Reviewed by Charlotte Gatehouse
Like a lot of people during this pandemic my hands are suffering as a result of excessive washing and being drenched in alcohol gel on a regular basis not to mention the cold and windy time of year. They have become dry, chapped and in desperate need of some TLC, so I was grateful to be sent the SEAMS Hand Love gift set, it’s just want I needed.
The gift set arrived beautifully presented wrapped in tissue paper, on opening my first impressions were of the high quality of the product. First sights were on a zipped 100% cotton canvas bag adorned with the Seams logo, the perfect size for a little wash bag or make up bag. On unzipping the bag a found a small bottle of artisan hand sanitizer (50ml), a boxed tube of Courturiers Hand cream (75ml) and a Cushioned Nail file.
The SEAMS name and logo (a thimble and needle and thread) reflect the origins of the brand in which the founder designed a hand cream created for seamstresses dry, damaged hands without being greasy and leaving marks on the fabric they were working with.
I can indeed report that the cream is non greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin, it is thick and feels very nourishing an instant relief to dry and damaged hands. The cream is lightly scented and smells floral, subtle and pleasant, although doesn’t linger for long.
The hand sanitiser is perfectly sized for your pocket or handbag. Where some hand sanitisers are slimy or sticky this one absorbs quickly and easily and is even moisturising which is a huge bonus, knowing that you are protected and your hands are clean whilst being cared for at the same time. The product also smells pleasant rather than either heavily scented.
The nail file is much as you would expect, a nice addition to the set.
This particular set ‘Hand Love 2’ gift set can be purchased for £20 which may seem a lot for the contents but the quality of the product speaks for itself. This would make a perfect gift, particularly for the key-worker in your life or just anyone who needs a little TLC. A lovely unique set to be gifted for Valentine’s or any occasion really. I know of a few front line staff who would be thrilled to receive this set.
I enjoyed using the hand cream so much is prompted me to have a look at the website to see what else is available, you can purchase the same set but with a drawstring bag as well as the items included individually.
I would be interested in trying their hand and nail oil as this is obviously a brand that takes pride in their products and takes hand care seriously.
It’s worth mentioning that the company are UK based at a time when supporting UK businesses are so important.
I would not hesitate to recommend SEAMS for anyone whose hands need a little extra special attention. A lovely gift.
This product can be purchased from SEAMS Beauty here.