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I got this sample a little while ago for turning in some water bottle caps. For those of you who aren't aware, Aveda recycles plastic caps and turns them into shampoo caps. Some recycling places won't recycle the caps because they are too hard to break down, so I think this is a wonderful practice and gladly support it.
I just started using this little sample as my hands have been extra dry from dealing with all kinds of papers. Who knew paper could suck so much moisture out of skin anyways?
I can't really decide whether I like the smell or not. I think it smells kind of like orange and ginger. Aveda doesn't state what it is supposed to smell like, so we are going off my amateur nose here. The texture is nice and light. It soaks in really fast and doesn't leave an oily residue. It contains both vitamin A and vitamin E, which is definitely a plus.
Would I buy a full size? I'm not quite sure. While it was a very nice hand cream, I'm just not sold on the smell and I don't think it was moisturizing enough for what I need at this time.
If you like orange and ginger, and you don't have extremely dry hands like me, Aveda Hand Relief is probably the cream for you. Plus, you'll feel great for supporting a company that supports many excellent causes.
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