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Marks & Spencer Pampering Cocoa Butter Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream Review

17 Sep

Whew! the name is quite a mouthful eh? 🙂

So, what happens when you walk in a renowned store like M&S and ask for a Cocoa Butter body butter and are instead handed a cocoa butter hand cream? Do you laugh? scream? smile at the SA’s mistake?  Read further to know what I did…..

M&S pampering cocoa butter moisturising hand and nail cream

When I asked for a travel size cocoa butter body butter from an M&S SA, she quickly handed me the cocoa butter hand and nail cream. Good for me I checked the label and spotted the mistake. I actually wanted to give her a piece of my mind because first, she is an SA for a coveted store and should know what she is handing to a customer and secondly, this cream is strictly meant to be used for hands and nails-probably too harsh for the facial skin?

But to my surprise I actually smiled (moi-smile at a mistake??? 😛 ) and politely asked her to get the body butter for me. Sadly, the ‘desired product’ was unavailable (hmph!) but still I went ahead and bought this little tube.

M&S pampering cocoa butter moisturising hand and nail cream

A blob of the cream


This was the first time I was using a hand cream as generally the skin on my hands remain supple throughout the year. But as the season was changing the skin around my nails had developed ‘splinters’ . Honestly, I wasn’t hoping to see any ‘special’ effect of this cream. But I did use this product religiously for a week and to my surprise I discovered the splinters had gone leaving a smooth skin around my nails! What’s more, this cream had pushed the cuticle nicely to their ‘designated’ place so my nails looked nice and neat 🙂

And so the little mistake got me a new product that actually worked!

Price: Rs. 199/- for 50 ml.


Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100, Stearate, Sorbitol, Parfum, Polysorbate 20, Benzophenone-3, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Propylene lycol, PEG -40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Sodium Hydroxide, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa), Seed Extract, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl, Ionone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben   (Whew!)

So now here’s the Report Card:


  • The cream has a soft, buttery texture
  • It absorbs easily
  • Flip top pack, easy to carry
  • The product actually works!


  • Contains Parabens 😦
  • BORING packaging-the design reminds me of pictures from old English text books!



Would I buy it again?
Probably, yes.

Have you used Marks and Spencer hand and nail cream ? Do share your comments and suggestions in the box below. Thanks for reading, bye for now 🙂