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Hand rescue by Ellen Sirot - Dare To Try It

Is a Solution for:
Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Sagging Skin
September 8, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 5 Comments
Ellen Sirot's fatty acid packed Hand Perfection Nail & Cuticle Treatment ($22) has become a must carry in my purse. The hand supermodel's range of helpful handmaidens extends to moisturizers, cleansers and the (to my mind) eccentric glovettes (leopard print fingerless gloves for protecting mitts from the sun). Thanks to the generosity of Ms Sirot's team, I have a Hand Perfection Night Solution moisturizer ($75) and Hand Perfection Moisturizing Cleanser for Hands ($30) for a reader to review.

The cleanser has none of those nasty drying sulfates or harsh surfactants. In fact, disodium cocamphodiacetate is the surfactant of choice and even those picky people at the EWG can't find fault with it. Derived from the fatty acids of coconut, it is mild enough to be used in baby products. Similarly, cocamidepropyl betaine is also safe and increasingly being used to replace the potentially carcinogenic cocamide DEA.

Once you get past the silicones, the Night Solution moisturizer has moisturizing sodium hyaluronate, trelahose, urea and glycerin. There is also lactobionic acid, a polyhydroxy acid (PHA). It is claimed that this is more effective than AHAs whilst less irritating to skin because it has a large molecular structure, limiting its ability to penetrate into the skin. Vitamin E and B are backed up by antioxidant green tea, while licorice is helpful for hyperpigmentation. Apart  from a couple of the usual suspects in the preservative department, there's nothing to dislike.

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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.
  • September 10, 2009

    by Diana Welsch

    I used to think my hands were my best feature but no more. They are spotted now and I try and hide them. I even put foundation on them to even out the brown spots. Would love to try this product.

  • September 10, 2009

    by Teresa Gillenwater

    When I was 40, my little grandaughter told me that she hated my hands. I swallowed hard and realized that because of the work I had been doing for many years that I had slender MAN hands. Now, I am 51, haven't done that job for 6 years and I still have wrinkled, dry hands that I hide. I have used every hand and cuticle cream that I could get my hands on. I would love to try this. I am wondering if glycolic peels might help. I have become obsessed, you think?

  • September 9, 2009

    by Peggy

    Ever since my brother overheard a stranger talk about my hands (she said I had long fingers and apparently wondered if I did hand modeling), I always felt like my hands were my best feature. Then a few years ago someone I did know said my hands looked old for my age! That was somewhat shocking to hear, and made me a little embarrassed of my hands. If picked, I would definitely let others know if these products were hand-worthy.

  • September 9, 2009

    by JulieK

    As I've previously confessed, I sacrificed much of my skin surface to sun worship in my foolish youth. My hands definitely have a tale to tell in this regard. However, in the last, say, two years I've noticed- through determined attention and treatment by many of my face potions (mostly)- an improvement which gives me hope I can actually affect younger looking hands.

    I'd love to dedicate my hands to these products and review them for TIA. ~jk

  • September 8, 2009

    by Lori

    I've been trying to take care of my hands as much as I take care of my face! I don't want to have younger-looking facial skin and have spotty hands -- dead giveaway! I am very picky about hand lotion, though, so I'm pretty critical. Would love to try this brand!

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