The Hand Cream That Puts Me In A Christmas Mood

by Gio

salcura winter skin warming hand therapy

Are you excited about Christmas? Yeah, yeah, I know it’s months away. We haven’t even celebrated Halloween and Thanksgiving yet. But what can I say? The festive scent of Salcura Winter Skin Warming Hand Therapy is putting me in a Christmas mood.

I blame the ginger. It’s zesty, Christmassy, and very strong. My nose also detects a whiff of vanilla. Although overwhelmed by the ginger, it softens and sweetens it up a bit. Not enough to make ginger haters appreciate it, but if you like this fragrant combo, you just can’t pass this cream up.

Especially if you have dry hands. And who doesn’t have dry hands in winter? Those harsh winds and cold temperatures are unrelenting, tormenting our skin until it dries and peels. To keep them healthy, hand cream is a must.

Salcura Winter Skin Warming Hand Therapy is more lightweight than the creams I usually go for, but it still packs a moisturizing punch. It contains soy bean oil, wheat germ oil, and coconut oil, all of which have powerful moisturizing properties. They leave my hands soft, smooth, and well-hydrated for hours, and even help broken and dry skin get back to its healthy, pre-winter state.

Despite being loaded with oils, the cream isn’t greasy at all. You put it on, massage it on your hands, and it sinks in almost immediately. But, there’s a catch. You knew it was coming, right?

You need to scoop up quite a big dollop, so it may not last as long as other, richer hand creams. But those can be quite greasy and take ages to absorb. Nothing’s perfect. It’s up to you to decide what you can put up with more easily.

Another thing I don’t like much about Salcura Winter Skin Warming Hand Therapy? The packaging. The silver and red tin is very festive, and just reinforces the Christmas vibe of the cream.

But I’m a tube gal. Tubes are much more hygienic, and a lot easier to carry around in my purse with me. My sample is small enough to fit into my bag nicely, but the fuller size would be a lot trickier to travel with.

Ingredients
Aqua, Soya Bean Oil (Glycine max), Cetyl alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Coconut Oil (Fractionated Cocos nucifera), Ceteareth 20, Ginger Oil (Zingibar officinale), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl acetate), Sodium Gluconate, Vanilla extract, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone olamine, Benzoic acid, Limonene, Citral, Linalool

THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Moisturizing, makes my skin soft and smooth; Helps treat and prevent dry, cracked hands; Lightweight texture sinks in easily; Festive scent.

Cons: Need to apply a generous amount each time; Jar packaging.

Summary: Salcura Winter Skin Warming Hand Therapy has a lightweight but moisturizing texture that leaves my hands soft and smooth for hours. But you need to apply quite a bit of it . I’m not a fan of the jar packaging either.

Available at: Amazon

Rating: 4/5

Present from my friend Annette. Affiliate links.

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4 comments

Allison October 22, 2015 - 2:38 am

I love the sound of the ginger and vanilla scent. Agree with you that a jar or tin isn’t user-friendly. I’m confused about the “warming” bit. Did I miss that in your review? Does it somehow heat up?

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Gio October 22, 2015 - 7:03 am

Allison, the scent is lovely. BUt the warming bit confuses me too. No, it doesn’t heat up at all. I guess they just added it cos it sounded good?

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Janessa October 23, 2015 - 5:39 pm

OOOOO I may just get this! I LOVE Christmas and I’ve been listening to holiday music already. 😀
The scent seems so wonderful.

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Gio October 23, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Janessa, yay, another one who’s already thinking about Christmas!

The scent is lovely indeed.

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