Review: Bee Lovely Hand Cream

Disclaimer: Item provided for review

I don’t think I could have been sent this hand cream at a better time really.

I had recently found out that my favorite hand cream which I’d been using for years, Yves Rocher Arnica hand cream, had recently changed it’s animal testing policy and so was no longer cruelty-free, and I was on the hunt for a new favorite.

Basics:

  • Cruelty free
  • 50ml
  • 5% of the RRP will be donated to charity
  • Costs £10
  • Paraben and SLS free

I was able to test this cream out while I was on holiday and it really did a fantastic job. For a hand cream that’s branded around honey it really doesn’t smell of honey, rather of orange blossom and I end up constantly smelling my hands when I use it, even though the smell only really lasts about an hour.

It has quite a thick consistency but it’s not a heavy cream.

I found it took around 5 minutes to sink into my skin, but once it was there it really didn’t budge and kept my hands feeling moisturized and smooth all day.

Is it the most amazing hand cream I have ever tried? No. Is it a very good hand cream? Yes.

I was really impressed with how well it protected my hands on holiday from all the salt and sun, so I can quite confidently say that unless I find an other cruelty-free brand that makes a better hand cream this is my firm favorite.

You don’t need much, just a small 5p size will be sufficient for your whole hand so I suspect it’ll take me a few months to get through this bottle.

Also Neils Yard are also trying to raise awareness with this line of products for a petition which is hoping to encourage England to join France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia in these banning powerful pesticides.

“Neonicotinoid pesticides have been linked to the dramatic loss of honeybees around the world. British beekeepers have lost up to 80% of their hives in recent years, more than any other country in Europe”

If you want to find out more about the petition you can read about it here.

It’s a bit silly but I love the packaging for this product, I try my best to overlook packaging but I really do appreciate it when I feel that the graphic designers have taken their time to create a visually interesting and presentable product.

You can buy this product directly from Neal’s Yard or from Amazon.

Have you tried any products from Neal’s Yard?

Comments

  1. says

    It feels so nice when someone mentions my little country for a good reason. In Slovenia we really had big problems with loosing bees, so I’m definitely signing the petition.

  2. says

    That’s interesting I just recently watched a documentary about the honeybee and its disappearance. I have never heard of that brand before (maybe due to the fact that I am in the U.S.? not sure) anyways it sounds like a good brand.

  3. says

    Good work.I like to see when the peoples tell what they like and not. Yeah good job. I like these kinds of people blogs they do like this because i think they good. Sorry have bad english.

  4. says

    “Yves Rocher Arnica hand cream, had recently changed it’s animal testing policy”

    When did they change their animal testing policy? In the past few weeks I searched for cruelty-free brands and Yves Rocher were listed everywhere. On their site and in their catalogue is written that they don’t test their resources and end products. I’m a little bit confused now.
    It would be very nice if you could answer me.

    xoxo,
    SchmokSchmok.

  5. admin says

    @SchmokSchmok Yves Rocher have been removed from GoCrueltyFree.org (http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/brands?keywords=yves+rocher)
    And you can find more information about it here:)
    -http://theclassyanarchist.com/2012/04/24/leaping-bunnys-response-re-yves-rochers-status/
    -http://www.mybeautybunny.com/sephora-brand-longer-cruelty-free/
    -http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/907168-cosmetics-giants-look-to-china-sales-despite-animal-testing-controversy