Saturday, 15 December 2012

2012 Awards. Hand Cream of the Year. Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 15.

I'm not going for an award-in-every-category this year. Just highlighting a few favourites that I've really enjoyed using in 2012.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I haven't always had a good relationship with the Clinique range. I think the 3 Step is in dire need of updating and Clarifying Lotion? No.

Having said that, I love this hand cream. It has become a staple. Oddly, I keep it on my bedside and use it in the evenings when I get into bed. I love the smell of SPF (I never said I was sane) and this absorbs really well, leaving no residue. You however, may want to take advantage of the SPF and use it during the day as is intended, like a sane person. Another tip - always rub the residue of your hand cream (and moisturiser!) on your elbows - always. I met Goldie Hawn in the 90's - she looked (and was) amazing but her elbows looked like lizard skin and completely gave away her age (sorry Goldie! Love you!).

*tips hat to Clinique, admits some of the skincare products are nice*

Also possibly a contender for longest name of a product?


  1. Hand creams are my one obsession. Thanks for the tip. I love small ones that fit in my wallet for when I have to use harsh soaps in bathrooms outside my home. The whole bit about your hands or elbows (or neck) giving your age away is so true.

  2. I might have to stop reading your blog because every time you recommend a product it's all I can do not to order it immediately, whether have a need for it or not. Hand cream duly added to post Christmas shopping list!

  3. It's good to hear I'm not the only one who rubs excess moisturiser on my elbows! I do my neck too, I'm only 19 but if I do it, I should be able to hold the gross neck ageing at bay! x

  4. I've just fallen in love with L'Occitane en Provence - Shea butter hand cream! Got it in my awesome advent calendar!! xx

  5. I agree with you, I do believe Clinique's biggest mistake is using 3-Step group as their brand's mirror!! It is such a turn off for most people that people turn their back to the brand, because let's face it, there are MILLIONS of brands out there nowadays and usually when people doesn't like a product they just leave the brand for another one :) After 3 step program I never used any other Clinique prodcut (both makeup and skincare) for almost 5 years (or maybe longer..) so yes 3 step program definitely in need of a change!

  6. I've never understood why more hand creams don't contain an SPF - it seems such an obvious idea. I agree about the 3-step system too - if I see it in someone's bathroom cabinet I wince on behalf of their skin...

  7. What about their even better spot corrector for face? Yay or nay?


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