6.7.12

The Hand Cream Olympics

The Olympics are less than 22 days away and you can colour me in gold and call me excited because that's what I am. This leads me on to the topic of today, because hand cream is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your hands are nourished and moisturised throughout the colder season. I have ranked five of the hand creams I currently have on rotation and there could only be one winner.


Gold Medal: Ulittlebeauty nourishing hand cream for your happy clappers. It is such an actively nourishing hand cream due to its fantastic ingredients like Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Kakadu Plum, and Macadamia and Jojoba Oils. The scent is also really nice. It's also cruelty free and paraben free and costs $9.99 for 75mls.
Silver Medal: Neutrogena anti-ageing hand cream SPF 15 is the only sun-safe hand cream in this Olympics and the Norwegian flag on the tube sees it fly across the finish line at a safe silver distance. It does smell a little sun-screeny but protecting your hands is very important. It costs $7.99 for 50mls. The Norwegian formula hand creams were developed after they were shown to treat the hands of hard-working fisher men and women. I can attest to fishing being terrible for your hands due to the salty sea, windy weather, setting the yarn and collecting the fish. Here I am rowing up a storm with my dad's uncle, who was one of my favourite people ever. 
Bronze Medal: OPI Avojuice Coconut Melon Hand & Body Creme smells absolutely delightful, does a good job of moisturising your hands but it just doesn't last. It has Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil which soothes your hands, but it is one of those handcreams that you have to re-apply ten times a day. It costs $19.95 for 200mls.

Sadly where there are winners there also has to be losers, or non-placed hand creams. In all honesty, the Nivea Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream hasn't done anything wrong but the Nivea smell just lingers for hours and the ingredient list isn't too exciting. Macadamia Nut Oil is good but Paraffinum Liquidum is not great. The low price of $4.29 for 75mls is a redeeming feature though. The Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Hand Therapy is my least favourite. The purple packaging is super cute, but the Iris scent is too rich and the cream does not sink into my skin quickly enough. It is also the most expensive hand cream in this race, and will set you back $20 for 50mls. 
Now tell me, which hand cream are you currently using? Are your hands more needy for hand cream in winter?

Xx

8 comments:

  1. I am also loving the "Ulittlebeauty nourishing hand cream for your happy clappers"! I got it in the Priceline skincare bag and had never heard of the brand before but will certainly be checking it out next time I'm in Priceline! I love keeping this in my purse and offering it to people, followed by there wonderful comments about how nice it is!!

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    1. I think it's absolutely fantastic:) It was such a pleasant surprise, and I am glad you like it too! I am now keen on trying more of their products X

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  2. Haven't tried the ulittle beauty but have heard so many good things about it. I'm currently using The Aromatherapy Co Rose and Patchouli hand and nail cream that I received in an old I Love This Box. Which I really quite like. My favourite is L'Occataine shea butter one but it's just too expensive for me now. And after all those boxes and the Priceline Skin Care bag, I can't justify buying more things that I don't really need!

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    1. Ulittlebeauty is fab:) L'Occitaine has great stuff too but yes, it is hard to justify when our cupboards are overflowing with products X

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    2. i'm not usually a fan of hand cream but have to look into it with my hands starting to peel :( damn winter!
      luckily there's a buy one get one free offer at priceline for ulittlebeauty products at the moment! :D
      thanks for the review!

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    3. Yes aimz, I think it's time to cure those hands with some cream. I used to get really dry hands in Norwegian winter so I always carried hand cream with me Xx

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  3. I was just saying to Husband the other day that i must be the worst person in the whole world at applying hand cream. I feel like there is NEVER a good time to do it - except when I'm about to go to sleep....and then I forget! I love my Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Cream - which I received as a gift - divine!

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    1. Haha, I doubt you are the worst in the world:) Maybe just have one in your handbag and one next to your bed? That way it's always convenient X

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