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My mom and I love this hand cream! It’s the Abib Hand Creme Type Kirsh Fragrant Tube, which was one of the items in the Try Me Review Box I received from Style Korean. The first time I used it, I noticed right away that it smelled very similar to my Chanel Chance perfume (partially seen in the photo), which happens to be one of my favorite scents!😍 So yes, this is a perfume-y hand cream, which is described on the website to smell like gaillac and cedarwood. I don’t know what those things actually smell like πŸ˜‚ So the best comparison I can make is the one with the Chanel Chance perfume, which has a spicy floral scent that reminds me of my balikbayan relatives from the US. In other words, it smells sosyal and expensive πŸ˜‚

This is a rich hand cream that takes about a minute to fully absorb, but it doesn’t feel sticky afterwards. It just leaves my hands super soft and moisturized. My mom likes it because she has very dry hands, and she says this hand cream moisturizes her hands well and smoothens out some of her wrinkles. These wonderful effects can be attributed to the product’s ingredient list:

πŸ’–Glycerin (2nd on the ingredient list) – a humectant, a skin-replenishing and skin-restoring ingredient, a master at hydration, helps establish the skin’s normal balance and hydration.
πŸ’–Sweet Almond Oil (3rd) – an emollient (a substance that softens and moisturizes the skin to decrease itching and flaking); also a skin-replenishing ingredient.
πŸ’–Coconut Oil (6th) – also an emollient; an effective moisturizer even on its own.
πŸ’–Macadamia Seed Oil (11th) – an emollient for dry skin.
πŸ’–Shea Butter (12th) – also an emollient for dry skin; rich in anti-oxidants and skin-replenishing fatty acids (stearic and linoleic).



The Verdict

This is one of the best hand creams I’ve tried and the scent is a big factor for me because I love my Chanel Chance and this is like a milder version of that. I also like how a small amount goes a long way, so it looks like this 50mL tube is going to last me and my mom a long time. The aluminum tube also makes it so easy to dispense the product, only sometimes it’s too easy, I end up squeezing out more than enough product πŸ˜… And perhaps most importantly, I love the effect of this hand cream: noticeably soft and smooth hands. I also like how rich this cream is without leaving my hands sticky. I see myself purchasing this hand cream in the future πŸ’–

This hand cream is available on Style Korean for US$18/PHP965.