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Ellen Sirot's hand cream and cleanser- reader reviewed

Reviewed by TIA Community Member October 27, 2009 14 Comments
Reviewed by Peggy

It has now been about a month since I've been trying out Ellen Sirot's Hand Perfection Night Solution Moisturizer and Hand Perfection Moisturizing Cleanser for Hands.

The previous week prior to trying out the product, I had been washing my hands a lot as I was experimenting with multiple cookie recipes.  I never thought the hand soap I had been using was particularly harsh, but I had developed a few small cuts on my hands during my baking trials and the soap stung my skin.  So, I was delighted that the new cleanser I was trying out was very gentle, left my hands soft, and did not hurt them at all.  It also had a mild scent that soon faded.  I was not too crazy about the packaging, though.  A single pump delivered a very small amount of cleanser, which would probably be enough for hands that are hardly dirty.  But I liked the feeling of rich lather, so I needed at least two pumps.

Sometimes I like to make my own product travel sizes, so I will twist off the top of whatever product and pour some into another small bottle.  For the cleanser, it looked like the top was glued shut, so the only way to remove it was through the dispenser.  Also, as the container was opaque, there was no way for me to know how much product was left.   For $30, you get 3.4 ounces, so although it's possible I would purchase it, I would most likely use it for only certain circumstances.

The night moisturizer itself left a somewhat slick feeling that went away after a few minutes.  Its texture was similar to a less thick lotion and its scent was mild, which according to my spouse, smelled like a sweeter version of Phisoderm.  I personally do not know what Phisoderm smells like, but I found the scent pleasantly neutral.

It definitely immediately made my skin feel softer, but when I woke up in the mornings, that extra softness was gone.  A small age spot I have had started to fade and perhaps my hands looked a little more smooth and less lined  -- that part was difficult to tell (perhaps I would have noticed more of a difference if I had been also using one of her other products, the Complete Day Cream).  Like with the Cleanser packaging, I was not particularly fond of the Night Solution Moisturizer container.  After taking off the lid, I had to push the top down for a small amount to come out of the top through a hole.  I could, however, remove the top to view its contents.

I did like the lotion, but at $75 for one ounce, it's not something I could easily afford.

I am curious about Ellen Sirot's Day Cream ($50 for 3.4 ounces, or the travel size, $30 for 1.7 ounces), so perhaps one lucky day, I will be able to splurge to try it.

Overall, I like them because it is a nice product line, but it's a bit expensive.  I think there are probably other comparable products out there that are a lot more reasonable.available

Ingredients in Night Solution

Water, cyclopentasiloxane, stearoxymethicone/dimethicone copolymer, dimethicone, polysorbate 20, isohexadecane, sodium hyaluronate, lactobionic acid, glycerin, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, sodium pca, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, n-acetyl d glucosamine, carageenan, urea, trehalose, polyquaternium-51, triacetin, butylene glycol, camellia oleifera leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, polydodecanamideaminium triazad diphenylethene sulfonate, polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, polysorbate 80, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol.

Ingredients in Cleanser

Water, glycerin, cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, potassium C12-13 alkyl phosphate, disodium cocamphodiacetate, PEG-150 distearate, glycol distearate, linoleamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, sodium borageamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate, methylisothiazolinone.
  • February 11, 2011

    by Brenda vaiden

    Is it too late to sample Ellen's products :)

  • May 24, 2010

    by mag

    Hello Ellen I would like to try the hand cream. So I ws wondering if you have by coupon code available. Thank you.

  • January 24, 2010

    by Eloise

    I have been using these products for about 4 months now and I absolutely love them. They are pricey, but you absolutely get your money's worth and if you join Hand Perfection's Facebook Page they often offer discounts and incentives. I am in my mid40s and have been an outdoor exercise enthusiast for many years, my hands tell the tale from too much sun, sand, cold, etc. I see a marked difference since starting my Hand Perfection routine, which consists of using all 4 products and the adorable glovettes. As a bonus the glovettes are quite the conversation starter! People just love them. I plan on continuing to use these products and I highly recommend them.

  • November 23, 2009

    by betty

    Well if this cream has been created by a hand model, im sure Ellen Sirot knows a thing or two about youthful looking hands. As a labor and delivery nurse I get to wash my hands with nice strong chemicals about a hundred times a night. I am so looking for a good hand cream that is nourishing, healing and adds moisture that will hopefully last through a few washes. Maybe this is the one. I would love to try and see how this cream compares to all the others. I currently have been using Dr.Hauschka's hand cream which is light, absorbs quickly but not quite as rich, as i need it to last. Another great one is by a company called Desert Essence organics called pumkin hand repair cream also absorbs quickly, nice light pumkin scent good quality ingredients but again i need it to last thru a number of washes or actually help heal after using harsh chemicals to wash hands all shift. Thanks my too cents..

  • November 20, 2009

    by Jaysie

    Come and look at my kitchen counter, my bedside table, and in my purse and you'll find a daunting collection of bottles and tubes of hand creams labeled "anti-aging," "healing," "remedy," "intensive," "brightening," and other promises of results. The ingredient list for Ellen Sirot's Day Cream looks like it contains a nice cluster of elements that will accomplish all of this. Combined with my weekly salt scrub and my daily sunscreen, the Day Cream may well improve the sun-spotted, dry, thinning skin on my hands. I'm looking for a hand cream I'll buy more than once because it works. Please give the free product to the military man in his 70's because if it makes a difference on his hands, I'll buy it!

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