I know my skin gets really dry and itchy in the winter months. I’m covered up in more layers and constant hand washing has my knuckles hurting. Remember this post where I talked about my love of body oils? Well I still love them and I swear by them for keeping skin smooth especially in the colder months. One of the body oils mentioned in that post is from Weleda. I didn’t know at the time but they also have a body wash and they recently sent me their hand cream!
I’m kind of picky when it comes to hand creams. I hate the greasy residue that most leave because I’m always reaching for my phone soon after or I’m on the computer and having greasy hands is just uncomfortable. This stuff was great, it was was really light and absorbed really quickly into my skin. It contains a combination of Seabuckthorn Oil and Sesame Oil – I love the smell too, nice and citrusy – but the natural citrus smell due to the essential oils of orange and mandarin – not that candy like citrus smell. As a bonus for the holiday season it comes with a pair of moisturizing gloves which is perfect for restoring your skin’s moisture overnight.
Another product I recently had the chance to try was George’s Cream (warning, if you’re at work turn your speakers down before clicking on the their website!).
I’ve never heard of them before but they are a Canadian company out of Calgary and the product was developed by pharmacist George Doherty to combat dry skin problems. Their tagline is simply “It Works”. And you know what, it really does!
I don’t have SUPER dry skin but I remember in my lab days constantly washing my hands and wearing gloves did a number on your hands. Now I moisturize more often in general so my hands aren’t too bad although I can’t say the same for my cuticles.