nova scotia fisherman | seabuckthorn & shea hand & body cream

nova scotia fisherman hand cream

I don’t know if it’s because it’s geared toward dudes (dudes can’t stand greasy hands) or what, but this hand cream from Nova Scotia Fisherman is absolutely fantastic.

nova scotia fisherman hand cream

{Nova Scotia Fisherman sent me a sample of its hand cream. It costs $11.95 CAD for a 3.4-ounce plastic tube.}

Though it’s not exclusively marketed as a hand cream — works just fine on the body too! — Nova Scotia Fisherman’s Hand & Body Cream is exceptional at keeping hands beautifully soft without a touch of oiliness.

It blends into the skin quickly and enables you to get back to scrolling Instagram with little-to-no greaseprints.


nova scotia fisherman hand cream

This Canadian-made hand cream has earned a spot on my nightstand because of its subtle-to-nonexistent scent (another thing that appeals to dudes) and perfect texture.

That’s thanks to a blend of glycerin, shea butter, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil and pumpkin seed oil, just to name a few.

Tastes of tangerine, ginger and lemongrass delicately scent this cream, but it’s nearly undetectable. Any scent you may pick up dissipates within seconds, giving you a very neutral fragrance that doesn’t interfere with perfume or body oils.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Cetyl Alcohol, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Fucus Vesiculosus Powder*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey), Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum

My only issue with Nova Scotia Fisherman’s Seabuckthorn & Shea Hand & Body Cream is its front-of-package marketing.

It touts seabuckthorn (ingredient “Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil”) as well as sea kelp, aka “Fucus Vesiculosus Powder” (look at the website link to see the updated packaging).

Both of these ingredients show up near the end of the list. It’s not like there are fillers and junk above these two ingredients, as with many greenwashed brands, but I think … well … we missed the point of HOW THE HELL DID THESE FORMULATORS PACK IN SO MANY BUTTERS AND OILS WITHOUT MAKING A GREASY PRODUCT?

Sorry, got excited.

This little messaging snafu aside, Nova Scotia Fisherman’s Hand & Body Cream is legit for men and women alike. I’d love to see it in a smaller, travel-friendly tube because I want to be able to take it everywhere.

For now, though, I’ll go ahead and take it to the “repurchase” list on my Ultimate Guide to Natural Hand Creams.

Have you tried anything from Nova Scotia Fisherman? What are your favorite hand and body creams? What do you look for in a hand cream? Tell me in the comments!


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