Recherche Sanitizing Hand Cream

(7 customer reviews)

$28.80

Recherche Protective Recovery Hand Cream is the World’s 1st sanitizing hand cream:

  1. Maintains hands’ cleanliness and hygiene, effective against viruses and bacterial
  2. Restores and repairs dry, damaged, ageing hands
  3. Alcohol free, with only ECOCERT and COSMOS certified ingredients that are safe and gentle even for babies and pregnant mothers

This revolutionary 2-in-1 high performance moisturising hand cream Protects, Repairs and Restores your hands, beyond any other conventional hand hygiene products or hand creams.

Independent third party tests carried out at a certified test laboratory in Germany has clinically proven that the Protective Recovery Hand Cream is effective against enveloped viruses.

One of the key actives is Activated Silver Particulate. Silver has been extensively studied and clinically tested by many scientific and medical bodies and its impressive antibacterial properties have been published in many scientific academic journals.

In recent years, with technological breakthroughs, we have rendered silver into active porous micro particulates which have been clinically proven to effective against viruses as well.

In our Protective Recovery Hand Cream formulation, we have taken care to incorporate Activated Silver Particulate at the proven effective concentration level. In addition, we have ensured that our formula and the other selected actives are synergistic with the mechanisms of Activated Silver Particulate so that its ability to kill viruses and bacterial is optimized at all times.

Besides being completely non-irritating, non-toxic and non-sensitizing to the skin and mucous membrane, the beauty of Activated Silver Particulate is it has broad spectrum anti-microbial efficacy, including germs and bacteria that are resistant to event conventional antimicrobial agents.

This is because its anti-microbial actions are mechanical rather than chemical. And more recently, it has been tested to be effective against enveloped viruses as well.

This is how Activated Silver Particulate works against bacterial and viruses.

  1. It forms complexes with the outer cell membrane of the bacterial, viruses, effectively breaking down the ‘self-defense’ barrier of the bacteria and virus.
  2. When the outer cell membrane has been broken down, the Activated Silver Particulate penetrate the bacteria’s and virus’ cell ‘inner chamber’ and to further ‘mess up’ their protein structure and nuclei, causing them to oxidize.
  3. This effectively disrupts the metabolic pathways, cell respiration and functions of the bacteria and virus.
  4. Activated Silver Particulate further enter into the virus’ and bacteria’s cell DNA causing it to be disrupted and thus voiding its capacity to replicate.

Our silver particulates are micro size and not nano size. We take tremendous care to ensure they are not nano size as they are not supposed to penetrate the skin or be absorbed into the body system, but stay on the skin surface as the skin’s first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and germs. Also, unlike nano silver and colloidal silver, our activated silver particulate is completely non-toxic and safe due to its unique molecular structure. 

Likewise, unlike nano silver and colloidal silver, our activated silver particulate is completely non-toxic and safe due to its unique, chemical-free, impermeable molecular structure. Numerous safety and toxicology studies have established this fact.

In fact, it is so safe that it has been used medically for implants and wound care therapy, and it is fully compliant with the requirements set by ECOCERT for use in organic and natural skincare.

We are very confident that it Protective Recovery Hand Cream would be a great help in restoring your skin’s beauty and well-being.

Protective Recovery Hand Cream is more than just a simple hand moisturizer.  It provides much more than just temporary relief to dry skin.

Our unique formula seeks to address the multiple root causes of skin dryness such as frequent hand washing, exposure to harsh chemicals, changes in hormones during pregnancy, urban stress, and environmental factors such as air conditioning, air travel, climate and UV rays and other visible light rays such as blue light and infrared. Even dryness caused by biological factors such as aging is addressed.

Our skin is made up of 3 layers. The outermost layer that forms the barrier between our body and the external world is called the epidermis. In healthy young skin, the epidermis completely renews itself every month. At the top most layer of our epidermis, there is this very thin but hardy membrane known as the stratum corneum. It is made up of flat, specialized cells called corneocytes. Some people call these dead skin cells but in reality, while they do not contain nuclei or cytoplasmic organelles like other cells, these cells are far from ‘dead’ as they perform many important roles as our skin’s defense barrier.

