The War of the Roses

They say our hands are the first thing to show our age. You only have to look at all the lengths Madonna goes to to hide her veiny, aged hands that show her true age to know that hands are important. She makes up for it with her youthful looks, body and style but I still bet she wishes she had taken better care of her hands.

I love hand cream and always have one in my handbag. Recently I have loved everything with rose in it, there is something very elegant and classic about the rose and it has seen a recent revival in all things skincare. Rose, may I say, is certainly having a moment.

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Recently I have tested three rose hand creams, Neom Complete Bliss Organic Moroccan Blush Rose, Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy and Balance Me Rose Otto Hand Cream.

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Neom is made in England and has a unique scent, Moroccan Rose modernised with a hint of Lime and Black Pepper. It also contains Acai Extract and Argan Oil to nourish dry hands. This hand cream sank in easily on my hands and left a faint scent. I would recommend this for a nice daytime hand cream.

 

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This Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy looks cute in its vintage metal tube and as you can see, mine has already been used. It’s a perfect size to carry in your hand bag and the packaging is sweetly nostalgic. This is also a lightweight cream great for daytime and with a truly rosy scent, it’s the closest to the true scent of rose you can get.

It is formulated with a nourishing blend of macadamia nut oil, hydrating hyaluronic acid, conditioning myrrh, ceramides to help improve skin’s barrier function to reduce moisture loss, antioxidant-rich vitamin C and E, rejuvenating algae extract and revitalising bladderwrack extract.

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This made in the UK hand cream is great for night-time use and the large size of it will last a long time on your night stand. I found it to be very rich, with thick velvety consistency. The cream is blended with kukui nut and camellia oils, shea butter and Arctic cloudberry. It also claims to keep the visible signs of ageing at bay.

With all of these hand creams around, I hope I won’t be the one trying to cover up my veiny old hands someday!

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