Do you use hand cream?
Well, with so many cute hand cream out there, i usually prefer something cute too (read my review about Etude Honey Bee Hand Cream here, still keeping the cute cute packaging til now). Unfortunately, it doesn't do much job for my hand so i keep searching. Long story short, out of f00l, i bought this Absinthe Hand Cream because i think it's the popular HEMP Hand Cream. I know. So sad it doesn't available in Indonesia, and i think it would never be -___-"
The packaging is like water color, so after some use it would messed up. Not pretty but it does saving space. And i think it does something for product safety too.
Absinthe hand cream is supposed to moisturized your hand while keeping it feeling fresh. Last part is mostly because of it's fresh scent, which i like. Fragrance is in third on ingredient list though.
i know, the picture is not super-clear but i give up trying because it's soo messy and hard to catch.
However, here's for you from The Body Shop website :
Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Glycerin (Humectant), Betaine (Hair Conditioning Agent), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Menthyl PCA (Humectant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Menthol (Fragrance/Cooling Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Artemisia Absinthium Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dipropylene Glycol (Humectant), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colour), CI 42090/Blue 1 (Colour).
By purchasing Body Shop's product, i know i'm not paying for super great ingredient. So that's okay.
Spot that it has shea butter, some seed oul and Menthol. And lot fragrance(s). Okaaay. I just wish it be more like Hemp version : more seed oil and less fragrance.
The product is a tad greenish. It's thin cream textured and quite fast to absorb. Like any other hand cream, it does makes your hand feel much smoother right after use but not for long. It's still lay on your hand after one or two light hand wash (without much soap).
I definately need another hand cream after finishing this babe (can't wait for that day haha). It's not my special one, and i wouldn't repurchase.
However, if your hand is not as dry as mine, Absinthe Purifying hand cream might be work for you. Make sure you try their sample before deciding (i tried, but i really want to buy something so bad that day so yeah~).
Well thats my short review and much babbling, hope that helps! ^___^
and to the body shop indo, i still wishing for that hemp hand cream..