In continuation of the stories about my impressions of the Belarusian cosmetics, today I would like to tell you about the hand cream from the series Lily of the valley and hazelnut.
In winter, hand cream is one of the essential self-care products. After all, it is during this period that our tender hands are exposed to both cold and frost, and wind, and indoor air dried out by central heating. That is why in the cold season of hand cream I replace each other with enviable regularity.
This cream is one of three representatives of the line. Lily of the valley and hazelnut Belarusian company Vitex. In addition to it, there are available shower gel and body lotion with similar properties and aroma.
Exactly aroma of lily of the valley – this is what attracted me to the product. A tube with a bright and delicate spring flower could not go unnoticed on the counter. So I wanted to feel closer to spring, or something. Moreover, the gentle breath of lilies of the valley, the enchanting and exquisite aroma of spring flowers uplifting and giving a feeling of harmony and comfort.
The properties of the cream are standard: it softens, moisturizes, soothes the skin of the hands, protects them from the negative influence of the surrounding traces, eliminates the feeling of tightness. It is important that the tool takes care of the nails, namely, contributes to their growth and strengthening.
Declared hazelnut extract (nut extract) is really present. there is coconut oil (coconut oil) and wheat (wheat germ oil).
The first is, of course, smell! It is so intense that even I, who were just being treated for antritis with antibiotics (that is, did not hear any smells at all), felt it. What is important, it does not seem artificial and chemical, like most fragrances, but really looks like the scent of a large bouquet of forest lily of the valley.
You shouldn’t worry about the obsession of smell, after 5-7 minutes it disappears, leaving only a pleasant subtle aftertaste.
As for the properties of the cream, they are quite mediocre. Yes, it moisturizes well, but after a few hours the dryness returns, as if nothing had happened. And more than once it happened that having spread my hands in the evening, I woke up at night to apply another layer of cream.
The condition of the nails has not changed at all, the growth has not accelerated, the hardness has not increased.
Consistency The cream is quite dense, which does not affect the absorption and ease of application – there are no problems with this.
Packaging usual – a tube with a screw cap. However, for the first time in the entire period of using Belarusian cosmetics, the packaging turned out to be defective. At the time when I was trying to squeeze the cream on my hand, as it turned out later, he fell from the back side to the floor. I hope that this is an unpleasant exception, and not a characteristic feature of this type of product.
If it were not for the flavor, hand cream for its properties would receive no more than three on a five-point scale. But, believe me, this smell is so delicate, spring and natural that less than four I just can not deliver!
Moreover, the cost of the facility is quite attractive – a tube of capacity 150ml costs about 80r. (20 UAH). Note that its capacity is larger than the capacity of most hand creams.
And what is the meaning of the smell in the cream for you?