One of the key roles of corneocytes is they hold the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). The NMF is made up of amino acids and sugar complex. It is our skin’s natural humectant that absorbs water and provides efficient hydration to the stratum corneum.

However, with frequent hand washing, exposure to harsh chemicals and other environmental factors, the NMF level in skin becomes greatly reduced over time. Without sufficient NMF, the stratum corneum, and consequently the skin, becomes dry, brittle, flaky and cracked.

In addition, about 20% of the stratum corneum is made up of a lipid matrix that consists of ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids. Together with NMF and the rest of the stratum corneum, these provide the skin with its barrier functions and gives the skin its healthy, youthful luster. Again, with frequent hand washing, aging and all the abovementioned factors, this lipid matrix becomes compromised over time.

The highly specialized Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex in Protective Recovery Hand Cream is bio-engineered to mimic healthy lipid matrix of youthful 22-year old skin. Clinical studies have shown that this Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex dramatically restores and strengthens skin barrier, improves skin hydration, and improves skin firmness and elasticity.

In addition, Saccharide Isomerate binds to the stratum corneum to provide instant, rich hydration to the skin that is not easily washed away.

Together with the rest of the formula and emulsion system, both Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex and Saccharide Isomerate work synergistically to resolve the issue of skin dryness and flaking at deep, multiple levels.

If you are in your 70s and you wish to make your hands look like they are in their 20s again, then Protective Recovery Hand Cream probably cannot fulfil that wish.

What Protective Recovery Hand Cream can realistically do is to improve your skin’s stratum corneum’s desquamation process, restore your skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor and lipid matrix, improve your skin’s firmness and elasticity, thereby giving a plumper, smoother appearance to your hands. Regular, long term use will definitely enhance your hands’ beauty and youth quotient.

Our clinical test panels of 38 people with sensitive skin conditions reported no adverse reaction to Protective Recovery Cream. 

Protective Recovery Hand Cream is designed to be water-resistant so that it does not wear off easily with perspiration as you carry on with your daily activities, or even when you give your hands a quick rinse with water.

However, if you wash your hands with soap and water, Protective Recovery Hand Cream will be washed off and you would need to reapply thereafter.

The only exception to wash-off will be one of the active ingredients, Saccharide Isomerate inside Protective Recovery Hand Cream as that particular active will continue to bind itself to your skin to improve its hydration level. However, to enjoy the full benefits of Protective Recovery Hand Cream, you will need to reapply as all components of Protective Recovery Hand Cream are designed to work synergistically as a whole to keep your skin clean, comfortable, healthy and beautiful.

Proper hand washing is the basis of good personal hygiene and we do not recommend skipping hand washing at all. It is important to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with water and a gentle hand wash/soap. After washing your hands and drying it thoroughly, you may then apply Protective Recovery Hand Cream to moisturize, nourish and protect your hands.

The greyish tone of Protective Recovery Hand Cream comes from its silver particulates. When incorporated into our proprietary liquid crystal emulsion system, a greyish tone cream is produced.

Protective Recovery Hand Cream has what we call a Liquid Crystal Emulsion System. It is our proprietary emulsion system specially designed and crafted to work synergistically with the silver particulate to form a lasting, invisible shield on your skin surface for optimal protection. It will not allow the silver particulate to ‘slip off’ easily compared to normal hand cream emulsions which are thicker and heavier and which may contain silicones.

However, this does not mean Protective Recovery Hand Cream is any less moisturizing or nourishing compared to heavier hand creams.

In fact, our Liquid Crystal Emulsion system is bio-engineered from plant lipids, sterols, fatty acids, and esters, which by themselves are inherently deeply hydrating and nourishing.

At the same time, they are biomimetic of our skin’s natural lipid barrier. This means they have great affinity and compatibility to our skin and has a ‘physiologically’ natural skin feel upon application. Which is why Protective Recovery Hand cream is so readily ‘recognized” and absorbed by your skin and does not leave behind any tacky or greasy sensation.

