Beau Jardin Rose & Geranium 15% Shea Butter Hand Cream

January is really hard on hands - but this little beauty works its repairing magic fast. We love, love, love the scent of this cream, which blends rose and geranium in a light, fresh way.  And we love, love, love the way that it smooths and softens with a whack of shea butter and vitamin E.  Most of all, we love, love, love the way it rises to our 'hand cream challenge', sinking in fast enough not to trap us in the loo unable to turn the handle for a couple of annoying minutes.

We're keeping one of the so-pretty tubes by the bedside for late-night slathering - but do also check out the 'travel size' 30 ml versions (available as a set of three different fragrances):  brilliant for the handbag.

Or rather, the hands that carry the handbag...

UK readers find Beau Jardin Rose & Geranium 15% Shea Butter Hand Cream at www.heathcote-ivory.com/£9 for 100 ml - buy here