Finder Beauty Fave: La Mer The Hand Treatment
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It's formulated with La Mer's Miracle Broth, but can it save my dry hands?
Why we love this product
You know how they say winter is the time your skin gets really dry? That's not my case. I suffer from dry hands every single day, no matter how hot or cold it is. So dry, that it gets to the point of feeling uncomfortable.
In saying that, I've tried a whole heap of hand creams.
While I had never heard anything about the La Mer hand cream, I had heard a whole lot about the success behind the luxury brand. It's gained cult status, especially in the last few years.
I could never understand why but after trying The Hand Treatment, I too have jumped on the bandwagon.
The quick verdict
Why is it good? This nourishing hand cream keeps your skin hydrated, long after first application.
How much is it? $130 for 100mL
The Hand Treatment is an extremely silky cream that promises to restore the skin's natural moisture.
It is intensely hydrating and is formulated with an exclusive Skin Brightening Complex. This works to improve skin tone and clarity, while also helping to prevent future discolouration.
The product also features La Mer's hero product called the Miracle Broth, which helps explain the brand's high price tag.
It all started when Dr Max Huber suffered burns in a lab accident. The aerospace physicist conducted 6,000 experiments over the course of 12 years. Finally, he discovered the Miracle Broth – a fermentation process that transformed sea kelp and other pure ingredients.
While we can't testify to the scientific claims, it's been dubbed a cell-renewing elixir by La Mer.
Incorporating the Miracle Broth in The Hand Treatment assists in attracting moisture and creating an emollient barrier that prevents further dehydration.
As I said before, I've tried a lot of hand creams. That means I know what I like and what I don't like.
The Hand Treatment definitely ticks all the boxes. It actually nourishes my hands and keeps them hydrated long after the first application.
The Hand Treatment is lightweight making it really easy to apply and massage into your skin.
But once you're done, that's it! It absorbs into the skin almost instantly and you can get on with the rest of your day. There's nothing worse than applying hand cream and having to deal with sticky hands.
This hand cream did not leave my bag for several months. If you're like me and always have dry hands, I really recommend you give this a go.
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La Mer is a luxury brand, so this hand cream doesn't come cheap. The Hand Treatment retails at $130 for 100mL. While a little does go a long way, the price is definitely hard to swallow.
Is it worth the money? It depends. If you're looking to treat yourself or spoil your loved ones, this is a great buy (as long as they actually use hand cream). But it's not something I will be repurchasing on a regular basis.
Where to buy
You can purchase The Hand Treatment direct from Creme De La Mer. The official store offers Afterpay and free delivery on orders over $100, so that may help ease the price.
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