The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream

The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream AdThe Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream

Thinking of Absinthe, one of the first ideas that might come to your mind is this alcoholic aniseed drink which was popular amongst artists and writers in the late 19th- early 20th century.

Absinthe, also known as the “Green fairy“, has often been portrayed as an addictive drug so let’s see if you could get addicted to this Absinthe Hand Cream.

Of course the key benefit of this hand cream is moisturisation mainly thanks to Fair Trade Shea Butter; this cream is also supposed to conceal odour, leaving a fresh feeling on the hands.

The tube packaging is made of soft metal, making it quite robust and practical to carry around; in order to fit the Absinthe main ingredient, the key colour is green, going from a light green to a dark green at the bottom of the tube.

The light yellow cream has a rich and thick texture so you don’t need to use much, the fragrance is powerful and long lasting.

Indeed, even if the fragrance is mainly sparkling citrus aromatic with effects of mandarin, lemon, verbena, green tea and slightly aniseed, you can smell the fragrance for many hours after having applied it on the skin.

The scent fits well with the Absinthe ingredient as it is very green crispy; it smells really natural , fresh and after a while, the fragrance leaves a more caring green floral trail.

The concept of using Absinthe is quite daring and original as Absinthe is linked to a specific olfactive aniseed smell; the result is well done with a cream leaving the skin really smooth, soft with a lovely refreshing natural green citrus scent.


Texture: 8/10

Quite thick cream, which soaks in very quickly.

Fragrance: 8/10

Fizzy citrus green tea smell: original for an Absinthe concept.

Performance: 8/10

Strong when just applied and still strong after many hours.

Skin feeling: 8/10

No greasy feeling on skin; just a clean, smooth feeling.


Key Olfactive Notes:

Star Anise - Trust My Nose  Green Tea - Trust My Nose  Verbena - Trust My Nose







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