Balea is a German brand and offers great products that are affordable too. The product I am reviewing today is a hand cream which does its job really well.
The Smell: Very mild almost unnoticeable.
The Look: A thick creamy consistency which spreads and disappears easily into the skin.
My Take: The hand Cream contains Urea, which is an intensive moisturizer and helps restore moisture balance in the skin. I remember, my mother used to use a Urea based face cream when I was a child. Also urea moisturizes the nails and makes them smooth and strong. The moisturizing effect is quite long and one doesn’t feel the urge to moisturize for up to four hours in winter season.The main drawback is the availability and if you get the chance to travel to Germany or have someone there, do get a couple of these. They last really long and little goes a long way. I wish we has such good hand cremes in India 😦
Price: Less than 1 Euro
Product Score: 5/5
Hand skincare is one of the most over looked aspects of beauty regimen of most Indian women. I read somewhere, that one of the first signs of aging reflects through the hand skin, in the form of wrinkles, dryness, shriveled skin texture etc . So it can be deduced that , they also deserve our care and nourishment in the form of hand creams , hand scrub etc.
The Product : Aloe Veda Hand cream . I have also reviewed a face wash from this brand here
The Look: Very light, smooth whipped cream kind of texture that is white in color.
The smell: Very much like ayurvedic products, mixture of cinnamon , clove etc …
I would go rather short on this 🙂
Summary: It is a hand cream, of average performance, which is best suited to normal – oily skin. Though it claims of deep hydration, I feel it would not be enough to soothe very dry and mature hands. So, I would recommend it to young people with no problems of aging hands, to whom it can act as a regular hand maintainance cream.
Also I feel the price is on the higher side for what it offers and again it contains silicone and EDTA etc.
Price: INR 275 for 100 gm
Product Score: 3.5/5
Product sent by brand but the review is honest.
Have you heard the name of this brand before??
Okay, its a German brand which offers skincare, bodycare and cosmetics at really affordable prices , and it does so without compromising on quality. That is the best part with skincare there, we get really good stuffs at unimaginable prices. I have used Balea compact, body wash, facial wax strips and lots more, all of which were really good.
Now coming to the hand cream, its a hydrating, softening, smoothening, calming hand cream. I am addicted to it and this one is my last tube 🙂 and unfortunately, I do not have access to more of it. It has a light, water base texture which is thick and immediately has a calming effect on the skin. I so love this effect. I use it sparingly nowadays, as its going to get over soon. Its a must buy, if you have access to it.
Price: Dirt cheap, less than 1 Euro, I think around 80 euro cents.
Summary: Do get this if you get a chance. Very good hand cream and keeps the hands smooth and soft. Only con, not available in India.
Product Score: 4.5/5
Below is the swatch, the color is similar to the TBS olive body butter.