My hands have been awful recently, I never ever look after my hands and nails (especially my cuticles) so I was going to buy Lemony Flutter after hearing how well it helps cuticles.
However, I got this lovely new product from Lush, Tiny Hands: a solid hand serum which contains the finest natural ingredients to help working hands.
I've tried a few of Lush's solid products (which means no preservatives or packaging are required!), I used to have a worrying obsession with the Buffy solid body butters so I was keen to give this a go.
The hand serum contains cocoa and shea butters (two of my favourite moisturising products, known for their low melting temperature which makes them perfect for this product as they literally melt into your skin) along with aloe vera (soothing), argan oil (softening), talc (smoothing, yet helps ensure product isn't greasy).
As it's a Lush product, I'm sure you can imagine what it smells like! Very flowery with hints of vanilla, much like the signature natural Lush scents.
To use this product, simply hold in both hands to warm the butters which melt into your skin. It takes seconds to create a lovely serum which can then be massaged into the skin. The first time I tried this I held it for a few seconds too long (it's quite a hot day today, which is probably to blame) and it was a bit oily and I had too much of the product. After rubbing it in and letting it absorb, I really loved the outcome.
It's really smoothing and gives quite a matte effect, my hands felt lovely afterwards. It feels different from a hand cream, more concentrated and not at all sticky. My cuticles and nails looked moisturised too.
I'd recommend this product, it's does exactly what is desired (moisturising and nourishing hands, nails and cuticles) without leaving a greasy residue & it absorbs quickly. However, the smell lingers which may not be to everyones taste. I'd say it's good value for money, £3.95 for 60g (working out cheaper than most tubes of handcream), usually with Lush products I cut a bit off each time to use, as it means it lasts longer & nothings going to waste.
One thing I would say about the solid products is to possibly keep them in the fringe during the warmer months. My flat can get really warm around this time of year and I wouldn't want to risk it melting.
You can buy this product online now.