Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Saving the skin

I've never attempted a review or anything beauty based so this on my blog is a bit of a first. But, if your skin gets anywhere near as dry as mine in the winter, with water, air conditioning and the cold drying it out even more - hints and advice are a welcoming source of inspiration. Especially when it comes to buying something that you know works and if this posting just helps or suggests a different product to perhaps try then its all been worth it. And just for the small print all ideas, thoughts and reviews are mine, all mine.

There's been three products i've been oh so very pleased to have stumbled over this winter - a winter which in turn has turned out to be the worse on my dry skin front, it's also a family trait. These products i'm rather glad to introduce to you;

[From left to right; Avon Care: Rich Moisture Glycerine Hand Cream, Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E and Carmex Cherry Flavoured Lip balm]

The cold seems to affect these three areas - lips, hands and arms the worse, I guess because bar the arms they are the most "exposed" to the elements. With regards to the Avon Care: Rich Moisture Gycerine Hand Cream not only does this product zap life and moisture into your hands, it does so and it actually lasts! My hands at this time of year often feel like sandpaper, dry, aching and horrid. Loads of hand creams I've tried in the past merely seem to coat your hands in a sloppy mixture, nourish it slightly and then an hour later your back to where you started. Just by sticking this hand cream on throughout the day - but especially at night has allowed my hands to start to feel slightly human again and it lasts!

Like the hand cream I've tried oh so many products from body butters, lotions, baby oil anything and everything to try and actually make my arms look and feel human - they are so rough and dry they felt like an arid desert. That was until I was recommended the Palmers Cocoa Butter brand [I just chose the fragrance free version because I hate the smell of cocoa to be honest], having tried various brands before I was a bit iffy about trying yet another - but you don't get anywhere by giving in and I'm so glad I didn't. Palmers has offered my skin a new form of life and its moisturising effects do seem to last throughout the day. I even think my skin feels better, while it does claim to "tone" I haven't noticed an effect of that, nor have I noticed it reducing the appearance of my scars - but maybe my scars are too old and buried in to have any effect. But I would seriously recommend this product.

I like so many use to be addicted and would swear by vaseline products for my lips, that was until I started using Carmex. To be honest if something if still going and works wondering since the 1930s it must be a good thing? Right? Made with lanolin carmex lip balms not only nourish but they revive and care for your lips rather then Vaseline which often seems to dry out, rather then add anything to your lips. I now a Carmex user and fan for life.

And if anyone else has any other products for dry skin or otherwise, then feel free to add them in the comments bit!


  1. I really love cherry Carmex. Another really great lip balm for dry, chapped lips is Burt's Bees honey lip balm - I use this religiously and find it so effective.

    Palmers is always a classic! It smells so divine, too.

  2. I'm always looking for a hand cream that actually does something!!!! I will see if I can find this Avon cream. I'm desperate!

  3. I love the smell of cocoa butter!

  4. My skin is often as dry as a Triscuit (no matter the season), and I always welcome suggestions on products to help remedy this issue. Your first beauty product review was very informative and helpful, great job, sweet dear!

    Wishing you a serene & wonderful evening,
    ♥ Jessica

  5. Mmm, cocoa butter..why the fragrance free version though?! The smell is one of the best parts! :-)

  6. Ahh Lucy see, the smell it is one I just can't stand!