We recently tried the Natura Bisse Essential Shock Intense Hand Cream, a deeply nourishing unisex hand cream from Spanish luxury skincare brand Natura Bisse, which boasts a bevy of hard-working ingredients to give you silky smooth hands in no time.
So, what's in it you ask? Here's a low-down on the ingredients...
UreaHydrofix (5%): Urea is one of the components in the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). With its significant ability to retain water, it is also a natural exfoliant that stimulates the skin’s cellular renewal process, thereby helping other active ingredients better penetrate the skin.
Niacinamide: A vitamin in the B group, it is an effective cosmetic ingredient that offers multiple antiaging benefits. It improves the skin’s barrier and prevents dehydration. It also increases the production of collagen and new fibroblasts (skin cells) while helping reduce dark spots and evening out skin tone.
Aminoessence Cocktail: A very rich cocktail of amino acids, a true shock treatment that redensifies and firms the skin. It includes pure amino acids (essential and non-essential), collagen amino acids and elastin amino acids. It is an extraordinary combination that improves elasticity and helps maintain an optimum level of hydration.
Vitamins A, C & E: A powerful combination that provides significant antioxidant action; it prevents the formation of free radicals, protecting skin against damage from the sun’s rays. Vitamin A helps improve the skin’s cellular regeneration process and has been shown to reduce wrinkles when applied topically. Vitamin C improves the appearance of photoaged skin, stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibers.
Milk thistle: Very rich in vegetable polyphenols and flavonoids, it provides great antioxidant action, helps fight free radicals and the effects of cellular oxidation. · Wheat germ: Highly nourishing wheat germ moisturizes your skin and prevents transepidermal water loss.
Pineapple extract: Its high vitamin C content provides it with exceptional antioxidant properties. It stimulates cellular regeneration and the production of collagen and elastin, has significant moisturizing power and leaves your skin with a satiny finish.
Our verdict: We loved that it provided us with supple skin in no time at all - without the sticky residue that you often get with ultra-emollient hand creams. Definitely one to keep in your handbag for whenever you need a fast-acting, replenishing hand moisturiser.
Available from the most exclusive stores, spas and beauty centres for £40.00 (75ml).
There are very few beauty products that I deem as 'must-have' essentials, but this is most definitely one product I can't live without.
This heavenly hand cream is exceptionally moisturising - without the sticky or tacky residue of many other hand creams. The fresh scent smells simply divine, however, isn't too intense for those with more sensitive skin.
This multi-purpose hand cream truly goes the distance, protecting hands against the drying effects of sun, cold weather and hard water. It also helps to condition hands and minimize the look of age spots. What more could you ask for?
Available from Clarins online or leading department stores and beauty counters priced from £17.90- £21.00 for 100ml (prices vary dependent upon retailer).
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