Y. Claire Chang, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in New York City,
What are the benefits of using hand cream?
Our hands are constantly exposed to damage, including, but not limited to, frequent hand washing, harsh soaps, irritating chemicals, frigid weather, and UV rays, Dr. Chang explains. All of these can harm your hand’s moisture barrier, leading to dryness, cracking, visible veins, thinning, and dark spots. This Moment steps in to protect hands from these aggressors by cocooning them in exceptional hydration and nourishing repair to keep them free of painful fissures and flaking.
What is the difference between hand cream and facial moisturizer?
Hand creams tend to have thicker consistencies than other skin-moisturizing products due to higher concentrations of oils and butters to help deeply moisturize and repair the vulnerable skin on our hands. This Moment is a rich, fluffy cream that leaves hands velvety soft — never slippery — while Sound Renewal has more of a featherlight, gel-like texture to give skin a fresh, dewy glow.
When is the best time to apply hand cream?
According to Dr. Chang, you should reach for hand cream after washing and sanitizing your hands — every single time. “This is when your skin is best able to absorb hand cream,” she says. Putting This Moment on before bed is also helpful for a more intensive hand care treatment.
Can hand cream decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?
Absolutely. This Moment is formulated with our White Duplex®, which duplicates vital nutrients in egg whites, to help do just that. Also found in Phyto Bounce and Gentle Elements, this beloved blend smooths, firms, and rejuvenate hands with the likes of Adenosine, Tremella Mushroom, Collagen, and Amino Acids. (Check out our Clean Library for a closer look at each of these powerhouse ingredients.)
What about dark spots?
Yes, This Moment can definitely help to lighten up any hyperpigmentation you may have on your hands. Niacinamide, Ceramides, Resveratrol, and Tumeric Root Extract work to decrease the appearance of dark spots over time with continued use.
Can hand cream help with eczema?
Like all of Superegg’s offerings, This Moment is as hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin as possible. With that in mind, this formula is prime for helping calm eczema flare-ups. But as always, we recommend patch testing and consulting your dermatologist for guidance on specific ingredients of concern first.
What ingredients should I look for in a hand cream?
—Emollients for moisturizing and softening:
Squalane, Allantoin, Panthenol, and Glycerin
—Antioxidants for protection from free radicals:
Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Cocoa Extract, and Green Tea Extract
—Anti-inflammatories to soothe irritation:
Niacinamide, Tremella Mushroom, Green Tea Extract, and Amino Acids
—Occlusives to lock everything in:
Shea Butter, Murumuru Seed Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and Ceramides
Can hand cream be used on other parts of the body?
Sure! Try dabbing This Moment onto dry, flaky areas on your arms, legs, and chest as a spot treatment for intense moisture and repair.
Can hand cream be used on the face?
It’s not the best idea as the higher concentration of oils and butters in hand creams, like This Moment, may clog the pores on your face and cause breakouts. Luckily, Sound Renewal is just as portable as This Moment, so you can easily keep both in your purse or makeup bag while out and about for smooth egg-like skin on your face and hands in seconds.