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Not that I am not grateful but sometimes I do wonder why my cousin spends so much money on things. Last year for my birthday she bought me a little box that had a couple nail polishes, nail files and buffers. As the box was rather small I thought it was a bit out of character as she is normally so generous but then I noticed the price tag on the side that read £24. I was in shock that people would buy such small things for large amounts.
Moving on to Christmas she got me some hand cream. Admittedly I was thinking, "thanks, I've got tons of hand creams" but as the box was singing the creams praises and came with some night gloves I thought I'd give it a chance.
I opened the box to find a lovely container. Sounds really stupid but it's so cute I leave it out in the bathroom just because it's pretty. You could tell it was expensive just looking at it.
The cream comes with some gloves to wear overnight to help the cream get absorbed and not get rubbed off on your bed sheets.
"The concentration of natural substances, hyaluronic acid and silk amino acids in our Repairing Night Cream for Hands has a revitalising effect for cell renewal and moisture retention. The specially designed cotton gloves are used to enclose hands after application to help this rich cream penetrate effectively while you sleep."
I put a good coating of cream on my hands and put the gloves on. The cream itself felt lovely and thick. Instantly my skin felt soft but for how long? Normally by morning I have my normal dry skin back as if I've not put hand cream on at all. I tend to get very dry skin even though I have hand creams all over the place. I put some on at times when on the move, typing on the computer, picking the kids up from school. For many years now I have had an obsession with chap-stick. I have them everywhere to keep my lips soft and I am starting to be the same way with hand creams.
I was woken up by my youngest child at about 1am and had to take one of the gloves off to get him a glass of water and get him back into bed. My hands still felt rather silky. The cream had worked itself into my skin but due to having the gloves on almost felt like there was a thin layer still on my skin. I put a little bit more on and went back to sleep.
By the time I got up to start making school lunches my hands still had that creamy feeling which was quite nice to wake up with. Now that the gloves were off and the daily routine of getting things ready for school and work had begun it wasn't long before the creamy feeling had gone. My skin still felt soft until about lunchtime.
I did that same routine again the next night (including the kid waking me up!) and had the same results. A bit unrealistic for me to want a hand cream to stay perfectly on my skin for the entire day but this one has come closer than others before it.
* Intensive cure for dry hands
* Intensive 30-day cure for damaged hands
* Renews cell & moisture skin
* With special designed cotton gloves to enclose hands after application
* Helps to penetrate effectively while you sleep
I have now been using this 75ml jar for 2 weeks and it's starting to get a bit low so I looked into buying a new one. For a "30 day cure" to dry damaged hands you'd expect it to last 30 days. Maybe it's the extra night-time applications. I found a few websites that sell this product but it's priced from £25 - £35 and I really don't want to spend that on a hand cream. I'm going to hold onto the gloves and see if other creams I have will work.
Maybe next time my cousin asks what I would like for a Birthday of Christmas I'll change my answer from "Oh I don't know" to "Mavala repairing Night cream!"
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