I’m an avid user of Crabtree and Evelyn’s Gardeners Hand Therapy for the since 2007. Its simply sooooo good! I work with my hands a lot, so they’re rather dry and rough. The shea butter and macadamia but oil formulation moisturizers and soften hands, plus, it has myrrh to condition cuticles and nails.
The cream is rich and creamy, yet absorbs within a reasonable amount of time without leaving sticky residue.
After each usage, my hands feels beautifully soft and smell like I have just stepped into a garden.
During Christmas, I purchased the Summer Hill scented version on a whim because it was on sale. Crabtree and Evelyn just replaced their rustic metal tubes with plastic ones. Although the rustic metal tube looks oh-so-classy, it’s not attractive after some time of usage because most users will curl it up. Sometimes, the metal punctures and leaks 🙁
The new plastic packaging does not have such issues, but the annoying screw cap remains. On most days, I have problems aligning it and twisting it shut. This is why I only buy Gardeners Hand Therapy in the pump version; saves me loads of time every night trying to deal with the cumbersome cap.
Formulation wise, I find Summer Hill Hand Therapy is a bit too runny for my liking. The sales assistant informed me that the formulation for both Summer Hill and Gardeners Hand Therapy are the same, but somehow, I don’t find that it moistures as well as my usual Gardeners hand cream. It doesn’t feel as luxe and my skin absorbs it at a faster rate. Having said that, I will definitely repurchase if Crabtree and Evelyn produces a pump version. I adore the fresh scent and the texture is perfect to quickly yet effectively hydrate the skin after my frequent hand-sanitizing at the pharmacy.
Currently, Crabtree and Evelyn is having a promotion on all hand therapy products. Mix and match two 100g tubes for $45 (usual price $66) or three Mini 25g tubes for $28( usual price $39). Happy shopping!