Our winter (well, all year round to be honest) hand saviour in a bottle! Just launched from Elemis is this amazing hand and nail cream. It works wonders for any thirsty hands or just to maintain healthy hands all year round. I've been using it for about a week now and my hands have never felt so soft and hydrated. I've used it little and often, and to be honest to get fully moisturised hands you probably don't need to use it as much as I have been, I love the smell (magnolia and jasmine) and the feel of it! I've kept it in my handbag so whenever I need a hand cream fix its there.
The hand and nail cream is the latest addition to Elemis' fantastic 'spa@home' body anti-ageing line. The way that it works is that when skin is exposed to extremes of temperatures it becomes easily dehydrated and dry. Hands in particular, are an area easy to neglect if you don't have a regular hand cream in your routine, but it is important to. Hands are one of the most prone areas of tell-tale signs of ageing to occur, they lose elasticity and easily get chapped which can result in the wrinkling or dullness of the skin on the hands which we do not want!
So this is where the amazing Elemis product steps in to ensure our hands are looking their very best! It has been specially formulated with a combination of lipid-rich oils to ensure optimum hydration. This, combined with the silicon-free formula of the cream ensures that it works both on top of the skin for appearance, whilst also repairing and conditioning deep into the skin to keep hands and nails stronger and smoother constantly, it also doesn't leave any residue so your hands are not left feeling oily of greasy after use. The hand and nail cream is completely paraben free, and uses plant extracts as some of its ingredients.
For a good sized bottle (100ml) the pro-radiance hand and nail cream is £22, an investment that will not disappoint!
Available online and on counters, February 2012.