In the words of my dear old ma – “your hands will always give away your age, even if your face doesn’t…”. We knew that already though, right?

Not all hand creams are the same…

Lucky I’ve found another Deciem product that does what it says it does then eh? Well almost…

Hand Chemistry has been around since November 2013 and, has been consistently voted #1 hand cream by those influencers in the beauty business whose opinions can be trusted. So, with ma’s words in the back of my head and, knowing that my mitts are oft neglected, I decided to invest in a tube of this elixir and see what all the fuss was about…

Deciem claim that their concentrated and multi-functional (I haven’t figured how to get it to make me tea yet..) “intense youth complex”, targets 8 signs of hand ageing simultaneously. In just 11 days, it’s supposed to improve firmness, elasticity, density, evenness, brightness, texture, smoothness and hydration.

What do I think?…

Mindful that I am testing this to the limit given the wintry conditions and, my tendency to wash up without using gloves, I’m pretty impressed with how soft my hands feel and, how slightly more youthful they look. Directions for use – once in the morning and once at night. It smells of peaches and glides on beautifully, absorbing easily and with no hint of grease.

Three of it’s key ingredients are: a derivative of Plantagolanceolata – a flowering weed from the plantain family that has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce age spots; Pseudoalteromonas – a marine bacteria with regenerative properties; and GHK – a copper peptide that stimulates collagen synthesis.

At £19 for 100ml (or £35 for 240ml), it certainly isn’t cheap (Mr Zodle went slightly pale when I informed him of the price, after I caught him slathering it over his rhino skin, shovel hands :-0). You don’t need much though and, I figured with the money I save on my cheap-as-chips facial skincare from The Ordinary, my dear old ma would approve…

Good to know…

All Deciem products are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone. Deciem do not test on animals and do not ask others to do so.

Hand Chemistry is avails online here or at selected retailers around the globe here

Handy!

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