Ellen Sirot's hand cream and cleanser- reader reviewed
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.
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.