It may be pseudo-winter here in Austin, but the weather is still dry and killer on my skin. And in order to avoid picking up yucky germs, I’m an avid hand washer (see graphic above). Consequently, my hands require extra attention during this season. As you may have gathered from reading this blog, I *might* have a slight obsession with caring for my hands. Several months ago, a friend gave me the Mary Kay Peach Satin Hands Pampering Set, and I’m very grateful.
Included in this kit, which also comes in a fragrance-free version, are three items:
– Fragrance-free hand softener
– Peach-scented hand scrub
– Peach-scented hand cream
The Good: You first start with the hand softener. I like to get my hands slightly damp and then squirt a small amount on the back of my hand and massage it in, especially around my cuticles. The hand softener is a thick, almost waxy type product with petrolatum, the same moisture-trapping ingredient as Vaseline.
Then, you use the hand scrub. Again, I’ll get my hands slightly damp and massage a small squirt of the product into my hands. Like the hand washing instructions above, don’t forget your wrists! Finally, once scrubbed, rinsed, and patted dry, apply the hand cream. You won’t recognize your hands.
The Questionable: Of the three products in the line-up, I’d say the hand cream is the least impressive. It works just fine in the setting of this kit, but typically, I like my hand creams to be a little thicker and more emollient.
Also, per the website, the kit costs $34, which is not terribly cheap for this type of skincare. However, the softener and scrub will last a really long time. In my photo below, you can see how little of the scrub I’ve used so far. I can’t imagine using this kit too, too often.
The Verdict: My hands are significantly softer after going through this three-step process. The Mary Kay Peach Satin Hands Pampering Kit does the trick, for sure. My main problem is that I forget to use it. When it was actually cold for more than 3-5 days in a row, I would try to use it at least once a week. And each time, my hands felt completely renewed. It’s a nice treat for yourself, especially if you’re hand-obsessive like me.
Images: Let’s Wash Our Hands!, Mary Kay Peach Satin Hands Pampering Kit – author’s own