Getting Handy – friends with benefits in the hand lotion department

As with applying body lotion, I’m not too good with the hand creams. In summer I don’t like the heavy, sweaty feeling and the rest of the year I’m just not in the habit.

I’m set on changing this as I have real old lady hands already, so here are the best hand creams of the bunch. Most have some added benefits – because if I’m doing this, I want some additional perks.

Optiphi Anti Ageing Hand Therapy

Optiphi’s hand cream is very much a treatment product. It contains vitamins B and C, SPF20, and a couple of fancy pants ingredients to combat volume loss, improve elasticity and prevent as well as correct photo damage. It smells like good old cream – one of my favourite scents out there.

R220, 75ml.

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange Hand Cream

I’m a little obsessed with the Tarocco Orange range from Crabtree & Evelyn, and the hand cream is up there with the shower gel and body lotion. I won’t lie, it’s the scent that got me here. Together with orange; sage and eucalyptus makes for a deliciously citrusy scent that’s still creamy and warm.

R330, 100g (Hand Therapy)

Optiphi Anti Ageing Hand Therapy, Justine Honey Herbal Serum and Filorga Hand filler gloves. Crabtree Tarocco Orange is missing in action.
Optiphi Anti Ageing Hand Therapy, Justine Honey Herbal Serum and Filorga Hand filler gloves. Crabtree Tarocco Orange is missing in action.

Filorga Hand Filler

How clever is this? Filorga have come up with reusable gloves infused with a hand mask – one pair gives you 15 uses. You simply slap them on and continue going about your business. The gloves work on plumping, dark spots and also has a little something in there for nourishing your nails. It’s very bizarre – they just feel a little rubbery on the inside, but when you take them off it’s very clear that you’ve had a hand treatment.

R550, one pair of gloves (approx 15 uses)

Justine Honey Herbal Ageless Hands Night Serum

Initially nostalgia was my reason for liking this  – I remember this scent from my school days, when I think I got a hand-me-down lotion from my mom. The texture is an absolute winner here though – it absorbs within less than a minute and leaves my hands feeling smooth, hydrated and non-greasy. I’m not 100% sure of the ingredients, but there’s a merry mix of hydrators, emollients and vitamins.

R129, 50ml

 

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5 Comments

  1. Jul 1, 2014 / 12:24 PM

    I totes love Optiphi, its a great brand!! nice post:)

    • Jul 1, 2014 / 12:29 PM

      Thank you Telma x I haven’t used too many of their products, but they do have good stuff!

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    • Jul 1, 2014 / 2:08 PM

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      • Jul 1, 2014 / 2:38 PM

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