We all know that there are certain parts of our body that show signs of ageing prematurely, and that one of these main areas is the hands. Therefore I was very excited to hear that Liz Earle were extending their award-winning Superskin line to include a treatment serum for the hands. I don’t actually know of another serum designed specifically for the hands, so I couldn’t wait to get mine on the Liz Earle Superskin Hand Serum.
The Superskin Hand Serum is very much a serum in texture and consistency, which I wasn’t actually expecting as I thought the “serum” label would refer to the fact that the product is packed full of goodies such as GLA, Omega 3 and Antioxidants which are the sort of ingredients you usually find in serum formulations. However, this serum is in fact a thin, runny, glossy product with a beige/tan colour.
It’s scented with neroli, chamomile and lavender. I’m not a huge fan of the scent, but it disappears very quickly so it isn’t a big issue. I also don’t really love the way it looks the moment it comes out of the tube, but again that isn’t an issue; I think it’s the colour of it that I find a bit off-putting, but of course that doesn’t hang around.
Putting aside the colour and scent, this is a seriously good treatment if you have hands in need of a pamper. It can be used instead of a hand cream, but I’ve been using it throughout the day on its own, then in the evening layered under the Jurlique Jasmine Hand Cream (as reviewed here) and my hands are feeling noticeably softer and smoother after just a couple of days doing this. It’s probably the fastest absorbing hand treatment I’ve ever used, as you work it in and within moments it’s gone, yet hands are left feeling like they’ve had a far more pampering experience than a quick bit of serum application. I’d say that most people could get away with using this in place of a hand cream, but if you’ve been particularly neglectful of your hands or they’re showing signs of ageing, you’d do very well to add this to your existing hand care routine.
The Liz Earle Superskin Hand Serum launches on 26th September 2013 priced at £17.50 for 75ml, and will be available at the usual places; both online at Liz Earle, and instore at selected Boots and John Lewis.