SEAMS Hand Cream

Seamstresses' hands take a beating - but the merest hangnail or flake of rough skin can catch on satin or silk and ruin a garment.  No wonder, then, that this cream - created by a former fashion student - is just brilliant for smoothing, softening and protecting hands. Karen Gerrard formulated SEAMS with lashings of botanicals including shea butter, fragonia oil (anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial), macadamia nut oil and garden cress (to help even out skintone).  It's beginning to earn a devoted designer following - but even if you're not big on mending or sewing, it's a wonderful cream, delivering instant - but also long-lasting - moisturisation.

And we rather like the couture packaging, too.

UK readers find SEAMS Hand Cream at www.seamsbeauty.co.uk/£9.50 for 50 ml - buy here