Have been finding my hands have been getting very dry in this winter weather. I am currently using three different hand creams regularly.
Pai Fragonia & Seabuckthorn which retails at £16 for 50ml (I won this in February on a Facebook Friday Valentine's competition with the body cream).
I've got this in the bathroom beside the soap.
It contains seabuckthorn which are orange berries, rich in natural oils and are found on bushes near the seashore. They are quite bitter tasting and are usually used in skincare and bodycare products - although I did once eat seabuckthorn ice cream! (it was horrible!)
The hand cream also contains fragonia which is an Australian essential oil which is extracted from leaves in the bush and it has a citrus and spicy floral note.
This hand cream has a nice rich texture and it melts easily into the skin leaving no sticky residue. The scent is unusual and takes a bit of getting used to. I'd say its slightly herbal and fruity and quite strong smelling. It hasn't put me off the product though. It is marketed as being great for dry, chapped and sensitive skin.
On my bedside table I have Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream - 100ml - retails at £18 (although I got this in the sales last year in a set with full size beauty flash balm and three or four minis for £20 in total - a bargain!)
I am nearly finished this one - lasts for ages! This is a light cream which sinks into the skin, softening hands and cuticles. It contains sesame and coconut oils, shea butter and Japanese Mulberry extract. I don't adore the scent but do love this hand cream - it works. I also have a 30ml size of this in the bottom of my handbag.
In my desk at work I have the L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream Hibiscus Flower. I first mentioned the L'Occitane hand creams here. I love these hand creams as they are so rich and great for dry hands. It's scented with exotic hibiscus flower, enriched with shea butter, honey and almond extracts - just delish!
I have also got a Herbfarmacy hand cream to try out - and I'll try and do this after I've been in the garden - it smells quite minty and it contains comfrey, caledula and marshmallow and is made with 79% organic ingredients.
What hand creams do you use regularly? Or are you not a hand cream fan? x