Last weekend I did the unthinkable… I encouraged a friend to forgo a caramel cupcake in favor of trying a beauty product.
I know! My sweet tooth was so ashamed, but ever since I picked up Caudalie’s $19 Hand and Nail Cream from Sephora, I’ve felt compelled to push it on all my friends.
“Dude,” I said to her, inches away from the tantalizing treat, “put down that cupcake, because you need to try this hand cream I just got at Sephora.”
Normally, I’d never dream of denying someone the chance to get their sugar on, but that’s how moved I was/am by Caudalie’s cream.
I’d been looking for a new anti-aging hand cream for a while when I stumbled upon this one. It’s bursting with beneficial botanicals and antioxidant-rich grapevine polyphenols to help smooth, soothe and repair, but it lacks parabens, and many of the harsh chemicals commonly found in anti-aging creams (NOTE: in the event that you’re sensitive to silicones, it does contain Dimethicone).
It’s just so rich and moisturizing, and yet it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy film on my hands, that I’ve totally fallen in love. I also dig the light orange scent.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin*, Cetearyl Alcohol*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables*, Dimethicone, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate*, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*, Palmitic Acid*, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Origine Vegetale – Plant Origin – Pflanzlichen Urprungs – Origine Vegetale.
It’s a little pricey at $19, but you get a pretty decent amount (2.5 ounces). I also find that I don’t have to use very much.
If you’ve been looking for a new hand cream and find yourself at Sephora one of these days, give it a quick sniff and a try.
PRICE: $19 for a 2.5-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,