AquaVie is a skincare company that is a recent discovery for Beauty Info Zone. Aqua means water and Aqua Vie means “water of life”. This brand comes from Brittany, France: “The region is situated between two seas, the North Sea or the English Chanel, and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its surroundings, Brittany is the most innovative region in the world for thalassotherapy, the science of aesthetic and health aspects of the human being based on benefits that a marine setting can offer. Studying sea water, seaweed, sea mud and other local marine products, AquaVie was developed to bring the regions rich nutrients to skin care.” Since we can’t go to Brittany, France we agreed to have products sent to us and to have a giveaway for one of our readers.
Today’s review is for Protective Hand Cream ($25), one of the products in their body care line. This treatment is made with Propolis, Hydrolysed Collagen, & Argan Oil plus it contains karate butter and wheat germ oil.
Let’s see what the Beauty Info Zone ladies found when testing this out. Be sure you read to the very end for giveaway information.
Directions say to use AquaVie Protective Hand Cream morning and night but I wash my hands quite often so I found myself using it more often during the day. Applying hand cream in the morning helps protect your hands during the day while applying it at night gives it time to restore the moisture into your hands.
The biggest plus about AquaVie Hand Cream is how quickly it sinks in. After you apply you can go on with whatever you are doing within a minute. My hands felt soft and protected.
As much as I liked the feel of this non-greasy hand cream I was unable to use it as a nighttime treatment. As you may know I’m extremely sensitive to fragrance plus I have insomnia. Put the two together and my night products need to be either unscented or the fragrance has to dissipate quickly. AquaVie Protective Hand Cream has a flowery fragrance. I’m fine with it during the day but I couldn’t use it at night. As I look at the ingredients I see Rosa Canina Fruit Oil and Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil. I think it must be the Rosa Canina that I’m sensitive to. If you don’t have a nose that rejects scents like I do though I think you’ll find this quite pleasant. I know you’ll like the feel and what it does for your hands.
AquaVie Protective Hand Cream is hand cream for those of you who love your hand creams as thick as butter. This is ‘cream’ to the highest degree! I am always concerned that an uber-thick hand cream will also be uber-greasy but not this one. It goes surprisingly light and it really sinks right in.
Like Marcia, I found the fragrance to be very noticeable. For some of you, that won’t be an issue…in fact, I know many people love fragranced items. This hand cream has a floral scent that is pleasant, it’s not synthetic smelling which can be really bothersome. What I like to do with AquaVie Protective Hand Cream is really slather it on my hands and feet at night – I mean like a super thick layer, then put on socks and gloves. I go to sleep and wake up in the morning with baby soft hands and the cracking that happens to my heels in the winter are completely gone! Your dry winter skin will say a huge ‘thank you!’ for this beautiful skin treatment.
Giveaway information: Enter to win a new sealed jar of AquaVie Hand Cream. This is for US subscribers only and is open through 2/20/13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Wait for the Rafflecopter to see the ways you can win. Good luck!!
All Ingredients In This Product:
Water, Mineral Oil, Glyceryl Stearate/Ceteareth-20/Ceteareth-12/Cetearyl Alcohol/Cetyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Propolis Extract, Propylene Glycol/Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Allantoin, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone.