July 13, 2016


Over the last few weeks my hands have taken a beating. With dry skin worse than I had ever seen before on someone of 26 years old, I took to my beauty cupboards and prayed something would work. I mean I tried almost everything I had and I even finished three whole bottles of hand cream from various brand of all prices that just did nothing. If something didn't help I was considering going to the doctors to see if it was normal to have such awful peeling cracked skin and what I could do to stop it from getting worse...they would probably make me stop working!!

I think the problem with most hand creams I try is that they feel like they just sit on the skin. Like many moisturisers, some do feel sticky and unpleasant on the skin until you find something that just works. For me, it was the routine of using two products in my rather sunny picture above!

A hand cream was a given but the other product to my surprise was Trind Professional Exfoliating Hand Scrub c/o (TBC). I would have never even considered adding fuel to the fire and exfoliating my hands thinking it would make them ten times worse but using this scrub daily really did take away some of the dryness and helped making my hands smooth again. The formula of Trind Professional hand scrub is unlike anything I have used before, as it is so velvety and gentle. The sugar crystals help to remove dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin whilst Shea butter, sunflower oil and lotus extract helps to clean and hydrate your hands. I found the texture to be very fine so it didn't hurt my sensitive and damaged hands. The product seems to be a little tricky to find online but I will update the link as soon as I find a better store. Don't be phased by the green colouring either, it's colour completely disappears once you add water.

The saviour hand cream (FINALLY) came from one of my most loved skincare brands Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. Launched earlier on in the year is Aurelia's first hand cream Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream c/o (£28.00) was my last resort when it came to saviours. I was kinda saving this hand cream for a rainy day (yes its raining right now!) as I think it was too pretty to open. But this time it was a must! 

This hand cream contains BioOrganic ingredients that help diminish pigmentation in the skin along with hydrating and softening your hands. Natural ingredients such as Red Algae and Baobab are included to not only nourish your hands but also protect chapped skin, which after day after day at work never getting a rest, really helped keep my hands feeling alive again. Essential fatty acids and hyaluronic acid boosts firming and hydration levels in the skin. I loved the fact that Aurelia also tell you to focus in on your cuticles on their gorgeous packaging, which for me was one of areas of my hands that changed for the better and they improved the fastest. The texture of the hand cream is thicker than most but sinks into your skin leaving your hands youthful and glowy. The scent too is wonderfully natural like all Aurelia products of Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Patchouli.

This pairing seems to be working really well for me and with both almost finished, I would certainly invest in purchasing them again. What are your hand saviours?

Hugs & Kisses
Becki xox


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