[productsample] If you need to up the ante on hand cream now that there is a chill in the air, By The Sea by Heathcote & Ivory is a beautiful ozonic blast that does indeed set you in a warm sea breeze – olfactorily speaking.
It’s a mix of lemon and bergamot with iris, woods and tobacco (I couldn’t identify any of these last three) in an uncomplicated fragrance blend that just has a little zing of sea air that’s enough to make you feel, yes, it’s definitely that scent. I got the lemon straight away and while it’s a soft scent, it’s also quite a clean one which seems perfect for hands. Hand cream is what this brand does really well in a blend of shea, Vitamin E and glycerine so it’s both lightly film forming for barrier and moisturising. This particular collection, By The Sea, uses sustainably sourced sugar cane to form the tubes that are 100% recyclable.
I didn’t find the fragrance particularly long lasting – I mean, it says long enough for you to have the scent experience and then some more, but it wasn’t muddling my senses all day. I don’t particularly want a hand cream that clashes with anything else I’m wearing – I just want it to be more than a functional product for the time I’m actively engaged with it. If you want something fresh, uplifting and soothing, it fits the bill. I think it’s a nice buy at £12 HERE.
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