Many of my recent posts have been dedicated to battling dry winter skin and I'm happy to report that I am winning the fight! Nothing spoils a beautiful manicure like dry, chapped skin so today I am featuring a couple of nourishing products to get your hands and body in tip top shape.
When the weather warms up and the gloves come off I want my hands looking soft, supple and moisturized and the Hand Chemistry Concentrate is made to do just that. Formulated with “extraordinarily” high amounts of hyaluronic acid suspended in a base of skin-enhancing red algae and tamarind, the concentrate helps improve hydration and texture.
If you don’t know what hyaluronic acid is don’t let the “acid” part scare you off. It is actually quite safe and one of the most popular ingredients right now in skincare and beauty for its ability to distribute and absorb thoroughly. It also hydrates more than most components by increasing the skin’s ability to retain water which is imperative for people with parched skin.
The concentrate comes in a larger bottle so that you can also use it on your entire body for optimal results. This product is designed to absorb quickly to provide long-lasting hydration while alleviating uncomfortable tightness.
Although the treatment has a gel consistency when I rub it onto my hands or body it feels similar to a light lotion. For a few minutes after application there is a slight residue but it seems to dissipate quickly for non-sticky coverage.
Although I like the nice light scent and extra protection from environmental elements, for me the moisturizing effects of the gel did not last as long as the creams and I needed to reapply it more frequently. It is however great for those who prefer light-weight products to creams or heavy body butters. The concentrate retails for $30.00.
I have been using the Hand Chemistry creams for a few months now with great results and I even gifted them at Christmas! The Triple-Function Hyaluronic-Rich Hydrator comes in a convenient purse size and hydrates below and above the skin’s surface.
For those who frequently hand wash or for repeated exposure to harsh climates, dish soap and all the other drying ingredients you may encounter throughout the day this cream provides rich, instant relief.
The formula moisturizes with invisible glove-like protection for soft, supple hands and long-term results. With a skin quenching base of liquid mango butter, Brazilian Acai and nourishing oils this is a wonderfully thick, indulgent cream that takes care of dry, flaky skin and rough cuticles. It retails for $9.00.
You can find these and more great products online by clicking HERE or at Shoppers Drug Mart.
**Disclaimer: were products provided for review