mani-pedi addict knows the benefits of a paraffin wax.
Not only does it relax the hands and feet, but it leaves
these hard-working parts feeling extremely soft and
smooth. However, not everyone may have the time for
a pit stop at the salon. The solution? C.O. Bigelow
Chapped Hands Cleansers. Created by New York-based Bigelow
Chemists, known as the oldest apothecary-pharmacy in
the United States, it is a "soap free" moisturizing
cleanser that liquefies on contact with the skin. Directions
suggest using a generous layer when washing with warm
water, but it’s better to opt for a lighter one.
The combination of aloe vera and jojoba oil conditions
and moisturizes while the paraffin and ceresin wax provide
a sealant—that extra barrier to keep hands from
succumbing to dryness. The emollient leaves a slight
sheen and transforms everyday hand-washing into a spa
experience. Keep by the sink at all times.