• Sat, Jan 12 2008

The Hand Treatment by La Mer.

Put this hand cream in the luxurious category – this is from La Mer, everyone. I present to you The Hand Treatment.

I was so excited to try this, yet afraid to though, at first. For $70 a tube, my expectations were high.

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The hands are one of the most exposed areas of the body and often neglected. Vulnerable to harmful elements like sun, pollution, cold and other extremes, they require special attention. The Hand Treatment soothes on contact while working to resurface and protect even the driest hands. La Mer’s smart seaweeds within this silky formulation intuitively attract moisture, creating an emollient barrier to prevent dehydration and cushion the skin. An exclusive Skin Lightening Complex improves skin tone and clarity, revealing a profoundly healthier appearance. Magnetized water with marine and vitamin-derived ingredients helps reduce feelings of fatigue – especially when used in tandem with massage. The Hand Treatment improves skin’s overall condition, encouraging the hands to look younger, feel softer and smoother to the touch.

The scent is almost magical – just what I remembered when sniffing a sample of Creme de La Mer at one of the department store counters. The cream is definitely luxurious, from that smell to the way it feels and instantly smoothes and soothes my hands. A pretty generous amount is needed to cover the hands, rub between the fingers and massage into the cuticles.

The Hand Treatment settled into my skin in a quick minute or so, and my hands were definitely soft and smooth. My hubby even noticed that my hands felt smooth later in the day – something I don’t think he had ever commented on. That, may be worth the $70 alone.

The Hand Treatment is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.

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