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Le Couvent des Minimes

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While we don’t all necessarily have a green thumb, we’re all familiar with the discomfort that comes with dry hands. Luckily, there’s Le Couvent des Minimes’ rich Gardener’s Hand Healer, designed with gardeners and DIY enthusiasts in mind, but intended for anyone seeking some much-needed TLC for her digits. The cream nourishes hands, healing dry and damaged skin. It also acts as an invisible glove, shielding against further cracking and chapping.

How it Works

The salve offers a high concentration of shea butter, which repairs, regenerates, and protects skin. In addition, a cocktail of seven plants provides a host of other benefits: Mimosa repairs, verbena revitalizes, rosemary serves as an antioxidant, lemon balm offers antibacterial protection, chamomile and marshmallow soothe irritation and inflammation, and marigold serves as an antiseptic.

How to Use

Massage a thin layer of cream into hands. Reapply liberally, especially after working outside.

AQUA/WATER - BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER - GLYCERIN - DIMETHICONE - CETEARYL ALCOHOL - GLYCERYL STEARATE - PROPYLENE GLYCOL - MIMOSA TENUIFLORA BARK EXTRACT - ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT - GENTIANA LUTEA ROOT EXTRACT - VERBENA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT - MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT - CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT - COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL - BISABOLOL - PEG-100 STEARATE - CETEARETH-33 - LAURETH-7 - C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN - BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) STEROLS - ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT - POLYACRYLAMIDE - ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT - HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL - BENZOIC ACID – EHYDROACETIC ACID - CHLORPHENESIN - METHYLPARABEN - HENOXYETHANOL - PARFUM/FRAGRANCE - EUGENOL-HEXYL CINNAMAL - CITRONELLOL - CITRAL - GERANIOL - LIMONENE - LINALOOL.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Love!

Received this as a sample in my box and absolutely LOVED it! The scent is so great and was majorly bummed when I ran out! Will definitely be purchasing this!

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Powerful!
Purchased

This is my go-to hand cream. If I could get a vat of this stuff, I would. It is ultra moisturising without being greasy or too slippery. I wish I had this in my early 20s, my hands might not be showing my age ^_~

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Awesome
Purchased

Nice scent great texture. Perfect car cream for when my hands are dry. This winter has been wicked dry. Love the scent too

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Great product, but expensive
Purchased

The product works really well. My hands felt great after using it and it did not wash off immediately. Though, i felt that the size of the product was very small considering how expensive it was for a hand creme. While the product is great, I probably would not purchase it again.

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Not as moisturizing as I had hoped...
Purchased

I liked the smell, but I didn't think it moisturized very well. I will have to try a different hand cream.

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MEH

This did not help my dry winter skin. I used it after washing my hands only to see about hour later dry and white skin. May work more for a spring summer lotion.

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Love, Love, Love this product
Purchased

This is by far the best hand cream I have ever used. I started purchasing it from Bath & Body Works several years ago. When they discontinued selling it, I was very disappointed and purchased it online when I was able to find it. I'm so happy that Birchbox has added it to their lineup. I like the herbal fragrance, the texture and most of all how healthy and soft my hands and nails are when I use it regularly. Can't recommend it highly enough!

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Best Handcream I've ever tried!
Purchased

At first I was a little skeptical about this hand cream since I had never heard about it before finding it on Birchbox but it is amazing! It's so nourishing and non-greasy, in fact it comes out more like a soft paste that melts into your hands. You can even rub your hands together without forming little balls of excess product. It's not the best smelling (very lemony, almost like lemon pledge) but the scent doesn't last and your hands end up smelling fresh as if you've always just washed them. The size is small but lasts a while and it's not very expensive in the first place so overall an awesome product.

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Good stuff
Purchased

I only knocked off a star due to size. I wish it was a little bigger. A lot of this goes a long way. It smells good and makes my hands feel good

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Moisture without greasiness
Purchased

This made the cutest little stocking stuffer for my boyfriend who get dry man hands in the winter. He and I both enjoy how it moisturizes without being greasy and the scent is fresh, but not girly or lingering.

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