Review: Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Hand Cream

Feb 11 2015

Summer Spy

2 min read

AA rose

Reviewed by: Social Spy
Age: 43
Skin type: Normal

We reviewed Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Hand Cream (75ml for £24).

First impressions:

The Renewing Rose Hand Cream comes in a dusky pink box, very feminine! The tube inside is a plain white squeezy plastic tube. The cream has a subtle scent of rose; it’s not too overpowering, but strong enough for people to comment on how lovely it smelt just after I applied it.

What’s in it:

The ingredients list is long and pretty intimidating. There are lots of essential oils and plant extracts including damask rose, geranium, orange, grapefruit and bergamot. The citrus notes lift the damask rose to give the light smell.

Other important ingredients include sea daffodil, which is said to reduce the appearance of blemishes and age spots, and glycerine, which will boost the moisturising power of this cream.

Aromatherapy Associates does not use nasties such as parabens, GM ingredients or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in its products. It also doesn’t use animal tested ingredients or animal extracts (except silk and beeswax!).


Initially this hand cream felt a little greasy, but quickly dried to the touch. I massaged the cream into my hands and forearms as instructed and my hands did feel softer and smelt lovely.


Over a month of testing this hand cream I have noticed a slight change in appearance of my hands. My skin felt softer and was less cracked and dry after application.

I don’t regularly use hand cream, but I would certainly start using it on a regular basis after seeing the results of the Renewing Rose Hand Cream.


This hand cream is a great treat for the hands; it smells beautiful and feels lovely on the skin. It would make a great gift for a friend or female relative – especially if they are rose lovers!

Final verdict:

This hand cream is one of the most expensive on test. It’s a lovely cream but I think I would opt for something less expensive for everyday use.  Having said that, it works well and would be perfect for an English Rose.


Summer Spy

11th February 2015

Spy Likes:

Warmth and sunshine; spas which take me away to another country; fruit infused waters; beach-worth pedicures; deep tissue massages.

Spy Dislikes:

High footfalls; treatments that over promise and under deliver; heavy lunches; loungers drapped in used towels.

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