Whatever about having dry hands due to the winter and chemotherapy, try keeping your hands hydrated while being a ninja knitter. The wool has really dried out my hands to the point where they are actually sore. Plus I probably relaxed on applying the hand cream for a while. It’s hard to have the time to kiss cancers ass and keep hydrated at times. I had a lot of making up to do, which I completed in the form of Willow Cottage May Chang and Orange Nourishing Hand Cream and also another brand Lindi Skin which I will blog about separately at another time.
Willow Cottage hand cream consists of four simple ingredients; Shea butter, Calendula oil, May Chang and Orange Essential Oils. These are all natural ingredients, not a chemical in sight. I think chemical free products are really important on your hands. If you imagine how many times you put your hands to your face, eyes etc you don’t want any reason to increase the risk of irritation due to chemicals. What better way to nourish your skin than using shea butter and calendula oil. Both are fantastic natural ingredients which are widely used in moisturising products due to their ability to be rapidly absorbed into the skin. The addition of the essential oils adds an aromatherapeutic element to this cream. May Chang smells fantastic with a lemony, zesty aroma. Let’s face it we all need a little zest in our lives at times. It provides a tranquil, calming effect which is why it is perfect in a hand cream. I know I can’t keep my hands away from my face but in this case its a good thing because I can inhale the beautiful aromatherapy and feel the mental calm wash over me.
The hand cream has a fantastic ‘whipped’ consistency and feels great when applied. A small amount goes a long way and it dries quickly so you don’t have slippery hands like you get with some other hand moisturisers. It has worked really well for me and I always keep it on me. A 100ml tub of this nourishing hand cream costs €18.50 and can be bought via www.willowcottage.ie.