Review & Giveaway of Four of our Favourite Hand Creams

Anyone not in the know would be forgiven for raising an eyebrow upon catching a glimpse of the hands of an off-duty florist. For the most part, we can usually be scrubbed up with relative ease (combing our hastily arranged hair and ditching unflattering but oh-so-comfy jumpers and jeans for something a little more sophisticated), but those hardbitten hands never lie.

From morning till noon the hands of a florist never stop, whether they’re in and out of water; hauling buckets; handling thorny stems; scrubbing up vases and of course, arranging hand-tied bouquets. Those poor mitts don’t get much of a break on a regular day, not to mention the tidal wave of action they see during peak events such as Christmas and upcoming Valentine’s.

When our hands do venture into public, however, you can be sure it’s following a good scrub and a healthy dose of hand cream… Therefore it’s with our pleasure that we share our favourites with your today and we’re delighted to offer you the chance to win them, too.

Read on to find out what our florists had to say about these four luxurious hand creams and how to enter for the chance to bag them for yourself.

REN Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Energising Hand Lotion

Created with a blend of uplifting essential oils and dispatched from a generous 300ml pump bottle, this hand cream is ideal for the workroom or the bathroom, especially if you’re using it with the accompanying REN Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium hand wash. The scent is delightful and quickly absorbed, leaving hands feeling fresh and moisturised, but not oily.

What our florists said:

I love how quickly it’s absorbed. My hands feel smooth and the scent is lovely, uplifting and fresh, I can definitely pick up on essential oils but it’s not overpowering. The pump is really handy and hygienic too, it’s perfect for a busy workshop when you don’t really have time to open and close fiddly lids. I’d definitely use it again.

300ml RRP £18 from REN

REN Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Energising Hand Lotion and Hand Wash
REN Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Energising Hand Lotion and Hand Wash

Dr Sebagh High Maintenance Hand Cream

The clue is in the title, this hand cream is a must-have for high maintenance hands. Its flip-top cap is quick and easy to open, it’s quickly absorbed and leaves hands feeling incredibly silky. We love this product it for it’s scientific approach to skincare and immediate results, our hands felt and looked smoother straight away.

What our florists said:

I really like the size of the tube, it’s a good one to have in your handbag and at 75ml you know you can pack it in your hand luggage if you’re travelling abroad, too. I would describe the scent as quite neutral, it’s ideal if you’re someone who doesn’t like overpowering perfumes. It does exactly what it says on the tin and I love it. My hands feel amazing!

75ml RRP £35 from Dr Sebagh

Dr Sebagh High Maintenance Hand Cream
Dr Sebagh High Maintenance Hand Cream

Aurelia Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream

This luxurious hand cream is definitely a winner for anyone who loves beautifully scented essential oils. Created with an aromatic blend of vetiver, ylang-ylang, lavender and patchouli, the heady aroma is released as it’s smoothed over warm skin. It’s the ultimate hand cream for a ‘take 5’ moment, with a scent that will transport you straight to the spa.

What our florists said:

Wow, the scent is incredible, it’s so luxurious! I love that you only need to use a small amount, it has a very rich consistency that goes really far. I’d probably use it quite sparingly in the workroom but can definitely see myself applying this liberally before bed for an intense, overnight treatment.

75ml RRP £30 from Aurelia

Aurelia Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream
Aurelia Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream

Miller Harris Tea Tonique Hand Cream

Created by master perfumers, Miller Harris, this sumptuous hand cream is scented with a fresh infusion of Earl Grey and Italian bergamot, maté, and a hint of smoky birch. Paired with the accompanying Tea Tonique handwash it makes for a truly luxurious hand pampering experience that will leave your hands cleansed, moisturised and delightfully scented.

What our florists said:

I love the matt, monochrome packaging, it’s definitely one to have on display! The hand-pump is really useful and one ‘dose’ is plenty for both hands which is brilliant, you’ll never accidentally use too much. It has a lovely,  creamy consistency — you can really feel the shea butter — a little goes a long way and the scent is unreal. So fresh and uplifting, and it lasts for ages, it’s almost like applying an actual perfume!”

200ml RRP £20 from Miller Harris

Miller Harris Tea Tonique Hand Cream
Miller Harris Tea Tonique Hand Cream and Hand Wash

WIN a luxury hand cream for yourself

We’re delighted to have one of each of our featured luxury hand creams to giveaway. For your chance to win one, simply drop us an email at selina@mcqueens.co.uk with the name of your favourite hand cream as the subject line, along with your name and address by Wednesday, February 28th.

T&Cs

A winner for each product will be picked at random and contacted via email on February 28th. Prizes will be sent to the address specified. Please note that prizes can be sent to UK entrants only. One entry per email address only. All entrants will be added to the McQueens mailing list. Products have been donated by companies and honestly reviewed, all thoughts and opinions are our own.