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The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream Review

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The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream Review

The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream Review

About The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream

A pure sensation for hands. This ingenious everyday cream with absinthe extract moisturises hands and leaves them feeling soft and super-fresh.

  • Moisturizes
  • Leaves hands feeling fresh
  • Heady Fragrance notes of bergamot, petit grain and neroli


Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Glycerin (Humectant), Betaine (Hair Conditioning Agent), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Menthyl PCA (Humectant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Menthol (Fragrance/Cooling Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Artemisia Absinthium Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dipropylene Glycol (Humectant), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colour), CI 42090/Blue 1 (Colour).

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How to Use

Squeeze onto palms and massage into hands as often as required.


Rs 995 for 100 ml


In Detail The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream Review

This is a product from my tiny TBS haul which you can check out “HERE” . I specially chose this hand cream over others because it has Absinthe (PS also because it was ELLE beauty award winner for 2013) :P. Now absinthe is basically a purifying agent which also conceals some odour. Because of my work, irrespective of season, my hands tend to get dry.

It comes in this tube which looks like its made out of tin or some alloy. However, contrary to what one might apprehend, this does not leak out from sharp edges which such metal tubes tend to develop. Has a nice little screw cap at the top. Kind of reminds me of our good old boroline tube.

This has a consistency of a lotion. Not very thick neither too runny. It smells amazing. It has this really fresh minty kind of a earthy smell which I absolutely love. I need a dime sized amount per usage. It absorbs almost immediately and does not feel greasy or oily at all. My hands feel moisturised naturally. It leaves my hands smelling so wonderful that I actually sniff my hands sometimes just to get that great fresh smell inside my lungs. 😀

Honestly this is one of the best summer/spring hand moisturisers that I have tried and thanks to TBS for coming up with this concept of putting in a purifying agent with a moisturiser. For the ladies obsessed with soft hands, I tell you, this is pretty much the best pal my hands have made this summer.

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PROs of The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream

1. Love the classic packaging
2. Absolutely amazing concept of putting in a purifying agent – Absinthe with moisturising agents for a hand cream
3. Light and absorbs very easily
4. Smells very fresh
5. Makes hands smooth and soft
6. Conceals some odour like if you just came out of kitchen and you don’t want your hands to smell like onions 😛
7. Lasts a long time
8. Not tested on animals, does not contain parabens

CONs of The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream

1. Suitable only for use in summers or may be spring. Not moisturising enough for winters
2. Beauties with very dry hands might need something more moisturising than this

Do I recommend this?

Of course I do!

Will I repurchase this?

As much as I love to try out new products, I am pretty sure I will repurchase this next summers because honestly this is one of the best summer hand creams ever! 🙂

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{ 2 comments… add one }
  • mily December 17, 2014, 12:41 pm

    I am using the hemp hand cream from TBS right now which is perfect for winters!

  • Preethy December 17, 2014, 1:02 pm

    I have been using TBS almond hand cream and love it a lot, excellent moisturizing hand cream for me to use all through the year….will try this in summers

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