We echo Lush‘s suggestion: Apply Generously, Use It Up Quickly.
And while we do applaud the efforts of brands who do a special ‘charity’ edition of a product (however slim the sliver that ends up going to a good cause), this is the kind of beautiful initiative that thrills us to the core.
Every penny raised from the Lush Charity Pot (except the VAT which that stingy old Chancellor creams off) goes to grassroots groups striving to make the world a greener place, or towards animal welfare and human rights charities. (So wonderful to see a beauty brand tackling that.)
What’s more, you know exactly where your money’s going – because the lid of this black pot features details of the beneficiary charity.
Did we add: it’s based on organic cocoa butter and almond oil, with a melting texture and some really divine essential oils of geranium and ylang-ylang…? Pretty darned sophisticated, actually.
And any body product that does good while it’s doing your skin good is what we call a win-win.
UK readers find Lush Charity Pot at www.lush.co.uk/from £6.95 for 95 g – buy here
International readers: it’s available all over the world; click here for the international page to be directed to your own country’s Lush website
We’re slightly putting our reputations on the line here – but we don’t think you’ll ever find a better hand cream, at a better price, than this.
The name may sound like something out of a Carry On film – but this is really very special, packed with (almost totally natural) ingredients including lashings of almond, wheatgerm, pomegranate seed and passion fruit seed oils, white willow bark extract, aloe vera and manuka honey. It’s as rich as it sounds, but it sinks in to leave hands satin-soft.
The story behind it’s really inspiring: 26-year-old paediatric nurse Antonia Steven developed it when she was herself signed off work because her sore, cracked hands (the result of frequent hand washing and use of those beastly-if-necessary sanitizers) were actually posing an infection control risk. Yes! Nurse is the result, after it soothed not only her hands but universally those of her colleagues.
And now it’s worked its magic on Jo’s. Following a recent wrist operation, she was suffering from ‘handruff’ – the hand equivalent of dandruff, with skin so dry it was flaking off. After a single application of this extraordinary cream her skin was back to normal and is now healthy and moisturised again.
So we will most definitely be carrying on, with this. Oh, yes, nurse.
UK readers find Yes, Nurse! Intensive Moisturising Hand Formula at www.victoriahealth.com/£5.49 for 50 ml – just click here
(Do go via the Victoria Health page on our site, though – just click here – to enjoy an automatic 5% discount added at checkout)