02 September 2012

Nourish your Hands - Hand Creams Reviewed

 Our hands come into contact with all sorts of elements on a daily basis and it's surprising how many people leave looking after their hands last on their skin care list. I spend too much time worrying about the skin on my face than my hands I have to admit. 

They say (who "they" are I do not know but they say many scary things!) that your hands are a dead age giveaway. Simply explained, the skin on the back of our hands is much thinner than on our face so when collagen or elastin fibers begin to break down the impact is much more noticeable. 

One of the ways younger women can start taking care of their hands and older women can make their hands look younger is to provide nourishment.

L'Occitane Creme, Cherry Blossom Petal-Soft Hand Cream 75ml €14 30ml €7
I love this product for its wonderful sweet scent. Some may find it a bit overpowering if they are not a fan of powerful scents. I am a huge fan of the packaging. You twist the lid and squeeze to release the product. Overall a lovely product, a must have for your handbag. It is loaded with shea butter which will nourish your hands but I have to say I don't think this product would have long lasting results for anyone with very dry skin.

Yes! Nurse, Protect Your Lovely Hands 50ml £5.49
This product is jammed packed with goodness and for a fraction of the cost of other brands. I feel the need to list off the natural ingredients...Honey, Pomegranate seed oil, aloe vera, wheat germ oil, passion fruit seed oil, sweet almond oil, white willow bark extract AND Vitamin E and B5. This is really the hand cream to go for if you want to combat dry, sore or split skin.
SPA Collection by M&S, Ultra Smooth Intensive Hand & Nail Cream. 75ml £3.50 or Spa collection sampler set £6.
Its always good to get a two in one product. Not only does this product protect and nourish your hands it also has Pro-Vitamin B5 which will help to strengthen your nails. 

Elemis Spa@home Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream. 100ml €31.
This hand and nail cream is part of the Elemis body anti-ageing line. I noticed results after a few days of using this product. My hands felt so much softer. It doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy but I do notice a barrier like effect going on when I have applied this product to my hands. I feel like it is continuously protecting my hands after each application. It is one of the more pricey hand creams on the market but as the name suggest you are giving yourself a spa treatment at home. It is one of those luxury products that is worth the price tag.

How do you take care of your paws? Tell me in the comments below. 


  1. My hands are a nightmare.. NIGHTMARE.. im using soap and glory hand food but i still get peely skin on the heels of my hands, think ill need to think about a serious hand cream investment

    1. I love S&G so much! I think Hand food is similar to Cherry Blossom. Its smells great and feels amazing but it doesn't provide long lasting results for damaged hands.

  2. If you're gettin perky skin could it be dermatitis? I get that on the palms of my hands if I've been in contact with detergents. Allergic to most soaps
    Too. Only handcream that helps it is Clarins!

  3. I'm not sure what it is but I used to squirm at the thought of hand creams, i have got a bit better and sometimes use one when I am doing an at home manicure, but for some reason I don't like the feeling of it, really strange!!

    1. That's mad I have never heard of anyone taking a disliking to hand creams before! How do you keep your hands moisturised?


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