Annyeong, everyone. Here’s a quick little review on a hand cream that goes to show that Korea isn’t just about cutesy packaging and gimmicks.
THE BACKSTORY: How I miss this little guy! I ran out of it a couple of weeks ago and it saddens me that I ran out of the product before the review even saw the light of the day. But it just proves how in love I was with it. I do chores all the time in the house, some more taxing than others. That is why I take an extra step to moisturise my hands. I used to think the Crabtree and Evelyn hand creams were where the money was at but this little gem from Etude House proved me wrong.
THE PRODUCT: Once you get over how adorable the packaging is – come on, it’s a tiny little house – the actual contents of the little house-jar will take you by surprise. The hand cream is thicker than most others I have tried. The cream just seeps into your palms and provides them with moisture. Most other hand creams lose their feel once you wash your hands but this guy magically stays put. The fragrance is best described as “icy floral”, like on their original website; it’s quite inexplicable how ice plays into the making of the floral scent but it somehow just does. There’s nothing else to say, really. It’s just one bomb of a hand cream.
(Can you tell how much this guy blew me away? I just wasn’t expecting it to be this good.)
VARIANTS: It comes in 4 different types: #1 Pink Wish, #2 Ice Frozen, #3 Sweet Cookie and #4 Forever Rose.
PRICE: $6 – $10 for 30 ml
Etude House My Castle Hand Cream
- It lasts even after you've washed your hands.
- They are fairly inexpensive.
- The packaging is adorable.
- It has a thicker consistency that seeps into the skin and keeps it hydrated for a longer amount of time.
- Portability is an issue since it's not as convinient as hand cream tubes to lug around.