Alverde Calendula Hand Cream


I love it when I get complimented on my hands (so immodest of me, I know)! I used to be an avid nail biter in elementary school and hands were never something I was complimented for, even after stopping with the nail biting phase. I also had problems with cuticles, my nails could not grow and reach a decent length for years. Just when I thought it could not get more frustrating, my hands became extremely dry and psoriasis patches came along.

Now, I've come a long way from my Atrix hand cream days, that's for sure. Still I'm not too keen on shelling much money on hand creams. L'Occitane hand creams are the highest I'd be willing to spend on and I was happy with all of them. They were a wonderful value for money but, as with most things, I got tired and wanted to try something new.

You'd be surprised how picky a person can be with hand creams and how hard it is to find a good one without overpaying. I have discovered Alverde Calendula Hand Cream 75ml (1,95€) by chance, whilst picking up a mini purse tube way back this Summer. I have used it up and got back to drogerie markt for a full size + a new mini for my handbag!

I love everything about it – it has a very mildly sweet calendula scent (natural, nothing offensive). It is of a medium thick, hydrating consistency. It sinks in quickly not leaving a film over the skin and what's most important for me – hands are not left sticky afer use! It keeps my psoriasis patches under control  (doesn't cure them, though) without caking or flaking. My hands are baby soft and even my cuticles benefit from it. Also, the ingredients list looks nice.

I must say that it's such a lovely change to keep getting compliments on my hands since I started taking care of them better. Who would've thought that they would become something people strongly associate with the blog, eh?

  • Jako su mi dragi komplimenti koje dobijem od vas divnih ljudi na racun mojih ruku (tako neskromno od mene, znam)! U osnovnoj skoli sam imala groznu naviku grickanja noktiju i ruke nisu bile nesto na sto bih dobila kompliment, cak i kada sam prerasla tu fazu jer kasnije su uslijedili problemi sa zanokticama a i godinama nisam uspijevala da potaknem nokte da narastu, barem malo. I tacno kada sam mislila da gore ne moze biti, ruke su mi postale izuetno suhe te se na njima pojavila i psorijaza.
  • Sada mogu reci da sam dosta uznapredovala u odnosu na dane kada se u kuci trosila dobra stara Atrix krema. Ipak, ni danas nisam previse raspolozena da izdvajam neku vecu sumu novca na taj tip proizvoda. L'Occitane kreme za ruke predstavljaju neku gornju granicu u smislu koliko bih maksimalno novca izdvojila za kremu za ruke. I zaista sam sa njima zadovoljna – isprobala sam gotovo sve koje imaju u ponudi te smatram da se za malo vise novca zaista dobije ekvivalent u kvaliteti. Ali kako se to inace desava, nemirni zenski um se zasitio i njih te sam se uskoro nasla u potrazi za necim novim i interesantnim.
  • Iznenadile bi se koliko neko moze biti izbirljiv kada su kreme za ruke u pitanju (ta sam!) i definitivno nije lako pronaci jako dobru kremu a da ne pretjeramo sa iznosom. Otkrila sam Alverde Neven kremu za ruke 75ml (kosta cca 4KM) sasvim slucajno ovog ljeta – nasumicno sam zgrabila mini tubicu pored kase. Toliko mi se dopala da sam potrosila mini tubu, vratila se u dm po full size od 75ml + jos jednu mini tubicu za torbu (jer je jako prakticna)!
  • Sve mi se dopada u vezi ove kreme – blago je slatkog mirisa nevena (ali je u pitanju prirodan, nenametljiv miris). Srednje je guste konzistencije i divno je hidratantna. Brzo se upija u kozu, ne ostavlja gusti film preko koze i sto je meni najbitnije – ruke nisu ljepljive nakon upotrebe! Dijelove ruku sa psorijazom drzi pod kontrolom (ne lijeci je, nemojte to pomisliti) i mogu je nanositi vise puta a da nikada ne osjetim ljepljivost ili visak na kozi. Koza ruku mi je mekana pa bas poput guizcka male bebe a cak mi odlicno djeluje i na zanoktice. Bacite li pogled na listu sastojaka, stvarno nije losa.
  • Moram priznati da je super promjena dobiti mnostvo komplimenata glede ruku i stvarno se isplatilo njegovati ih bolje. Ko bi pomislio da ce moje ruke biti upravo jedna od najsnaznijih asocijacija kada ljudi pomisle na blog?


Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil, Alcohol, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba, Cellulose, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Heliantus Annuus Seed Oil, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Benzyl Benzoate

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4 Comments

    • Decembar 5, 2015 / 10:04 am

      Ako si vec raspolozena, preporucila bih da zapocnes sa ovom kremom za ruke ili uljem divlje ruze (takodjer sam ga recenzirala nedavno).

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