Having dry hands is one of my biggest beauty pet peeves. I can’t stand having stratchy, tight skin on my hands. The worst is when it gets so dry and rough that it starts catching on your clothes. It’s enough to drive me right around the bend. I think it’s a hand-me-down from my mom. One of my most promiment mom memories is how soft her hands always were (and still are!). Her tried and true moisturizer for her hands and face was Noxema. (Until I looked up that link I had no idea it was actually a cleanser!). While I don’t hold as fast with Noxema as my mom does, I have followed in her footsteps with constant hand moisturizing.
I work in an office and we are far from paperless so the moisture just gets sucked right out of my skin. I generally keep a lotion on my desk, one in my purse and several more at home. They are all non-greasy formulas except the one I put on at night before bed. Handing so much paper and a variety of hand held devices doesn’t so go well if your hands are always slippery and greasy.
I generally favor heavier scents. I have Bath and Body Works Sensual Amber on my desk right now and tossed out an empty Warm Vanilla Sugar from my purse before I started using the Live Clean Fresh Water. Unfortunately, while I love these scents, they often are considered too strong by friends and strangers alike. I once had a lady actually get out of the seat next to me and move to the other side of the train (after giving several pointed and slightly angry looks at my hands). Whoops…
I received a tube of Live Clean Fresh Water Moisurizing Hand Cream as part of a prize package from Lisamarie over at Beauty Crazed in Canada and it instantly became my new obsession. I was familiar with Live Clean products but I hadn’t used anything in this line of scents. Boy was I missing out!
Live Clean Moisturizing Hand Cream blends certified organic botanicals of Rosemary and Chamomile with Hyaluronate (nature’s most powerful moisturizing agent) creating a daily moisture treatment for hands that softens from the inside out. This luscious, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly, leaving hands feeling soft and smooth.
The smell is absolutely amazing! It’s so light and fresh. Perfect for summer! The texture of the cream is nice too. It’s a thinner cream and absorbs fairly quickly. It’s super moisturizing without being overly greasy like most ultra-moisturizing lostions are. I can’t say it leaves your hands feeling completley grease free but it’s not bad enough to be annoying. In fact I can’t even say it leaves your hands greasy at all but you can tell there’s a new layer of moisture there.
For some reason Live Clean doesn’t have this particular product on their website but I found it for sale online at Walmart and Well.ca, among others. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out at the stores for when my current tube runs out.
Not only does this product smell fantastic and moisturize like the best of them, it’s from a company with a really cool mission.
Our mission is to provide a line of products that contribute to a greener planet and perform at the highest level. Live Clean is a unique eco-friendly beauty care line that delivers exceptional results using natural, plant based ingredients. Live Clean formulations are made with a minimum of 96% replenishable, renewable and sustainable plant ingredients…as good for the earth as they are for your body. Go Green without compromising performance.
live simple. live beautiful. live clean.
It’s nice when great beauty products fall in line with trying to keep a healthy planet.
What’s your beauty pet peeve?
What are your ‘go to’ scents for hand or body lotions?