One of my beauty resolutions that I failed to do every single year is to wear hand cream and body lotion regularly. I always forgot about it *yeah, right*. I’m LAZY. Here’s the thing, my hands tend to sweat, so adding a hand cream usually would just make them even stickier. I spend most of my time in front of my laptop and the condition of the keyboard and body is quite worrisome already, you know, that grease, shiny mess. I wash my hands every few hours and yet.. they’ll get ‘dirty’ in no time.
That being said though, washing hands often obviously is taking a toll. They could get really dry at times and people around me would ask “why do your hands feel so dry? Go and wear a hand cream”. Ahem.
Enter, TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream*.
I thought the word “Indigo” was just referring to the name of the color. Apparently, the plant that creates this color is one of the healing ingredients used in this product. In this case, TATCHA uses Polygonum Tinctorium (Japanese Indigo) Leaf/Stem Extract and Indigofera Tinctoria Leaf Extract. To know more about the ingredient, you can check out TATCHA‘s blog post. Upon searching info on this ingredient, I also found some very interesting new knowledge too: link 1, link 2, and link 3 (interesting soaps!).
The Hand Cream also contains Colloidal Oatmeal that has powerful soothing properties to help sensitive skin even eczema and psoriasis. It can smooth and comfort dry, parched and itchy skin. Here’s a little info about this fantastic ingredient: link.
To be honest, it looks bigger (and heavier) than I imagined. The slim shape reminds me of a toothpaste. I do like it though because it fits into my bag nicely and doesn’t take up much space. The best part, the slim, tapered nozzle makes the product output efficient and mess-free.
I knew from seeing the product’s description and other reviews that the cream is in a shade of indigo blue. Seeing it in real life, however, is surely a delight. It’s almost bizarre. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this before. If there’s any, it’s those buttercream icing for cakes. The cream has a scent, it’s the same scent that I found in other TATCHA‘s products. At this point, I’m going to call it TATCHA‘s signature scent. I can’t describe what it is, it’s just good, relaxing and invigorating!
Feel free to click on the last photo for the zoomed out version. That blue flecks are what I believe to be the indigo ingredient. Once blended out, rest assured, no blue hands here, or worse, a permanent result. Just soft, lovingly nourished hands. It’s very emollient and gets absorbed into the skin quite fast. While I could still feel the hand cream, it’s nowhere to the point where I want to wipe my hands off with a cloth or tissue. I really enjoy how soothing this cream is, and how it makes my hands feel so supple.
My sister loves this TATCHA Hand Cream too. She’s a flight attendant and the dehydrating, compressed air can really take a toll on her skin. Her hands cracked from time to time (in between her fingers) and it looked painful. I gave her the Hand Cream and it healed her hands in no time. It’s the only hand cream that she’ll use 😀
I actually also like to apply this to my elbows; those poor elbows that become the base of my hands where I like to rest my head on. They were dry, rough and nearing to a crispy state. Ugh. Not anymore though! Ever since I started to apply this on those areas, they have become softer and not as parched. I know eventually, I’d have to get the Body Butter version as well, to complete that beauty resolution – which I did and here’s the review. And probably get another of the hand cream, so I can keep one in my bag and leave one in my home.
Hopefully, I will keep this regime up and consistently. That’s the promise of the not-so-lazy-bum-anymore 😉
By the way, how often do you wear your hand cream in a day? Let me know in the comments!
Disclosure: I received this product as a gift from TATCHA after I wrote several articles about them previously. I’m not obligated to write this review nor get paid nor sugar-coating my opinions in it. Honesty and integrity are the two things that I uphold the most in my writings.