Hands can tell us a lot about ourselves. Cold ones might mean we’ve got poor circulation, while sweaty palms could be a sign of stress. Dry hands might signal an underactive thyroid, yet these days, it’s more likely a sign of the times. With frequent hand washing in order, our cleanliness, while keeping us safe, is also wreaking havoc on this delicate skin.
But don’t worry, we’ve got some comfort in hand:
L’Occitane Limited Edition Green Tea Hand Cream
Rich in fatty acids, shea butter has been used for centuries by women in sub-Saharan Africa to nourish and protect their skin and hair. Consquently, L’Occitane has been working with women of Burkina Faso to develop a sustainable fair-trade shea butter supply chain. Today, L’Occitane launches its new Limited Edition Green Tea hand cream that moisturizes with shea butter while leaving a delicate fragrance of green tea and sweet orange, all designed to help you slow down your pace, take a deep breath, and simply be in the moment.
Chanel Le Lift La Crème Main
Chanel may have revolutionized women’s fashion by freeing them from the corset, but her notions of beauty were equally no-nonsense. Formulated as an anti-aging skin-care product, Chanel’s Le Lift La Crème Main combines the revitalizing power of botanical alfalfa concentrate with the brightening effect of natural licorice extract along with mimosa, jojoba, and sunflower waxes. This non-sticky formula is gentle enough for all skin types to perfectly protect and restore.
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Hand Crème
Celebrity French makeup artist Laura Mercier—Madonna’s former personal makeup artist—has been pioneering the idea of natural beauty since the 1980s. Her Almond Coconut Milk Hand Crème, inspired by the aroma of a French patisserie, hits notes of almond, coconut milk, jasmine, rosewood, ylang-ylang, vanilla, tonka, heliotrope and musk. Hands are moisturized and nourished all without a single calorie.
Burt’s Bees Hand Cream Trio
The new Burt’s Bees hand cream with shea butter in three scents—Lavender & Honey; Orange Blossom & Pistachio; Rosemary & Lemon—offers a whiff of spring with its all-day aromatic hydration. Made with 99 per cent natural ingredients such as baobab oil and pumpkin seed oil, this hypoallergenic formula forgoes the usual suspects like parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, or synthetic fragrances to keep hands not only soft and smooth, but also safe and sound.
Satya Organic Skin Care
Sometimes you need to bring out the big guns. Satya, which means true in Sanskrit, was born out of a crockpot when Patrice Mousseau was looking for a way to cure her eight-month-old baby’s eczema. Wanting to avoid steroids, she researched scientific literature and traditional medicines to create Satya Organic, an all-natural formula that, she says, cured her infant in two days.
Made with just five organic anti-inflammatory ingredients—calendula flowers, beeswax, jojoba, oatmeal and cold-pressed sweet almond oil—this Health Canada-approved cream is made without those steroids, as well as without fragrance, preservatives, or additives. Long a favourite for people working in health care who require frequent hand washing, Satya protects and restores skin’s natural barrier.
For this reason, the Vancouver-based brand is offering 30 per cent off to health-care workers and others working on the front lines of COVID19, with promo code FRONTLINESSATYA.
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