Almond Hand And Nail Butter is another The Body Shop item I bought recently and that I loved. You can get yours from www.thebodyshop.com.
I use a Body Shop hand cream, but when I saw this butter, I thought I should try it. It said that this product will intensely hydrate my hands and cuticles. I’ve read on a few reviews that this will soften my cuticles so much that I can just press them down without having the need to cut them. It sounded intriguing and I thought I should give it a go.
After I received my order with this new hand cream, the almond hand and nail butter, I’ve decided I wanted to try it immediately. It has a very rich texture, as one can expect from a butter, so I’m only using this on my nails and cuticles and not on my hands. Every evening, I start my hands bedtime routine by adding a small amount of almond butter on each nail and I rub it in. Following that, I will apply my standard hand cream, that is Shea Hand Cream from the Body Shop too. This might sound a bit strange, especially if you listen to my husband. He did mention a couple of times I should get different creams for each finger and not only for nails and hands. It’s hilarious, I agree.
A few days after using the butter, my cuticles have softened. I would use the butter when I’m doing my manicure as well, to soften them a bit, and I don’t have to cut the cuticles. That’s just fab. It means less hassle and I’m happy with that. I have to admit I wasn’t sure that it will work and I’m delighted that it did.
The only downside of this product is the size. At the moment is in only 100ml pots and I think that is way too much for a hand butter. On these cold winter months, this butter is great and I hope I can continue using it in warm weather too, because I do like its help with the manicure.
Ingredients of the Almond Hand And Nail Butter
Water, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate, Sweet Almond Oil, Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea butter, Glyceryl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Soybean Oil, Panthenol, Ceteareth-20, Brazil nut Oil, Beeswax, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Coumarin, Tocopherol, CI 19140, CI 15985.
I’ve replaced some of the oils they mention on their website with easier to recognise names. At this time, the shea butter is sourced from Tamale, Ghana.
Have you ever tried the Almond Hand And Nail Butter from the Body Shop?