Soap & Paper Factory Vivian Hand Cream Review

Vivian Hand Cream

Sometimes T.J. Maxx has just the right kind of deals. Proof: I found the above hand cream on a recent trip for less than half the original price, and it has awesome ingredients!

Ingredients (provided at soapandpaperfactory.com)- “Purified Water, Organic Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Cocoa Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Beewswax, Borago Officinalis (Borage Oil), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam Oil), Natural Fragrance & Essential Oil Blend (Phthalate Free), Sodium Levulinate (preservative).”

The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 1. The only individual ingredients with hazard scores above a 0 are aloe vera gel and unspecified oils.

Some great things about this product:

1. It’s free of parabens, phthlates, phenoxyethanol, and petrochemicals.

2. It’s cruelty-free.

Product Description(provided at soapandpaperfactory.com)- “Our pure, velvety hand cream is beautifully perfumed and loaded with the finest oils available in nature. Carefully selected, these oils will sooth and protect, leaving your skin silky smooth and bursting with vitality. Free of paraben, phthalate, and petroleum. Not tested on animals.”

Price– This particular scent is no longer sold on Soap & Paper Factory’s website, but you can get it from amazon for $19. OR if you’re not into paying that much, then you could just creep T.J. Maxx until you find a hot deal.

Performance– This hand cream does exactly what a hand cream should. It keeps my often dry hands soft and moisturized. If I had to complain, then I might mention that it doesn’t dry immediately…but it’s golden as little as five minutes after application. It’s also probably worth pointing out that a little goes a long way!

Scent– Amazon says this: “Subtle & beautiful fragrance of green fig, citrus and lime.”

I say this: It’s peppery and floral and so very dreamy. Remeber Lilu from PacSun? It reminds me a little of that (AKA my entire, wonderfully awkward, high school experience).

Rating– Even though I didn’t pay $19, I suppose it’s pretty steep for a hand cream. 9/10.

Would I purchase this item again? OH YEAH! I’d also like to holler at that Vivian Solid Perfume.

by Dawn Grimes


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