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.