With the weather being a bit all over of late, my hands and the skin around my cuticles have become quite dry and sore. So I decided to try two products from the Liz Earle range to see if they could make a difference to my hands.
As many of you will know I am a huge fan of the Liz Earle range, inparticular their iconic Cleanse & Polish facial cleanser and their Superskin Serum and Eye Cream, which has helped to firm and redefine my facial contours, but this is the first time I have tried any of their hand care solutions range.
- Lavender & Basil Hand Repair 150ml £21 – This is one of the two new fragranced additions to the hand repair range, I chose this option rather than the Rosemary & Rock Rose, as i’ve always been a fan of Lavender. I like that this comes in a pump action bottle, similar to the cleanse & polish delivery as then I know i’m getting a measured dose, so as to not overuse or waste any. The texture is rich and creamy when first pumped out, full of naturally active ingredients like Vitamin E, Glycerin, Beta-carotene and Hops. But with the warmth of my hands it melts into the skin and leaves a lovely matte effect finish, which is perfect for me as I hate it when hand creams feel greasy. The aroma is slightly different than I thought it would be, based on previous lavender products i’ve tried they have been quite a strong lavender fragrance, whereas this is more of a subtle blend with the herby basil and echinacea notes more apparent. So if you’re not usually a fan of lavender, but enjoy a herby aroma then I would suggest this is perfect for you. I have been using this hand repair for the last week and have found it very pleasurable to use and i’ve seen a big improvement in the softness and hydration of my skin.
- Superbalm 30g £17.25 – I wanted to try this product for quite a long time now, but never had the chance till now. I have always been a fan of using balms or oils in skincare as they have a natural affinity with the skin to give deeper hydration. This balm combines West African Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil, Avocado Oil and Carnauba Wax, to deeply nourish and protect the skin. After only a couple of days of use the improvement was so amazing, the skin was soothed, calmed and hydrated, with no more painful skin tears. I initially used this as a cuticle balm but as i’d seen such an improvement, I decided to try it on my lips, elbows, knees and soles of my feet, no matter where I apply this the skin is instantly hydrated and soothed. I also applied it to an insect bite which I must have caught while gardening and it took down the redness and swelling pretty much straight away. This is such a multi-functional product, I will keep it with me at all times for an instant skin rescue.
I am throughly impressed by both of these products and have made such a difference to the hydration and softness of my hands, I adore the aroma of the Lavender & Basil Hand Repair, I would love to see this as a unisex or male fragrance, i’m addicted to the aroma.
If your hands are suffering like mine were then I suggest you give this duo a try, they are available to buy direct from the Liz Earle website and can also be found in most Boots stores on your local high street and on the UK’s biggest shopping channel QVCUK. I wonder which fragrance hand repair you will choose?
Have you tried any of the Liz Earle range before?
What is your Desert Island hand cream?
Please comment below and let me know