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Awakening’s HANDS magnesium-rich hydrating therapy: wake up LA’s dry winter hand

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While LA may not get the most severe winters, vulnerable hands still need care. Cold temperature is usually associated with low humidity and dries the top layer of skin. Dry hands and inflammatory skin conditions are especially susceptible during this season. Awake hands this winter, and for the coming year, with Awakening’s HANDS Magnesium-rich Hydrating Hand Therapy Cream.

HANDS therapy is a mineral moisture therapy that leaves the skin without any oily or pasty feel. Maris sal, or Dead Sea Salt, is one of the unique ingredients in Awakening’s collection and contains two key elements- magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is important in skin regeneration. It also soothes and alleviates irritated and inflamed skin. The moisturizer also contains potassium to help with hydration, conserving the vital moisture from within the body. Other than the beneficial skin effects, these minerals also restore damaged nails and cuticles. Another unique component in this cream is myrrh. Myrrh has many skin benefits including its anti-septic properties. It is also an anti-oxidant and prevents against aging. Most other ingredients are familiar to lotion and cream lines. Vegans, the only ingredient that may get your attention is stearic acid (a fatty acid either derived from plants or animals).

When I tried the product, a dime-size amount of the lotion provided immediate soothing effects. Within a few days of use, my skin felt tighter all around my hand. It is not a heavy cream but I would recommend caution from over-applying. I applied a second layer over my knuckles and finger joints, since these areas tend to be dryer.

I also fell in love with the fragrance. With a subtle whiff of myrrh, ginger and cinnamon, it is a perfect gift for women and men as well as children and teens. For autumn and winter aroma lovers, this keeps the magical holiday season alive even in spring and summer. Ginger oil and cinnamon oil are present in trace amounts. Therefore, although they provide the beautiful fragrance, I am uncertain if they have any additional skin effects.

It comes in three sizes- Pump Hands (200 ml/8.45 oz), Big HANDS (100 ml/3.45 oz) and Lil’ HANDS (50 ml/1.75oz). This line also features additional hand therapy creams and sanitizers. Whether you decide to keep a small bottle all for yourself or gift as a set, your hands or your loved one’s hands will definitely appreciate. Order online by following the link below or find at Whole Foods, Nugget Markets, and Andronicos.

AWAKENING Mineral Skin Care creams and lotions signature mark is the Mineral Hydration Factor, a balanced combination of potassium and magnesium from the Dead Sea. Though HANDs is one of the most popular of the line, consider browsing AWAKENING Mineral Skin Care products for the face, scalp, and neck as well as other limbs and joints. General care for hair and body is also available. Visit its other website, Sea Awakening, to browse hair-care products.

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