Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Soap and Glory Hand Food Review.

Hello everyone. So today I have a review on the Soap and Glory Hand Food. Now you may have seen this post coming as I did include it in my 'Coming Soon to The Perks Of Meg' post, which if you didn't see it, you can read it here. You may even see some more previews of what is to come!

Now I haven't tried many products from Soap and Glory. Back when I first started my blog just over a year ago, I reviewed the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara which I actually think is pretty good and if you want to read my review on that product than you can read it here. Please don't judge me on the size of my photos back then! I have learnt!

I have also recently tried the Soap and Glory flake away body scrub and you will see that in my product empties at the end of this month. I will tell you my views on this product in my empties, which you will see very shortly on my blog. I didn't feel the need to review this product but you never know there could be one in the future for this product.

So now I thought it was time to review the Soap and Glory Hand Food because it has really impressed me and really changed my mind towards hand creams. Before I tried this product I used to hate hand creams, I used to hate the texture and how they made my hands feel after and I just couldn't like them. It is one thing I would have never bought until now.Now I must admit, I would have never bought this product myself but I was so lucky to win it on two occasions. You can see it being featured in my 'What I Won #3' post here.  You can also see it briefly in my 'What I Won #1' post here.

I currently have a 125ml tube and a 50ml tube of the Soap and Glory Hand Food, so I won't need to repurchase any time soon. Although I probably will at some point. This product has been my hand's winter saviour.

Soap and Glory market this product as a non - greasy, hydrating hand cream, that contains Shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow. Now I totally agree with the cream being non - greasy and hydrating which is really surprising. I really did doubt whether it would be non - greasy because that's what I thought all hand creams were. Not only does this product keep my hands hydrated but it also smells so good! Although I'm sure the scent is a love it or loathe it one because I know a few people think that this scent is too sickly.

Now because I currently have two bottles, I keep one at home and one in my handbag. I obviously keep the 50ml in my handbag as it is a travel size version and the 125ml version at home. It is super handy to have two but personally I would just buy the travel size version in future. It's probably not as good for value for money but it is a lot better for travelling. So my little travel size version lives in my handbag, along with my tangleteezer, diary and what other rubbish I have in there! When I am out and about, it is just so easy and quick to reach into my bag when my hands are feeling slightly dry and put some on.

I find that the formula is light which I really love about this product because I hated the idea of a thick hand cream. It has to be light otherwise it's a no go for me. Because the formula is light, this product easily absorbs into the skin, which is also good if you are in a rush. It doesn't leave you with greasy, sticky residue, which is one of the things that used to put me off hand creams, ew!

This product is perfect for that quick application that you may need on the go. If you have ever tried a hand cream that has made your hands greasy, then you will know that you end up dropping things after applying it, which is a bad thing. With this product you don't drop things after applying it (unless you are me and drop things anyway) I am the clumsiest person I know.

A downside to this product is that, although it does hydrate your hands at first, you do find that your hands get dry quite quickly. Well, this is what I have found in my case. I do end up having to re apply this quite a lot throughout the day. Which on some days that is absolutely fine but on others it can be quite a pain. I know a few people don't mind doing this because of the scent. I do like the scent but it wouldn't be an excuse to apply it again.

Although I get sensitive skin (especially on my face), I don't at this moment have sensitive hands. Which of course is good! I would say that if you do have sensitive hands then the strong amount of perfume in the formula may irritate your skin. So maybe before buying it, try someone else's or just be very careful.

As for most things, the packaging is also something that effects the way we feel about a certain product. I really like the design of the packaging for this product. It is very girly but quite basis. I feel that the names of the product from the Soap and Glory range, also make me want to buy them. I prefer that this product comes in a squeeze bottle with a flip cap, making it travel friendly but also you can control how much you apply and it keeps the product hygienic, which is always a good thing. As you know I haven't been a fan of hand creams at all but the thought of putting my hand into a tub for some hand cream, just doesn't appeal. It also gets very messy! I know some would argue that sometimes with it being in a squeeze bottle you can't get all the product out and that you can't control how much you are getting out of it but I think that you can control it easily but it is just a matter of opinion.

Even though I never paid for these bottles, as I did win them in two giveaways on separate occasions however a 125ml bottle is £5.50 and for a smaller, 50ml travel size it is £2.50. I think these prices are pretty reasonable considering the amount of product you get. However I am no hand cream expert. I have no idea what price is ideal for this type of product. Most of the time there is an offer going on in Boots with the Soap and Glory products; either 3 for 2 or Buy one get the other one half price. 

Overall, I think this is a great product if you want instant smooth and scented skin. However I feel that if you're looking for a long lasting hydrating moisturiser, I don't feel that this is the one to go for.

As I say, I am no hand cream expert. However if you do have any other hand cream recommendations then I would love to know in the comments. As long as a hand cream is light and non - greasy then it will be fine. 

I hope you've enjoyed this post and what are your thoughts on the Soap and Glory Hand Food?


  1. Hand Food is one of my favourite hand creams! I currently have the 50ml and it's such a lovely handbag handy (I feel like I've said the word 'hand' way too much in this comment!)

  2. Champagne&Lemonade21 January 2015 at 21:25

    I do love this creme I'm currently using the sugar crush scented one. I would advise it does seem to 'go off' as such so do make sure you keep using as not to waste it :)

    Alex xoxo

  3. what a cuteee packaging too!

  4. Thank you for letting me know! xoxo

  5. This is my favourite hand cream ever! I think it just smells so amazing and does a really good job of hydrating my hands. I always keep the little travel sized one in my bag! :) xx