I have always used hand cream and will always have a few on the go at any one time, with one at home, one in my drawer at work and sometimes one in my handbag. I would say that I probably apply hand cream about three times a day on average, and more so if the weather is particularly cold. This E45 skin confidence hand and nail cream is my current one which I use at home and I bought it from my local pound shop so I think I had a great bargain here.
I do like E45 products and have used their body lotion and bath oil as it their products don't contain any perfumes and are hypo allergenic. This comes in a 50ml tube with a flip top and the opening is wide enough to squeeze a decent amount of cream with one squeeze. The cream itself is white and is quite thick but feels smooth and not greasy at all. It has no smell as it is unperfumed and it is suitable for everyone.
To use I will squeeze a blob onto the back of my hand around the size of a five pence piece and find that this is plenty to rub into my hands. I will make sure that I rub it in between my fingers as this is sometimes where I get cracks in the cold weather. It absorbs quickly without too much rubbing and my hands feel soft and hydrated. I have never had any residue left on my hands or felt that I can't touch anything afterwards without leaving behind any remnants of cream. If I put my gloves on soon after using the cream I find there is no feeling of moisture or wetness in the glove as the cream is totally absorbed into my skin.
E45 claim that this hand cream is intensive and gives intensive long lasting moisturisation to dry, rough and chapped hands, and I can definitely said that my hands feel very soft straight away and this feeling remains for some time after use. They also claim that is restores the skin's natural barrier and I do feel that my hands are protected more than they would feel if I had not used the cream.
I do feel that I am giving my hands a good base of protection and I do think that it keeps my hands soft and supple especially during the winter months. The effects last a long time and I highly recommend it for anyone who has dry hands but also for everyone who likes to look after their hands, keep them in good condition and give them a bit of protection against the elements.
As with all E-45 products this is not packaged in a fancy extravagant tube with lots of bright eye catching graphics. It is what it is and it's not ashamed of that fact. The E-45 brand is such a long standing one that I think we can tend to overlook it in favour of more fashionable up to the minute brands but you know what, it's brilliant. Non greasy and quick to sink into the skin it really does soften your skin. I work in a specialist paper retailer and spend most of my day hauling loose paper about so I always have loads of tiny paper cuts. I usually steer clear of hand creams as they tend to make the cuts sting but this one doesn't at all. The other really good thing about this is that a little goes a long way, I've had this for quite some time and I've hardly made a dint in it at all. I'll definitely be buying it again.
Skin confidence moisturising Hand and nail cream hydrates, soothes and softens dry and sensitive hands for 24 hours / The unique combination of natural Lipids, Moisture enhancers and vitamins moisturises, nourishes and protects your hands for 24 hours /