Thursday, 13 January 2011

Baylis and Harding French Lavender Moisturising Hand Lotion

RRP: £2 for 500ml

--What does the promo say?--
"Pamper your hands with this soothing hand lotion that has the uplifting aroma of French Lavender."

The only real practical problem with this packaging is in the first use: the hand cream pump is difficult to unlock, meaning that it first has to be removed, all of the hand cream wiped off it, and turned and held firmly from the inside before eventually unlocking. On the more positive side, the combination of the white with the purple is very soothing and the circular design makes the bottle fit clearly into the rest of Baylis and Harding's products, which also carry the same motif. As ever, though, rebranding may be beneficial in taking the brand away from its similarities to Molton Brown's packaging and allowing it to grow more into its own skin.

After washing and drying hands, massage the cream into hands until fully absorbed. No problems here; absorption is relatively quick and allows you to get on with your day immediately.

An off-white lotion which fits in and contrasts well with the lavender image and the purple motif. No visible residue or staining on the hands after use.

Matches the promised image one hundred per cent. Easily identifiable without being overpowering.

--Texture and consistency--
While a little runny or watery, it is still recognisably a cream which absorbs well and is non-greasy.

--Effects on the skin--
Effectively pampers and moisturises the skin, combatting dryness and freshening up your hands.

--Value for money--
While the originality of the branding can be easily criticised, ultimately this adds a more refined touch to any bathroom. Would recommend it.

perfect partners
French Lavender Hand Wash, £2 for 500ml
French Lavender Relaxing Bath Foam, £3 for 750ml
French Lavender Calming Shower Creme, £3 for 750ml

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