This hand cream review is the second product I have been fortunate enough to try from the recently relaunched Cyclax brand.
I have previously reviewed the Cyclax Exfoliator, 2 in 1 Cleanser/Toner and Daily Moisturiser – all great and you can read my review here.
Cyclax may be a new brand to you, or maybe not, it seems to depend on your age. For some the brand can stir up nostalgic memories of our Mums/Grandmothers who used to use it. For me, it reminds me of my lovely Mum ??
New to you or not, Cyclax are a brand that I feel offer honest skincare at affordable prices.
I have recently been giving their hand cream a trial, here are my thoughts…
Treatment Hand Cream
RRP £8.00 for a generous 100ml.
To get the benefit of hand cream you need to apply it (obvs!) but it should not just be a once a day occurrence.
Apply it regularly when you feel you need to but definitely after hand washing, when your hands feel dry or scratchy, or like me when you need a bit of time out.
I also feel that the way you apply it makes a difference too. I make it into a bit of a ritual, and have a mini zone out whilst I pamper myself.
Also if you are looking to keep your nails in good health then I feel it helps to really massage it in round your nails and cuticles (on top of polish is fine).
I like to think that this action may even help with nail growth as it could improve the circulation – I have no medical proof of this though! – just my theory.
When buying a hand cream (and I do often, I have them scattered round the house, in the car, at work, in various hand bags etc). I look out for a number of things:
- Has it got a sunscreen/SPF (quite rare)
- Does it mention nail care – does it contain nail friendly ingredients for example almond oil
- What is the texture like – it HAS to be non greasy
- Does it smell nice?
This one doesn’t have any sunscreen properties or SPF.
It does say “treatment”, however on reading the full ingredient list (below) I can’t see anything like almond oil..
Aqua, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Lanolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, PEG-20 Stearate, DMDM Hydantoin , Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Parfum, Propylparaben
So I am not sure what the treatment part refers to… just the moisturising properties I guess.
What it most definitely is though is easily absorbed which is essential as whilst over application can be sorted by a quick hand wipe to the elbows, I hate greasy, slippy slidey hands.
Fragrance – none really so I would class it as ‘fragrance free’.
And finally worth a mention again is the price. A little more than some supermarket hand creams yes but it does I feel, offer good value for money.
Affordable enough to use regularly throughout the day ?
For more information please visit : Cyclax.co.uk