What if you could go to bed and wake up looking more beautiful than you did when you put your head on your pillow? Yes, a good night’s sleep works wonders, but there are plenty of products out there that aim to take your beauty to the next level — and all you have to do is lie there. What’s better than that?
But do they actually work? I put them to the test to find out.
The colder, dry winter months can be brutal on your hands and nail bed. The drying heat inside, the cold winds outside, getting snow on your hands as you knock a pile of it off your car — it can seem like the elements are conspiring against your having soft, pretty hands.
Enter Tula’s new Hand & Nail Therapy. I’ve been keeping this cream, which is 18 percent shea butter, on my nightstand for the past two weeks, and when I run out, I will be replacing it. It makes my hands feel like moisture has been sealed in, without any of the greasy, dirty feeling some hand lotions have. The three different strains of probiotics nourishing my skin might have something to do with that.
Not only have my hands been softer, but the cream is packed with anti-aging properties as well. Licorice extract fights dark spots, while retinols boost collagen production to reduce lines. Finally, a healthy dose of vitamin C shields the delicate skin on the back of your hands from damaging free radicals that can lead to premature aging.
Putting this cream on at night feels like a throwback to the days of slathering on heavy cream and gloves at bedtime — without the slathering or the gloves.