London has been experiencing slightly lower temperatures lately and one of the first body parts to suffer and show the effect of cold are your hands. I chide myself constantly for not wearing gloves ( no excuses really, I have plenty of them in leather, wool, suede or cashmere ) and ending up with dry hands that need urgent slathering with hand cream or balm in order to heal them.
Last week I received a small tube of Rudolph Care latest ( and perfectly timed, might I add ) product launch, AÇAI HAND CREAM, which in a nut shell is a smoothing luxury for your hands. The cream combines organic oils and shea butter ( which help to regenerate the natural barriers of the skin ), as well as moisturise and nourish your hands, adding a silky feel to them within minutes, without any residue.
Initially I applied it to a small patch of my hand, to compare it with a non-cream result, but in the evening I put a one pence sized dollop of cream on my hands and raced to watch ‘Homeland’. As the action kept me on the edge of the seat, I suddenly could smell a hint of caramel in the air, only to realise that my hands smelled that delicious. Since then I have been looking for any excuse to re-apply it and my hands feel grateful and happy, even if the gloves still get left behind in the hallways.
Rudolph Care acai hand cream, 100 mls, euros 34
If you are interested in the list of the cream’s ingredients, it is as follows:
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*(aloe vera), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter* (Shea Butter), Glycerin **, Dicaprylyl Carbonate (vegetable oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil* (sweet almond oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (açai), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Citrate,Echinacea Purpurea Extract* (coneflower), Euterpe,Oleracea Fruit Oil* (acai oil), Sodium PCA, Candelilla Cera (wax)*, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Citric Acid, Parfume (natural), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate.