04 February, 2012

REVIEW: The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream SPF 15

I'm a bit overdue with this review.  I took my photos over a month ago and I'm now about two-thirds of the way through the tube.  Fully expect my Wild Rose Hand Cream to be included in my empties post at the end of this month because I've been loving it!

As a sucker for pretty window dressing and packaging, when I saw the rose themed campaign in The Body Shop late last year I was immediately drawn in.  After sampling the lovely natural rose scent in-store I bought a 30ml tube, the perfect size for my handbag.

Wild Rose hand cream is pale pink with a medium creamy texture.  I find it absorbs quite quickly and doesn't leave any greasy residue on my hands so I'm not spending an excessive amount of time rubbing it in.  My skin immediately feels softer and the backs of my hands feel satiny with a visibly youthful glow to them (I'm not kidding) - I note the tube says this cream is for mature skin so it makes sense.  The rose scent is quite noticeable when first applied but fades away beautifully to a light and natural scent.  The added bonus is the SPF which helps the prevention of sunspots and other sun-related aging.

This hand cream is part of a three-step Wild Rose hand care regime which includes Wild Rose Caring Hand Wash, and Wild Rose Targeted Hand Oil.

The key ingredients are rosehip oil, Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil and Community Fair Trade Shea Butter.  According to The Body Shop Australia website rosehip oil contains high levels of essential fatty acid and helps regenerate sun damaged skin cells and protect, while both Brazil nut oil and Shea butter are effective moisturising ingredients. 

  • Easily absorbed, non-greasy formula
  • Naturally scented with Rosehip oil
  • Suitable for mature skin and instantly gives hands a more youthful appearance
  • Contains Community Fair Trade ingredients
  • SPF 15 prevents sun-related aging
  • Comes in two reasonably priced sizes - 30ml ($10.95AUD) and 100ml ($21.95AUD)
  • Can be used as the last step in a targeted hand care regime
  • Doesn't irritate my sensitive skin
  • Packaged in a handy paint tube style so you can squeeze out every last bit

  • This isn't for you if you dislike the smell of roses!

Would I buy this again?
Definitely - I'm a bit addicted to the scent, the way it improves my hands' appearance and the SPF.  I'm also tempted to try the hand wash and hand oil.

Are you a fan of roses?

Until next time.

Vita :)


  1. I've looked at this as well, I love rose scents so will have to pick it up. Even though I'm a spring chicken my hands look a little old (not thru sun exposure, I'm a good girl!) so the fact that this visibly helps the appearance is a major win for me. Great review, and I like hearing your thoughts after you've used the tube a lot, means you are sure of your opinions :D

    1. I think this hand cream is great value for money and I'm going to try out the range I think! Next time you try it out, use it on the back of one hand only - I guarantee you will see a difference!

  2. Hey, we don't have this here in Canada! We have an almond version instead, which I want to like but find ever so slightly greasy. Rose sounds so much more luxurious and decadent right now.

    1. I always wonder how beauty companies scope out their customer demographics: Almond for Canada, rose for Australia etc? Funnily enough, often it's the Australian market which misses out with reduced ranges compared to the US and Canada.

  3. I loooove anything rose scented so this is right up my alley! Great review, and I love the background for the photo, cute! :)

    1. It's a lovely range. Is it available in the US?

  4. This isn't for you if you dislike the smell of roses!?? Is there anyone who dislike the smell of roses??? Well, that's not me ;)
    I only had one of their hand creams with shea butter and I really loved it

    1. In all honesty I was struggling to come up with a criticism of this hand cream and the only thing I could think of was based on personal taste. I LOVE this hand cream and can't fault it.


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