Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Body Shop: Absinthe Collection ~ Review

The Body Shop has recently introduced their new absinthe purifying hand cream to banish dry skin and bad odours.  It is fresh and light leaving your hands clean, refreshed and moisturized.  This collection is triclosan-free and for all skin types.  It also contains Community Fair Trade shea butter which comes from Ghana.

This range's main essential ingredient - the absinthe extract, known as wormwood or Artemisia absinthium.

This collection consist of:
Hand Butter (100ml, $20) - intensely moisturizer that melts into the skin to hydrate dry hands leaving them feeling refreshed.
Hand Gel (60 ml, $2) - cleans the hands without water
Hand Cream (100 ml, $20) - lighter texture to moisturize the hands
Hand Wash (250ml, $10) - this hand wash will thoroughly clean the hands from dirty and bad odours.

I was given the chance to try the hand cream and hand gel - I love them both.  This hand cream is very light and it would be ideal for the upcoming summer months.  It is great item to pop into your purse and take it everywhere you go.  The it has a a light herbal scent that might make you think you were working in the garden or cutting up herbs in the kitchen.  It is light scent so it is not over powering that could be annoying.  I could never have enough of the hand gel since I am a mom of two, I have two pair of messy and sometimes sticky hands.  Always like to carry at least one in my bag whenever we go out.  Try them out if you haven't yet - you won't be disappointed.  *Psst, it would be a great Mother's day gift if you are looking for some suggestions.*

Available online and in store since February 2013

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I like the idea of the fine herbal scent! Thanks for the review!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  2. Im curious what this line smells like. I had only heard of Absinthe in the alcohol drink way previously!

  3. I should buy this for my mom. She gets extremely dry hands.

  4. I stop in at the Body Shop all the time, and will check it out!