Hello Guys & Dolls, welcome back! I don’t know where you are in the world, but here in Northern California winter came on quite dry this year. I live in an old drafty apartment, (cold, dry air) with one wall-heater (more dry air). Lately my hair, face, body and hands are screaming on the top of their lungs- “FEED ME SEYMOUR!”.
I typically keep my face & body in check by switching moisturizers/lotions, and do what I can for my hair limiting hot tools & using conditioning treatments/serums (more on those in another post). My hands are another animal and one that is a year-round issue for me due to my lifestyle: typing, using hand sanitizer many times a day (even more when I’m doing makeup) washing makeup brushes & dishes (though I try to wear gloves when washing dishes) and probably the #1 issue: a general dislike for texture on my hands, i.e. hand lotion/cream. I cannot stand the feeling that there is something on my hands- I don’t even like using most hand sanitizer that has Vitamin E or Aloe added since it feels…icky.
Mid-December I bought a cool-mist humidifier, and while it’s made most of my dry winter skin calm down, my hands are still dry.
A few weeks ago I was cleaning out a drawer and found this set of hand creams/lipbalm duos that Beautylish sent me to review AGES ago (ok, in August). I’d completely forgotten about them; since my hands were like itchy sandpaper I decided to give it a go.
This hand cream feels rich & luxurious from the start and sucks right into my skin leaving my hands feeling smooth & comfortable; My hands feel like they can breathe. They recommend using 2 layers but I didn’t find it necessary. This hand creme has a yummy but not cloyingly sweet butter-cream frosting type scent, officially called “almond pie”, which surprised me since I don’t usually like almond scented things. (geeze Cora, you don’t seem to like anything today).
Duette Luxe Lip Balm & Hand Creme both openings
Got to love a company that doesn’t test on animals, and reminds you to recycle. Made in France? The cherry on top.
Clear Lipbalm, unused
Red lipbalm with mirror for on-the-go application.
The fact that this has a lipbalm attached is just genius. It has made it very easy for me to create a routine with this; At night I do my facial skincare (again, another post dahling), then apply the lipbalm and hand cream. Done & Done. It’s convenient, it smells good, and most importantly it doesn’t feel “icky”.
Two things to mention: The company claims that these have UV filters in them but the product does not have an SPF rating so please do not rely on these for sun protection. Also this hand cream isn’t exactly a bargain. The Duettes are $38.50 for the set- roughly $20 each. Ouch. I’m hoping these will get me though the winter, but if they don’t I might repurchase- surely the only thing holding me back is the cost. Due to the expense and how good this works this is my “special” hand cream.
What? Votre Vu Bebe Duette Luxe Lips & Hand Creme
Where to buy: Here
How Much? $38.50 for 2 1.35 oz Hand creme & 2 .05 oz Lip Balm
In a nutshell: This hand cream is Luxurious and feels light on the skin- and the addition of a lip balm in the cap is genius. If you have the money to burn try this, you won’t be disappointed.
I hope you enjoyed my Novella of a review, and if you know of any incredible hand creams that feel like nothing but truly hydrate your skin (and are not tested on animals) please let me know in the comment section below.
Until next time Be Vintageortacky, Just be yourself!
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