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This winter has been the worst ever in regards to my fingers being dry. I would never have previously said that I suffer from dry skin, but despite it being a wet rather than icy winter, my hands (maybe it is age related!) seem to be unable to cope. I do wear gloves when I am out for a longer period of time, but every so often this winter the dryness has just flared up and my hands feel a little raw. My mother in law is very kind and generous (not having any daughters herself) and bought herself and me one of these Crabtree and Evelyn 60 Second Fix for Hands, when she saw a 3 for 2 offer somewhere on Crabtree and Evelyn products. This little pack can be bought for the likes of £8 in some online shops, which isn't cheap cheap, but quite nice as a little treat to throw in a Christmas or birthday gift.
My mother in law is quite a fan of Crabtree and Evelyn and their products hence the reason she thought this may help my hands during these winter months. THis product comes beautifully packaged in a sea blue box with a little cord handle, which is why I think it would be a lovely gift. The blue sea colour is deliberately designed to reflect the sea as La Source products from the range are meant to be inpsired by the 'restorative powers of the sea around us'. Products from this range include mineral salts, seaweed extract and marine botanicals. Within the little box are two small creams - one a hand therapy cream and the other a hand recovery cream. They aren't huge tubes but you don't need to use a lot of these creams to have effect and so the tubes should last a fair amount of time. The tubes are designed to restore dry hands and make them feel silky smooth again when used together.
THese tubes are designed to be used one after the other. You are meant to use the Hand Recovery tube first as it contains exfoliators - natural exfoliators including pumice and salt crystals which are meant to smooth and polish the skin, but at the same time it cleanses and mositurises the hands as it contains ingredients including Shea Butter and other natural extracts. You need to apply this product to your hands and leave it for a few minutes before you rinse it off. I was a little sceptical but there is a noticeable difference after using the exfoliator - it certainly helps the skin feel smooth and soft and not dry and raw. This is when you apply the second tube the Hand Therapy.
The Hand therapy tube contains a rather luxurious cream which is meant to smooth, moisturise and condition the hands as well as leaving them with a sea air scent (not one I would get excited about or that is overly strong). This cream contains Shea Butter and Macademia Nut Oil and is meant to keep moisture locked close to the skin to keep it hydrated. I'm not a massive fan of fragranced hand creams but this one is very pleasant, not greasy at all, and absorbs well into the skin to leave my hands feeling a lot lot softer and smoother.
I have been using this for a few weeks now and I really do like it. Initially I used a little of each tube before I went to bed and when my hands started to feel more like their old selves and I had got rid of that rawness and dryness, I stopped using it just as frequently, but when I feel the slightest hint of dryness I apply these two tubes again and I can feel my hands being restored. A great product that my mother in law was wise about.