Review: Hand care with Crabtree & Evelyn

Sunday just isn’t about face and hair care or your annual pamper session. It can be about hand care too! I’m not sure about you all, but I get extremely dry hands (luckily it’s not cracked skin) during Winter! Currently I’m using hand creams from Body Shop in Shea Butter and Strawberry which smell yum! They’re my holy-grail when I’m on the go – most purchased recently to nourish and keep hands crack-free and softened throughout the day.

Lets cut to the chase before I begin to waffle on. My mother visited my brother yesterday and came home with a bag of goodies – you know what us females are like when we see NEW products, we cannot wait to get our hands on them. Well here goes, sit back and enjoy the read.

History of Crabtree and Evelyn

Inspired by 17th Century’s visionary of the time John Evelyn, an Englishman who travelled Europe sharing wonderful cultures and natural environment experiences with friends. His great estate, Sayes Court, was planted with elm trees creating a wonder of age – the Evelyn gardens.

The brand was founded 40 years ago in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey, a small, family-run business specialising in fine soaps. Now an international company with over 500 stores worldwide. Wholeheartedly embracing the riches of the natural world, introducing product ranges made with fruit, flower and plant essences transforming ordinary rituals of your daily life into pleasurable experiences. Transforming parched, dry hands and restoring their youthfulness.

The Crabtree, well you’re wondering how does that concept fit in with the brands name. Well the symbol represents a Crab Apple Tree – showing beauty and the natural goodness of the brand.

The Products

So you’ve read into the history, lets get onto the purchased products. The 60 Second Fix for Hands kit is a duo containing both the Ultra-moisturing Hand Therapy and Hand Recovery from the Gardeners collection.


The Hand Recovery is a hand treatment (hand scrub) that deeply exfoliates the driest hands leaving them soft and supple. You usually notice after one treatment, but do it for 3/4 times a week and will notice a mega change in comparison to before. Now to soften further and lock moisture in the ultra-moisturing hand therapy (hand cream) protects your exfoliated hands and you maintain the softness with the cream that includes natural ingredients; shea butter, rosemary, sage, cucumber and macadamia nut oil.

Heres a little routine that was in the box which I followed this morning.


The other two hand creams I’d say are mutually beneficial if you’re out and about travelling. My hands get parched, feel rough when doing activities throughout the day or if they’re post 60 second treatment and still feeling parched – you should use them then. I have both La Source (blue tube) and Gardeners (burnt orange/brown tube). The other sample pot you’re most likely wondering what the blue liquid is well, it’s a body scrub – I decided to try it on my face, an alternative to Lush Ocean Salt/St Ives Peach facial exfoliate. It similarly does the trick and works magic.


Hope you enjoyed the post, if you have any questions feel free to message me in the comments below. If you have views on the brand I’d love to hear what you thought of it and whether it worked for you.





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