Think about how much we use our hands on a daily basis. Washing dishes, typing on the computer, making wild gestures while telling friends some juicy gossip from the weekend! And while many of us are quite happy to have a bathroom cabinet full of serums, moisturisers and toners for our face, only a handful of us are committed to using a hand cream frequently.
Hand cream. Always one of those products I don’t use often enough, whether it’s too busy or forgetting to apply. Our hands age as fast as our face does. When we neglect our hands, we leave them open to signs of ageing such as pigmentation, wrinkles and dehydration. Knowing this, I have made it one of my new year’s beauty resolutions to take care of my hands more and frequently moisturise.
This began the journey of searching for the holy grail hand cream. My curiosity took over and I had to try the hand cream that was sold “every 5 seconds”. The award winning L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream is described as a super soothing cream blended with 20% shea butter, honey, sweet almond extract and a jasmine aroma which glides on to help heal and protect dehydrated skin.
Trying this for myself I found that the cream has a nice thick texture that rubs and absorbs wonderfully. I saw results instantly. It keeps my hands soft, supple and hydrated without being greasy. It also has a subtle fragrance that doesn’t overpower. I have bought many tubes since to keep everywhere around the house and in my handbag, that way I won’t forget to moisturise no matter where I am!
It didn’t take me long to fall in love with L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream. This lead me to discover the Secret To Beautiful Hands collection which includes Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Scrub, Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Oil.
Since then my new routine to soft hands is just 3 simple steps:
Step 1 – Scrub using Shea Butter Hand Scrub
Step 2 – Moisturise using Shea Butter Hand Cream
Step 3 – Treatment (for the nails) using Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Oil
Every time I do this routine, I feel so pampered. It’s like going to a Day Spa but at home! I especially find this routine very relaxing to do before bed. I have even got my mum and my girlfriends hooked on it!
If you are looking for a gift for any occasion, this is definitely the one to get your hands on! What’s not to love about soft hands?!