January 20, 2014

Review: Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream

Neal's Yard Remedies is a brand born on its namesake street in London Covent Garden. Today I want to share my thoughts on the first product that I tried from the brand: the Bee Lovely Hand Cream.

This formula with moisturizing honey and uplifting orange essential oil applies with a strong chocolate citrus scent that softens to a pleasant milder mix after 15-20 minutes. Although the consistency isn't too thick, the formula takes more than 5 minutes to absorb as I massage it onto my hands.

As a result, I only apply this hand cream when I can be idle for at least 10 minutes. When I do find time to use it, this hand cream creates a very pampering experience and the formula makes my hands silky soft every time.
The formula is gentle enough for 3+ year-old and does not contain GM, parabens, silicons, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance, nor color.

Unfortunately the twist-off cap broke during my first week of use, meaning I could only store it properly upright. However surprisingly, the formula did not gather and dry out around the rim in the months since.
This 50mL hand cream retails for £10 and Neal's Yard donates £10 000 every year to projects to Help Save the Bees. I would not repurchase since I prefer fast-absorbing hand creams that I could apply and then immediately move on to other things.

Have you tried anything from Neal's Yard?


  1. I've never tried that brand, but the combination of citrus and chocolate sounds very appealing.


    1. I like the scent, I just don't have the patience to wait for it to absorb!