Hand-Holding With Intelligent Nutrients
The term “zombie hands” has been trending on social-media networks and in gossip rags a lot lately, referring to the unfortunate physical toll that the aging process can take on a woman’s hands. It’s mean-spirited, but so it goes with any catchy meme. We typically try not to participate in such blather, but we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make us scrutinize our own digits a little more closely. Aside from occasional maintenance during the brisk winter months, hand care often falls by the wayside around here—which, as we’re becoming more and more aware, is a gross oversight. Nothing tells your age more than your hands, as they’re rarely treated to the same indulgences as your face—be that retinol creams or Botox vials—a phenomenon Intelligent Nutrients is plenty aware of. The organic, food-grade, ingredient-rich product line has just added a shea-butter-, safflower-oil-, and acai-oil-packed barrier cream, called Hand Therapy, to its certified organic Destress Express collection. A signature blend of peppermint, spearmint, and rosemary oils helps soothe your mind as the extra-emollient salve treats all twenty-five joints, twenty-nine bones, and thirty muscles in your body’s hardest-working appendages to some much-needed pampering. Editor’s note: Personal experience has taught us that exfoliating the backs of hands with a cleansing brush, like the Clarisonic, will help these skin-healing ingredients absorb that much quicker, resulting in an even softer, suppler, younger-looking finish.Available July 2013 at www.intelligentnutrients.com.