June 25, 2012

MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Scented Hand Cream

You may remember my previous reviews on two products from MJ's Soap Shop that I have been very kindly sent to test and review on my blog, the Cherry Lip Balm and the Rice Flower and Shea Scented Bath Soap. So far, I can honestly say that I have been more than impressed by Québec-based company that crafts handmade, all-natural and heavenly scented bath and shaving soaps, lip balms, hand creams, body butters and even shampoo bars - and yes, they can even creat custom made products just for you. Today, I have another amazing product to show you ladies!

The worst of my eczema has always been concentrated on my right hand, as it is where it started - but that is another story - so since then, I have always been struggling to find the hand cream that will be able to cure this thing for good, without success. Yes, some have worked amazingly well, but only for a short amount of time, and if I stopped using them, the eczema would always come back. Not to mention that my job doesn't help - even if I wear gloves to scrub bath tubs and all, water and nasty chemicals still manage to get in contact with my skin, and here goes the flare ups. When you suffer from eczema, you are supposed to stay away from products with fragrance in them, but really, how boring is this? MJ's recommended an hand cream with essential oils instead of fragrance, which they very kindly custom made for me - how awesome is this?

Tangerine Scented Hand Cream really lives up to its claims. Its texture is lovely - not too thick but not runny - it spreads well on the skin and it is absorbed incredibly quickly without leaving any residue behind, which is always appreciated because really, who likes having greasy hands?

Because this MJ's Soap Shop hand cream is scented with essential oils and not fragrance, the smell is not overpowering but very soft and pleasant. You can really smell a juicy tangerine, not that chemical and overly sweet scent!

I like that this hand cream comes in a pump, which is hygienic and les messy, but because my hands need to be well cared for, I like to be able to carry my hand cream with me everywhere I go, but a pump bottle is not the most travel-friendly format. As I like to keep little empty jars of products, I have poured a little quantity of this lovely hand cream in one of them and now I always have it with me in my pocket.

I'm not sure to what it is due but from the first few times I have used this hand cream, I could definitely tell a difference in my eczema. My right hand was less red and sensitive and within a few weeks, it seemed to have healed... until I forgot about it and started to use up an old hand cream I had laying around.

MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Scented Hand Cream is available for $4.00 for approximately  4 OZ.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. This sounds great! Sounds like it smells good too. :) And for $4, that's a great deal!

  2. Wow that's so nice that they custom made a hand cream for you Gaby :) That's really unfortunate that the Aveeno Eczema Care Cream didn't work for you the way it worked for my eczema. The key thing is, as you said, is to avoid chemicals in cleaning agents. I think part of what triggered my eczema on my hand before was that I didn't wear gloves to clean my bathroom, kitchen etc and that it just took its toll on me...now I always wear gloves when cleaning or doing dishes. How are the cleaning agents at your workplace still getting through the gloves you wear? Do you think you need thicker gloves or gloves that go higher up on your forearm?