HCQ #9: Pai Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Instant Hand Therapy Cream

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments · beauty

Hand Cream Quest (HCQ) is a journey on which I embark to find the perfect hand cream… not too thick, not too light, not too greasy, not too dry, not too fragranced, and most importantly, incredibly moisturizing! I will judge based on price, packaging, texture, absorbance, scent, the Zoo Factor (a combination of all the above + staying power + working at a zoo), and Acetone Addict (does it moisturize after acetone usage?). 

If you feel that a product should be considered for my HCQ, please send me an email at paulina@thegoreprincess.com and I will add it to my to try/to buy list! To view other hand creams on my quest, click here!

Pai Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Instant Hand Therapy Cream


Price: Pai Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Instant Hand Therapy Cream retails for $25 for 1.7 fl. oz from the manufacturer’s website or from Spirit Beauty Lounge.

Packaging: This hand cream comes in a cylindrical bottle with a pump. It’s different from most hand creams, which usually come in tubes or jars. One downside to this packaging is that it’s really bulky. If you have a thin purse, it will make it bulge out a bit. Also, you can’t really tell how much is left in the bottle and it doesn’t look like you can dismantle it to reach the last little bits.

Texture & absorbance: This lotion is light and absorbs quickly. A nickel-sized amount gives good coverage to my hands.

Scent: The scent is kind of funky. I can’t quite place it, but it’s not really nose catching. It’s not terrible by any means, but it’s not really a fragrance. Looking at the ingredients doesn’t help either. Must be a mixture of all the oils in the cream.

Zoo Factor: The lotion is like a lighter version of the Winterwind Farm Hand Cream. It absorbs more readily and is less greasy. If you don’t do heavy duty, hand intensive labor, this is probably a better pick for you!

Acetone Addict: If your hands are looking a little dry after removing and polishing, this is a great hydrator.

Buy it again? I’m not sure. I’m a little torn. I have found other hand creams that do an equally good job, or better for cheaper. $25 for 1.7 fl. oz is a lot, and the packaging, although nice, isn’t very practical. I do like that the ingredients are all natural and vegan though. No parabens or nasty stuff in this cream.

This was provided to me for review.

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