Winter Essentials: The Hand Cream

Hi My Lovelies,
I am super glad it's Friday and deep down i feel this week has gone really fast! If you remember last week when i put up a post on Winter Essentials-Lip Savers, I promised a follow up on Winter Essentials-The Hand cream Edit. So I am keeping to my promise. The weather here in London has taken a super dramatic turn and it sets to be getting very cold by next week and we may even have a zero degree temperature next week. I am totally dreading that but i will definitely be prepared. 

My hands are another part of my body that get really dry without notice which is why i am always armed with Hand creams both in my hand bag and on my desk at work. I think another reason may be the heating system in the house when it is freezing. Of course, everyone loves heaters because they leave you really warm but they also have some adverse effects on your hand and skin in general by dehydrating and taking off all the natural body moisture which may lead to dry hands and sometimes cracked skin. To prevent that, I always reach for my two favourite hand creams:

Neal's Yard Remedies Power Berry Daily Moisture
I received this sample as a magazine freebie during the summer and i believe i have featured it in a small post over here. It is not your typical hand cream because it is a daily moisturiser for the body as a whole but its compact packaging means it has to be converted to a hand cream which is very easy to sue. At first, i did not really like the fragrance because it smelt very organic(I am totally rubbish in describing scents/fragrances) but the fragrance grew on me with continuous usage and i really like it now. Packed with Anti-Oxidant rich Acai berry, Bilberry and Goji Berry, the Neal's Yard Power Berry Daily Moisture is perfect in ensuring your hands are well moisturised and hydrated. I love the way it sinks into my skin effortlessly and ensures it remains soft although it is a little bit watery which means you need to be careful so you don't waste it I only need to reapply sparingly as it really works well and i love it. This has a permanent place in my bag.

The Body Shop Almond Hand and Nail Cream
Now this is a proper hand cream as it is designed to be a hand cream. I also got this free from the Body Shop sometime in September via who had a code which entitled you to one Body Shop Hand cream you fancied so i quickly snapped up this offer like i always do. I picked up the Almond one because i think Almond has some moisturising properties and it has a nice smell. I really like this one because it is suitable for both my hands and my nails. Yes, I apply some on my nails every now and then (does anyone else's nails grow faster during the Winter? Mine does) and my nails love it as it strengthens them somewhat. Compared to the Neal's Yard Power Berry, i find the texture of the Body Shop Almond Hand and Nail Cream a little bit thicker which i prefer as it means there is less waste. This also sinks in easily without the associated annoying greasy feel that some hand cream leave behind. The only thing i am not a fan of is the packaging. It gets really squishy because it comes in a metal-like tube and it can get really messy in your bag if the lid comes off and it can come off. This stays on my desk at work and i take it back during the weekend for my table at home.

That's it folks. i hope you have enjoyed this little post. Have an amazing weekend and i will see you in my next post...toodles..x P.S. What are your favourite hand cream during the winter?


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