I start getting really dry skin as the weather turns colder and my hands are no exception. My palms and cuticles start feeling so dry and can crack if I'm not careful. Since it's currently absolutely freezing, I decided this was the perfect time to try a new hand cream.
I was sent some Carex Antibacterial Hand Creams for review so decided to give them a shot. Seeing that this weekend has seen rain, hail and frost if it can help them now, then it can help any time. These hand creams also protect against bacteria, which isn't something I'm massively concerned about (come on, I wash my hands when I should...) but nevertheless some people will be really into it!
In terms of the packaging, I'd say it's more functional than pretty but I think the fact it's in a squeezy tube's really important. Who wants to dip their hands into a pot of cream that's meant to be antibacterial! It's a handy size to carry around in our bag too, I've got one at home and one at work. Both of these creams smell really fresh and clean without smelling like disinfectant or anything like that. I very slightly prefer the Vitamin E one but think that's just a personal thing.
Both of these creams are light and not at all greasy, they sink into the skin really quickly so you don't have to sit and avoid touching anything for ages which is a bit of a bonus as sometimes these type of products feel really oily. They still feel very moisturising and nourishing though, my hands feel so much better after I use these which is the whole point of course. I don't feel like I need to be putting this on every 5 minutes to feel the benefit of them, every few hours is more than enough.
Carex Antibacterial Hand Creams cost just £2.49 a tube and are available from Sainsbury's and Superdrug