Have A Nice Day with HAND Cosmetics

Handmade bar soaps have been making a huge comeback in the recent couple of years but frankly, I don't care for bar soaps. I think the last time I used one was at least 10 years ago. Bar soaps received such a horrid reputation for the past decade as they supposedly dry out our skin so bad to the point we would shrivel up like an old prune..okay, I exaggerate but you get my drift. 

They are bad, bad, bad like blue cheese bad. Completely random but I hate blue cheese.

A few months ago, I came across HAND (Have A Nice Day), an organic, plant based cosmetic Italian brand on one of my favourite blogs, Beaumiroir (say hello to Lulle here). Lulle spoke highly about the brand so naturally I got curious. I couldn't find shipping details on the website (check here) so I reached out to the owner, Luigi to ask if he ships to Canada. 

Luigi very kindly sent me a boxful of products to test and each product was made with fresh ingredients and in small batches. If you wonder how I know this, Luigi apologized that I had to wait for a bit before he could send me the products because he needed to wait for the arrival of some ingredients so he could again create fresh batches. Does it get better than that?

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BAR SOAPS (check here for ingredient list)
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These smell heavenly, each has its own scent and thankfully, the scents are not overpowering. The scents are also natural instead of artificial which makes these soaps such a pleasure to use. I find these soaps clean my hands without leaving them feeling very dry like other store bought liquid hand wash. 

But the main reason why I absolutely love these soaps is they are absolutely fabulous for washing my makeup brushes!

My natural bristle makeup brushes from Wayne Goss have started to become a little scratchy after 3 years but washing them with these soaps have softened them again. The soaps conditioned the natural hair making them soft as new and on top of that, my brushes smell absolutely lovely!

SHOWER GEL 250mL (check here for ingredient list)
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Initially I was a little wary about these shower gels because hubby and I both have been faithful to Aveeno for more than a year however, coincidentally it ran out when I had to shower so I had no choice but to use this.

It's amazing! 

These shower gels are made with plant origin surfactants, without any parabens or other synthetic substances, free of SLS, SLES, EDTA and suitable for the most sensitive skin. It gives a very nice lather, smells absolutely heavenly and leaves my skin feeling very soft, smooth and without any residue. The only complaint I have is there's not much product in each bottle so the shower gel runs out fast.

MOISTURIZER 200mL (check here for ingredient list)
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As always, I saved the best for last, this body moisturizer is such a pleasure to use. It's an organic plant-based moisturizer which contains Ratanhia (Krameria Triandra), a plant that is full of anti-stress properties and myrtle extract which provides a natural nourishment for skin. 

It's a very thick cream and I do have to really massage for it to fully absorb into the skin. That aside, it leaves my skin feeling very soft, smooth and hydrated throughout the day. I don't find the need to reapply the cream every few house and the best part? Its scent reminds me of Becca Backlight Primer Filter. If you own that primer then you know just how lovely the scent is.

It has been such an amazing introduction to HAND and I can't wait to start testing the face creams. I have a feeling that I will be equally as impressed with the soaps, shower gel and body moisturizer.

HAND products are currently available for purchase in a few stores in the US, click here to find out where. 

*I received this product for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own. There is no place for any sort of BS here. 

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