Recently, we went on a vacation to Japan. During one of our road trips, our tour guide asked us to guess her real age. She looks youthful and radiant, never mind that she’s a mother of two (her eldest son is already 30 years old!) – she certainly justifies to be a hot and young-looking mama.
The answers from the tourists range from early to mid-forties, but The Hubby stood out from the crowd and said “Mid-fifties!”
Much to our surprise, she revealed that her true age is 56! While most of us are curious to know how she maintains her fresh youthfulness and look 10 years younger, I’m more curious to find out how The Hubby got the correct answer.
“Dear, look at her hands.” He whispered to me. “They say your hands reveal your true age”, he continued to explain. True enough, this conversation served as a good reminder for me to take care of my hands.
Truth be told, I’m not a ‘hand cream person’ because I don’t like the greasy and sticky feeling on my hands. Secondly, I’m always forgetful and lazy – therefore hand cream is rarely considered as a necessity to me. I moisturize them whenever I find some spare time – which is hardly ever.
Now, he totally changed my perception towards hand cream. We spend hundreds on youth-enhancing serums, anti-wrinkle creams, etc. We fuss and fret over laugh lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines that most of the time only we can see, but how could we leave our hardworking hands behind?
The important point here is – our hands show signs of aging faster than our face. Hands are part of our bodies that are always exposed to extremes of temperatures, come in contact with chemicals, dust, pollutants, washing, etc. Therefore, they need adequate protection.
Just as I was scrambling to find the perfect anti-aging hand cream, I was given a 10-day challenge by Hand Chemistry. This product from DECIEM took the UK by storm when it was launched last year that promises to make our hands look 10 years younger in just 10 days!
As an introduction, Hand Chemistry is a concentrated multi-functional hand cream that targets 8 signs of hand aging for visibly younger looking hands in just 10 days. The extraordinary 19.5% active complex concentration visibly improves firmness, elasticity, density, evenness, brightness, texture, smoothness and hydration.
Its main benefits include:
1. visibly decreases wrinkle depth by 15% in just 10 days,
2. 400% more moisturising than Hyaluronic Acid,
3. dramatically lighten the look of dark spots in two months,
4. increases skin moisture content by 11% in just 12 hours!
Seriously, this sounds like a big promise and fantastic product. I haven’t seen any brands in the market who is confident enough to make such a big promise to its consumers, and that’s why I’m so keen to try it out.
Texture: Thick creamy texture that blends and absorbs easily onto skin
Scent: Light and refreshing peach-like aroma
Packaging: In a 100ml tube
Suitability: All skin types
Price & Availability: Usual Price: $35 [Now: $28 after GSS discount (until 13 August), promotion with Guardian]
So this is how I start …
Every morning after I shower and dressed up for work, I apply Hand Chemistry evenly on my hands and forearms. Honestly, I have a very low tolerance for greasy and sticky products. This hand cream really impresses me because it is very light-weight, easy to spread, absorbs quickly and most importantly, it doesn’t leave a sticky after-feel.
Then, I pack this handy hand cream in my handbag (no more excuse of being lazy and forgetful). I re-apply during the day after I wash my hands with soap and whenever my hands feel dry. The cream is very concentrated, so a small pea-size is enough to be used on both hands. Last step, I apply it again on my hands and forearms before I go to bed at night.
Really fantastic! While I love the product, I’m more impressed with the effects it has on my hands. My hands feel so smooth and nicely hydrated all the time. The skin on my hands looks glowy and brighter too!
Its mild fruity scent is very invigorating. I super love the feel of my fresh and smooth hands every time I use it. All I have to say is – I’m VERY HAPPY with the results!
This is the before and after picture. I’ve tried very hard to keep the same conditions, but obviously, due to the difference in lightning, this picture may not effectively show the results. The Hubby is full of praises for this hand cream because he totally feels the smoothness on my hands within just one week.
After 10 days!
On my palms of my hands, the little dry patches are all gone and the fine lines are less visible. My hands are softer and smoother, and the freckles and brown spots are getting lighter too.
If you’re in your 30’s and above, and seriously want to see drastic results in terms of hydration, firmness, smoothness, elasticity and reduction in brown spots on your hands, I highly recommend Hand Chemistry to you.
It’s the only hand cream that I’ve found to work as quickly and effectively at anti-aging and hydration. You can read all the scientific information about the product and ingredients on their website HERE. To me, it’s an awesome product that all anti-aging obsessed women should not miss. And I’m going to continue using it for sure!
Oh one last thing! Good things must be shared. 🙂
If you’d like to try this amazing Hand Chemistry hand cream, I have 5 tubes up for grabs. All you have to do is to share this post on your Facebook. Leave your name and Facebook ID in the comment section of this blog post by 10 July 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Our Little Smarties Facebook Page. One entry per person, open to Singapore residents only.
So, don’t let your hands reveal your true age! Start taking good care of them today!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. All opinions are honest and are my own.