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It seems that everything old is new again; and your skin will be thrilled! Trader Joe's Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream Trio contains three tubes of rich, highly concentrated hand creams, made with natural oils that have been used to moisturize the skin, in various cultures, for centuries.
All three creams are 20% shea butter, an ultra-moisturizing compound made from the nuts of Karite nut trees grown in West and Central Africa. Shea butter is a magical ingredient, leaving your skin soft and never greasy. Each tube contains one of the following oils: Argan Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, or Olive Oil. Argan Oil is made from the edible nut found inside the shell of Argan fruit, which grows in southwestern Morocco. Kukui Nut Oil, from Hawaii's state tree (the Kukui, or Candlenut), contains linoleic acid, which has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. And Olive Oil, from Italy, is as beneficial for your skin as it is for your recipes. Rich in vitamins A, D, K, and E, olive oil has been used as a skin-conditioner by Mediterranean peoples since ancient times.
There are similar products on the market, found in department stores and high-end boutiques. Those products come with high-end, boutique prices. At Trader Joe's, we're selling Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream Trio, a three-pack of one ounce tubes, for $7.99. This is the value your skin has been craving.