From gardening and housework to, most recently, DIY my hands really do get mistreated, so when BzzAgent launched their E45 hand cream campaign and I was invited I jumped at the chance to try their creams.
E45 has always been a staple in my house and even when I was younger I recall using E45 lotion when I had really dry skin, however their hand creams were products I hadn’t tried. I was therefore very happy to be sent two of the products from their range; the Intense Recovery Hand Cream and the Repair & Protect Overnight Hand Cream.
Formulated for very dry skin E45 Intense Recovery Hand Cream (50ml, £3.99)* intensively nourishes skin with its formula, rich in Shea Butter and Sweet Almond oil. Fragrance and colour free it is suitable even for sensitive skins.
This cream has quite a light texture that rubs in very easily, making ideal for frequent, everyday use. It made my hands feel softer in an instant, but without feeling too greasy, and the effects were longlasting. Being fragrance free I also found that the cream didn’t irritate any scratched or broken skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, BHT
For an intensive night treatment you can follow up the Intense Recovery Hand Cream with E45 Repair & Protect Overnight Hand Cream (50ml, RRP £3.99)*. Utilising Sweet Almond and Sunflower oils and containing vitamin B3 this cream boosts skin cell regeneration overnight, restoring suppleness and repairing damaged skin. Again this is fragrance free and contains no artificial colours.
Applied before bed this rich cream sinks into the skin and is very hydrating. Patches of dry, rough skin vanished overnight and in the morning my hands felt much softer.
Ingredients: Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Niacinamide, Sodium Gluconate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annus Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Polyquaternium-51
I enjoyed these creams; both are very effective and the very reasonable price point means you can slather them on liberally and as often as required. The compact size means they can easily be slipped into your handbag or glovebox, and being fragrance free they are perfect for the men in my life too!
Have you tried the E45 range of hand creams?