Intensive Hand Cream is a deeply nourishing but wonderfully gentle cream that we formulated to keep hard-working hands healthy and hydrated. The soft, shea butter-based cream works both as a protective barrier against environmental irritants, and as a super-nutritious boost for skin that needs extra help, feeding it with the essential fatty acids and vitamins it needs to maintain its regular cycle of regeneration and repair.
We’ve designed it to be mild and unfragranced so you can use it as often necessary without worrying about further irritation from synthetic ingredients. Rich in hemp seed oil and blended with Roman chamomile essential oil, it uses the same four skin-kind herbs we use in the Daily Moisturising Cream and Skin Salvation ointment (chamomile, calendula, nettle and chickweed), but in this case as extra potent macerated oils rather than herbal tinctures.
The cream is especially useful for those who need to wash their hands often throughout the day, or who come into contact with harsh detergents, allergens or irritating chemicals. These can leave skin sore, dry or cracked, and can aggravate conditions such as hand dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema. Care workers, health professionals, gardeners, climbers, mechanics, parents: this one’s for you!
It’s also rich and gentle enough to make a fantastic daily face cream, if you want something a bit more luxurious and rejuvenating than our Daily Moisturising Cream.
Intensive Hand Cream is totally free from parabens, petrochemicals or perfumes, which makes it perfect for dry skin and is also suitable for people who may be prone to hand dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and dry, sore, itchy skin conditions.
For a more intensive emollient, especially if your hands are cracked or raw from itching, we would suggest you use our beeswax-based Skin Salvation intensive moisturising ointment.
Suitable for all ages and skin types, including babies from 6 weeks.
Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans
This product was previously called Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Hand Cream.
Sea buckthorn berry oil this incredibly rich little berry is a superfood containing massively high levels of Vitamins A, E, C and Omegas 3,6, 7 & 9, perfect for fighting the effects of ageing and skin damage
Shea butter: produced by a women’s collective in Burkina Faso, our shea butter is a wonderful natural moisturiser that softens, hydrates and feeds the skin
Macerated oils of calendula, nettle, chickweed and chamomile herbs which have been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries for their skin-kind properties
Organic hemp seed oil is a highly nutritious skin food, rich in EFAs and brilliant at improving the skin’s ability to retain moisture
Roman Chamomile essential oil sweetly smelling and notoriously calming, this oil has traditionally been used to soothe inflamed and reddened skin
"This cream is brilliant for my over-worked kitchen hands!"
Jacqui Sweet April 2020
- Aqua (water)
- Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil*
- Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil*
- Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter*
- Glycerin (vegetable origin)
- Cetyl Alcohol (plant-derived stabiliser)
- Cannabis Sativa (hemp) seed oil*
- Cetearyl Olivate (plant-derived natural emulsifierl)
- Sorbitan Olivate (plant-derived natural emulsifier)
- Hippophae Rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil
- Calendula Officinalis (calendula) flower oil*
- Stellaria Media (chickweed) oil*
- Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) (chamomile) flower oil*
- Urtica Dioica (nettle) oil*
- Glyceryl Caprylate (plant-derived natural emulsifier)
- Xanthan Gum (natural thickening agent)
- Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) essential oil
- Benzyl Alcohol (preservative)
- Limonene (from essential oils)
Our products are handmade using natural ingredients; as such the product may vary in appearance from time to time but this will not affect the quality of the product.
Does not contain nuts, soya, gluten, or lanolin.
All our products are entirely free from synthetic perfumes and colours, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, PEGs, methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).
Directions for use
Use as much and as often as you want, and re-apply after washing your hands.
Intensive Hand Cream is safe for use on babies (from six weeks) and children. It can be safely used on any area of the body, including your face, hands and feet.
Keep cool. For external use only.
The first time you use it, you’ll need several pumps to release the air and begin to dispense the cream. Discard the small amount that collects in the nozzle between applications as exposure to the air can affect the appearance and the texture of the cream.
