I'm addicted to hand cream. I apply it lavishly a number of times a day and have been known to go back home ten minutes into a journey to go and get it (I do the same for lipbalm) on the rare occasions I've forgotten to pop it back into my handbag.
The latest hand cream I've tried of late, is Liz Earle's Hand Repair. Packed with panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), soothing echinaca, antioxidants beta-carotene and natural source Vitamin E, I thought my hands were in for a treat and looked forward to using it as the weather took a turn for the worse.
Pretty, sleek packaging and a compact size makes it easy to carry around, but I'm not a fan of the formula. Hmmm what to say about this..it's not my favourite Liz Earle product. At first squirt, I'm impressed by the texture, which is rich and reasonably thick, but once I began to rubs my hands together, it just doesn't deliver the moisturising properties that I'd expect.
An example of this, was yesterday morning. I'd forgotten my gloves at home and it was quite cold yesterday. I had moisturised my hands Hand Repair just before leaving the house, yet two minutes later at the bus stop, dry skin was staring back at me in the crease between my thumb and finger - not sexy.
As the day went on, whenever I used it after washing my hands I felt I had to apply more pressure than usual when rubbing my hands together, but I was never satisfied with the end result.
Plus points? It's certainly not greasy, in fact it leaves a somewhat silky finish to the hands after application and it has a light, minty type scent to it - actually it's reminiscent of other products in the Superskin line but less penetrative. It also absorbs easily too.
Check out the lovely gift box packaging that all orders will benefit from throughout the festive period.
All in all it's not a terrible product, and I'm sure it's loved by many, but when compared to how moisturising I find Liz Earle's Superskin Body Cream, then I have to be honest and say that it scores poorly in comparison. This isn't a a Liz Earle product that I'd personally recommend, bottom line is that it's just not as moisturising as I'd like.
How much is it? £8.75 (50ml)
Where can I get it from? www.lizearle.com