Another important consideration is Protective Recovery Hand Cream also doubles up as sanitizer. After people apply sanitizers, usually they go about with their daily tasks. Therefore, Protective Recovery Hand Cream must also be light weight and non-greasy so that people can carry on with their daily tasks after applying. It should not, for example, leave greasy marks when people try to swipe on their smartphones, tablets, etc.

First, wash the cuts and wounds thoroughly with a gentle soap and water. Pat dry the area gently but thoroughly with a clean tissue or cloth. Ensure that your hands are clean. Dab a small amount of Protective Recovery Hand Cream onto the affected skin area and pat gently until absorbed by the skin.

First, wash the affected skin area thoroughly with a gentle soap and water. Pat dry gently with a clean towel or tissue paper. Ensure that your hands are clean. Apply a small amount onto the affected area and massage gently until absorbed into your baby’s skin. Allow to dry thoroughly before putting on diaper for your baby.

Countless studies have demonstrated that fragrance is one of the key causes of skin allergies and irritation. Our Protective Recovery Hand Cream is specially formulate to be therapeutic to sensitive skin and even wounded skin with compromised defense barrier. Hence, the last thing we want is an ingredient that is potentially sensitizing.

However, if your nose is sensitive enough, you may catch a whiff of light metallic smell from Protective Recovery Hand Cream. This metallic smell comes from the silver particulate is entirely naturally, and quite pleasant in our opinion. It fades away quickly after the cream is applied. And like we mentioned earlier, we will not use any synthetic fragrance to mask the natural smell. This is as natural as it gets.

  • Maintain skin hygiene and cleanliness
  • Promotes healthy, beautiful, smooth skin
  • Protects skin from infections
  • Soothing and calming
  • Safe for pregnant women, young kids and babies
  • Promotes healthy skin surface’s microflora/microbiome system
  • Eliminates skin redness, itchiness and dryness
  • Restores skin’s healthy skin barrier functions and improves skin’s resilience
  • Intensely hydrating and nourishing to skin
  • Long lasting, water resistant protection for skin
  • ECOCERT and COSMOS certified ingredients, compliant for natural products
  • Free of synthetic colors, fragrances, alcohol and silicones

Product Description


Hand washing and usage of hand sanitizers is effective to prevent infectious outbreaks. However, frequent and prolonged sanitizing and hand washing may result in:

  1. Aging and wrinkly hands
  2. Dry and flaky skin
  3. Irritated, red and inflamed skin
  4. Contact dermatitis

The good news is, protecting yourself does not mean you have to accept having dry, old, aging hands any more.

Besides being superbly nourishing and hydrating to eliminate skin dryness, redness and irritation, Recherché Protective Recovery Hand Cream helps to inhibit and neutralize harmful pathogens that come into contact with your hands.

It has been independently tested and proven in screening tests to be effective against enveloped viruses. The family of enveloped viruses includes the corona virus (SARS-Cov2 causing COVID-19), SARS (SARS-Cov), MERS (MERS-CoV) and Influenza A.

Instead of using alcohol and other harmful chemicals, Recherché has achieved this breakthrough using our unique active ingredient, the Activated Silver Particulate. Silver has been used since ancient days for its health and beauty benefits on the skin. Today, using advanced technology, we have rendered silver into active porous micro particulates which have been shown to be helpful in maintaining skin cleanliness and hygiene.

Our activated silver particulate is designed to remain on the surface of your skin to provide you with first line defense against viruses, microbial and germs.  It is ECOCERT and COSMOS certified and has excellent compatibility with the human skin. It is also clinically proven to be safe and gentle even on the most delicate or wounded skin.

Cognisant of the need for daily usage of mobile phones and computers, the Protective Recovery Hand Cream has been formulated to be non-greasy and non-sticky. Compounded in a synergistic liquid crystal emulsion base of plant lipids and sterols that are biomimetic of healthy young skin, it forms a water-resistant shield on skin for long lasting protection and ultimate skin comfort.

