So, it's that time of year where certain rose themed items are making their way back on to store shelves. Now, the popular Rose Facial Toner is available all year-long. However, there were two rose themed items that come and go: this and Rose Facial Oil. And while I haven't seen the facial oil back yet, I wouldn't be surprised if it does show up again in the near future (fingers crossed).
Testing and review
On my last trip, I noticed a few items that quietly returned to shelves. My local store snuck the Lemon Cookie Candle right into the health and beauty aisle without the usual pomp and circumstance of finding it on the "New Items" shelf.
Now, some people have asked me, "How do you know what is seasonal?"
Well, I look at the artwork on the price tag.
In my local stores (yes, I am lucky enough to have 3 stores within 20 minutes), take a good look at the price tag. While it isn't 100% foolproof, it gives a good hint.
This item appeared last year and disappeared. Now, the price tag has Valentine's Day theme tag, while the rest of the aisle has more mundane tags.
But back to this product. What you have here is a generously sized 3-ounce tube of really, really moisturizing hand cream. If you apply this during the day and take a shower later, your hands will still be moist. The second ingredient is shea butter. A dab will cover your hands.
The packaging is nice too. I would make a really nice gift for someone in your life.
And while this isn't neutral in aroma, it does have a light pleasant rose aroma to it. It is labeled that this item is not tested on animals. And is reasonably priced.
Now for the bad part, again, this is a seasonal item. There was a limited run of a Ginger variety of hand cream and there was even a trio of hand creams sold around the holidays. So if you love it, stock up.
For $4.99 it's reasonably priced for its size.
And if you missed the season for this item, then you might be able to find it through third-party sellers on Amazon.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Rose Oil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream again.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Rose Oil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream:
How to use and more about this product:
Out of the box:
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Trader Joe's Rose Oil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream
Product Name: Trader Joe's Rose Oil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream
Product Description: Trader Joe's Rose Oil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream is a seasonal hand cream
Trader Joe's Rose Oil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream is a seasonal hand cream.
- A little of this product goes a long way
- Generous sized tube
- Very moisturizing, even after a shower
- Not neutral in aroma if you are sensitive
I would love to see TJ's expand rose in different approaches. How about rose water? Rose kombuncha? Rosehips tea? Rose crossiants.
Hey Alek! I'd like to see it used in a culinary sense too. As long as it isn't overdone. There isn't much worse than a flavor that is overpowering and rose water can run the line, but I'd be interested to see if they can come up with something like that too.
Does it come with no fragrance?
Hey Judie! Unfortunately this variety doesn't. They did sell a trio that Catherine mentioned around the holidays that were pretty neutral in fragrance. This is roses without smelling overpowering. I hope that helps!
Catherine of VegCharlotte says
I'll have to try it. I bought their Christmas three-pack of hand creams (for myself) and they were sensational! And I like the smell of roses.
Hey Catherine! I bought those too, but my husband has taken a liking to that set. I didn't get a chance to get to the review on time. Hopefully they'll be back next year. And yes, this item and that set are very similar. I do love the really large tube on this one.
Bought this recently on a whim since my hands have been so dry + I can't resist buying a random something from the health & beauty section. Aaaaaand I LOVE it!! A little bit does go a long way and it's so moisturizing, soaks in quick and isn't greasy. Now that I know its seasonal, I'll be stocking up... might grab a few extra for mother's day gifts!