March 17, 2014

{review} pai fragonia & sea buckthorn hand cream

Pai Fragonia Seak Buckthorn Hand Therapy Cream Review

To me, finding the right hand cream is equivalent to a ‘Goldilocks quest’ – it has to be hydrating without being too thick; it has to be quick absorbing so I’m not sittin’ round waiting to use my hands again; it has to smell uplifting and pretty without being overpowering; oh and it has to actually work.

With those criteria in mind I’ve been testing the pai fragonia & sea buckthorn instant hand therapy cream since late Fall and as I use up the last little bit from what I affectionately call my ‘chubby little hand saviour’ I feel pretty confident in saying that this one is just right.

Packed full of skin rejuventating ingredients like fragonia, sea buckthorn, rosehip, shea butter and avocado, grape seed and macadamia oils I like to keep this one on my desk at all times for those weeks when it’s -25C one day, 7C the next and my skin wants winter to just give up.


I also like to apply it at night underneath a pair of cotton gloves so when I wake up in the morning my hands feel like buttah. Now, if your hands are in need of some intense hydration therapy I would opt for a thicker balm first (click here for a DIY recipe) to get it under control and then maintain it with pai’s cream.

price: $25 CAD for 50ml / 1.7 oz

where to buy: online here

for-the-win? well, lets just say that this is me whenever anyone on social media asks who like’s pai’s hand cream.

Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2014 Oscars

 *Sample generously provided, but you know the drill all opinions blushing or not are my own!

  • Alicia

    hahahaha – BENEDICT !!!! oh – and I will be purchasing this hand cream as I too am in need of a hand-saver this winter!

  • Margie

    Unusual to find a hand cream that dries fast, is green, and actually works. Winning combination!