This year has been a nightmare for many of us, especially those in the frontline. Nursem Skincare was co-founded by Antonia, who had worked as a paediatric nurse for eleven years, and would often go home with sore, cracked hands from the relentless handwashing. After suffering so much discomfort, Antonia teamed up with her husband to create a natural hand cream formula for which could be used throughout their shifts. So for over 7 years they worked with a group of British nurses, laboratories and Newcastle Science City to create a range of therapeutic formulas – and Nursem was born.
Nursem is a passionately advocated brand, loved by nurses, mums and many more. The brand is on a mission to make sure that every nurse and midwife in the country gets Nursem for free and at the same time to help all other hard-working hands in need. Nursem Skincare promise that for every product sold they’ll give a month’s worth of free Nursem to a nurse or a midwife, which is called the Nursem promise.
We are all washing our hands considerably more than we used to, but imagine how often those in the frontline are now washing their hands. I was kindly gifted two products from Nursem Skincare to try, including the Nursem Caring Hand Cream and the Nursem Caring Skin Fix, both of which can be purchased on the Nursem website. It’s amazing to know that for every purchase made of their Nursem skincare products, you’ll be helping nurses and medical staff to look after their hands in such a troublesome time.
I have super dry skin, and I’m prone to psoriasis which is only exacerbated by the frequent handwashing, so I can only imagine how awful my hands would be with even more handwashing. The first product I have is the Nursem Skincare Caring Hand Cream which is £9.99 for 75ml which I don’t think is too bad, if you compare it to the price of L’Occitane hand creams.
The Nursem Caring Hand Cream is fast absorbing and uses naturally derived ingredients to soothe and protect dry and sore hands. It’s designed to soothe inflammation and soreness with medical grade Manuka Honey and White Willow extract. It conditions using a rich blend of Allantoin and Pro Vitamin B5; these immediately moisturise the skin keeping it constantly nourished, plus protecting with plant oils and Glycerin, to restore the protective barrier that retains the skin’s moisture and hydration.
The Nursem Caring Skin Fix is £14.99 for 50ml, and is the Nursem Skincare intensive skin cream for dry and sore skin. It’s their most intensive formula and suitable for sensitive skin, and uses naturally derived ingredients to provide immediate and targeted relief to all areas of persistently dry and sore skin.
This cream works to calm redness and irritation with pharmaceutical grade Colloidal Oatmeal and regenerates using a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Pro Vitamin B5 and Allantoin to fuel your skin’s natural ability to repair as quickly as possible. Plus it works to protect by creating a natural barrier using Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Glycerin; minimising moisture loss from your skin.
The Nursem Caring Hand Cream has a strong herbal scent which is a little too strong for my liking, as it’s all I can smell for around fifteen minutes after using it, but I am quite scent sensitive. The more intensive Nursem Skincare Caring Skin Fix is fragrance free, and I much prefer it.
I’d like to see a fragrance free version of the hand cream, as the formula is nicely nourishing and quick to absorb. I like the Caring Skin Fix as it can be applied anywhere, and whilst it does have a thick, balm-like consistency, it’s not greasy and it’s a great cuticle cream too. The whole Nursem promise initiative is so fab, and you can check out the products over on their website.
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