Hello lovely people,
I’m sure that by now with all the advertising you have gathered that Mother’s day is fast approaching on 26th March. Every shop and online retailer are gearing all their gifts towards how to treat your mother on this special day. I’m a mum and I am still very lucky to have my lovely mummy but I know that sadly, lots of you (especially my mum and some of my closest friends) are without yours. That’s why I am sharing Tropic’s latest sale product – In The Best Hands Collection, (on sale at £22) as a treat for YOU. If you have someone special in mind who would love the gift of a luxury hand treatment set, then gift them too.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to Tropic’s indulgent In The Best Hands Collection. It contains the Soft Touch Intensive Hand Mask, The Hand Smooth Revitalising Polish and it wouldn’t be a Tropic gift set without a pair of Bamboo gloves. Even at full price – £28, this collection is seriously money well spent.
I have been using this set for months now and it’s currently sat in the top drawer of my bedside cabinet for quick access.
I’m not sure if I excessively wash my hands but I certainly feel like I’m always drying them and putting on hand cream to save them drying out. When I’m cooking, cleaning, baking, changing nappies, bathing my daughter, I’m constantly washing and drying my hands. So many people do the same whether they have a job that involves getting your hands dirty or the need to keep them clean and sterile, such as doctors, nurses, or even hobbies can take a toll on your hands; gardening, knitting, crafting etc.
Your hands need a decent hydrating hand cream. One of the first products that I bought when I was first introduced to Tropic was the Superfood Hand Therapy. I have three of these dotted around my house as I like to have one by each sink. Whilst I LOVE this hand cream, once I tried the Soft Touch Intensive Hand Mask (even before I used The Hand Smooth), I was really impressed by the smell, texture and how it absorbed into my skin. It’s obviously much heavier than a hand cream and although you can use it in the way that hand creams are used, to get its full benefit, you need to treat it as a mask and leave it on your hands for as long as possible.
Since having a baby I feel as though my hands have taken a real beating and possibly even aged slightly. I would never have considered exfoliating my hands, putting on a hand mask and leaving it on overnight whilst looking like a clown with white gloves, before trialling this collection. I’m all for facials and I even treat myself to an annual pedicure on my birthday but I’ve never really taken care of my hands or nails as I didn’t see the point of long nails (they would just get in the way for me) and I was never conscious of having dry hands. Fast forward one year after having my daughter, I am only too aware of the consequence of not looking after my skin; and this goes for the skin on my hands, feet, face and rest of my body. Ever wondered why the skin on your tummy or under your arms are so much softer and less damaged than the rest of your body? In case it’s not obvious, you don’t generally expose those areas and therefore the skin is in much better condition.
Both the Hand Smooth and Soft Touch Mask come in 50ml stylish pots with a screw on lid. Like all Tropic products, they look fabulous out on display but if you’re like me and you have the definitive Tropic collection, then it’s probably best that you find them a home where they are in easy reach.
The Hand Smooth looks like snow with tiny berries in it. It’s so festive looking. It’s actually pomegranate, cranberry and fig extracts. The smell is divine and when you massage the polish onto your skin you can really feel the oils penetrating into your skin. The pomegranate oil is brilliant at calming and soothing skin. The fig extract is wonderful for hydrating your skin and it’s what leaves your hands feeling silky smooth. Just massage it into dry hands for as long as you want and then rinse off well and dry your hands before applying the mask.
The Soft Touch Mask contains mafura butter which comes from a South African tree. This butter is also known for the healing and anti-inflammatory properties. When I open the pot I get that distinct smell that comes from church as it’s part of the religious ritual for the priest to put frankincense in a metal looking pot suspended from chains and shake over the congregation. The frankincense oil has aromatherapeutic properties, which can help to relax you or even to aid stress or anxiety.
The bamboo gloves are so soft and fit my hans nicely and I always wear medium sized gloves. Treat the gloves as you do the bamboo cloth and wash with care or ideally, by hand.
I put the mask on twice. Once I’ve rinsed and dried my hands after using the polish I massage a generous amount of the mask onto my hands and leave it to dry for a bit. Then I repeat this and put on my bamboo gloves. I don’t often get to do this overnight as I generally fall into my bed. When I have left the mask on overnight my hands are seriously smooth and there is still a touch of the oil on the surface. On the days where I only have time to rest my hands for an hour, I rest a heat pack on top of my hands (clad in the bamboo gloves) to encourage the mask to penetrate the skin more quickly. It’s still a really effective treatment for your hands.
Don’t just assume that this polish and mask set is just for your hands. Oh no, I’ve been polishing my knees and elbows too. I do love a product that has multiple uses!
I would really love to hear how you use this collection and what it does for your hands. Not forgetting your elbows and knees too!
Click here to purchase The In The Best Hands Collection.