November 24, 2009

Handy Hand Lotions - for Those Who Dread Granny Hands

I often wake up in cold sweat in the middle of the night, thinking about what hand lotion I should pick at my local drugstore. There is so much choice, it's overwhelming. Hand lotion is serious business in Canada: it's cold and dry and your lovely hands can age 10 years in one afternoon out in the cold. Now as I have mentioned before, I have the driest skin known to mankind, so if a cream works on me, it will work on anybody else! Hand lotion also comes handy (ha!) for the OCD people in your life who insist on washing their hands every time they touch a door knob. Don't ask me how I know this, OK?

1 - My everyday choice: J.R Watkins hand & body lotion - Lemon Cream
My top hand cream choice is J.R Watkins ($8 for 325ml at your local drugstore) - it's 99.15% natural - good enough for me, and is not tested on animals for those of you who care. It contains natural shea and cocoa butters as well as natural oils like apricot, coconut, avocado, babassu and jojoba oil.  Despite using all these essential oils, this hand lotion is not greasy at all. Even better, it smells incredible! Lemon cream cookies! Yum! In fact, the smell is so incredible, you may have the urge to eat your own hands. So make sure, you stay well fed at all times. Hands are useful sometimes - how would you hold your martini, otherwise ? -

2 - Classic and heavy duty lotion: Neutrogena hand lotion
I can't write a post about hand lotions without mentioning the classic Neutrogena hand lotion ($5), which does a great job, with a neutral scent this time. Some of you may find it a little greasy however, this is what I would call a heavy duty cream. I mean, when a lotion says "Norwegian Formula" on its package, you know it's serious stuff, right? You can go to Antartica  Norway and back! Probably not your best cream if you live in a place like California.

3- The luxury choice: Nourrishing Comfort hand cream by Decléor ($24)
This French brand can only be found in spas and online, and  it's not cheap, but their products are usually fantastic. Their hand cream nourishes your skin, reduces pigmentation marks and regulates perspiration, all that without leaving you feeling greasy. So it does more than your usual hand lotion, hence the price.

So let's keep our hands beautiful for this winter!


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