Retinol Anti-Aging Hand Cream with SPF 12 Review

Does Retinol Work on Your Hands, Too?

No matter how much effort we put into keeping our faces looking young, it’s our hands that give us away.

We can have smooth, wrinkle-free foreheads and cheeks but if our hands are wrinkled, veiny, and covered in loose skin, we’re not fooling anybody that looks too closely. So what’s the solution? Take good care of your hands, too!

I’ve done considerable research in the anti-aging ingredients arena and have come to the conclusion that retinol, regardless of how old-school it is, is still one of the best wrinkle-fighters out there. I also figured that the skin of the hands isn’t usually as sensitive as facial skin, so more people can probably use retinol on their hands. Thus I set out in search of a good retinol hand cream.

It came in the form of a product by LdeL called Retinol Anti-Aging Hand Cream with SPF 12 by LdeL Cosmetics.

What Do They Claim?

According to the product labeling, this product hydrates and refreshes your hands using retinol palmitate. This combination of vitamins A, C, and E increases cell turnover and collagen production to make your hands look younger. The cream also claims to fight free radicals and treat and heal dry skin so that your hands have a youthful glow.

Now that we know what they claim, let’s take a look at the ingredients to see if the product has the stuff to back up the talk.

What’s In It?

The first three ingredients are sunscreen, which is a good thing, though I’m not crazy about the fact that it’s only SPF 12. Still, that’s better than nothing. The next several ingredients are water and a string of moisturizers, stabilizers, and emollients. Pretty close to the top of the list is retinyl palmitate, just like they claim. So far, so good.

Next up are the promised anti-oxidants (including green tea extract), vitamins, and oils that will indeed fight free radicals to help keep your skin young-looking. There are also some crosspolymers and other ingredients that help bind the cream and make it glide on smoothly.

An interesting ingredient that caught my eye is limonene. It’s a product used to make creams smell like oranges. Some of you may not like this, but it’s a plus for me because I love the smell of citrus, and oranges in particular. It’s a personal taste but one that I thought I’d mention because limonene is pretty strong.

What Are Users Saying?

Most people who use this product say that it’s moisturizing and makes your hands feel soft and supple. The majority of users also report younger looking skin on their hands. Though the product doesn’t claim it, people reported a reduction in dark spots as well so that’s an unexpected plus. Oh, and some users like to use it on their feet, too.

Regarding usage, the product goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. People with really dry skin did say that they needed to use it several times a day to keep their hands from being dry. Considering the fact that retinol is generally drying, this doesn’t come as a big surprise to me.

Final Word

I say try it. It’s relatively inexpensive and if nothing else, it will keep your hands soft and supple. Lotion is a product that most of us use, so if you’re going to buy it anyway you might as well buy one with retinol in it. The worst thing that can happen is that your hands look the same but are moisturized. Just that will make them look younger even if the retinol doesn’t work for you.

Retinol Anti-Aging Hand Cream with SPF 12.

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