Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Alpha-H Handcream - can it turn back time?

I’m addicted to hand creams - if there is one area of our body which constantly suffers, it is our hands and I am determined to protect them as much as I can!

I recently purchased a bunch of Alpha-H products, amongst them, their Age Delay Hand & Cuticle Care cream.  Alpha-H products often contain Glycolic acid, which aims to rejuvenate and lift dull-looking skin.  The back of this hand cream explains that you shouldn’t use it if you have any skin conditions, and that when using it, you may experience an initial tingling which should subside with use.

This all sounded pretty hardcore to me, and to be honest, I’m not sure if I’m of the age which would see the most benefit from this.  The cream itself is of medium thickness and absorbs effortlessly, leaving no greasy residue.  It has a lovely citrus scent which is quite subtle but lingers on the hands for an hour or so after applying.  I’ve been rubbing this into my cuticles too and it has done wonders for them and kept them well-moistened.

One of the main benefits with this hand cream is that I felt like I only had to apply it a couple of times a day to keep my hands soft, whereas with other creams I feel like I am constantly reapplying!  I’m not sure if it would be moisturising enough for very dry, cracked hands or if you do a lot of gardening or work outdoors, but for general use, I was very impressed.  I do, however, have to mention the price, which is a rather steep £22!  This is much more than I would usually pay for a hand cream, although I did purchase it as part of a 3 for 2 deal for Alpha-H products a while ago on Beauty Bay, so this softened the blow a little.




Verdict
As far as hand creams go, this certainly ticks all the boxes!  Is it worth £22?  I’m not entirely sure as I still have a special place in my heart for my L’Occitane and Palmers Cocoa Butter hand creams.  If you have issues with dull, tired skin on your hands, this may be a good option for you, as I’ve read a number of reports from reviewers with anti-ageing concerns who mention that their skin seemed much brighter and that their age-spots faded.  For me, it is a pleasant cream to use, but I will not be repurchasing due to the high price, for which I can get at least two L’Occitane creams!
3/5

Price - £22
Where to BuyBeauty Bay, Salon Skincare



8 comments:

  1. £22?! That's crazy. For £22 I'd have to be buying miracle cream!

    Nice review though :)

    xx

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    1. Yes, it is rather pricy, I was glad I didn't pay full price for it!
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  2. Great review, this sounds like a good hand cream but I'm with you on L'Occitane! I recently bought an expensive hand cream and although nice don't think its any better than L'Occitane or Palmers x

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    1. Thanks, I don't know if I was expecting something miraculous but I certainly prefer L'Occitane.
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  3. I love handcreams and this sounds like a good one!

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    1. Thanks, I am a handcream addict too!
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  4. I have a slight obsession with handcream and have always wanted to try Alpha H. Might pick this up once I've used up some others.
    xo

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    1. It is nice if you can get it on offer - its pretty pricey if you pay full price. It is very nice though, just not sure it is worth £22!
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