Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Still Smooth, But With A Little Pilling, True Blue Shea Cashmere & Silk Hand Cream Is Nice!

The Good: Works very well, Decent scent
The Bad: Very pricy, Pills extensively when massaged into rough skin.
The Basics: With a little more pilling than the had cream without “silk,” Bath & Body Works Shea Cashmere & Silk true blue spa hand cream is a good, but overpriced hand cream.

My wife’s love of products from Bath & Body Works has, lately, been playing havoc on my hands. As she has been working harder for us at her job, I try to be a better spouse when she returns home. That means many, many massages and (especially) foot rubs using, primarily, Bath & Body Works products. After we went through her tube of True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere hand cream (reviewed here!), we moved on to the True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere & Silk Hand Cream. Ironically, the Shea Cashmere & Silk cream pills quite a bit more than the other one, making it a bit less of a value than the standard True Blue Shea Cashmere hand cream. That made it far more average than extraordinary.

Bath & Body Works Shea Cashmere & Silk true blue spa hand cream is a body cream my wife and I have used for two and a half weeks now, on about a nightly basis. The Shea Cashmere & Silk true blue spa hand cream is heavily used at the moment more by default than by its innate quality. It effectively softens and protects my skin, and since I picked up using it on my wife, the skin on my feet and hands has not cracked or broken as much as it had been and my wife’s skin remains soft and beautiful.

The Shea Cashmere & Silk true blue spa hand cream is an opaque white cream that is more like the consistency of butter than shampoo. Shea Cashmere & Silk true blue spa hand cream is thick, yet seems to take surprisingly little to spread over the skin of the hands or feet. A dime-sized dollop easily moisturizes and softens my hands and it takes little more to take care of each of my wife’s feet.

Shea Cashmere & Silk true blue spa hand cream smells of coconuts and malted milk. The scent seems is light and distinctive and the malted milk scent is actually the most analogous one and it is delightful.

On the skin, the Shea Cashmere & Silk True blue spa hand cream spreads very easily and is worked into the skin as easily. It leaves no greasy residue and one’s skin remains soft for days. I was pleasantly surprised by how the scent lasts only about four hours on the hands, more on parts that are not as active! I could smell this lotion on my wife’s back a day and a half after I gave her a back rub in it until before she showered the next night!

However, when one works this particular hand cream into the skin of the back (or, especially, the feet), it pills, leaving behind little dirty, creamy balls on the skin. This is an unfortunate side effect and usually requires one scrape the cream residue off the skin before moving on.

Shea Cashmere & Silk true blue spa hand cream, as a Bath & Body Works product, is quite a bit more expensive than most other body creams on the market, especially by volume. That said, the 2.5 oz. tube of hand cream is hard to justify at $10! The True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere & Silk Hand Cream is a great value on sale, but a slightly harder sell not half priced. Given how it does pill, I would only recommend it when on sale.

For other Bath & Body Works products, be sure to check out my reviews of:
Winter Spice & Vanilla Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel
Coconut Lime Verbena Volumizing Conditioner
Mango Margarita Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap


For other health and beauty product reviews, be sure to visit my Health & Beauty Review Index Page for an organized listing.

© 2013 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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