I've been very familiar with Molton Brown for a while now. There was a time when I religiously used their shower gels and absolutely adored them. But as you would expect, I moved on to try new things and drifted a little from the brand. Therefore it was nice to see a Molton Brown sample in my Birchbox this month, and a hand cream specifically because I'm about to finish my L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. It was meant to be. Perfect timing.
When I first noticed the scent, I did question it a bit. Rhubarb and Rose? How does that even work? But somehow it does - surprisingly well in fact. Despite my dad insisting it smells like Terry's Chocolate Oranges, I find the scent to be really accurate to its description. I feel like theres a hint of something Vanilla in there too but over all it's quite a fresh smell.
It sinks into the skin like a dream without leaving a trace of greasiness - one of my pet peeves from hand creams. And once it's completely worked its magic, you're set. I feel like even the look of my skin is softer, and to the touch it feels like velvet. I've never really experienced that with a hand cream before but that's the only way I can describe it. The feeling is almost addictive. I can't help but stroke my own hands - weird I know.
After washing them I definitely think that the moisture level is reduced, but it still enough to keep them feeling supple which works for me. I'm not sure how it would work out on women with drier hands as I feel like it might not be enough intense moisture with just one application. It might need to become a handbag staple where you top it up throughout the day. But again, without the greasy residue, that isn't such a hassle.
I'd definitely recommend checking this out if you're in the market for a new hand cream. Equally, it would make a lovely Mother's Day gift. I featured a Molton Brown Hand Cream gift set in my gift guide for Mother's Day if you're interested.
Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose Hand Cream - £10 from Birchbox