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Best hand cream for frequent hand washing

Best hand cream for frequent hand washing from left: L’Occitane hand cream / Colleen Rothschild hand cream / Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ hand therapy c/o Perricone MD/

Do you find yourself washing your hands all. the. time? I do! Under normal circumstances, I wash my hands frequently during the day, but never to the point where they get tight, dry, and sensitive. Well, now that we are sheltering in place, social distancing, and washing our hands multiple times per hour, my hands are all those things! They are definitely mad at me!!

In order to combat the beating my hands are taking from washing them multiple times per hour, everyday, I am going through my hand cream supply quickly; and have already had to open two new tubes. I always keep two in my backstock, now I will need to order more online in order to keep my supply available. It isn’t only me using hand cream in my house now, it is myself, my husband, and my three kids. We all need it! I assume you do too!

I have been a huge fan of L’Occitane hand cream since the late 1990s when it was deemed the only hand cream on the planet that wasn’t greasy. Everyone and thier mother flocked to the L’Occitane store at the mall to purchase a tube. Sometimes, they were sold out! It was defintly the “IT” hand cream of the late ’90’s and early 2000’s! I am still a fan, and always keep a tube downstairs so I can use it as needed without walking upstairs to fetch hand cream. It’s a must-have in my house.

Now that I mentioned I keep a hand cream downstairs, I must also mention I keep one upstairs on my nightstand. The one I keep upstairs is also a favorite of mine; and preferred by my husband. I keep my Colleen Rothschild hand cream upstairs on my nightstand and apply it as needed, and every night before I go to sleep. It’s an amazing hand cream!

You might be wondering how I can have two favorite hand creams; well, I do! It really is a toss up as to which one is better, I love them both. If you cannot decide which one to choose, the only difference I can point out is that L’Occitane has a thicker texture, and a shea butter scent, as opposed to the Colleen Rothschild which has a pleasant scent. They both smell good, and work equally well. It depends on the texture and scent for you to make a decision. I recommend trying both and then seeing which one you prefer. You might end up unable to choose, just like me!

I receive PR packages frequently; and I have been blogging for ten years now, so you can only imagine how many hand creams have been sent my way, and I have tested out. Nothing compares to L’Occitane and Colleen Rothschild. They are my two favorites. So when I say they are good, you know my sample size has been large! I have tried over twenty brands, and nothing has caught my eye like these two.

This takes us to Perricone MD. This hand therapy was sent to me in February in a PR package. I wasn’t sure what to do with intensive hand therapy, since my hands have always been in good shape due to my other two hand creams. Until this current healthcare crisis, I didn’t realize this was something I needed in my life!

As I mentioned before, I am always washing my hands. I am sure you are too! In addition to hand washing, I am cleaning my house multiple times per week, instead of my usual one day a week. This is exposing my hands to more chemicals, more hand washing, and more chances to get dry and tight skin. I have found that using Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma Plus+ hand therapy one time per day is exactly what my hands need to stay normal. I highly recommend keeping a tube on hand in order to combat the extra beating your hands are taking. It’s truly a blessing during this time.

There you have it! I have two normal hand creams to recommend, the L’Occitane, and the Colleen Rothschild. In addition, I recommend keeping the Perricone MD hand therapy on hand for intensive use as needed.

Do you have a favorite hand cream?

Thank you for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Winter 2020 skin care routine

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winter skin care routine from left: L’Occitane hand cream / Prevage eye cream / Revive day cream / Revive neck cream / Colleen Rothschild body butter /

While it isn’t quite winter yet, the drier, colder temperatures are starting to occur; which means we all need to hydrate and repair the damage done from the warmer summer, and fall months. My winter 2020 skin care routine starts now!

My tan is beginning to fade, and what is left behind is an uneven skin tone. I’m excited to use this dark spot corrector as my day cream this cold weather season. It will fade spots on my skin, reduce the size of wrinkles, and add moisture where I need it. I have been a huge fan of Revive skin care since I was 28 years old, and it has always done what I have needed it to do to my skin. Love this cream!

I started using this neck cream when I was 28, and I haven’t turned back. This neck cream by Revive is my “old faithful,” and my smooth neck is here for it. I will use this cream forever. It works wonders, and prevents aging on my neck. This is something I need as my age creeps towards that half-century mark. Yikes!

It’s hard to find eye cream with spf. Why is it so hard? There are plenty of eye creams I have used over the years, and have fallen in love with, but why do they not contain spf? This eye cream offers SPF 15, and my eyes are thanking me for it.

It isn’t just the face that needs some love during the cold winter months. This body butter, and this hand cream, add just the right amount of moisture without being greasy, slippery, or icky. Love them!

Shop my winter 2020 skin care routine online:

What are your favorite creams during the winter season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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What’s new in my fall 2019 beauty bag

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From left: Colleen Rothschild body butter / Glossier lipstick / Beachwaver curling iron / gold tassel earrings c/o Baublebar / Blue doorknocker earrings c/o Baublebar /

OK, this photo is a little overexposed. I’m not sure what is going on with my DSLR, but it’s doing weird things with light lately. I am pretty sure it is time to replace it; after all, it’s a 2013 model. I’m just torn as to whether or not I should invest in a new DSLR, or go mirrorless; if you are familiar with cameras, I would love a suggestion and/or tip in the comments below!

Now, onto fall beauty! I have kept my skin care routine, and makeup routine the same for the fall 2019 season, as it was in the summer 2019 season. I am adding this fabulous curling iron in an attempt to make my hair look better; haha. It’s a really cool curling iron which creates the coolest looking beach waves. Even a hair novice like me can do it! When I get my first outfit photos up with beach waves, I will point it out so you can see the difference! I am still working on using the right hair product to make the waves stay. They seem to fall out after fifteen minutes without product. I guess I cannot get away without using product in my hair! Boo!

Can I just tell you how addicted to this body butter I have become?! Colleen Rothschild is one of my favorite skin care brands. This body butter does not disappoint. It adds the perfect amount of moisture to skin without leaving a film. Love that! The honey vanilla scent is warm, without being too sweet; perfect for the fall season! I might go through this jar unusually fast! Highly recommend!!

OK, my daughter filled me in on Glossier. It’s a really popular brand with the teens. She’s into makeup, so she loves a ton of products by Glossier. I needed to see what the teens were buzzing about, so I indulged in my own piece of Glossier by purchasing this lipstick. It’s a sheer lipstick which leaves just the right amount of color on my lips. My only complaint is that it is not smooth going on. In fact, it’s a little difficult to apply. Once it’s on, it looks and feel great; it’s the application process which is a little odd. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Now, you might be wondering why I placed two pairs of earrings in this photo. haha, Well, I couldn’t make a box shaped photo with just three beauty products, so I threw in some cute earrings Baublebar sent me for the fall season. These are actually from their Target line, and super affordable. I can’t wait to wear them this season, so watch for some upcoming outfits paired with these baubles!

Shop my fall 2019 beauty bag:

That’s what’s new in my fall beauty bag! I know it isn’t much, but I am pretty happy with my current routine so I didn’t change it up for fall. What are you using that’s new for fall?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy