Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Feeling Fruity? - A Review Of The Docteur Renaud Mango Hand And Nail Repair Cream*

I don't know if you've noticed but I seem to start a lot of my blog posts in a similar way - My name is Louise and I'm addicted to .... hand cream / body scrub/ highlighter, etc. etc. What can I say? I'm a beauty junkie and I love trying out new products and new brands. Here's the thing though I am slightly addicted to hand cream. It has it own drawer in my bedroom and I almost always have about 5 tube or bottles on the go at once. Slightly addictive behaviour I'm sure you'll agree, but over the last month something strange has happened - I keep reaching for the same tube of hand cream - Docteur Renaud Mango Hand And Nail Repair Cream.

Before I received this product I have to be honest and say that I'd never heard of Docteur Renaud as a brand. Although the brand is fairly new to the UK market, it's origins go back to 1947 when Dr Louis Renaud a French doctor, with a passion for cosmetology research concerning the benefits of plants on the skin, created his own skin care line. The brand was revived back in 2009 by the Nuxe Group, and is currently available in around 400 French beauty salons and in 25 countries around the world. 

"The Docteur Renaud name represents ‘Happy Cosm├ętologie®’, drawing on the beneficial properties of flowers, fruits and vegetables to deliver health and nutrition to skin but at the same time providing a highly pleasurable, sensorial experience"

Packaged in a peach coloured squeezy tube, this hand cream has an assortment of ingredients all designed for maximum moisture and skin health including mango and shea butters, as well as mimosa, jojoba, and sunflower oils and waxes, and vitamins B5 and B6 for nail strength. It is also free from parabens and artificial colours.


The first thing that hits you when you open the tube is the smell. As well as mango butter, it also contains mango seed oil, both of which contribute to the fabulous, fresh, sweet ripe mango aroma, which literally makes my mouth water just thinking about it.


The cream itself is a very, very pale peach in colour and has quite a thick and creamy texture.


Unlike some rich hand creams though, this doesn't drag on the skin, it feels very, smooth and creamy, which makes very easy to rub into the skin.


The key with this product is not to use too much, you really don't need a lot, a little does go along way. I'm going to be honest and say that it needs a minute or two to soak in completely but when it does, your hands are left feeling protected and super smooth, even after washing your hands. This cream not only provides immediate comfort and moisture to the skin but the effects go on and on, the more you use it the better your skin looks and feels.


In case you haven't already realised I love this product! It leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated and it smells fantastic - fragrance is something that is so important to me but so is performance and this one is a winner on both counts. If your not into fruity fragrances than this won't be for you but for everyone else I would definitely consider buying this even if it is just for smell. Docteur Renaud Mango Hand And Nail Repair Cream retails at £13.30 for 75ml, exclusively in the UK from the Docteur Renaud website. Are you a fruity fragrance fan? Leave me a comment and let me know x

(*PR Sample)

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