I often went to the beauty salon with my mother when I was a little girl. Each time, the beautician stood next to my mother after the facial routine and massaged her hands with lotion. “Hands are the second face of a woman; we should take care of our hands as carefully as we do to our face.” I could not understand what she meant until I moved to Germany and became a mother. Skincare is not just a beauty routine but an attitude to show how your lifestyle is and how you treat yourself.
I might take it too seriously. However, it is obvious to see from my hands if I take good care of them. My hands are quite dry, especially the fingertips. I do manicures (and pedicures) regularly to keep them in good condition. Moreover, I always apply hand cream on my hands after washing them.
It was just a routine for me to take care of my hands at the beginning. Later, I gradually came to enjoy the beauty process by choosing my favorite scented hand creams and feeling the creamy texture on my hands.
I thought I had tried many different hand cream products, but then I got to know Grown Alchemist almost a year ago. When I had a meeting with the editor of 10/10 Hope, she introduced Grown Alchemist to me. Grown Alchemist is originally from Australia and is well-known for its organic products and minimal package design. In this article, I would like to share my hand care routine with you and my thoughts after trying the hand cream products from Grown Alchemist.
說來還真有點不好意思呢，自認為使用過許多護手霜品牌的我，竟然在大約一年前才從10/10 Hope編輯口中聽到來自澳洲有機品牌Grown Alchemist的名字。Grown Alchemist品牌的護手霜正是許多愛用者最先接觸的首支產品呢。這篇文章將與你分享我的護手之道以及使用這三支護手霜的心得。
Hand Cream : Vanilla & Orange Peel 經典護手霜
This classic hand cream in the black pack is one of Grown Alchemist’s best-selling products. The hand cream contains aloe vera. It is moisturizing but not greasy. It can be used as a daily hand cream. I leave it on my desk since I spend most of the time working on my computer.
Intensive Hand Cream : Persian Rose & Argan Extract 強效護手霜
The intensive hand cream contains Damascus rose, Argan oil and other ingredients. It has a creamy and rich texture. I mostly use it after working in the kitchen. I apply a proper amount of cream evenly on both hands, then squeeze a small amount to moisturize the fingertips and web space to give a massage. I especially enjoy a hand massage since it provides a better moisturizing result on my hands.
Age-Repair Hand Cream : Phyto-Peptide, Sweet Almond & Sage 歲月修護護手霜
The main emphasis of the age-repair hand cream is on smoothening fine wrinkles and whitening hands. It is as smooth and creamy as the intensive hand cream, but still, the texture of this hand cream is more delicate. The elegant scent of this hand cream is my favorite smell among the three hand creams. I use it as one of my evening skincare routines. I apply it not only on my hands but also on my wrists to complete the beauty care.
Some people think that it is necessary to have complete skin care only in Europe or other countries with dry weather and I agree. However, our skins also need more hydration in an air-conditioned room, especially in Asia.
Allow a beauty method becomes one of your daily routines. Treat yourself right and your body will give you a better outcome. I hope you enjoy this article as I enjoy Grown Alchemist’s hand creams. I would love to hear your thoughts after reading this article, feel free to leave a comment.
Fanning Tseng is the editor of Yes! Please Enjoy which was founded in 2012. Having lived in different cities and experienced different cultures, Fanning focuses on the connection between Europe and Asia. She is now working as a professional photographer and a full-time blogger. Moreover, Fanning is a regular feature columnist in several Chinese online magazines such as Vogue Taiwan, WOMANY and 10/10 HOPE. Get better informed by subscribing the Newsletter; moreover, let’s stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.