I can practically feel my skin begin to crack when I think about the months of cool weather ahead.
I popped into The Body Shop (Level 4) to get some suggestions on how to keep your hands protected, especially during the fall and winter months!
The Hemp Hand Protector is designed to help soothe extremely dry skin. The community fair trade hemp seed oil serves as a skin softening and moisturizing agent. Glycerin helps draw hydration to the skin. Conditioning community fair trade beeswax locks in moisture. It’s also available as a hand butter.
The Hemp Hand Protector is water resistant and ideal for people in the kinds of professions where you need to wash your hands many times a day.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, the Almond Hand & Nail Cream also contains glycerin to promote hydration. The butter is slightly heavier than the cream but still lighter than the Hemp Hand Protector.
The Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Cream and Hand Butter features rosehip oil, which is high in antioxidants. This can be a good match for mature skin and can be used by all ages. You’ll also find such community trade ingredients as shea butter from Ghana, beeswax from Cameroon and Brazil nut oil from Peru. If you’re looking for extra nourishment, try the hand butter. To maximize results, you can also do an overnight treatment.
If you’re looking for a spa experience, consider the Spa Wisdom collection. The Spa Wisdom Africa Honey & Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter contains such community trade ingredients as organic honey, beeswax from an organic source and shea butter from Ghana. Ximenia seed oil from the Ximenia tree, native to Africa, helps to soften your hands and feet.
The hemp, rose and almond hand care collections also include coordinating moisturizing hand washes. As store manager Janeene McKale explains it, a lot of hand washes on the market use alcohol as a sanitizing component and strip our skin of moisture. The Body Shop hand washes are formulated with the same moisturizing ingredients as found in the hand creams and hand butters. The hand washes are also soap free, making them environmentally friendly.
GURU TIPS: Make ANY purchase through 10/31 at The Body Shop, and receive a coupon on your receipt to come back and get $15 off your next $50 purchase. The coupon also must be used in October.
Plus, if you purchase a Body Shop membership card for just $10, you’ll get a year of special perks. The card pays for itself as you will get a $10 credit to use during the month of your birthday. Plus, you’ll enjoy 10% off most of your purchases all year long, earn product rewards when you meet qualifying purchase levels and receive special store offers.