Oraser Nourishing Hand Crème
3.4 fl. oz. for $65
Last Updated:09.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Hands are often ignored in the world of anti-aging skincare, but they need just as much help as your face! Though it is not inexpensive, ZO Skin Health's Oraser Nourishing Hand Crème earns our highest rating because it boasts a formula that can make a big difference in the appearance of aging hands.

Oraser Nourishing Hand Crème starts things off right with its packaging. It comes in an opaque squeeze tube, meaning its ingredients are protected from light and air. That's a big deal when it comes to anti-aging ingredients, as many of them (particularly antixoxidants) can lose their effectiveness in the presence of light and air.

As for those ingredients, there are a lot of good ones present here: There are emollients like glycerin, shea butter, and squalane to add moisture to parched hands. This also includes some anti-irritants and skin-identical ingredients to help repair skin's barrier. Perhaps most impressive, though, is the inclusion of anti-aging powerhouse retinol, which can go a long way in helping improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on hands. In addition, there are antioxidants like vitamin E and two forms of vitamin C, all of which will help hands look and feel younger.

Oraser Nourishing Hand Crème does have some fragrance, though it is the last ingredient listed and isn't likely to cause irritation. We should also note that during the daytime, for maximum anti-aging hand benefits, this should be layered under a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater to protect hands from sun damage.

Overall, ZO Skin Health Oraser Nourishing Hand Crème is a standout among hand skincare formulas, and one we definitely recommend due to its reparative and anti-aging formula.

  • Packaged in a container that will keep its beneficial ingredients stable.
  • Contains a good mix of emollients and skin-identical ingredients to repair dry hands.
  • Contains anti-aging powerhouse retinol to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Has a good mix of antioxidants.
  • On the pricey side.
Oraser Nourishing Hand Crème is designed for universal usage, day or night, to help reduce the signs of aging in hands. Powerful retinol enzymatic skin resufacers help reduce the appearance of aging skin on hands.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Retinol, Beta-Glucan, Ubiquinone, Urea, Glucosamine HCL, Algae Extract, Faex Extract, Squalane, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Diacetyl Boldine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-10 Mono/Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate, Phosphatidylglycerol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Behenyl Behenate, Tribehenin, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polysorbate 20, BHT, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum).

Brand Overview

Zo Skin Health

Strengths: Company provides complete ingredient lists on the Zo Skin Health Web site; good cleansers and scrubs; very good fragrance-free mineral sunscreen; all of the body-care products; the sunscreens provide sufficient UVA protection and include a mineral-based formula for those with sensitive skin or rosacea; some very good moisturizers and serums.

Weaknesses: Can be expensive; some products contain fragrance chemicals known to cause irritation; some jar packaging.

The ZO in ZO Skin Health is the initials of this line's creator, dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi. It’s not the first skincare line for the Beverly Hills-based doctor; you may recall Obagi, his original namesake skin-care line, which initially was sold only in physicians' offices. After several years with the brand, Obagi left and founded a new line, ZO Skin Health.

This newer line actually makes improvements upon Obagi’s initial foray into skincare, with distinctly better formulas than similar products in the original Obagi line. For the most part, this line does a good job of offering consumers formidable options to improve the appearance of skin and (in the case of sunscreens) to prevent further damage to aging skin. This is a worthwhile line if you're looking for products with retinol that also contain other state-of-the-art ingredients (most retinol products are one-note formularies).

The body-care products are also a cut above, though they’re not the easiest on the pocketbook. However, there are less expensive options, so there's no need to worry if you can't afford this line. Zo Skin Health is not one-stop shopping for all manner of sun-damaged or aging skin and it also isn't comprehensive enough to meet everyone's needs and preferences. However, formula- and appearance-wise it bests much of what was offered in his original line.

For more information about Zo Skin Health, call 888-893-1375 or visit www.zoskinhealth.com.

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