Those who know me personally can attest to the fact that I have very soft hands. I do not have any special regimen or exclusive treatment; I simply keep them moisturized. Here are my current favorite hand creams:
1. L’Occitane Hand Cream
I love this stuff and strongly believe it deserves all the acclaim!
It has a delicate scent similar to that of the Ultra Rich line and with 20% Shea butter it is very moisturizing. My favorite thing about this hand cream is that it is non-greasy. It absorbs quickly and does not leave behind that greasy residue like so many other hands creams.
|L'Occitane Hand Cream|
I have it in three sizes;
150ml €19: I keep this large tube around the house. I always reach for this after I have done the dishes or used cleaning detergents.
30ml €7: This one I keep in my handbag. It’s a good size to tote around or even to keep in your desk at work.
10ml: I received these tiny tubes from a business class goodie bag, but they are also available in the L’Occitane travel kit. They are just the perfect size to slip into your clutch.
2. Gamila Secret Hands 50ml € 25.95
This was given to me as gift November, 2011. My initial reaction was “oh how nice” and before even trying it I stuck it in a drawer and completely forgot about it. The truth is, I was quite satisfied with using the L’Occitane Hand Cream and as I had not heard of Gamila Secret prior to receiving this gift, I really did not give it much thought.
|Gamila Secret Hands|
Although they are hidden away most of the time our feet are still in need of a bit of loving too. This is particularly true during the winter when our heels are more prone to developing callouses, which when left untreated may lead to cracks. Not only are these symptoms unsightly, they may also cause discomfort. In most cases your regular body lotion or even rich body butter is not designed to combat the drying effects of winter. Regular exfoliation coupled with a cream designed specifically for foot care is your best bet to prevent dry, cracked heels.
My new fave:
· Gamila Secret Feet 100 ml € 30.95
I was so impressed with Gamila Secret Hands that I figured why not give “Feet” a try; it did not disappoint. It has a minty scent and when applied is quite refreshing and soothing; a great treat for tired feet at the end of the day. Like the Gamila Secret Hands, this too is an all-natural product.
· The Body Shop No More Rough Stuff Foot Smoother
· The Body Shop File A Foot
|The Body Shop No More Rough Stuff Foot Smoother and File A Foot|
Be sure to catch the next blog post in this series, “My Favorite Face Moisturizer ”, due October 22nd, 2012.
Thanks for reading,
xoxo Ree van D
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