CULT BUY: The men's hand cream that has literally changed my life.

Ever heard the phrase ‘barista hands’, or worse, ‘bar rot’? If you haven’t – consider yourself VERY lucky.

You see, with full-time study taking up most of my time, I’ve been left with little job options to pay the bills. Enter bartending, coffee-making and waitressing. Living the dream, right?

While the hours of hospitality fit in with my schedule perfectly, the effect on my hands has been disastrous and downright embarrassing.

‘Barista hands’ is just what it sounds like: constant exposure to heat, steam, cleaning solution and excessive hand washing causes your hands to be dry as hell.

After nearly a year in the field, my hands have become almost permanently scaly, dry, red, and stained with coffee and – in the busiest of days, they crack and bleed. Yes, really.

Body Shop hemp
The Body Shop's 'Hemp Hard Working Hand Protector is a lifesaver. Image via The Body Shop's Facebook page.

For months, I tried countless hand creams, spent way too much money on "miracle" treatments and was even prescribed a steroid cream. But no matter what I tried, my hands STILL looked and felt awful.

That was until I came across the 'Hemp Hard-Working Hand Protector' while browsing the men's skincare section at The Body Shop.

This hand cream may not carry the sweet smell of it's strawberry or British-rose scented counterparts or pretty pink packaging – but don't let that turn you off. This stuff is truly amazing.


Retailing at $20 for a 100ml tube or $10 for a pocket-sized 30ml, this hand cream has saved and repaired my unsightly 'barista hands' at an affordable student-friendly price.

The Body Shop hemp hand protector has been one of my favourite hand creams for forever! (If you haven't seen my winter skincare blog post yet, you can also see how much I love it on there..) So I am thrilled to be celebrating the 25 year anniversary with @thebodyshopaust of this saviour along with the rest of the hemp range..???????? The whole range is so protecting and nourishing, so if you need TLC for ultra dry hands, or anywhere else then join in on the celebrations and grab some hemp goodness! #thebodyshopaust #wastedskin #25YearsOfHemp #vegetarian #naturalhigh #ad . . . . . . . . . #thebodyshop #hemp #skincare #naturalskincare #handcream #winter #nourishing #hydrating #winterskincare #beauty #blogger #beautyblogger #beautyjunkie #crueltyfree #bblogger #bbloggers #skincareblogger #lifestyle #pandora #perthbeautyblogger #flatlay #instabeauty #beautyblog

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It smells herbal, soothes away itchiness and unlike the many other hand creams I have tried, I can apply this and immediately go back to work without any greasy, gooey residue. Perfect for when you're handling plates and glassware.

This heaven-sent hemp cream has been a skin-soothing miracle so if you're at your wit's end trying to find a solution for dry or sore hands, go grab some of this and be prepared to have lovely soft hands again. You can thank us later.

Do you have a hand cream favourite that we NEED to know about? Tell us below!

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