I think it’s really interesting that Cucina built an entire business out of making soaps and hand creams, specifically designed for kitchen use. Most companies would have branched out and started making eyebrow shampoo by now. But the fact that they can grow, without having to do that, is a testament to how good and addictive this stuff is.
Cucina Regenerating Hand Cream is made with cold pressed olive oil. It’s designed to deeply moisturize hands dried out from frequent washing. It also contains olive leaf extract, which stimulates the skin and helps heal minor cuts and burns.
(Minor cuts and burns? Sounds like me after making a bagel in the morning.)
Cucina hand cream absorbs really quickly and leaves no greasy residue, only super silky, soft skin behind.
Being the rebel that I am, I decided this stuff was too good to reserve for hand use only. Before I knew it, my hand application was working its way up my arm, then down my torso, to my feet. I knew I would soon end up in my kitchen, naked, doing dishes, covered in hand cream. So I decided to ignore the fact that “Cucina” was Italian for “kitchen” and made it my bathroom, body moisturizer.
It has a light scent that doesn’t last too long, but is very uplifting. All the scents smelled nice, but I went for the Sanguinelli Orange and Fennel.
This stuff isn’t cheap, but its packaging is lovely and classy and will make you feel like the only reason you’re standing over the sink doing dishes is because the maid called in sick (yet again).
I wish Cucina would start a new line called “bagno” (bathroom in Italian) specifically for bathroom use, so when people see Cucina in my bathroom, they don't picture me getting arrested for peeing in kitchens all over Italy.