3 Favourite Hand Creams For 3 Occasions | secondblonde

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It’s approaching that time of year when the air outside is cooler and the heating is on inside and my hands start to suffer, not to mention our obsession with frequently washing our hands or using anti-bacterial gels.

Here’s 3 of my favourite hand creams which all have different qualities which I use for different reasons, some I use plentiful and some sparingly but that’s just based on cost, the more expensive hand creams I tend to use as “treatments” as they include luxury ingredients and are quite pricey.

Dr Sebagh – High Maintenance Anti-ageing care – prevents the first sign of ageing. Leaves my hands with a matte finish which look and feel soft, feels like I am wearing a glove. I keep this one on my dressing table as a “as I leave the house” and “before bed” hand cream. Read my review of High Maintenance here

Soap and Glory – Hand Dream A 5-in-1 hand cream encourages cell renewal which contains ultra nourishing oils. It’s highly fragranced with the original S&G scent, it absorbs quickly. This is my “throw in my hand bag” and apply during the day if I remember hand cream. I’m not sure how effective it is as a treatment but it certainly softens my hands after a hand wash.

Aurelia – Aromatic Repair & Brighten Perfect for pigmentation and highly moisturising. does not contain any synthetic ingredients with key ingredients such as Sea Daffodile, Baobab and Red Algae. This is my “hand treatment” treat kind of cream when I have time for an experience – the essential oils are very calming. Read my review of Aromatic Repair & Brighten here

So there you have it, my 3 rotating hand creams…what are you favourites?

Second blonde x

Review: Aurelia Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream 75ml | secondblonde


I’ve been using this NEW hand cream for one week and all I want to say is “WOW” I absolutely love it.

It promises to help deminish the signs of pigmentation and promote highly moisturised youthful looking hands and that is exactly what in my experience it delivers on.

As expected with AURELIA it does not contain any synthetic ingredients or mineral oils, free from all the usual nasties and of course not tested on animals. In line with the rest of this amazing probiotic range it includes essential oils – vetiver, ylang ylang, lavender and patchouli these come through and enlighten your senses I always feel so calm and grounded when I first apply this hand cream to my hands and elbows. When applied it does take a few minutes to absorb, at first I thought I was going to find it too greasy for my liking however, once it absorbs it’s perfect. I would also say it lasts for at least one hand wash! It’s kept my hands very hydrated, happy and youthful looking. The key ingredients benefit my skin in so many ways:

Sea Daffodile – helps to improve or prevent any pigmentation.

Cassia Senna – mimics hyaluronic acid keeping my hands hydrated for hours.

Baobab – is omega rich keeping my skin suitably nourished.

Kigelia Africana – has natural firming properties which help with the tell tell signs of ageing. 

Red Algae – protects chapped skin.

I really recommend this cream as you can also use it on dry patches such as elbows, knees etc plus you get the essential oil calming/uplifting benefits so it’s also a good multi use product to travel with.

Aurelia is available to purchase at the beautiful beauty hall at Liberty here it costs £28 so it’s not cheap but in my opinion worth every penny.

Secondblonde x

Pay Day Wish List at Liberty Beauty Hall November 2015

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The Liberty Beauty Buying Team are always on top of their game selecting special products for their beautiful Beauty Hall and Bath House Edit’s. Here are a few of my favourite picks to add to my November pay day wish list.

All of these products are available to buy in store at Liberty (free gift wrapping) or purchase online where you can use your Liberty Loyalty Card to gain valuable points that turn into reward vouchers. I’ve included links to each product so you can read about them in detail, I’d love to hear from you if you already love these products or if they are on your beauty wish list too!

  1. AESOP REVERENCE AROMATIQUE HAND BALM 75ML £19 view here
  2. JIN SOON TULLE NAIL POLISH £15 view here
  3. HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING EDIT PALETTE £65 view here
  4. KORRES ALMOND AND LINSEED SHAMPOO 250ML £10 view here
  5. EMMA HARDIE AMAZING FACE CLEANSING BALM 100ML £38 view here
  6. DE MAMIEL ROSEY LIP BALM 10ML £13 view here

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Review: QMS Medicosmetics – Hand Care

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This hand cream is one of the best I’ve ever tried. If you haven’t heard of this brand they have 600 spa locations worldwide, originating in Germany. London locations include the iconic Liberty London store and the luxury lifestyle club Grace Belgravia in Knightsbridge.

The founder Dr. Schulte pioneered a new generation of skincare (founded in 1986) he combines his passion for science with his experience whilst working as a surgeon in the fields of trauma like burns and cosmetic surgery to develope a skin care range that is highly effective.

This hand care cream is anti-ageing and so highly moisturising you need to try it to believe it!! It’s non-greasy leaving an invisible protective barrier which even lasts through a few hand washes (originally created for surgeons)

This product is unique and does exactly what it say’s it does, I love it…it does cost a pretty penny but worth the splurge QMS Medicosmetics £20

What moisturising hand cream(s) do you have on your wish list for winter?

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Dr Sebagh High Maintenance Hand Made Crème 75ml

This high performance luxury hand cream is the best hand cream I’ve ever tried.

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IMG_9066-0.PNGThe Promise:
Advanced anti-Ageing Care. A quickly absorbed non greasy intensively moisturising hand cream. Provides an invisible silken glove of protection and long term hydration. Expect immediate beauty to the appearance of your hands and be confident of long lasting results.

The Science Bit:
An exciting breakthrough in anti-ageing hand care. This Hand Made Crème prevents the 1st signs of ageing.

My Verdict:
Wow! this has just pushed my all time favourite hand cream off of the top spot! This hand cream delivers on ALL of it’s promises. It’s so highly moisturising my hands feel hydrated for hours on end. It is non-greasy but leaves a satisfying film like glove all over without feeling greasy or sticky. The texture is thick and creamy, the smell is gorgeous – reminds me of really nice smelling soap, a clean feminine kinda scent. The packaging is really cool, it’s like a giant toothpaste tube with it’s metallic silver and white/red branding and flip top lid. There isn’t anything not to love about this amazing hand cream!

Summary:
The results speak for themselves, this cream leaves my hands with a nice matte finish yet look and feel soft and silky as if I am wearing a glove. My skin looks healthier, much smoother and a few years younger! I keep this one on my dressing table to apply in the morning before I leave home and last thing at night. It’s a little pricey at £35 but matches it’s performance and high tech ingredients. I will be buying another tube of this hand magic when this one finishes.

Purchase your tube of High Maintenance Hand Made Crème here

secondblonde x