I am not a lover of hand creams because I hate the greasy feeling on my hands. However, I have managed to accumulate a fair few in my stash so I thought it was about time I used them, after all we are told that one of the first places to show a woman's age is on her hands. Eek! Rather than chop and change like I usually do with products, I decided to stick with just one and test it for 30 days to see if it made any difference. The product I chose for my first 30 day trial was Leighton Denny Best Defence Hand & Nail Cream. I got this in a little kit when I bought his fabulous glass nail file so it is just a small 30ml size but perfect for a 30 day trial.
Leighton states that "This advanced, multi-action treatment cream locks in moisture, protects, nourishes and softens your hands and nails. Leighton Denny Best Defence Hand Nail Cream gives 24-hour care keeping your skin silky soft and smooth."
Now please be warned, I have really ugly hands so brace yourself for the next few photos! I'm not kidding, they truly are awful and it is probably why I tend to neglect them.
Here are some before and after photographs.
Before Leighton Denny hand cream
After 30 days of using Leighton Denny hand cream
Before using Leighton Denny hand cream
After 30 days use.
It is so hard to do before and after pictures because, even though I took the photos in exactly the same place, obviously the lighting conditions aren't going to be the same after 30 days. Anyway, I tried my best to recreate the same conditions.
So what do you think of the results? Can you see any visible difference? No, me neither. Do my hands feel any softer? No, not that I've noticed. Would I repurchase? No. The positive was that it isn't at all greasy but if after 30 days it has made no difference to the texture or appearance of my hands then there seems little point in using it. I have now finished this little tube so I shall be trialling another hand cream from my stash and hopefully I will have some results to post about.
If you are still interested in purchasing this hand cream, you can buy 50ml for £9 and it is readily available online in the usual places.
Do you have a "Holy Grail" hand cream that you could recommend?
Thanks for reading.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
*purchased with my own money.