretty much all of their tube products come in the same pink shade, and it can be quite difficult to distinguish each product. You really do have to take the time to read the label, or you could end up with a body scrub or foot cream instead of the hand cream that you want.
As labels go, there is nothing overly special about the label on this product, which is disappointing, as many of their other products are quite eye-catching. It''''s a shame really, as this could be overlooked quite easily by some people even though it is a brilliant product!
The 250ml size comes in a hand pump bottle, which makes it ideal for the kitchen or bathroom. It is clear with an off-pink label, again, not eye catching, though some versions (e.g gift sets) come with a more appealing label design.
=== Smell, Colour, Consistency and Absorption: ===
The label says that it contains ''''Shea butter, Macadamia oil and Marshmallow''''. I wouldn''''t say that it smells like marshmallow that much, but my friend swears it does. I think it''''s a little less sweet, but it does smell pretty amazing.
The product is a very nice creamy-white, and it is quite thick, but not gloopy in its consistency, meaning that it rubs on very well and absorbs quickly
=== Price and Availability: ===
The main retailer of Soap and Glory is currently Boots, but it can be found second hand on Amazon or Ebay.
Current prices (as of July 19th 2014):
=== Results: ===
I have found that it leaves my hands feeling very soft and moisturised, and this feeling lasts for a long time! I would say that you should re-apply it after every hand wash, but a little goes a long way with this stuff! I have nearly finished my first bottle, but I bought it a few months back, of course, I don''''t use it all the time, but it has lasted me quite well, so I''''m very happy.
I love this product, it really does what it says on the tube, it''''s non-greasy and makes my hands feel really soft and moistruised. I would say that it is a little on the expensive side for my taste, but you really do get what you pay for and it goes a long way!
Thanks for reading!
=== References: ===
 - http://www.soapandglory.com/blog/about-us/
 - http://www.boots.com/en/Soap-Glory-Mini-Hand-Food-Hand-Cream-50ml_1444120/
 - http://www.boots.com/en/Soap-Glory-Hand-Food-Hand-Cream-125ml_1444118/?affwin&awc=2041_1405281415_dd0915f0fbeb62d132a4571d5939fd1e&cm_mmc_o=-uubkbzfwlCjCKww5kbELCjCvi%20i9%20niioCjCC
 - http://www.boots.com/en/Soap-Glory-Hand-Food-Hand-Cream-Pump-250ml_1444108/
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A few years ago for christmas I received a full soap and glory gift set, within the set were a few products including this one. Everything I had I only used a few times and then gave them away, I just didn't like it at all. The smell gives me a headache it's too perfumed the smell is extremely over powering. I found the hand moisturiser to be of a thick consistency therefor you only have to use a small amount of product. Meh hands constantly felt wet and sloppy and the scent transferred onto anything I picked up including food so didn't taste great. I find this will all soap and glory products so I don't use any of their products apart from the body scrub.i find this brand is quite expensive unless you buy it on a multiple offer in boots or another store. It was worth a try but not for me - personal preference.
I love the amusing Soap & Glory packaging and the way it makes my skin feel. It really is a great brand that has managed to make women feel nostalgic and soft all over!
When I was given the birthday box for Christmas (my family are a little kooky!) I was really excited ! I've read such great reviews about the hand food cream. I suffer from really dry hands, especially in the winter, they become cracked and at their worst, do begin to bleed (not very pleasant!) so I try to keep on top of my hand care routine to minimise stress!
This product really does help my dry hands! It's quickly absorbed into my skin, feels great and helps protect my hands all day. The tube is small enough to keep in my bag for any emergency top ups throughout the day. My hands feel soft and non sticky, which is great in a hand cream!
My only issue is that I'm not too keen on the smell. I don't really like a floral smelling cream, however I don't MIND the smell, I'm not keen but I'm not overly fussed. It's personally just my preference, as I do know that people rave about how wonderful it smells (my boyfriend being one!). And the smell certainly isn't enough for me to stop using it.
There are quite a few positive features of this hand cream:
The smell - This hand cream has a lovely smell, though not to girly meaning my boyfriend will also use it
Packaging - the packaging of this product is really nice, making it perfect for gifts
Quality - I think this hand cream is a really nice quality, not thin and runny but not thick and gloopy. This makes it lovely to apply and leaves my hands feeling really refreshed and is also great at combating dry skin. Also, I have found that even when I only use this cream occasionally it still leaves my hands feeling nice, which I find a big plus as I don't want to apply something 5 times to see the results.
Price - Compared to many products of a similar standard this hand cream stands out as a much higher quality than some more premium brands
Size - I have this in the larger tube size, but have also had it in the pump action before. Both last well with only a little cream needed at a time
When using the pump action bottle I have found that the pump can get bunged up if you don't use it often enough (though this is a great type of bottle to keep next to the sink)
A silky, non-greasy hand lotion /