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A big hand for handcreams

I use hand cream almost every day, so I thought it would be good to let you know which have made my top 6 in the year 2015…

beautyspotlaiafarrangravesEOS (Evolution of Smooth) (£8.00) has a very feminine and fun new collection, with lovely modern packaging. I tried their Berry Blossom Hand Lotion and was pleasantly surprised – it contained a deeply moisturizing, very soothing light cream with a fabulous, fresh fragrance. Perfectly portable with an ultra cool design. It also comes in Cucumber (light green) and Fresh Flowers scents (turquoise).

laiafarrangravesblogL’Occitane – Rose 4 Reines velvet hand cream (£8.00, 30ml)
A true classic, this aptly-named velvet hand cream is fabulous! With organic ingredients, a beautiful rose scent and a very light texture, it’s extremely effective in protecting your hands. The epitome of timeless femininity comes in a handy 30 ml tube, perfect for carrying in your handbag.

 

laiafarrangravesThe Body Shop – Amande crème mains & ongles / Almond Hand & Nail Cream (£5.00)
Actively protects against dehydration, and is excellent for softening your cuticles and conditioning your nails, too. The natural oils it contains strengthen and nourish. It has a lovely texture and absorbs quickly, with a sweet, almond scent. My hands feel really soft after using this. Perfect size, too!

 

 

laiafarrangravesEndless Glove Dry Hand Cream 2 in 1 (£6.00) is a moisture mask and hand cream formulated with macadamia and grapeseed oils, pomegranate & shea butters. With its pleasant scent and texture, it lays down a velvety smooth moisture barrier that works for 12 hours after you apply it, and comes in the perfect purse-friendly size, with the usual quirky and fun Soap & Glory packaging.

 

 

 

 

 

laiafarrangravesThe wonderful people at Burt’s Bees bring us their special Beeswax hand cream and Hand salve (£10.99). Both come in small circular packages, one glass and the other a small metal tin. They also have a Lemon butter cuticle cream which softens cuticles fast and effectively, leaving a pleasant scent behind. The beeswax hand cream is very thick, with a strong, waxy scent which evaporates quickly – and you’re left with the softest hands imaginable. The hand salve is invigorating and slightly minty, perfect for preventing chapping in the big outdoors, or after some gardening. You can pop all of these in your handbag – the tins are particularly light.

laiafarrangravesNorwegian formula hand creams  (from £2.79) A classic! These hand creams from Neutrogena come in various versions now: fast absorbing, hand and nail, berry and anti-ageing. The slightly heavy formula is quickly absorbed and protects hands in the toughest of conditions, leaving your hands baby soft.

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Missing the summer? Time to tone

It’s easy to forget how dry the skin can get in cold weather, especially after the summer months. So I always think the start of a new season is the perfect time to boost the skin, ready for the cold months ahead. I love a good scent, in fact the smell of a product is one of the deciding factors when choosing what to use on my skin, so this brand-new zesty Spa Fit Toning Massage Oil from The Body Shop feels like the perfect antidote to the post-summer blues.

As oils go this one is easily absorbed into the skin so it doesn’t leave your hands sticky once you apply it. It’s perfect after a morning shower as it gives you a citrus boost – it contains grapefruit and lemon essential oils.
Lemon is naturally refreshing and detoxifying and helps rejuvenate dull skin, and grapefruit has an uplifting de-stressing aroma that combats fatigue, stimulates the lymphatic system and helps clear the body of toxins. It also contains a high vitamin C content, making it a valuable antioxidant.

The Spa Fit Toning Massage Oil from The Body Shop is priced at £15.00. For more information go to www.thebodyshop.co.uk