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Hand cream before is something I knew I had to use but not something I like to use. I do not like hand creams that don't sink into the skin no matter how little you use, I have used light and rich creams and they've all been the same.
I hate the feeling of greasy, sticky, sweaty hands that you have to tissue or wipe off just to get rid of the greasy feeling or just before you want to touch or do anything.
My hands do get very dry and sometimes crack if I am not careful, especially as my hands are always in water, so sometimes I have to put a hand cream on if I like it or not, but it was never a joy to use like I wanted it to be.
I was worried I was missing the benefits of using a hand cream, as we all know one of the first signs of ageing is shown on the hands and with my dry cracked hands they actually looked older than they should because they we're so dry. Something had to be done.
I watched a shopping channel called QVCUK, both presenters were talking at how brilliant this hand cream is, it's not sticky and none greasy, which is exactly the type of cream I am after. This hand cream has been formulated with advanced OPI's Avocodo Lipid Complex, which helps to revitalise, sooth and condition dry skin and nails.
OPI is a family run and very well known leading hand and nail brand that was founded in 1983 by Lena White. OPI supply hundreds of nail and mobile salons all over the world, OPI sell a staggering 55,000,000 bottles of polish and treatment every single year. OPI have won hundreds of awards for their very successful range and are continuing to do so.
Unfortunately with QVCUK.com you can't just purchase their Moisture Replenishing Lotion on its own so I decided to go else where. I went to http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk and picked up 450ml for £14.99, which is a bargain as OPI's official manufacture at www.lenawhite.co.uk will set you back £22.20 for the same 450ml, other sizes of this hand cream comes in 30lm 120ml and 240ml so there is always a size for everyone.
The packing is simple yet effective; it comes in a plastic cream bottle with a flip top lid, a sticker on the front telling you the name and the same at the back but it tells you the ingredients instead. It also states it has a shelf life of 18 months once opened and it can be recycled again once finished.
The cream itself is white in colour; thankfully for me it's not a rich, thick cream that I can't stand, instead I am greeted with a light cream that seems wonderful to apply to your hands.
As soon as you apply some cream to your hands straight away you can smell the product, it smells like being inside a spa, it has a lovely relaxing feeling.
A good tip is to apply hand cream only to the back of your hands as this is where the first signs are ageing can be shown, the palms of your hands naturally have oils to keep them from drying out. Applying cream to this area means you are wasting product.
When I rub both palms together to distribute the product, it slides across the skin very easily with no effort at all, I then massage it into my hands. Almost straight away the product has gone into my skin and within a few minutes it has completely disappeared. With this cream I also make sure I rub my nails and cuticles with it as it has their famous ingredient, Avocodo Lipid Complex, which is good for your nails and cuticles.
Straight away my hands feel really smooth to the touch and not at all greasy, which is what I have been after for a long time. I no longer have to feel afraid of touching something with my greasy mitts. They no longer look dull, rough; instead I now have good looking moist and brighter hands to be proud of.
Instead with other hand creams when you apply them, you feel like you need to after every hand wash, or just in general. This cream helps your hands to stay moisturised for hours on end; although it is a light cream it is very high in moisture content.
I would say I only have to apply this cream twice a day, which in turn is fantastic value for money compared to other hand creams on the market.
In all this is a very luxurious hand cream that is an absolute jot to use.