My normal face cream is Simple Derma Intensive Relief Cream, however as this was unavailable in the shops and I was in desperate need of a similar cream, I picked up the hand cream as it contained the same ingredients.
As it turned out, I found the hand cream to be exactly the same as the body lotion, just in a shorter and wider tube, and with a different name. It is a squeezy, plastic tube which has a flip-top lid that is easy and quick to open and close, which makes it great to carry around when out and about. The small size also makes it great to keep in your handbag, and not make it too heavy.
Do note that the cream tends to collect and harden at the top of the nozzle, after a while, so it is important to clean it; simply by wiping it off with a tissue, otherwise you can find a mixture of cream and hardened cream on your skin.
The cream itself is thicker than a normal body lotion or hand cream, possibly because of the added canola oil. For those with dry skin, the thickness of the cream does make the skin feel more moisturised than using a thinner cream. It also makes it easier to use as a base for make-up, instead of foundation, and allows blush to last most of the day. The thickness also means I only need to apply one layer of cream at a time. The skin absorbs the cream quite well, so it doesn't make your skin feel wet, oily, sticky or messy. The cream is white in colour, and smells like a cream, no added scent.
During winter the cream keeps dry skin moisturised for one to two hours, before you need another application. So far this cream has not irritated, burnt or stung my skin, which most normal creams do. The cream is cool, and makes skin feel best when applied directly after having a warm or hot shower.
I would recommend this cream for those who have mildly dry skin or very mild eczema, this would not have worked on hydrating my skin during my severe eczema years. I find that sometimes, I have to use my medicated creams in addition to this, when an eczema patch makes an appearance. One of the reasons I use them together, is because the medicated creams are often too thick and sticky, so this moisturiser helps to even it out, and does not make my skin feel as if there is something on it.
The cream is available at Boots, and is priced at £4.15, for a 50ml tube. The tube is small, and easily used up in a month when you have dry or severely dry skin. I often go through two a month, as no other non-medicated cream has matched how good this cream is for my skin, the expense is worth it.
Simple derma intensive relief hand cream
My hands get very dry in the winter months and so I am always on the look out for a decent hand cream
This cream is apparently ideal for very dry, sensitive skin or skin prone to itchy conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. It promises to give immediate soothing effects and long lasting care to calm and help relieve irritated skin. It does this because of the special formulation of Canola Oil and Aquaxyl which are non greasy ingredients which hydrate the skin and prevent more moisture from escaping. It is also ok to use on children and is hypoallergenic.
The promises are great and the ingredients sound impressive but does it deliver?
The cream comes in a 50ml tube with all of the instructions and ingredients on the back. The design on the tube itself is green and white as with all of the other products in the Simple range.
When I unscrew the lid I can give the tube a bit of a squeeze and out comes the cream. As expected it is white and has scentless. The cream is nice and thick but not so much that it takes lots of rubbing into the skin but creamy enough to make me think my hands will get all of the moisture it needs.
It is recommended that the product is applied liberally to the hands three or four times a day or as often as needed. I have been applying it more frequently than this and certainly after I have washed my hands.
The hand cream costs about £3 for a tube and can be bought in most major supermarkets and chemists.
**Did it deliver?...**
This has certainly kept my hands nice and moisturised and has helped to get rid of any dry skin especially around my nails. The tube fits nicely into my bag and unlike some other products, it doesn't leak and the top doesn't come undone so its very practical to carry around.
After using the hand cream my hands don't feel greasy as it is absorbed into the skin but it still leaves my hands feeling nice and soft and moisturised.
The product is reasonably priced and because a little goes a long way, it lasts a long time.
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Around a month ago I noticed the skin on the tops of my hands were dry and (pardon the imagery) flaky. Alarmed at the state of my hands, I hot-footed it to the local Sainsburys to find some moisturiser to at least disguise it for heading into the office!
My local store is only small so I knew the range would be limited, luckily one of the products available was the Simple Derma Intensive Relief. Priced at £2.50 for 50ml it was admittedly more than I was planning on paying but I didn't feel like I had much choice and I use Simple products daily so I knew I could rely on it.
