Horrible photo alert… this is my hand after getting in from my cycle ride home from work about ten days ago:
I’m so sorry but I thought I would show you what I’m up against here. As you can see, my hands look old, are dry from the weather (and yes I wear decent gloves when cycling) and are crying out for something soothing.
I have been using Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream for a week now (I was sent this to review), hoping it will help get rid of the horrible dry chapped skin I have at the moment.
This cream promises a lot. The description says it “hydrates even the most driest skins, leaving it smooth and toned” – yes please! And while my hands are still dry when I get home from cycling in this cold, they are so much better than they were.
An advanced formula, Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream hydrates even the most driest skins, leaving it smooth and toned. Extracts of green tea help to calm skin, while essential oils of lavender, patchouli and orange lock in moisture. Purifying oils of lemon grass and rosemary, energises, tones and revitalises the skin and the senses. Hydroxy acids from sugar cane and apple extract, combined with lactic acid gently exfoliates and relieves dryness as this non-greasy formula provides instant hydration.
Not specifically a hand cream, Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream is designed to smooth and condition the skin, and provides gentle exfoliation to get rid of dry and dead skin. It soaks quickly and doesn’t leave my hands greasy at all, and I have enjoyed using it.
Fragrance wise the lemon and green tea come through nicely, it’s quite a strong scent actually but a pleasant one. The cream is a perfect consistency for rubbing in gently – not runny like a lotion but not thick like a concentrated hand cream.
A luxury cream at the price point perhaps, but an excellent one that has done the trick on my hands (and knees and elbows).