Soap and Glory Hand Food

Soap and Glory Hand Food, £5 for 125ml from Boots

I’ve heard this product raved about time and time again on blogs and on Youtube so I thought that it was about time that I chucked my opinion into the mix and I have to admit it’s not as positive as other reviews I’ve read.

Hand Food from Soap and Glory is a hand cream that is designed to soften, smooth and sooth hands that are dry, chapped or in bad condition.  It smells almost like a perfume, which I thought I would love but im quite undecided about it!  It’s fruity, floral and musky with other scents of bergamot, strawberries, mandarin, amber and vanilla included.  I find that it leaves a film or residue on my skin that is irritating and it doesn’t feel particularly hydrating or moisturising until its fully sank in, then I feel the moisturising benefits.  I have chapped skin on some of my finger tips and psoriasis on my wrist and I haven’t found Hand Food to help my skin on these areas but it is lovely on my more normal skin.  I now have this on my desk at work to keep my hands soft throughout the day, then I use an intense hand cream at night like my favourite one from palmers cocoa butter.

Hand Food is available to buy in store and online from Boots for £5 for a 125ml tube which is great value for money. There’s also a handy travel sized available for your handbag or for when you’re travelling.

What is your favourite hand cream?  Can you recommend one to me?


  1. Janine
    September 27, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    I've been using this for years and really loved it, but all the tubes and bottles I've had in the last year have gone off. The smell on all of them has turned really nasty. I've had the bottles in the caddy you get at Christmas time, the large tubes, and the travel size ones and they've all gone off, it's horrible. I thought maybe it was just me, maybe my sense of smell had gone strange or something, so I asked a friend who uses it to check mine and then check hers too and she had the same problem so we've both thrown them all away and right now I'm using a Tesco own brand one which works fine.

  2. Laura
    September 29, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    This is an amazing cream, smells so yummy I always carry it around. I like the simple derma hand cream too for extremely dry hand days

  3. Faye - Boutique Bag Lady
    March 18, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    I can't wait to try Soap & Glory Hand Food1

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