Packaged inside a dinky box was a dinky tube of cream - this was slightly unneccesary as the box went straight in the bin and the tube of cream in my bag.
The cream when squeezed out of the tube comes out in a thin straight line as the product is so thick. I found this is advantageous as a little really goes a long long way. Thick, soft and just the right side of deeply moisturising it felt luxurious when rubbing it into my hands and left them feeling smooth and extremely moisturised. As the cream is quite thick, it can leave your hands feeling slightly oily until it has been fully absorbed but this was exactly what I needed to sort my flaky bits out!
Applied 3 times a day for 2 days completely vanquished my unsightly hands and now they are as smooth as ever.
This product is highly rated in my eyes but only if you have really dry skin, a standard moisturiser will do otherwise. Particularly good in the winter to protect vulnerable areas and I use it on my shins and on small areas of my face and neck.
Simple is widely stocked in supermarkets, on the high street and in chemists and the Derma lotion is also available in a 300ml bottle as more of a body lotion. The 50ml bottle usually retails at £2-£2.50.
I have only recently ventured into the world of hand cream but felt now was a good time.
I use a Simple face moisturiser every day and it seemed to be going well so i thought getting a Simple hand cream made sense.
Simple is known for it's 'simplicity' and true to form this hand cream contains no perfume or colour and is made with people with dry sensitive skin in mind.
It comes in a pretty standard 50ml bottle in a lovely little box and i bought it for around £4 from boots.
Now, the back of the 'bottle?' says 'apply liberally' but my first piece of advice would be to approach this with caution. Apply a little at a time as it seems to go a long way.
At first it seems to be a little greasy and it takes a little bit longer than i would have hoped to sink in and although having no perfume in is a plus for those with extra sensitive skin, i do wish it had a little bit of a pretty smell.
Since using the hand cream i can't say i have seem a big improvement in the smoothness of my skin but even with taking up outdoor sports such as golf, i haven't seen any deterioration either.
I would definitely say that if you do have sensitive skin, i really trust the Simple range. Maybe this isn't the best product for extreme dry skin but i would be happy to use it for day to day use.
I am a big fan of simple products however I had not seen the Simple derma range before and was intrigued as it was aimed at people who have very dry sensitive skin and may be prone to eczema and dermatitis. Like all simple products and other popular brands they are also Dermatologist approved, hypoallergenic and suitable for children.
The Derma range claim to soothe and lock in moisture, which is very suitable for me as I have very dry hands and tend to prefer to use products that are aimed at people with sensitive skin or eczema as I feel that they will be best for my hands.
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I purchased the Simple Derma Intensive Relief Hand cream from boots for around £2 am not too sure of the price as I remember going to the till and paying less than it originally was on the shelf, as there was an offer on the simple range. I have looked on the internet and it appears to vary in price but it typically retails for around £3. This is quite expensive as it is only a 50ml tube but it is definitely worth it if you have dry and sensitive hands. When it comes to my skin I like to make sure that I am getting the correct creams, which means I may pay a little bit more.
However I have tried cheaper ones in the past and they can be just as good if you know of any let me know.
The 50ml tube of hand cream is ideal size; it allows me to carry it in my handbag, cycle bag and my desk at work. You can easily carry it around and use it multiple times a day to get the full benefit. When using the product you don't need too much as it goes and long way and will last you longer than you expected.
Like a lot of the simple products the hand cream contains no perfume or colour so does not have a distinctive smell. The 50ml triangle tube comes with a flip lid where you can squeeze a small amount of the product out. The first time you use it only squeeze a small amount out as you will be very surprised have far this moisture will go. Simple massage it in to your hands and you will notice that the creams soaks in to your skin easily and quickly if you have not used too much. When I have used this product it has not left my hands greasy they have been left feeling soft and nourished for a long period.
I typically apply this product twice a day to my hands while I am at my desk at work. I find that using it twice a day helps my hands feel soft and nourished particular after my bike ride to work and in preparation for the ride home. As mentioned this cream is non greasy and soaks into the skin easily which means no more shaking your hands till it dries.
If you are prone to dry skin I would definitely advise giving this cream a try to see if it helps nourish and moisturise your hands