Photoaging: when we’re in our 20s and 30s, we can’t imagine it will ever happen to us. Yet, it does—and our hands are often the first to show signs of it, beginning with a little freckle, and then another... Just like with our complexions, we have a say in the severity and rapidity of our hands' aging process, especially when it comes to environmental factors like sun exposure. With a little prevention and proper nourishment, we can, at the very least, slow the photoaging down a little.
Also, after months of diligent sanitizing and washing, everyone’s hands could probably use a little extra love. That’s why we created a special Handcare Ritual, including skin nourishing hand soap, gentle exfoliation, a weekly anti-aging mask, and daily moisture—all of which will deliver youthful, plumped, smoothed hands that look and feel amazing.
Note: this Four Step Ritual contains two products from our Skincare line. (Your hands are well worth the indulgence!)
1.Wash: Formulated with soothing, hydrating Aloe, nutrient-dense Oils, organic botanical extracts, and your choice of three different, naturally antibacterial Essential Oil blends, our uplifting and healing Hand Soap is sure to give you a satisfying hand-washing experience.
2. Exfoliate: Integrate our Egyptian Geranium, Adzuki Bean, & Cranberry Facial Scrub into your Handcare Ritual several times a week, and you’ll definitely notice a difference. This dual-action enzymatic exfoliation formula instantly bestows softness and smoothness by removing expired skin and speeding up cell turnover. Organic, ground Adzuki Beans are an effective mechanical exfoliator that gently polishes your skin. Pure Cranberry Seeds release powerful exfoliating enzymes and have a perfect ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. This deeply nourishing Scrub is enhanced by Essential Oils of Geranium, Frankincense, and Carrot Seed. For optimal results, use on the backs of your hands several times a week while you shower.
3. Mask: Our Japanese Matcha Tea, Acai, & Goji Berry Mask is anti-aging superfood smoothie for your skin. It removes expired cells, promotes elasticity, and is second only to falling in love when it comes to getting your glow on. Organic Matcha Tea, organic Goji Berries, and hand-harvested Seaweed deep-cleanse, exfoliate, tone, hydrate, nourish, protect, and balance, while French Clay binds with toxins to pull them up and out. You’ll notice a difference after just one use. While most people only apply their Mask facially, we recommend applying it to the backs of your hands on a weekly basis.
4. Moisture: Because when it comes to aging the hands never lie, we specially formulated our Chilean Rosehip, Tamanu, & Red Clover Hand Cream to help hands stay youthful-looking and soft. For centuries, Tamanu Oil has been revered in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands for its ability to help regenerate skin. Chilean Red Clover is rich with powerful, life-giving antioxidants that penetrate the cells. Redolent with the exquisite scent of Egyptian Geranium Essential Oil made in small batches by a family distillery just off the Nile River, these potent elements join forces to create our highly effective formula that brings softness and hydration to your hardworking hands. Stash a bottle in your bag, beside the sink, and on the coffee table, as an anytime, anti-aging treatment.
We would be remiss if we didn’t remind you to apply sunscreen to the backs of your hands as religiously as you do to your face, neck, and chest. It's easy to forget this overlooked part of your skin, which is always on the front lines when it comes to environmental exposure.
image credit: Kirill Vasilev