We recommend customers patch test on an unaffected area close to the affected area before use (leave for 24 hours) as some people may be allergic even to the very gentle ingredients we use in this product.
Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in this product.
Our money back guarantee.
All our products have a 60 day money back guarantee, so if you are not completely happy with the results we will refund you.
Also known as marigold and famed for its intense golden-orange flowers, calendula is grown for us in the UK and used for its natural anti-inflammatory, regenerative properties
Grown for us in the UK and traditionally used as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory to soothe itchiness, chickweed is also rich in gamma-linoleic acid and other essential nutrients that the skin needs to repair and regenerate
Easily absorbed and rich in beta-carotene, EFAs and antioxidants to help in the elimination of free radicals and toxins that can cause cell damage
Produced by a women’s collective in Burkina Faso and known there as 'women's gold', shea butter is a wonderful natural moisturiser that softens, hydrates and feeds the skin
Pure, minimally-processed and local, beeswax makes a fantastic waterproof and antimicrobial barrier to protect damaged skin and lock in moisture
A highly nutritious skin food, rich in EFAs and brilliant at improving the skin’s ability to retain moisture and keep cell membranes flexible
An exceptionally light, easily-absorbed oil incredibly rich in skin-nourishing linoleic acid, excellent for keeping sensitive skin in good, soft, supple condition.
Packed full of potent antioxidants, essential fatty acids (EFAs) and vitamins to help maintain healthy, nourished skin
A beautifully light carrier oil extracted from grape seeds, exceptionally high in Vitamin E and linoleic acid
Rich in provitamin A, Vitamin C, as well as Omegas-3 and -6 and other essential fatty acids, this European-grown rosehip oil delivers essential nutrients to support the production of new skin cells, helping to delay the effects of skin aging, assisting with cell regeneration, and boosting collagen and elastin levels
This incredibly rich little berry is a miraculous superfood, containing extremely high levels of Vitamins A, E, C and Omegas 3,6, 7 & 9, perfect for fighting the effects of ageing and skin damage. The richest botanical on earth!
Also known as 'starflower', this UK-grown oil is the richest plant source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects
Astringent and stimulation, unusually rich in vitamins and nutrients, nettle is said to reduce the heat and itch associated with eczema
Helps to stimulate skin cell action and regulate production of sebum levels in the skin, hydrating and improving the appearance of the skin
Has been shown in clinical trials to have antimicrobial and analgesic properties which can help support the healing of skin and is also famed for its soothing, calming and balancing properties
Sweetly smelling and notoriously calming, Roman Chamomile has traditionally been used to soothe inflamed and reddened skin
An invigorating essential oil, renowned for its natural antibacterial, cleansing and purifying properties
Stimulating, invigorating and purifying essential oil, known for improving circulation to the scalp.
Citrus-scented, invigorating essential oil, used for its potent antimicrobial properties
An extremely potent antibacterial and germicide, also provides a fresh citrus scent to combat odours
Biodynamic chamomile tincture
Biodynamic chamomile tincture organic UK-grown flowers, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and soothing to skin
Traditionally been used on skin for its moisturising, anti-inflammatory, soothing, restorative and regenerative properties
Creates a pleasant, cooling sensation on the skin and is also a mild analgesic so can reduce the soreness of hot itchy skin
An oil known for its skin-kind properties; when used in a formulation it makes the product soft, smooth and easy to glide over the skin
A natural zinc salt, extracted from castor oil seeds, which binds very effectively to odour-producing molecules
An ammonia-metabolising yeast used to neutralise odours
The first and only fully plant-based, natural, palm-free and Ecocert certified cationic surfactant and anti-static agent, derived solely from fermentation and plant materials using sustainable green chemistry principles
A natural amino acid that boosts hair growth
Contains hair-loving B-vitamins, which act as moisturising humectants, working to make hair softer, less brittle and more elastic