For the past few weeks I have been using a variety of Arbonne skin care products. An Arbonne representative gave me a travel sized tube of Arbonne Ultra Hydrating Hand Creme, and I have been using it on my very dry hands.
Arbonne Ultra-Hydrating Hand Creme in the travel size holds 0.5 ounces, and this is packaged very nice for a travel sized product. You need to remove the clear lid and remove a thin seal, then the creme can be squeezed out through the flip top lid. The front of the creme reads “FC5 Swiss”. If you want to learn more about FC5, the Arbonne website has a short video explaining how this product works. They claim that FC5 “extracts vital nutrients in their pure form”, and that when applied to the skin these deliver “hydration and protection”.
It states that it contains fresh kiwi cell extracts and a patented Moisture Fresh Complex. Like other Arbonne products, this Arbonne Ultra-Hydrating Hand Creme is made without parabens, paba, mineral oil, glycol, paraffin, and diethanolamine. Arbonne does not test their products on animals. Because this product contains natural ingredients such as kiwi cells, complex of cucumber, birch leaf, watercress, clover blossom, St. John’s wort, rose geranium, lemon verbena, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and vitamins A and E, it delivers antioxidants to the skin, which are intended to protect it from the harmful effects of the environment. Like many hand creams on the market, Arbonne Ultra-Hydrating Hand Creme also contains glycerin to help moisturize the skin.
As for my experience with Arbonne Ultra-Hydrating Hand Creme, I am a little disappointed. My skin is very dry, and I really need a moisturizer that is going to work for a few hours, and this one failed to deliver. It is a medium thick cream that is quite rich, and I can definitely tell that it is filled with botanical based ingredients, but I can’t say that I care for the scent. It doesn’t smell bad, it’s just not a scent that I would prefer to smell.
The product is rich and absorbs nicely into my hands, leaving absolutely no greasy feeling behind, which is a big plus. I abhor greasy hand lotions. As for the claim that this is an “ultra hydrating” product, I did not have that experience with it. Thirty minutes after applying it my hands felt like I needed to apply hand cream or lotion to them again, so in my opinion that is not very long lasting.
Arbonne Ultra-Hydrating Hand Creme is also more on the expensive side. Their full sized 4 ounce tubes retail for $18.00, and that is more than I pay for any of my hand lotions, even the ones that are truly all natural.
To conclude, I love the theory of this product, and I love the stance that Arbonne has taken to remove some very questionable ingredients from their skin care line, but I simply did not care for this specific hand cream.