AquaVie Protective Hand Cream is great for winter relief – a side by side review

Aqua Viet Hand Cream

AquaVie Hand Cream

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.

Marcia’s side:

aquavie hand labelDirections 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.

aquavie openAs 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.

Lisa’s side:

aquavie hand cream

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.

thick as butter!!

thick as butter!!

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.

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  1. My hands are so dry, especially this winter! My office has the least expensive, most harsh foaming han soap ever.

  2. Rosemary ford says:

    My poor hands need help

  3. This creme sounds wonderful.

  4. Heather USA (@aitch77 FB: rosie areola) says:

    My hands crack, bleed and get sore during these cold seasons.

  5. I would like to win because my hands are so dry and cracked.

  6. My hands are very dry, and since my job is a dirty one I need to wash them a lot.

  7. sandy weinstein says:

    i really need some good hand cream b/c i work in the yard w/out gloves so my hands are very rough and dry.

  8. I’d love to win because my hands are aching from dryness this winter, and because my feet are starting to split and crack! My skin needs some TLC, and this cream sounds perfect!

  9. Kristina Vieweg says:

    I want to try this bc this is the first winter where the sides of my fingers have been cracking and painful…I have tried every cream, aquaphor works ok but it’s soooo greasy, it’s hard to use during the day time

  10. To help keep my hands moisturized

  11. MaryAnn Casey says:

    I’m a beauty junkie, especially with creams and lotions. One way that I take care of my dry feet is that after I shower I leave a layer of lotion or cream and put on my socks over that, instead of doing it overnight while I sleep. I always end up with a small dime-sized spot that still stays a little dry. I’d like to try this to see if it will get rid of that spot. Plus, I love floral fragranced stuff and my hands will thank me, too!

  12. i’m a beauty junkie so i like to try everything! my hands are extremely dry this winter, so i want to see if this one is the greatest!

  13. I am an avid gardener in the South where we can grow beautiful plants year round. Our hands really take a beating. Aquavie protective hand cream would be perfect for me!

  14. Kelly Commerford says:

    I’ve really been wanting to try their products.

  15. vanessa martinez says:

    my hands are always dry from working with papers all day. I need this!

  16. Stephanie Hartman says:

    My hands get extremely dry in the winter and I am always looking for something to help keep them from cracking.

  17. I would love to win this giveaway because I recently got engaged so people look at my hands all the time.

  18. Stephanie H. says:

    I would love to win this to help with my dry and overwashed hands. I’m a nurse and mommy of a 2yr old, so these hands are exposed to lots of soap and water!

  19. I’d love to win this giveaway because I am always looking for a terrific hand cream!

  20. As a potter, my hands are in clay a lot and I need a good hand cream.

  21. I would like to try this because it sounds like the lovely, thick cream would give relief to my extremely dry hands.

  22. my hands are very dry and needs a good hand cream. Even my biometrics are having a hard time scanning my fingerprints!

  23. another great giveaway!

  24. I have the dryest hands on the planet, and nothing seems to work for me. I’d love to give this a try, because who knows, maybe I stumbled upon this for a reason, maybe the reason is this is the only product that may work for my scaly hands.

  25. Jennifer frank-lopez says:

    My hands get so dry during the winter months. I would love to be able to try this product out and see if it helps.

  26. cuz I have dry skin right now

  27. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and
    now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

  28. I’d like to win this hand cream for my mom.

  29. I need protection for my skin.

  30. My hands are so dry this winter! This would be a lifesaver!


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