Soap & Glory Hand Food, Hydrating Hand Cream - review


I bought this hand cream because I needed to spend a few dollars to get me over the free-shipping line on a Mecca order, and the 50ml tube of this product only cost $4 (yikes!) so I thought why not.

I must admit, though, that I was a little suspect because I haven't had great luck with Soap & Glory products in the past: it seems to be one of those brands that works for pretty much everyone else except me!

Thankfully, however, this product is better than the others I've tried from the brand and I would absolutely buy it again. Huzzah.

Soap & Glory claims/product details:

  • Nourish and protect hands with this hydrating cream
  • A silky soft, non-greasy hand cream with shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow
  • Softens, smooths and soothes dry, chapped or otherwise hampered hands
  • Apply as often as needed
  • RRP $4 AUD for 50ml or $9 AUD for 125ml


This is an excellent hand cream and it's probably the first Soap & Glory product I've tried that I would buy again. While it mightn't be my HG because I've used other hand creams I prefer, this is the cheapest so it blows the others out of the park.

It's a thick, white cream that manages to be hydrating but not too greasy. I applied some just now and while I had to clean the tips of my fingers off on a baby wipe before resuming typing, my hands don't feel too coated to be touching things or doing things. 

That's a huge plus for me and it's something I personally look for in a hand cream that I want to use during the day.

The product has that familiar Soap & Glory 'pink' fragrance, and while a lot of people swear by this smell, it's not one that I personally like but fortunately it's not too strong so I can only smell it if I hold my hands up to my nose.

What I like about the product is that it's hydrating enough to keep my dry hands comfortable (even in winter), but it's not so heavy that it weighs them down or leaves them feeling slippery. 

Indeed, not many hand creams tread the right balance between being nourishing enough to keep my hands feeling comfortable but not being so potent that I can't use them during the day. This one does.

On the claims: yes it's nourishing and protective; yes it's not greasy; and yes it's good for softening and smoothing dry hands. 

It's also worth mentioning that I have young kids (so I'm always washing my hands after changing nappies etc) and naturally dry skin, and that it's very cold in Melbourne at the moment - so if this hand cream is enough for me, then it should be enough for most people.

Overall I reckon this is a great little product and I recommend it. 

While it mightn't be the most luxe or nice-smelling hand cream I've used, it's the best one I've used in this price bracket - except for Dermal Therapy's Hand Balm (reviewed here), but that one is so heavy that I can only use it at night, so this Soap & Glory one wins in the day spot.

Excellent and reasonably priced.

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