Okay, so it kinda looks like an artifact from Raiders of the Lost Ark — a relic buried long ago in a booby trapped cave. But it’s not. The new Lush Tiny Hands Moisturizing Bar shouldn’t be hidden from prying eyes. No, it should be cautiously (more on that in a sec) brought forth from its little tin and given a big round of applause.
After doing some spring cleaning last weekend, my hands looked rough, cracked and felt sore (and don’t even get me started on my cuticles). My paws needed a hand, so I took it as an opportunity to test Lush’s solid moisturizing bar.
Like a solid serum, it’s designed to soften and soothe with aloe vera, as well as argan oil and cocoa and shea butters, yet it still doesn’t leave a slick or oily residue behind.
The first thing I noticed: the scent, which Lush describes as a mix of sweet vanilla and mild florals. It’s so strong that just opening the tin fills the entire room. In a way, it’s like a beauty booby trap (once it even made me sneeze!).
Luckily, it works well as a moisturizer and absorbs faster than I thought it would, which to me makes up for the fragrant wake-up call. Really, I don’t mind the scent when the bar’s been allowed to breathe, but after being sealed in the reusable tin for a while, it sure gets intense.
No biggie, though. I think the idea’s actually pretty neat, even though I find regular moisturizer dispensers easier to control, and I’m giving Lush Tiny Hands Moisturizing Bar a round of applause for cuteness and price.
PRICE: $5.95 for a 2.1-oz. bar
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lush stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (an A- if the scent wasn’t quite as strong)
Good morning, young lady. How’s it going today? And what are we having for breakfast? I’m starved! Hmm…perhaps a bowl of oatmeal with a cup of green tea?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,