Battle of the Hand Creams/ Batalia Cremelor de Maini

Hello everybody,

And welcome to my first article for 2016!

This year I want to come to you with more reviews on my blog and maybe a few interesting series.

Because everybody thinks about doing winter sports this time of year and the weather becomes more and more unforgiving, everybody needs more hydration for their hands. And how could I start better this year, than with a new series of reviews named “Battle of”. If you don’t know what “Battle of” means I’ll tell you briefly: I choose a few products from the same category, I test and compare them for you, so you can make an informed decision when you want to buy something.  And then I can choose a winner. Today we’ll start with hand creams.

Buna tuturor,

Si bun venit la primul meu articol din 2016!

Anul acesta mi-am propus sa va aduc mai multe review-uri pe blog si poate cateva serii interesante de aricole.

Pentru ca toata lumea se gandeste sa practice sporturi de iarna in aceasta perioada si pentru ca vemea devine din ce in ce mai necrutatoare, toata lumea incepe sa simta nevoia de mai multa hidratare pentru maini. Si cum as putea sa incep mai bine anul decat cu o noua serie de review-uri numita “Batalia”. Daca nu stiti ce inseamna “Batalia” va spun imediat, pe scurt: aleg cateva produse din aceeasi categorie, le testez si le compar pentru voi, astfel incat sa luati o decizie informata cand vreti sa cumparati ceva. Si apoi aleg un castigator. Azi vom incepe cu cremele de maini.


Nivea Hand Cream Anti Age Q10 plus (30 ml)


  • it has the usual Nivea scent. Most people like it, but don’t worry if you don’t like it – it doesn’t linger on your skin that much
  • absorbs quickly into the skin
  • very nurishing – recommand for dry skin and winter time
  • not greasy or oily but just be careful to not use too much. Obviously if you use too much of any type of cream it won’t feel nice
  • you can see it soothing your skin after you first use it
  • it lasts well on the skin – obviously, until you wash your hands with water and soap
  • I think that my nails feel stronger after a few (constantly) uses
  • good for keeping in a handbag because it comes in a tube of 30 ml (you can find it in a bigger tube, but I prefer the smaller version)
  • this is my third tube in a year


  • None


  • I found it in Auchan and DM
  • price: £4.10

Nivea Crema de maini Anti Age Q10 plus (30ml)


  • are mirosul specific Nivea. Celor mai multe perso le place acest miros, dar nu va faceti griji prea mari daca nu-l agreati – nu este foarte puternic si nu dureaza asa mult pe piele.
  • se absoarbe rapid in piele
  • este o crema foarte hidratanta – o recomand pentru pielea uscata si pentru perioada iernii
  • nu are o consistenta grasa sau uleioasa, dar totusi tebuie sa fi atent si sa nu folosesti foarte mult. Evident, daca puneti prea mult din orice crema, aceasta va ajunge sa ramana deasupra pielii si nu va fi o senzatie placuta
  • se poate observa imbunatatirea pielii inca de la prima utilizare
  • rezista bine pe piele – evident, pana cand te speli pe maini cu apa si sapun
  • consider ca unghiile devin mai puternice dupa cateva utilizari (constante)
  • este crema perfecta daca doriti sa o aveti si in geanta, pentru ca vine intr-un tub de 30 ml (exista si tuburi mai mari de atat, dar eu prefer acest format)
  • acesta este al treilea tub pe care l-am folosit intr-un an


  • nici unul


  • se poate gasi cel putin in Auchan si DM
  • pret: intre 4 lei si 7 lei


Balea Kamille Hand & Nagel Balsam


  • smells nice – of chamomile. The smell lingers on a lot more than the Nivea one
  • if you apply a light layer of it, it will absorb quickly
  • there is a travel size (30ml) and a full size tube (125ml)


  • it’s not that as nourishing as the Nivea one – I recommend it for when you don’t really need that much hydration (e.g.: normal skin in summertime)
  • it can feel greasy very easily


