Hand creams are one of my weaknesses. I love them. To me, the relaxing effect of squiding on a dollop of hand cream before I go to bed is just about one of THE most pampering experiences. Such a little thing that makes such a big difference. My latest find was sent to me for review - Angela Langford's "In Safe Hands" natural hand cream.
This is one of my greatest finds to date on Mellow Mummy. Angela Langford skincare products are all made with natural ingredients and active essential oils. They are free from parabens, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances and colours so are exactly my kind of thing.
I have been sitting here for the past 10 minutes sniffing my own hands and trying to put my finger on exactly why I love this hand cream so much. My hands feel oily in exactly the way they would if I had just rubbed pure essential oils straight on them - that's a good feeling but the texture is something more than that, my hands feel fluffy, if that's possible??? Perhaps it is the Rice Bran oil that does this?
I think the thing I enjoy most is the scent. Active ingredients include Calendula, Marhsmallow and Evening Primrose, chosen for their anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties but the scent to me smells citrussy - it is a perfectly uplifting combination of floral rose geranium, sharp and planty pettigrain and citrus lemon oils. The smell is as soothing for the mind as the ingredients are soothing for your hands.
Angela Langford's "In Safe Hands" natural hand cream is ideal for people with dry hands but it also makes a perfect treat to keep your hands feeling soft and supple every day. At £17.50 for 100ml it is a special treat for me, but I'm REALLY enjoying using it so I think it is good value at this price and because it is so rich in essential oils, you only need a tiny bit.