Stratum C hand cream for mature skin – review + giveaway ENDED


stratum c hand cream

Last year I trialed the Stratum C eye serum and if you recall that did give noticeable results in reducing eye wrinkles.

The range has now expanded to include a hand cream for mature skin, and the people at Stratum C sent me some to see if it could do for my hands what the serum did for my eyes. Plus we’ve got a giveaway so you can try it out too.

So what counts as mature skin anyway, and why does it need specialist skin care?

Well, according to the experts, our levels of oestrogen decrease from around age 40 onward, and this is what leads to hair, skin and nails becoming drier as we get older.

A mature state of mind on the other hand – that I’m still waiting for.

Stratum C Hand Cream makes some big claims. It’s called Complete 4 because of the four main ingredients and benefits:

  1. Matrixyl peptides to boost collagen
  2. Keratin amino acids to help harden nails and soften cuticles
  3. Something called TEGO Cosmo to fade age spots and brighten skin
  4. A sun block which claims to block 88% of UV rays. To my mind this is the most important factor. You can’t repair sun damage which has already occurred, but you can definitely stop it getting worse by using a good quality sun block every day. 

It also includes Shea Butter and Manketti Nut Oil as rich nourishing base ingredients, and doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients such as parabens, phthalates or oxybenzone. It’s made in the UK and not tested on animals.

After using the Stratum C hand cream for ten days I can definitely say that my hands and especially around my cuticles are noticeably softer. I had been suffering with typical winter dry hands, plus my claws are pretty ancient and abused by too much keyboard bashing every day.

I found that I could only use a tiny amount of the hand cream at a time, and any more than that wouldn’t absorb. So although it is a luxury product at £22 for 75ml, it seems like one that would last a long time. And a small amount still made a big difference, definitely more so than the cheap hand creams I had been using.stratum c hand cream review

There is no real scent from this product, other than a faint, vaguely medicinal smell which doesn’t linger. It applies white but disappears into the hands straight away. It leaves the hands with a slight sheen when first applied, but this is non-greasy and wouldn’t stop you using a computer or touchscreen.

So it’s a well-moisturised Thumbs Up from me.

The Stratum C range is available at a number of independent retailers, including Harvey Nichols, and online here.

Or you could enter the giveaway and win a hand cream for yourself.



One winner will receive a Stratum C Complete 4 hand cream, RRP £22.



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  • Tracy K Nixon

    My hands suffer from dry skin as I have bad circulation and they are forever in and out of water!

    • yasmine

      medication has left my hands very dry this sounds perfect

  • Tracey Peach

    I would love to try the hand cream because my hands are chapped & dry xxx
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  • ashleigh allan

    I get really dry skin on my hands so would love to try it!

  • I have really dry skin on my hand and would love to try something new

  • Amelia Kennedy

    I’m in my mid 50’s now and find the skin on my hands has become very dry and needs an intense moisturiser applied regularly. I’ve never found a cream to be sufficient for my needs and so would love to give this a try!

  • somebodyyouknow

    Looks great for hard working hands

  • Ashley

    I use hand lotion alllll the time!! I’m always looking for new ones to try!! 🙂

  • Becky John

    My hands are in need of some TLC after the cold winter, would love to try something new.

  • Laura K

    I’m looking for an intensive but non-greasy hand cream, and this sounds just the ticket!

  • Kelly glen

    My hands get so sore and dry in the cold so this would be good to try.

  • Claire Blaney

    my hand always get so dry cracked & sore im always try out new hand cream to see which one suit me & would lover to try this one.

  • Charlie

    I’m pretending that I entered this for my mother but honestly, I’m not far off the ‘specified age’ and my cuticles could definitely do with the treat!

  • Claire Nutman

    Because im notorious for having harsh skin in the winter, and always use a deep intensive during winter x

  • Hayley Marie

    Hands have become very dry and cracked in the cold weather so would like to try something that can soothe them

  • Bunny Wilson

    My 60 yr old hands could use some deep conditioning.

  • Sue Hodges

    my hands are really struggling with the cold weather and now I’m in my 50’s they need a bit more tlc than they used to

  • Amaryllis Copperlily

    I love trying new things

  • Karl Borowy

    good quality

  • Jodie Crossley

    suffer with really dry skin on my hands and would love to see if this would help

  • Stephanie Whitehouse,

    So far I haven’t found anything better than Body Shop Hemp hand cream, but I keep hoping – – maybe this is it?

  • clairdownham

    would love to try as my hands are really dry

  • Ann

    To try a different hand cream as my hands are prone to dryness

  • I think it’s fair to say I have ‘mature’ skin.

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    I would love to try as my hands are quite sensitive and also the oldest looking part of my body

  • Guest

    Love to see if it actually works.

  • Michelle Stokes

    I have very dry hands from my job and I’m always on the lookout for products that will help X

  • Anne

    They say you can tell a person’s age by their hands – I’d like mine to look younger.

  • Jemma Bond

    I’d like to win this for my Mum!

  • Sharon

    Thanks for your review! I keep forgetting my gloves everywhere and my hands are crying for some TLC x

  • Aaron Broad

    I would give this to my mum for mother’s day

  • Yolanda Davis

    My 15 year old daughter has always had really dry skin on her hand. I would love to win this for her.

  • Sheila Reeves

    My hands get really dry & rough at work, cuticles are a mess & I now qualify for the mature ranges too so would love to win

  • valbuk

    I need all the help with rough dry ageing skin that I can get

  • kayleigh bates

    I’d love to give this to my mum, shes a dinner lady so does loads of washing up

  • Katie Skeoch

    I prefer a hand cream that’s non greasy, this fits the bill!

  • Kay Lou Smith

    I wash my hands hundreds of times a day and have never found a hand cream that moisturises my hands thoroughly.

  • tracey morgan

    I would love to try this product as my hands are really dry at the moment

  • carolynla

    my hands are dry lately


    I got very dry skin,

  • My boyfriend and I have ridiculously dry skin on our hands, and we’re always keen to try new solutions!

  • snarepuss

    I’d like to try this as I need cream for my dry hands 🙂

  • sarah mills

    my hands are sooo dry and need this x

  • lesley

    My hands are so dry at this time of year!

  • Kerry Kilmister

    i would love to try this as at this time of the year I find that my hands become very chapped and dry. I struggle to find a great product for them so would love to give this a go.

  • emma j lowe

    I suffer with dry hands, and this sounds like it really works.

  • Jane Middleton

    I would like to win because I always use hand creams for my hands especially in the winter

  • Aimee

    Because I have to wash my hands constantly at work so they get really dry and sore 🙁

  • Ali Johnson

    My hands are in a terrible condition & I never look after them & it’s about time I started.

  • Sarah Lewis

    I would love to try this because my hands are really suffering this winter far more than they ever have.

  • Alex McGahey

    I always suffer from dry hands, mainly because I wash them an awful lot but I go through hand cream like something else. I would love to try this as I haven’t tried it before and have still yet to find that perfect hand cream.

  • Barbara Handley

    My hands are getting drier and older looking by the day so I really need to try something new on them.

  • kim neville

    I have very dry skin and a few age spots appearing so would like to try out and see if it helps

  • Jamie Knop

    like to try this product to make myself be more beautiful

  • Helen Garner

    I have really horrible skin on my hands in the winter so would love to try this

  • Sarah Jayne Phillips

    I am forever washing my hands as a healthcare worker 🙂 good hand cream is essential!

  • Natalie Crossan

    wonderful quality xxx