"Can’t Live Without" Update: Garnier Hand Cream

by PJ on Thursday, April 10, 2008

in _Can't Live Without, -Garnier, bodycare

(Garnier Hand Sensitive Soothing Restorative Hand Cream
& Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream)

Last November, I posted about Garnier’s Hand Cocoon hand cream in my “Can’t Live Without” series. But, earlier this year, I discovered that Garnier had discontinued Hand Cocoon and replaced it with two new products, which you see above.
I checked the ingredient lists of these two items in the shop, and it appeared to me that the Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream had a much more similar list of ingredients (to that of Hand Cocoon) than the other. But I decided to buy the two anyway and see how they would work for me.

As I expected, the Hand Repair Intensive Restoring Hand Cream works much better for me. (The Hand Sensitive Soothing Restorative Hand Cream feels a little greasy and doesn’t absorb as well.)

(my chosen one)
Essentially, my comments on Garnier Hand Cocoon apply to this hand cream. The texture is very similar, and all the great attributes remain. The only slight difference is the scent.
I am relieved that the formula is basically kept, and I enjoy using this as much as Hand Cocoon. I am happy to say that the affordable Garnier still produces the hand cream that I can’t live without!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen Hill Friday, April 11, 2008

I will have to look for the US equivilents of these hand creams. I am always looking for an effective hand care cream thanks!


PJ Friday, April 11, 2008

Hi Jen,

My impression is that Garnier does not have as many body products available in the US. But hopefully you will be able to find a good equivalent. Do let me know if you find one!

Thank you for your comment again, and have a great weekend! :)


Gaz Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wish I’d found this post ages ago.

Hand Cocoon was the only hand cream that ever worked well for me. After it was discontinued I picked up Hand Sensitive… disaster! Greasy, and actually left my hands more chapped after a day or so.

Now I’ve discovered Hand Repair (which looks annoyingly similar to Hand Sensitive) and it feels just like Hand Cocoon. Yes!


PJ Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hi Gaz,

I definitely agree with you on both hand creams. I think Hand Repair works a lot better for me than Hand Sensitive, which doesn’t particularly moisturize my hands very well.

I certainly hope Garnier won’t discontinue Hand Repair…

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts! :)


lila Monday, January 24, 2011

I would like to purchase the hand intensive cream. How can I do this or what would the American equivalent be? Isn’t there someplace to order it from in the US? Found it in England – so where in the US? Lila


PJ Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hi Lila,

I am glad you like it too! :)

As far as I know, Garnier does not carry bodycare products in the US. I haven’t come across UK-based on-line beauty shops that carry Garnier’s hand creams and deliver internationally, but I will certainly post another reply here if I do.

Thank you very much for your question! :)


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