"Can’t Live Without" Update (2): Garnier Hand Cream

by PJ on Thursday, November 27, 2008

in "Can't Live Without",-Garnier,bodycare

Earlier this year, I talked about the two replacements (above) of Garnier’s Hand Cocoon, which is one of my favorite hand creams. The red one on the right is very similar to Hand Cocoon in terms of both the ingredients and the texture, and it is what I have been using. It is also far better than the white one on the left.

However, it’s happened again. Recently I have only been seeing the white one in Boots and Superdrug, and I am suspecting that the red one might have been discontinued.

Just to make things more confusing, I have been seeing sporadic stock of Hand Cocoon in Superdrug (in slimmer tubes like the ones above). I bought two today just to get myself through this winter…

Update: The red one (HandRepair Intensive Restorative Hand Cream) is not discontinued and is back in stock.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

fridagal Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hi PJ i know this is unrelated to your post but i was wondering if i were to bring 37000 yen to japan for shopping would tt be too little, juz nice or alot?

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Thepunkcat Sunday, November 30, 2008

It’s so annoying when cosmetic companies start to discontinue products (¬.¬) do they even do a costumer-research before? Uhm.

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PJ Monday, December 1, 2008

Hi Fridagal,

37000 yen is a very nice amount of money to spend on makeup in Japan, but whether it is enough or not for you depends what you think you might buy.

If you want to focus on drugstore brands, you can get a lot of products with 37000 yen. But if you are mainly interested in department store brands, then the amount might not be enough (if you want quite a few items).

Since you already have a budget (which is ample in most cases), you can probably start making a list of things you want to see and perhaps buy. At least you will then know in advance if you feel you have to increase your budget.

Thank you very much for your question! :)

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PJ Monday, December 1, 2008

Hi Eru,

It is frustrating, isn’t it? In terms of the ingredients, I really think the red one is far better. But there are many reasons why products are discontinued, so we can only hope the replacement (if there is any) is just as good….

Thank you for your comment again! :)

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