Maniday: Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream

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Happy Maniday y’all. What are you wearing today? I’ve got on Natio’s Maple nail polish. I know, I know! It’s spring and I should be embracing coral and fuchsia – just call me Rebel Salkild. But what I am REALLY excited about is Trilogy’s hand cream.

Brand/Product: Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream.

Price: $21.95 for 75ml from Priceline, Myer, selected pharmacists or shop online.

Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream

A gorgeous thick consistency that doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue

Verdict (Yay or Nay): Yay! I am super happy with this product.

It has a subtle smell of orange, amber and vanilla that reminds me of those Jaffa lollies I’d eat as a kid at the movies. Mmmmmm. It also contains nourishing goodies such as aloe vera, Manuka honey, rosehip oil, coconut oil, marula oil and chamomile.

Jaffa smell, hand cream

Mmmm … Jaffa smell …

The two best things about this cream are: a) how quickly it works, and b) it doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue. But how does it compare with my other favourite cruelty-free hand creams? Trilogy, Botani and Lush are all brilliant companies that I love dearly so comparing can feel a bit mean – but practical. 

Hands down (pun intended) I would choose this product over Lush’s Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion. As a hand cream, Lush wasn’t creamy enough and didn’t give the instant softness I experienced with Trilogy. Deciding between Botani and Trilogy, however, was not so easy. Since reviewing Botani’s Olive Hand Cream the price has gone up by $10. Still, when calculating per mil it remains a cheaper product than Trilogy. Seventy-five mils of Botani would be $18.70 – $3 cheaper than Trilogy. Would this affect my decision when deciding what to buy? Nope! Trilogy’s hand cream is like a miracle lotion. It is just so so so good. Taking care of a toddler and having a nail polish addiction means my hands get crusty – ewww. After one application of Trilogy they are literally silky smooth. It’s extraordinary. (PS That’s the first time I’ve used the word extraordinary in a review – I don’t just throw it around willy nilly.)

Wearing a dark mani to contrast all the brights

Wearing a dark mani to contrast the brights

The only downside about choosing Trilogy over the others is there are no proceeds going to charity. But Trilogy still do their bit for the community. Check out my posts on their Helping Hand Wash and 100% Unretouched Campaign. So I guess it all evens out in the end.

What’s your favourite hand cream? Let us know in the comments below. 

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