Because im using loads of hand sanitizer on a daily basis, plus the usual washing with soap and water, my hands and nails are horribly dry. They can get so dry, that i developed a little patch of eczema on the side of my hand. Great.
Used a couple of hand creams so far, some better then others like Avene Cold Cream (great for night time), Clarins Hand and Nails (really don’t see whats the fuss about and the scent is to overpowering for me), Lancome Nutrix Hand Cream (ideal for winter, deep nourishing treatment), La Roche Posay Xerand (love it for sensitive skin, beautiful scent).
Need to specify that i hate having moisturiser on my hands during the day, most of the times it feels gross and oily.
Roger & Gallet Creme Sublime Bois D’Orange and L’Occitane Hibiscus Flower Hand Cream
Roger & Gallet Creme Sublime Bois D’Orange
This is my day time hand cream and it can be found every day in my bag. Its a hand and nail moisturiser, with SPF 15 (hence the day time use) with and oil-in-water texture that drys to a matte, non-sticky finish. Its the last thing i slather on my hands before exiting the house, i find its really important to use Spf on your hands to help delaying the nasty age spots later.
And the texture
The scent is not offensive, it doesn’t smell of pure oranges its more of a sweet, citrus hint. Love how my hands are not slippery after use and remain soft for hours. Also the packaging looks very fancy and expensive, it gets snapped from my hands to get admired every time i pop it out of the bag.
L’Occitane Hibiscus Flower Hand Cream
This is the limited edition L’Occitane 20% Shea Butter Hibiscus Flower scented, free with the November issue of Marie Claire. There are another two versions out there to be collected with the magazine, rose scented le. and the original shea butter version.
Really glad i picked this one out, love the scent and the results are amazing! Like the Sublime Cream, it has a sweet-citrusy scent very unique, just beautiful. I know, suck at describing scents you will just have to sample it in the shop. Really coudnt stop sniffing my hands when i first applied it.
Because the texture is buttery and rich, i use the L’Occitane during the night as a more intensive night treatment. Swear, in the morning even the driest skin will appear smooth and soft. Its just brilliant!
Free with November Marie Claire and in L’Occitane shops.