Have you ever bought a product just because? No particular reason but you still did? And you absolutely adore it? Well, if you did then you understand why I am writing this as introduction for this particular product.
Actually, I am curious if you guys have ever bought a product that falls into this category. I would love it if you could tell me down in the comment section!
It’s Skin Cookie & Hand Cream – Strawberry
What can I say? Cute, cuter, this wrapping.
Just look at the brilliant idea It’s Skin had when they wrapped the actual cream in a paper cookie. From what I have experiences so far It’s Skins designs are really minimalistic in a way that still makes an impact.
I have mentioned my appreciation of that aesthetic sense in an earlier post I think, and I am more impressed with every new product I purchase. Well, enough of me ranting, let’s get on with the actual review!
Macadamia seed oil: This oil supports your cells, is hydrating and supports cell healing. What really caught my eye, because is`s a hand cream we are testing this time, is that macadamia seed oil gets absorbed by the skin really fast. So you shouldn’t feel too greasy or something similar.
I haven’t found many risks, just be cautious if you are allergic to nuts and watch your reaction to the product closely.
Shea butter: Even I have heard about this one before. Nowadays it is in practically every body lotion, cream and whatnot. Sooo, I was kind of looking forward to researching shea butter.
One of the main benefits of shea butter is that it is moisturising and contains a ton of vitamins that are beneficial for your skin. It reduces inflammations – we all know and hate them – and makes your skin soft and smooth.
Did you know that shea butter actually offers UV protection? Well yes, with its SPF of about 6 it will not prevent that sunburn from making you look like a crab but still, it’s the thought that counts, right?
Mango seed butter: Mango seeds contain a lot of Vitamin C, which tightens the skin and makes your skin skin appear plumper. With this tightening comes the wrinkle reducing, anti-aging-effect.
The butter is also moisturising and if you have dry, chapped lips try applying a bit mango butter as a countermeasure. Because it is so mild, even people with really sensitive skin should not have any problems when using it.
Sweet almond oil: If you think mango seeds are top notch then look at this. Almond oil is hypoallergenic and normally used as an massage oil for infants, because of its mildness. The light texture helps the oil to penetrate the skin and it is said to prevent blackheads and acne.
And – I think I am going to try this out myself – it reduces dark circles unter your eyes if applied every evening before going to bed.
This is the complete ingredient list, I copied it from Memebox
Water, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Stearic Acid, SD Alcohol 40-B, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Menth Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Microcrystalline Wax, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl, Stearate, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Pragrance, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Propylparaben, Polyethylene, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Allantoin, Butyrosermumronate, Panthenol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Squalane, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Cl 42090
How to use it:
Well I guess this one is quite self explanatory but after testing the hand cream for some time I came to the conclusion that less is more. Rather than using a large amount of product I prefer so put a small amount on the back of my hand and rub it in evenly.
The small black specks that make the cream look just like Oreo Cookies melt when you spread the hand cream, so don’t worry about any black spots on your hands or having to rub your hands like a maniac.
What it claims to do:
- To look and smell like actual cookies and cream ice cream
- To contain super moisturizing and nourishing ingredients
What it really does:
The second point is more or less self explanatory if you have taken the time to read my ingredient summary. The Cookie & Hand Cream contains a lot of things that are really beneficial for you skin. The only thing is, that most of those components are quite mild. If you have dry skin the normal amount of cream will not suffice to moisturise your hands.
And concerning the look and the smell I can only sing my praises! The moment you open the cream you can smell the sweet scent of strawberry cream. And a faint sweet note will linger in your hands for quite some time.
Con 1: If you do not like a really sweet smell the strawberry flavour won’t be a favourite of yours that is for sure.
But you can go for the mint version then. I want to try that one myself next!
Con 2: The container Cookie & Hand Cream comes in is not really suited for travelling or anything of the sort. It is really big, so you cannot put it in a makeup pouch or in your bag.
I always have a small tube of hand cream in my bag in case I get dry hands outside of the house, at work or school. I can’t do that with this product.
But still, the cuteness easily makes up for that con and I am quite content to put it on my sink and use it at home.
Pro 1: It is really, really, really cute. Jep, this is the biggest pro!
Pro 2: The smell is nice. I have mentioned it before but i love the fact that the smell lingers on the skin. Hand Creams normally lose their smell after a few minutes, which is disappointing.
How many of you buy a product because it smells good? I am sure many people do, I do! So the smell should not fade too fast. If you have any products whose smell you adore share them with me!
Pro 3: Even if you don’t like hand creams or lotions, just look at the wrapping and tell me you can resist the cuteness. Impossible!
Pro 4: The skin absorbs the product really fast, so there is no lingering sticky, oily feeling after rubbing it in. Big plus point if you are touching a screen, like a phone or tablet, working with a laptop or in a hurry.
No regrets. None at all. You will probably buy the Cookie & Hand Cream just because and not for a particular reason, but I am sure you won’t regret this impulse.
The It’s Skin Cookie & Hand Cream – Strawberry is worth a solid four. I did not award it with five points because this product is more of a treat than anything else. In my heart it has earned first place though.
My Alchemiin Tip:
Because this product is so mild your hands could feel a bit dry even after using the cream. Just wait a few seconds until the first layer has been absorbed and then apply a thin layer of the lotion a second time. This should do the trick!
Does anyone read this sentence? With love, Eden