Replacing the make-up feature for today, we’re going to take a quick look at a hand cream from the Nature Republic range.

The shape of Nature Republic “hand and nature” hand cream is in a squeezable tube and is small enough to fit into your bag for convenience when you’re on the move. Truthfully I expected the product to be much bigger but photos can be deceiving and I was surprised to find out how small it was when I unboxed my parcel.


As a trial run, I decided to order only one tube to see how it was before buying any more in the Nature Republic hand cream range. The green tea type intrigued me the most as my first thought was whether there was any green tea smell at all. I drink green tea regularly so I’m familiar with the general smell when I drink it but the smell within beauty products – this made me very curious. Also, I needed some new hand cream anyway so this gave me more reason to try something Nature Republic related.

The cream contains shea butter which offers moisture and nourishes your hands. Interestingly enough, according to the site where I bought the cream, if you use this product with steam or slightly high temperature it creates smoother skin. The whipped cream texture feels very soft when you apply it to your hands and as far as the general cream smell goes it’s not overpowering with a strong scent. Instead it’s rather comforting for the nose. But is there a green tea smell though? If you focus your nostrils hard enough you may pick up some traces of it.

The Korean and English instructions on the back of the tube advise you to apply an appropriate amount onto your hands and gently pat for absorption. Even if you only apply a little bit onto your skin, the cream’s smell still lingers after a few hours. The moisture lasts for a long time and dries up rather quickly so you won’t have slippery fingers. There were some rare days where my skin did get slightly itchy but it could’ve been down to the weather. On the whole my hands definitely got softer and less dry when I started using this cream and I couldn’t stop smelling my hands’ skin.

I bought the green tea hand cream from Koreadepart and altogether it cost me around £8 – £9 which includes the shipping. On its own it costs around £5. KpopTown sell individual hand creams at a similar price range. I do think for a small tube and the addition of shipping the Nature Republic Hand + Nature hand cream is rather overpriced and the price I paid would perhaps be more ideal if the size was much bigger. The small size could potentially be part of the travel size products you see in shops. The tube packaging is very nice and simple nonetheless and the smell is quite soothing rather than an over the top crazy scent that will affect anyone’s breathing.


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