Hello! Being back in an office has once again wreaked havoc on my hands – argh! – so I’ve been putting through a few hand creams though their paces lately. Let’s see how the Laidbare In Safe Hands hand cream got on.
Laidbare In Safe Hands Hand Cream
£10.00 – The Hut
Laidbare hand cream is the ultimate intensive moisture cream for very dry hands. Everyday exposure leaves your hands thirsty and dry. Quench them with this fabulously aromatic cream and feel the difference as the skin soaks up all the nourishing properties. Organic shea butter has the ability to spread evenly and absorb almost instantly into skin, known for its intense healing properties and gives the hand cream a lovely consistency. Sunflower oil is perfect for distressed hard working hands; deeply moisturising. Vitamin C is an antioxidant known to rejuvenate and strengthen the skin.
Aqua (Water), Thebroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate (Palm Kernel), Isopropyl Myristate (Palm Oil), Stearic Acid (Vegetable), Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin (Coconut), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol (Naturally Derived Preservative), Parfum, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Linalool (Essential Oils), Geraniol (Essential Oils), Limonene (Essential Oils), Benzyl Benzoate (Essential Oils), Benzyl Salicylate (Essential Oils).
I like to think that I have hard working hands.. Wait… What do you mean Tweeting and Instagramming doesn’t count? *goes off in a huff* In all seriousness though, I do keep my hands quite busy throughout the day which means they can get dry and feel tight quickly.
The texture of this hand cream is addictive; it feels almost whipped and mousse like. When dispensing into the hands, it feels thick and nourishing. When working it into the hands, the cream seems to melt into the hands and feels like a light oil has been applied. Within 10 seconds or so, the hand cream is absorbed without a greasy or heavy feeling and the skin feels smooth. As it’s so light, this hand cream can be reapplied frequently throughout the day.
This hand cream is rich in shea butter, an ingredient that is easily absorbed by our skin and is said to help with the absorption of other ingredients. Coupled with other skin loving ingredients such as sunflower seed oil (helps to repair skin’s barrier and reduce inflammation), cocoa butter (rich in anti-oxidants and improves skin’s elasticity) to name a few, this provides relief to overworked hands. It may not be quite enough for seriously pushed-to-the-limit hands – I think you would need something a little more intense. In my view, this hand cream is more of an everyday handbag item.
At £10.00 for 50ml, it may be slightly over some budgets. However, The Hut are currently running an offer where you receive this hand cream for free when you spend £20 on selected beauty when you use the code LAIDBARE. This offer expires on 19 November 2014. You could do some Christmas shopping and keep this hand cream for yourself…