Which is best? Comparing Hand Creams

Hey everyone! Today I'm back with part 2 of my new 'which is best?' series. Thank you all for the amazing response to last week's post, I didn't expect it to be quite so successful! I hope you will be equally as happy with this weeks comparison of hand creams. I will be comparing Crabtree and Evelyn Jojoba Oil Moisturising Hand and Cuticle Cream*, Avon Care Glycerine Hand and Nail Rich Moisture Hand Cream, Neutrogena Unscented Concentrated Hand Cream, Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Nail Cream*, Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream*

Many of you may be wondering why I chose to do a hand cream comparison post, but it must be remembered that hand and nail care are at least 50% of having a good blog, and hand creams are a must

Before I start I just wanted to announce that the giveaway winner Brady was chosen and was contacted, I didn't announce it publicly because I didn't feel the need to but I've had quite a few emails asking me about it, so there you go! Please dont feel disheartened as I'm sure that there are plenty more giveaways to come, and I hope you will all continue to enjoy my blog

Comparison No. 1: Drying/Absorbing Time (After 5 minutes)
  1. Avon (9/10) - takes just a few minutes, if that, to absorb into your skin, and doesn't leave a greasy residue
  2. Crabtree and Evelyn 9/10 - dries quickly, pretty much the same as the Avon one does
  3. Neutrogena 8/10 - pretty quick at drying
  4. Bliss 6/10 - takes quite a bit of time to dry (although not too long) but once it does it feels great
  5. Clinque 4/10 - struggles to dry, which is really annoying because I tend to want to get on with something after using hand cream, like a lecture or doing my nails, and with this it's difficult
Comparison No. 2: Greasiness (After 5 minutes)
  1. Avon 9/10 - nothing there except what can be expected
  2. Crabtree and Evelyn 9/10 - not greasy after 5 minutes
  3. Neutrogena 8/10 - still a bit of a residue after the same amount of time but not too greasy 
  4. Bliss 6/10 - relatively greasy after 5 minutes
  5. Clinique 4/10 - still really greasy after 5 minutes
Comparison No. 3: Smell
  1. Neutrogena 10/10 no smell at all, just as it claims on the bottle
  2. Avon 9/10 has a pretty neutral smell, like very very weak nappies 
  3. Clinique 8/10 - very faint citrusy smell
  4. Bliss - 7/10 - stronger smell but still not too bad
  5. Crabtree and Evelyn - 2/10 Absolutely stinks, if I was to describe it I would describe it as 'granny-like', it's very perfumed and flowery, and as I tend to do quite a lot after using handcream, I prefer a more neutral smell (like the others)
Comparison No. 4: Does it do what it says?/Overall Feeling
  • Bliss ("High Intensity hand cream") - Yes, this leaves my hands feeling the best out of all the hand creams once it dries. Avon was by far my favourite hand cream before I tried this but I think this has definitely overtaken, my hands just feel so much better after
  • Avon ("Rich Moisture Hand Cream") - Yep, I use this as my go-to hand cream in my uni bag when my hands are feeling dry. It's absorbant and non-greasy and doesn't really leave a smell
  • Crabtree and Evelyn ("Moisturising hand and nail cream")- Yep, this really is a brilliant product, it's just the smell that is off-putting, but if that doesn't bother you then I'd definitely recommend it.
  • Neutrogena ("Instant relief of dry, chapped hands, just a dab needed") - Yep, or so I've found it to. But my mum used it before me and found it to be quite drying, so I guess it depends on your skin type. I also found that I needed more than just a 'dab'
  • Clinique ("Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle cream") - Yes and no, once it's dry my hands feel comforted, but whilst it's drying I feel pretty uncomfortable, but it is brilliant for my cuticles
What do you think? Do you own/want any of these products? Let me know in the comments! 

*some of the products in this post were provided to me for review, and some were bought with my own money, but all opinions are entirely my own


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