Hands (and feet!) always need a little bit more TLC than other bodily parts.

If like me, you partake in activities that result in extra dry spots on your hands – weight training, softball (or most sports really!), housework, gardening – then you need a hand cream that goes that extra mile to help keep your skin as soft, nourished and hydrated as possible. Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream is a hardworking hand cream for hardworking hands, with a blend of beautiful ingredients with intense moisturising properties.

Although I carried this product around in my handbag for use as a hand cream, its use was not limited to this! I used for dry patches on my body and whilst on holiday utilised it alongside Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Oil, using the oil as an after-sun and offering additional relief to any particularly parched areas with the cream. The main ingredients of the cream are Shea Butter, Coconut Triglycerides and Sweet Almond Oil, all rich in fatty acids so essential to skin healthy and hydrated. There’s also Beeswax and Lanolin, which act as humectants, drawing water to the skin. There’s also antioxidant-rich Grape Seed Oil and Rosehip Fruit Oil to offer protection and healing properties.

The scent of Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream is heavenly.

When smelling straight from the tube, I distinctly smelt Patchouli and Benzoin. Patchouli is a calming essential oil and helps regenerate weathered skin. Benzoin is an Egyptian balming agent however we burn it at home, just as one would Frankincense. It’s very cleansing of atmosphere and also the mind. When applied to my skin there is a shift in scent, the Lavender and Geranium more dominant, with just a dash of Bergamot. Carrageenan Gum and Kukui Nut Oil help smooth skin and leave it feeling soft and supple. The final ingredient worth a little mention is Yarrow. Legend has it that Achilles used Yarrow on his wounded soldiers during the Trojan war. Needless to say, it has healing properties and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Available from Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream