Cocoa butter (moisturizes); the company's own blend of moisturizing, exfoliating, and anti-aging ingredients that includes things that are by the book (vitamin C, which brightens and evens skin tone) and off the wall (something called Aquabeautine XL, which the company describes as an "exclusive patented natural enzyme released during the baby salmon hatching process that hydrates and strengthens skin")
HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS/SMELLS:
Simple and white, the product is more like a lotion (or even a serum) than your typical hand cream. It's silky and light and smells fresh with a hint of marine-ness.
WHY WE LIKE IT:
OK, let's get this out of the way: It's an $85 hand cream. This is not something to absentmindedly squirt on 1,000 times a day. But it's not supposed to be. The lotion hydrates without mineral oil or silicones, and it aims high to improve your skin. It exfoliates with a gentle enzyme and uses vitamin C to brighten age spots over time. On a day-to-day basis, it just feels luxurious—a pea-size drop spreads at lightening speed and soaks in quickly. It does leave a bit of a greasy feeling, but not enough to make your hands sweat.
Best of Beauty 2015
Beauty Around the World