I’m a dermatologist, and this French drugstore find is my favorite fix for dry hands

February 05, 2020 at 10:43PM by CWC


There are two types people who I trust wholeheartedly to give skin-care advice: dermatologists and French women. So when New York-based board-certified dermatologist Shereene Idris, MD (known on social media as “The Pillowtalk Derm” thanks to the A+ skin-care advice she delivers from her bed every evening) combined the two when and shared her haul of French drugstore products to her Instagram story, you better believe I whipped out a notebook.

Most of her picks—like the Bioderma Micellar Water ($15), which all of our editors swear by, and La Roche Posay Spray Sunscreen ($36)—came as no surprise, since they are cult-favorites in the Parisian beauty category. But there was one item in her cart that I had never heard of before: Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream, ($20).

The cream happens to be a French drugstore staple, but is also (thankfully) readily available on Amazon. It’s packed with all kinds of nourishing, good-for-your-hands properties, like sunflower seed oil, which acts as an emollient to seal in moisture beneath the surface of your skin, vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that protects skin from the environment, and honey, which is known for its healing antibacterial properties. Dr. Idriss likes to put it on after manicures to help with broken skin or sensitive cuticles, but it’s also good for giving your hands a boost whenever they’re feeling extra-dry or cracked. 

Much like your face, your hands deserve a skin-care routine of their own (think about how much you put them through on a given day!). Be sure to exfoliate them regularly, coat them with SPF every time you leave the house, and then treat them to daily massages with this luxe Nuxe cream. The result? You’ll be left with a certain je ne sais quoi your skin will love you for. 

Kate Spade Autumn/Winter Sale

Another dermatologist drugstore find we can’t get enough of, especially in the winter? This shower oil. And this French-girl fave balm keeps our lips happy and hydrated all year long.

Author Zoe Weiner | Well and Good
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