What makes a hand cream anti-aging?
It is said that the skin on the back of our hands is the biggest tell-tale sign of our age: physical work, UV radiation, the drying effects of hand washing all add up over a lifetime. Over time, the skin on the backs of our hands can become much drier, rougher to the touch than on other parts of our bodies, and often develop pigmentation spots, not to mention wrinkles. To regenerate them, we need targeted active ingredients just as we do for our facial skin: intensive moisturizers and antioxidants.
Helia-D Cell Concept Cell Renewal Hand Cream 55+ contains urea, a naturally occurring moisturizing ingredient, antioxidant vitamin C, an excellent anti-pigmentation agent, and Homeostatine, a plant-based component that regulates the skin’s tissue function.
Learn more about the active ingredients
Urea is naturally found in the skin and is known as a Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF), a water-binding component that helps the skin retain water. It also helps to relieve severe dry skin and skin problems associated with dry skin such as psoriasis, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis. It is particularly useful as a moisturizing ingredient in hand creams, as it also soothes the itching sensation caused by dryness and helps to absorb additional skin care ingredients. It is a gentle keratolytic, or micro-peeling ingredient, which means that it breaks down the dead skin cells, accelerating skin renewal and making it softer.
Vitamin C is a proven antioxidant with many beneficial effects on the skin. It can fade pigmentation spots, boost skin collagen production and help regenerate cells damaged by UV radiation. When combined with vitamin E, they reinforce each other’s effects, so it’s no coincidence that our hand cream contains both ingredients. It is a relatively unstable ingredient, easily degraded by air and light, which is why our hand cream is packaged in a tightly sealed, non-transparent tube.
Homeostatine is an active complex of two natural plant extracts, an isolated oligosaccharide of seaweed and an extract of the root of the South American tarafa. It is able to prevent or reduce wrinkles by stimulating the homeostasis of the skin’s structure, i.e. its adaptability to external and internal stresses. It also has a positive effect on collagen production and increases the elasticity of the skin surface, resulting in smoother, firmer skin.
How often do we use the hand cream?
Our hand cream is designed for everyday use. It’s fast absorbing and doesn’t leave a sticky feel, yet it lasts for hours, even after a hand wash. However, if your hands are extremely dry, it’s worth spreading a small amount of peppercorns on the skin after washing to refresh its moisturizing and soothing properties. Apply a generous amount to the back of the hand before going to bed, so that it can continue to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin during the hours of sleep.