My word that is a long name, isn’t it? The Filorga Hand-Absolute Ultimate Rejuvenating Hand & Nail Cream, or “the hand cream” as we shall now call it, is the perfect hand cream if you’re like me and a bit of a Goldilocks when it comes to hand creams – I like mine not too rich so that it leaves a residue (with the exception being just before bed, when that’s okay) but I have pretty dry hands, so I don’t really want it to be too light or fast-absorbing as then it becomes a bit of an exercise in pointlessness. This hand cream is a bit of a star as it feels really hydrating yet it does sink in pretty speedily without leaving a residue, and instead what remains is soft, hydrated hands.
The Filorga Hand-Absolute Ultimate Rejuvenating Hand & Nail Cream also has a terribly fancy twist-up opener which makes one-handed application a breeze; something I think a lot of brands should pay attention to as one of the things I find off-putting about applying hand cream regularly is the fact that I have to faff about opening and closing either a tube or a tub, which then gets covered in hand cream. Not so with this fancy product that allows you to twist it up and squeeze it out with one hand. The formula itself hosts a fabulous collection of ingredients designed to boost and hydrate both hands and nails, such as shea and cocoa butter, keratin and, of course, hyaluronic acid, which all sound like they’re going to provide a rich and buttery product, but this is actually almost like a really hydrating hand gel – it’s a very light formula that’s really, really nourishing. I would normally go for something residue-leaving at night before bed, but I’m using this because it’s hydrating enough, yet the lightness means it’s suitable for day or night application. It’s £20 for 50ml which is quite expensive, but I was actually expecting it to be quite a bit more, considering the ingredients; it’s the sort of product that’s worth spending on if you have the money, but don’t strain for it if you don’t as there are many products that provide a similar finish, albeit considerably less elegantly. Here it is – link.