With the winter weather causing my skin to feel extra rough and dry, I’ve been on the search for a really good hand cream. But then I thought about whether the very act of thinking that I need hand cream is a sign that I’m getting old? Such a horrible thought… But I have to admit that a few years back I probably wouldn’t have given hand cream another thought … and yet now, well that’s that story I’m speaking of today. That got me thinking about ageing in general and how our hands and our necks are often the most obvious places where we start to show our age… how awful! Then I remembered overhearing someone at work talking about their bunions, and then I realised that I don’t exactly know what a bunion is, but am I soon to approach an age where I should know what a bunion is? Or perhaps this is a sign that I’m not old yet, just getting older. I wonder what other important terminology I’ll need to know in the future?
Anyway back to hand cream… Accepting the fact that I do need to purchase some, I took myself to Myer and then headed straight to the Aesop counter as I’d often heard great things about their products. Surprisingly (for Myer at least) I received excellent service from the retail assistant and was treated to a complimentary hand massage and some free product samples (without even asking).
Let me just say that the rumours are true indeed – Aesop have wonderful products. The hand cream sunk into my skin beautifully, wasn’t sticky, and left my hands feeling silky smooth and hydrated all day (even after several hand washes)…and the fragrance…simply sublime. I had to restrain myself from constantly smelling my hands… I think that may have looked a little strange in the office.
I haven’t quite made up my mind which products I’ll go with at this stage, but it’s looking like the ‘Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm’, and perhaps also the ‘Rejuvenate Aromatique Body Balm’ so that the rest of my body doesn’t feel left out. I’ll keep you posted with purchase news…