I have alllll the guilts over the Margaret Dabbs Hand Scrub – I have had it waiting in the wings to try for literally weeks and have only got around to using it yesterday. So, as is always the case, I’m kicking myself because it’s a very good product.
In a light, moussy formula, there are tiny jojoba beads that do a gentle job of exfoliating, but there is no doubt that hands feel softer and look a bit brighter after use. But – and it’s a big but here, it contains emu oil and I just find that very off putting. There are SO many plant oils available so why this brand chose emu I have no idea. It’s my first experience (that I can remember) of emu oil and I think if I’d have known, I might not even have tried it (note to self: check ingredients before testing, not after!). However, that aside, and if emu oil doesn’t move you in any way one way or the other, it’s genuinely a beautiful-feeling product that’s lovely to rub over your hands and then remove with warm water.
Margaret Dabbs Hand Scrub has a geranium and mandarin scent which isn’t overwhelming – it’s quite clean and fresh. I followed it up with the Margaret Dabbs Hand Serum; again, lovely, and left my hands feeling silky and soft. It was a rather too temporary an effect though, and if your hands are very dry, this won’t touch them and you’ll need to head off for something more heavy duty. I guess it’s the difference between a proper ‘treatment’ and a sensory pleasure. I get the feeling this range is ideal for someone who already looks after their hands and gets a lot of enjoyment doing so – if you’re hoping for a resurrection for gardening hands, dream on!
You can find Margaret Dabbs Hand Scrub HERE for £18.
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