La Creme Main from Chanel

Handcream. I am never without it. Since the end of 2013 I have been plagued with palmoplantar psoriasis, and my hands have been - on and off - a distressed, peeling, cracking mess. Touch wood - this year they are free from my psoriais, BUT...I am still applying handcream. Chanel's new La Creme Main might still be a little too much for my hands - I'm terrified to use anything new on them, but it is surely the most beautiful handcream you will … [Read more...]

Aveda Hand Relief for BCA month

I love a hand cream, and if you are in need of a new one, and want to help charity at the same time, then why not buy Aveda's Hand Relief Limited Edition for Breast Cancer Awareness month? This hand cream is fabulous. Its name does make me snigger like a teenage boy, but maybe that's just me. The cream itself is fab, and I actually cut the tube open on my last one to get every last little drop out! And I obviously have plenty other hand … [Read more...]

Happy Hands with Hand Cream!

My mum always had a tube of handcream kicking about when I was growing up, and I love the stuff. There's something soothing and ritualistic  about rubbing cream into your hands, one, two, ten times a day. With hand psoriasis, hand cream is a vital item in my handbag/on my desk/beside my bed. I love trying new hand creams, and these days they don't just hydrate or soften - they are full of anti-ageing goodness too, combating the dreaded age … [Read more...]

Kaffe Fassett Achillea Hand Cream

I've tried loads of hand creams over the past 18 months thanks to my hand psoriasis. It has, touch wood, gone into a bit of a remission period at the moment, but handcream has become my best friend, and I am always on the look out for new ones to try. I have to admit that it was the amazing packaging that drew me to this fabulous Kaffe Fassett Achillea range Handcream (£10). And I am so glad I found it - now I have a new favourite handcream, and … [Read more...]

NEW Aveeno Skin Relief Handcream

My whole year seems to have been about hand cream, thanks to a particularly nasty flare-up of psoriasis. Since February,  my hands,  and to a lesser extent my feet, have been cracked, broken,weeping, and sore. I was prescribed Aveeno by the doctors to soothe them, so I was delighted to try out a new Aveeno handcream recently. Aveeno's new Skin Relief Restore and Protect Hand Cream promises to instantly relieve very dry and chapped hands. I can … [Read more...]

Aveda Hand Relief Serum

I'm already a big fan of the Aveda Hand Relief handcream, so was thrilled to learn of the new launch, the Aveda Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum. It's another product for your night-time beauty routine. Hand cream is one of those products you always see the heroine rubbing into her hands in those old movies, sitting at her vanity (that's dressing table to you and me!), before she retires to her always gorgeous bed! So, emulate those old movie … [Read more...]