Don't forget your hand cream!

Friday, 17 January 2014

I don't know about you, but I seem to have a lot of different hand creams floating around in my collection. I am never without one. My newest addition to the bunch is this fancy one from NEOM which I won in a twitter competition around Christmas time. A lot of my creams are in tubes, so it's nice to have something a little different that can sit on my desk and look a bit prettier!

My mum used to always say to me to make sure I take good care of my hands as they are what can show your true age when you are older! This is why using a hand cream or lotion regularly is very important! The skin on your hands is always exposed to the elements so you have to take good care of them and get into a bit of a routine in my opinion. Just as you would with any other part of your body! Without even realising we use our hands a lot on a daily basis. Working in an office I am constantly typing away at the computer, answering the phone, doing lots of general admin duties with my hands, so I find they get particularly dry throughout the day!

For a real intense hydration I like to use the creams that are thicker in consistency like the Shea Butter hand cream from L'occiatne. The added bonus is the scent, now I know this sounds odd.. but it smells like Babies, which is a really nice smell! Please don't say I am the only one that thinks this?  
Soap and Glory's Hand food is also a firm favourite of mine if I want my hands to feel very moisturised, I tend to keep this particular one for overnight and it seems to do the job nicely. I would be tempted to try the Endless Glove moisturising mask and hand cream as more of an overnight cream, but as I currently have enough in my stash it will be a while till I give that one a try. 

Even though a lot of the hand creams I have are in tubes, which is the norm for most brands. I do like the ones that come in pump bottles like the NEOM one pictured above. They look a bit classier and are more of a 'show' hand cream than just a beauty product! The Complete bliss Moroccan Rose hand lotion from NEOM is a lot thinner in consistency and doesn't take too long to sink in, making it perfect to use when at work. I cant really say "Sorry I'm not going to answer the phone, my hand cream is still sinking in" which would be the case with some of the other brands I have! The pump dispenser hand creams will take pride of place in my bathroom alongside my handwash and on my desk from now on! 

What are your favourite hand creams? 


  1. I'm yet to try a NEOM hand cream or any of the others you mentioned actually, but I'm so tempted by a Molton Brown one I tried in John Lewis, it was lovely!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)

  2. I recently got a little tube of a Neom handcream, and it's definitely a good-un! I love Hand Food too, and I recently did a review on one by a Jersey brand called Seascape that is gorgeous too!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  3. Ohh the packaging is beautiful, definitely lovely to have sitting on your desk <3 xo

  4. There’s a really great almond and goat’s milk hand cream from Burt’s Bees that you should give a try.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little


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