  • you can find it only in DM
  • price: 1.5 Euro (full size)

Balea Kamille Hand & Nagel Balsam


  • miroase frumos – a musetel. Mirosul persista pe o mult decat la cea de la Nivea
  • daca aplici un strat subtire, se va absorbi rapid in piele
  • crema exista in varianta mica (30 ml) si in varianta mare (125 ml)


  • nu este la fel de hidratanta precum ceae la Nivea – o recomanda pentru atunci cand nu aveti nevoie de multa hidratare (ex: piele normala in timpul verii)
  • poate sa se simta grasa/ uleisa foarte usor


  • o puteti gasi doar in DM
  • pret: aproximativ 6 lei este varianta mare, daca imi amintesc bine




L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream (10 ml)


  • smells nice, sweet, like cherry blossoms and not chemically
  • the level of nourishment is close to the Nivea one but not quite there
  • it doesn’t feel greasy
  • it feels luxuriant when you apply it


  • do NOT touch your eyes for about 10 min after you applied the hand cream. It will sting your eyes so bad
  • I was a bit dissapointed considering the price and the hype it has in the beauty blogging world. I was expecting more from it


Crema de maini L’Occitane Cherry Blossom (10 ml)


  • miroase frumos, dulce, precum florile de cires si nu chimic
  • nivelul de hidratare este apropiat de cel de la Nivea
  • crema nu se simte grasa sau uleiosa
  • lasa un sentiment luxuriant cand il aplici


  • nu atingeti ochi timp de aproximativ 10 minute dupa ce ati aplicat aceasta crema de maini. Altfel va vor ustura rau ochii
  • am fost putin dezamagita, avand in vedere pretul si hype-ul creat the blogosfera. Ma asteptam la mai mult



The best hand cream for me is Nivea Hand Cream Anti Age Q10 plus. It’s the best for my needs and for the price. Maybe if I’ll want to pamper myself I’ll buy the L’Occitane one.

As a disclaimer I’d like to say that the winner can be different from one person to another, because we can have different skin types, need and expectations. So don’t take it personally if I don’t choose your winner.

That’s it for my first review this year. What do you think about the products I mentioned here? Do you have any other recommendations?


Cea mai buna cema de maini, din punctul meu de vedere, este Nivea Hand Cream Anti Age Q10 plus. Se potriveste perfect nevoilor mele si are un pret excelent. Poate daca vreau sa ma rasfat o voi cumpara si pe cea de la L’Occitane.

Ca si disclaimer vreau sa spun ca nu tot timpul castigatorii mei voi fi si ai vostrii, pentru ca putem avea tipuri de piele, nevoi si asteptari diferite. Deci nu o luati personal daca nu aleg castigatorul vostru.

Acesta este primul meu review din acest an. Ce pareri aveti despre produsele pe care le-am mentionat? Aveti alte recomandari?


12 thoughts on “Battle of the Hand Creams/ Batalia Cremelor de Maini

  1. I just bought a full size Nivea 😀 really nice hand cream, I think I like it the same as The body shop hand creams. It is more affordable, although at the body shop you can choose from a variety of really nice scents.

    P.S. Happy new year! I hope to see even more interesting articles around here. 😉

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  2. Eu o voi cumpara pe cea de la Nivea cand ajung in Auchan (weekend maybe 😀 ). Folosesc in schimb neutrogena ca si masca.. si in rest cel mai eficienta mi se pare crema de corp de la Eucerin (3% uree).. numai ca e mai greu de carat dintr-o parte in alta

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    • Am vazut crema de la Eucerin si sincer acum ma bate tare gandul s-o iau. Am fost la munte de Revelion si m-am into cu o piele atat de uscata… Pentru fata si maini am creme OK, dar pentru corp parca nici una nu reuseste sa-mi readuca pielea la normal.


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