Chocolate comes in many forms and here it comes in the form of hand cream. What’s not to love about cocoa hand cream? Well not surprisingly, there’s not a lot. Read on for my review.
Cocoa butter has long been used for cosmetic purposes. I have used it myself on occasion to make my own body butter and lip balm. It’s said to have a number of benefits:
- high in fatty acids helping to keep skin hydrated
- high in antioxidants known for fighting off free radicals which stress the skin
- helps to reduce stretch marks and scar tissue
Hotel Chocolat Skin Care
Hotel Chocolat now do a range of skin care products. Not surprisingly, they all contain cocoa butter. In addition to the benefits already stated, they claim there is an extra feel good factor and that slapping it all over will enhance your mood as well as rejuvenate your skin. Great for chocoholics who can now have an all round chocolate body experience, both inside and outside; the skin is, after all, the biggest organ of the body.
Cocoa Hand Cream
When Hotel Chocolat offered me a tube of cocoa hand cream, I was very happy to try it out. Like many of us hard working food bloggers, I don’t pay as much attention to my hands as I should. They get very dry from frequent washing. This isn’t helped by my gardening activities. This is because soil is notorious for drying out the skin.
As well as cocoa butter, Revive contains shea butter, mango seed oil and honey, all good protective moisturising ingredients. The scent is pleasant, if a little strong for me and reminds me of bergamot. A little goes a long way and massaged into hands and cuticles, it is almost instantly absorbed, leaving hands smooth but not at all greasy. The hand cream came in a very smart paper handbag echoing the black and white packaging of the product, which itself has a silver cocoa bean printed both on the box and the tube.
Available in store and online, a 100ml tube costs £19.
Mother’s Day Gift
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, this is a gift which will surely be appreciated. Mummy bloggers, multi taskers par excellence, deserve a little pampering from time to time. In that spirit, I’d like to pass the love on to one of them. Galina of Chez Maximka is a devoted mother and blogger. She is also a prolific cook and artist to boot. With two sons, one with autism, her life is very busy – I don’t know how she does it.
May her hands be smooth, silky and fragrant.
Other Hotel Chocolate Product Reviews You Might Like
- Autumn Sleekster
- Christmas Collection
- Extra Thick Easter Egg
- Giant Christmas Cracker
- Summer Collection
- Valentine’s Heart
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Thanks for visiting Tin and Thyme. If you try the cocoa hand cream or any other Hotel Chocolat skin products, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. Do share photos on your preferred social media site and use the hashtag #tinandthyme, so I can spot them.
Thanks to Hotel Chocolat for the hand cream. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own. Thank you for your support of the brands and organisations that help to keep Tin and Thyme blithe and blogging.