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COMPARISON REVIEW: The Body Shop Frosted Plum Hand Cream Vs British Rose Hand Cream Vs Burt's Bees Hand Salve

COMPARISON REVIEW: The Body Shop Frosted Plum Hand Cream Vs English Rose Hand Cream Vs Burt's Bees Hand Salve

I have dry hands, even when I wet my beauty sponge with water I need to apply some form of cream on my hands... So much so that my morning routine consists of taking a shower, after which I apply my face cream (you gotta give it time to get absorbed before applying foundation), then wet my beauty sponge, then apply body butter, wear clothes and finally get down to putting on makeup...

Did you notice the anomaly here? I apply my body butter *after* I have wet my beauty sponge so that my hands are always moisturised!

When dry hands are taken so seriously in one's life it is inevitable that hand creams become probably one of the most significant aspects in such lives... And that exactly is the case with me... Needless to say, I have had my fair share of trysts with hand creams and today I decided to compare my 3 current hand creams...

Ladies and gentlemen please put your hands together for The Body Shop Frosted Plum Hand Cream, The Body Shop British Rose Hand Cream and Burt's Bees Hand Salve...
At outset itself let me put this on the table... I cannot pick one out of the three. There is something about each of the hand creams that make it special and it really would be unfair to say one is better than the other...


INR 350/- for 30 ml - TBS British Rose Hand Cream
INR 350/- for 30 ml - TBS Frosted Plum Hand Cream
INR 1500/- for 85 gms - Burt's Bees Hand Salve


Fragrance wise I love love love the British Rose Hand Cream and mind you I have never been a fan of anything remotely rosy. However, the British Rose range smells absolutely divine. it is subtle, classy and downright feminine... Additionally, the fragrance lingers on for a decently long time :)
The Frosted Plum on the other hand smells fruity, fun and delicious... If British Rose is classy then Frosted Plum is girly.
However, if you like your hand creams to odourless then the Burt's Bees Hand Salve is for you. It has a peculiar eucalyptus-ey fragrance in the pot but it disappears as soon as you start applying it on your hands.

Texture and Performance

Texture wise the British Rose Hand Cream is like a runny, watery lotion that gets absorbed super quickly. It would be perfect for those with not dry hands and those who may have an issue with sweaty palms.
The Frosted Plum Hand Cream on the other hand has a slight silicon-ey texture and is a little slippery when you apply it on your hands. I like it cause it gives you time and lubrication to massage your hands. But it does get absorbed quickly enough before it starts becoming a nuisance...
The Burt's Bees Hand Salve is well controversial. You would either love it or hate it! I love it but that is probably because I have super dry hands. As far as the texture is concerned the hand salve is like melted wax and once you start applying it, it becomes super oily... It also takes its own sweet time to get absorbed. I like to apply it before I got to bed so that I can go on massaging my hands while walking from my dressing room to my bedroom and then continue doing so even in bed :P


I would recommend The Body Shop British Rose Hand Cream to those with oily or normal skin. For every day for dry skin beauties The Body Shop Frosted Plum Hand Cream should do just fine. But if you are looking for a proper session of pampering your hands then you have got to get yourself the Burt's Bees Hand Salve.


  1. I always wanted to use burts bee products..they look promising.


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