The Recherché Protective Recovery Hand Cream comprises exclusively of actives and ingredients that are ECOCERT and COSMOS certified, and formulated to be soothing and restorative to meet even the special sensitive needs of people with atopic eczema, contact dermatitis, skin inflammation and wounds. It is very gentle, suitable for even babies’ skin and is pregnancy-safe.

How to Use

Squeeze a small, suitable amount onto skin and massage until thoroughly absorbed. Re-apply after washing hands. For best results, apply on freshly washed skin.

Additional Tips

  • Useful for soothing and clearing diaper rashes
  • May be applied on skin infections, cuts and wounds to maintain skin cleanliness and hygiene. Clean and dry wounds/cuts thoroughly before applying.
  • May be applied on any skin area that requires relief from dryness, itch, and irritation.

Purified Water, Saccharide Isomerate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin, Spent Grain Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea Butter) Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil, Ethyl Macadamiate, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Squalene, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Tocopherol(Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Xanthum Gum, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Silver, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba(Guar)Gum, Xanthan Gum

Activated Silver Particulate

Silver has been used since ancient days for its health and beauty benefits on the skin. Today, using advanced technology, we have rendered silver into active porous micro particulates which have been clinically proven to inactivate viruses, bacteria and germs. Our activated silver particulate is designed to remain on the surface of your skin to provide you with first line defense against viruses, microbial and germs.  It is ECOCERT and COSMOS certified and has excellent compatibility with the human skin. It is also clinically proven to be safe and gentle even on the most delicate or wounded skin.

Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex

What gives healthy young skin its dewy glow is the good balance of various natural oils produced by the skin. This natural skin oil helps to keep the skin’s barrier function strong and healthy. To replicate these precious lipids, we use carefully engineered lipids such as sterols, wax esters, triglycerides, essential fatty acids and squalene from botanical sources that are designed to mimic the skin surface lipid profile of healthy youthful skin. Clinical studies have shown that this Biomimetic Plant Lipid Complex dramatically restores and strengthens skin barrier, improves skin hydration, and improves skin firmness and elasticity.

Skin Relief Complex

A synergistic blend of shea butter, cold-processed argan oil and spent grain wax, Skin Relief Complex provides quick and effective relief to sensitive and irritated skin.

Saccharide Isomerate

Saccharide Isomerate is 100% plant derived active which has been tested and proven to provide skin with instant, deep hydration by supplying the skin with a moisture reservoir that lasts for 72 hours. Its unique, skin compatible carbohydrate complex binds to the skin’s stratum cornuem, forming a bond that is not easily washed away, but continues to improve skin hydration progressively over time.

Liquid Crystal Emulsion System

Our Liquid Crystal Emulsion System is a special emulsion technology that uses emulsifiers derived from the olive oil. It is PEG-free and mild and completely compatible with human skin. With Liquid Crystals formed within the emulsion, it enhances the moisturizing and hydrating effects of our formula and effectively prevents trans-epidermal water loss.

7 reviews for Recherche Sanitizing Hand Cream

  1. Eileen Chay (verified owner)

    This Hand Cream really works for my eczema. Texture is good without any greasiness. It’s safe to pick up my snacks without washing my hands! I feel well protected throughout the day. Good customer service and fast delivery.

  2. Joyce Wong (verified owner)

    This protective hand cream is really great, i have minor cut on my finger when peeling the fruit, after applying this protective hand cream has calm me my minor cut down and can see my cut is recovering quickly. Great hand cream and can protect us from virus as i have sanitiser ingredients in it, our hands wont dehydrate so quickly especially at this pandemic period.

  3. Adeline Wong

    I apply this for my 5 year old daughter who has very sensitive skin and eczema. It helped her a lot

  4. SY Chew

    Really soothing and good relief for my eczema

  5. Daphne Wright

    This really works for me. I’ve been using it for about … a week plus, since I received it in late May. My hands are softer

  6. Adrian Tan

    Love it. Absorbs well and not greasy. I can get on with my work without slippery hands

  7. Alison C

    Works well for my hands. After using for abt a week, can see obvious improvements

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