Date: October 27th, 2011

Essence – 24h hand protection balm Winter Edition 2011: Review

Essence Vanilla Apple Pie Strawberry Cream Cupcake Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 review

I strongly believe nails are happier when also hands and cuticles are taken good care of and especially now in the cooler seasons proper hand and cuticle care is essential. Therefore I have hand cream everywhere and moisturize my hands almost religiously.

A week ago I finally found the new Essence Winter 2011 Edition of their 24h hand protection balm hand cream including Raspberry Chocolate Cookie, Strawberry Cream Cupcake and Vanilla Apple Pie and purchased them all because they usually sell out fast.

When I purchase a hand cream which retails for 95 Eurocents I don’t expect a rich and deeply moisturizing and reparing hand cream but a nice in-between hand cream – which the Essence Winter 2011 24h hand protection balms are.

I am no ingredient expert so I made close-ups of the ingredients of all three Essence Winter 2011 hand creams:

Raspberry Chocolate Cookie ingredients
Essence Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 ingredients
Vanilla Apple Pie ingredients
Essence Vanilla Apple Pie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 ingredients
Strawberry Cream Cupcake ingredients
Essence Strawberry Cream Cupcake hand protection balm winter edition 2011 ingredients
Consistency
Essence Vanilla Apple Pie Strawberry Cream Cupcake Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 consistency review
Essence Vanilla Apple Pie Strawberry Cream Cupcake Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 consistency review
Consistency directly after application
Essence Vanilla Apple Pie Strawberry Cream Cupcake Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 consistency review
Directly after application the Essence Winter 2011 hand creams leave streaks but they sink into the skin after a minute and leave no greasy feeling. The scents of Raspberry Chocolate Cookie, Strawberry Cream Cupcake and Vanilla Apple Pie are very sweet but in the cooler seasons I really like these kind of scents. :)

Raspberry Chocolate Cookie has a strong Raspberry top note and the chocolate scent is more subtle. It is my favorite and I went kind of backup crazy with it. 😀 The top note of Strawberry Cream Cupcake predictably is strawberry with a subtle creamy scent in the background. It reminds me of strawberry candy. It smells a bit like the typical fake strawberry scent and is my least favorite but I still like it. The scent of Vanilla Apple Pie reminds me of apple cookies and it feels so warm. Kind of cozy. It’s hard to identify the top note here because both the vanilla and apple scents are strong but balanced.

Artwork – it’s so cute :)
Essence Vanilla Apple Pie Strawberry Cream Cupcake Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 review
Essence Vanilla Apple Pie Strawberry Cream Cupcake Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand protection balm winter edition 2011 review
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Availability Essence 24h hand protection balm Winter Edition 2011
Currently the Essence 24h hand protection balm Winter Edition 2011 is available at drugstores that sell Essence and their limited editions in Europe. The hand creames retail for 0,95/0,99 Euro in Germany. Prices can vary from country to country. The US Essence website says it is currently available in the US too but usually the collections are released a few months later than in Europe. I am not 100% sure if they will be released in the US considering their usual delay and them beeing a winter edition. But fingers crossed!
The Essence Winter edition 2011 24h hand protection balms contain 75 ml / 2.53 fl.oz.

If you have really dry hands they might not be moisturizing enough but if you are looking for a nice and cheap hand cream I would recommend to check them out. I like to use them at work or during the day in general but in the evening I need something richer like Lush’s Smitten. As a first moisturizer in the morning I also prefer to keep using Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve to give my hands a better moisture kick to start well in the day.

Have you purchased any of the Winter Edition 2011 hand creams? :)

Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥

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10 thoughts on “Essence – 24h hand protection balm Winter Edition 2011: Review

    • You are very welcome Sam! :) I hope you will like them too!
      They are not the most moisturizing hand creams but for in-between I really like them. I’d definitely say if you are ok with the ingredients give them a try. For 0,95/0,99 Euro they are pretty good. :)

  1. yes, I bought Raspberry Chocolate Cookie because I love both raspberry and chocolate! I love that it doesn’t leave any greasy feeling! So I also love using it at work and when I use my computer.
    I think I’ll buy the 2 remainings because, as you said, they will be sold out quickly, I guess…

    Great review!!!!!!
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    • Thank you Nailderella! :) At my desk at work I have the Raspberry Chocolate Cookie hand cream and Smitten and I only use Smitten on dry parts of my hands now and the Essence hand cream on the rest. :)




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