Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Three Of The Best | Hand Creams

These are my current favourite hand creams. I'm a nurse, so have permanently dry hands and always have a tube of something softening for the auld phalanges on the go. 
So basically I know my shizz.

hand cream

Laura Mercier Créme Brûlée Hand Creme
This was a present, which is a good job too as I consider the LM body care range to be a total luxury and so I would never have bought it for myself. Creme brûlée does exactly what it says on the shiny tube; it's a rich, sweet, caramel-smelling hand cream (it's uncannily like a creme brûlée, which just happens to be one of my favourite desserts). Other similarly lovely scents from the same range include pistachio and almond-coconut milk. Lovely.

Roger & Gallet Rose Hands & nail cream*
Although I'm generally not a fan of Rose, this is so delicately scented and combined with the shea butter, the fragrance is actually really gentle and pleasant. It's a very light formula that sinks in immediately and provides that all important relief that dry hands badly need. I have the 30 ml tube which is ideal for handbags AND is only €6.95, which is rather brilliant. It also comes in Fleur d'Osmanthus and Créme Sublime so you can be sure I'll be trying those next!

Soap & Glory Hand Food
This has that unique scent that all S&G products possess; containing shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow, it's sweet in a vanilla, florally way (it actually really reminds me of the very beautiful Miss Dior perfume) and is so delicious that I constantly wish it was edible. Alas, it's not. It is very moisturising though. For the price of this (€3.49 for the 50ml size), you're getting a seriously good hand cream; it's non-greasy, sinks in quickly and really works on dry skin. I'm already onto my second tube and will be getting a third. 

If you lean towards the more sensitive side of things and dislike perfumed products then I reviewed La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains Hand Cream HERE, which is a good'un too!

Have you tried any of these? Any others I should be checking out?
XX


*Press sample, gratefully received. All opinions my own, as always.

12 comments:

  1. I've been using the Cicaplast especially over the colder months and found it great, also love S&G!

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    1. I love the cicaplast for Winter, so good!

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  2. The hand creams in Aldi are really good! I really recommend trying one out. They're only 99c so it won't break the bank if you don't like them haha :) x

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    1. Oh really? I'll bear that in mind! Love the nail polish remover from Lidl so I'll give anything a go! x

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  3. I like the LRP one, been using it for my crone-like claws for the past few months! I love hand creams.

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  4. Hand cream is the one thing I am so bad at remembering to use, and I really should because the constant washing/alcohol gel is soo harsh as you know! I like the sound of that Roger & Gallet one x

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    1. It's really lovely, I'm just coming to the end of it now and will have to get a new one!

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  5. I used to love Hand Food but then I discovered their Hand Dream that contains AHAs and it's taken over! I also really like the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast. I'd love to try Laura Mercier, I'd say that smells amazing! x

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

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    1. Ooh I haven't heard of hand dream! will definitely be checking that out! x

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  6. I tired of perfumey hand creams after using hand food but Roger and Gallet do amazing creams!

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  7. I am a huge fan of hand creams, my hands are very sensitive. I use the cicplast religiously during the colder months, as well as the Palmers cocoa butter cream. But I am also a huge fan of the R&G cream too :) Smells so good!

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