Avocado, Olive and Basil

Crabtree & Evelyn is a brand I always associate with people over the age of 60, in the same way that I associate Royal Jelly with Christmas presents from my Nan. I haven’t even seen one of their products since the 90’s, so when a little email popped into my inbox about their latest collection I had to take a step back and scratch my head. It actually looks really nice! The new collection of Avocado, Olive and Basil launches on the 25th January and it’s a sight to behold. Modern packaging, stylised fonts and sleek presentation, this is definitely something I’d keep for myself and not pass on to Nana Pam.

The collection includes a body lotion, body butter, shower gel and an award winning hand cream. The Hand Therapy is packed with ultra-moisturising
ingredients, including nourishing shea butter, avocado fruit extract and avocado butter. Formulated with a
blend of vitamins C and E along with myrrh extract to help condition
nails and cuticles, it claims to leave your hands wonderfully soft and
supple.  The formula is rich and thick, injecting a perfect amount of moisture to the skin and soothing hands. It’s delicately scented too, so you won’t smell like a M&S ready meal! I love the metal tube which makes getting the cream actually out of the tube a doddle.

The hand cream isn’t cheap, coming in at £14 for 100ml, but it’s much richer and more beneficial than a lot of the cheap and runny alternatives. This tube will last you forever, as well as being one that will take pride of place on your desk. It’s so nice to see a lovely iconic-ally British brand re-inventing itself and offering something that is truly worth buying. This won’t revolutionise your hands, but it will help to soothe when you need it most.

Available online and instore priced £14.00



  1. Kat M
    January 23, 2012 / 11:05 am

    Y'know I didn't even realise this brand still existed. It's a brand like Yardley's that I associate with my elderly Aunt, so I'm not surprised they've re-invented the collection! Not sure how happy I'd be spending £14 on a hand cream though!

  2. liloo
    January 23, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    Same as Kat: I thought they were only doing old women stuff, with floral overdose. The avocado sounds very fruity to me, and just right down my alley! liloo/@tsunimee xx

  3. sweetest_potato
    January 23, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    I have to admit, it does sound a little bit like a posh salad.

  4. Lipstick
    January 23, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    Had a C&E handcream as a freebie in a mag a couple of years back and I wasn't blown away, but it was handy for my handbag. Love this new packaging though

  5. bethan Evans
    January 24, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    The handcream is amazing, I get really dry hands and having used my sample today I would fully recommend

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