Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Soap and Glory, Hand Food, Lotion, Pink Tube, Southern Charmed Blog

Hello, beauties! I hope you've all had a fabbity start to the week! Now, I don't know about y'all, but this transition to warmer weather is doing a number on my skin. Add on top how often I'm having to wash my hands to administer my kitty, Zoey's, medicine, and you can imagine just how much my poor hands are suffering. Last summer, I picked up a small tube of the cult classic Hand Food from Soap and Glory. Me being the weirdo that I am, set it aside and forgot about it. Now that my hands are in need of some TLC, I've been giving this lotion a go to see if it really lives up to all the hype! Shall we?

Soap and Glory's Hand Food, $6.00 for 50 ml, is touted as the ultimate hydrating hand cream. Packed with shea butter, macadamia oil, and marshmallow, Hand Food was created for even the most stubborn dry skin. For me, the true positives lie in the packaging, the price, and the scent. When it comes to Soap and Glory, their packaging is just so cute and bubbly! Everytime I pull this baby out of my bag, I have to smile when I see that lovely pink and silver tube. Plus, it is a great size to throw in your purse.

The price is also budget friendly. That is, unless you are the type of person who powers through tubes of hand lotion like they are candy. But for six bucks, you should get a good month's worth per tube, so it's still a bargain. And lastly, the smell is this divine floral blend that is perfect for these warmer months! The scent lasts for a couple of hours without being too overpowering, so there is no fear in applying too much.

Unfortunately, the lotion itself is a bit of a disappointment to me. The formula is decently thick which is definitely a plus, but I found it to have a lingering greasiness that I didn't care for. Oily fingerprints all over your iPhone is just not cute, y'all! It also left my hands feeling a bit filmy, which gave me the distinct urge to wash my hands. The real issue for me is that within half an hour or so, my hands began to feel dry again. Perhaps my skin is in need of something a bit more hardcore.

In the end, if you can get past that bit of greasiness, I think this could be an alright lotion for those who are just looking for a product to maintain already supple hands. If you are having some issues with dry skin, this might not be strong enough to get your skin into shape. So, it seems that I'm still on the lookout for that HG hand cream. If you've got any suggestions, leave them for me in the comments below!

Have you tried Soap and Glory's Hand Food? What are your top tips for getting your hands soft and supple?

Stay gorgeous, peaches!


  1. I tried it and I don't think it's anything more special than any other hand cream.

    1. I feel the same. For as much as it was recommended to me, I was a bit disappointed that I didn't find it to be more stellar. xx

  2. I definitely think there is a greasy residue, I love soap and glory products though but I much prefer the foot cream xxx

    1. So glad it isn't just me! Was beginning to worry that I'd gone a bit mad. I'll definitely have to give the foot cream a look. I don't mind those being greasier since I just shove my feet in socks once the cream is on. Thanks for the recommendation! xx

  3. I adore this hand cream, it is so moisturising. And the smell is gorgeous!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

    1. It definitely has a lovely smell! Makes me want to see what their other products are like. Just sad we don't get The Breakfast Scrub here as I've been lusting over it for months now! xx


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