Beautiful packaging, pretty, glossy colours and velvety smooth textures. With the sheer range of brands and products available for any budget, what’s not to love about beauty products? Meet one of the three beauty connoisseurs we’ve spoken to, who have turned their passions for pretty little things on their vanity tables into impressive collections. Get ready to go wow.

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Leanne Ho, the hand cream collector

In brands/Category management and an avid Instagram user

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Daily Vanity (DV): How did you get started on it? What attracted you to collect hand creams in particular?

Leanne Ho (LH): I’ve always loved lotions. Hand creams usually come in tubes that are girly, small and handy thus easy to fit into a purse. But what really motivated me to use it regularly was when I noticed how TV stars can have really good skin on their faces but when the camera zoomed to their hands, their ages became really obvious.

DV: Are there particular brands you look out for, either online or in local boutiques or retailers?


A part of Leanne’s massive hand cream collection.

LH: I love L’Occitane, Crabtree & Evelyn and my latest craze is Tatcha Indigo hand cream.

DV: What do your friends think of your interest and collection? LH: They are supportive and believe me, most of them are hand cream addicts too!

DV: Do you get a lot of hand cream as gifts as a result?

LH: Occasionally, but not in particular. Though hand creams in general is a safe gift because anyone, any gender, any age will need one.

DV: Which are some of your personal favourites, and why?

LH: Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Therapy (the scent could be a hit or miss for some but it’s really creamy); Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage (refreshing new scent and new packaging); Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk hand cream (a luxurious moisturizing cream in sky-blue hue with an indescribable scent).

DV: Will there come a point where you feel your collection is too much, and decide to give it all away?

handcream and other beauty products

Besides hand cream, Leanne is also passionate about other beauty products.

LH: I don’t think so because I use them daily and often. My rate of hand cream consumption is pretty high!

DV: Could you give our readers 2-3 tips on choosing hand creams as there are just so many options out there?

LH: I like hand creams for different benefits:

  • Anti-ageing ones (brands like Davines, Crabtree & Evelyn have them)
  • Refreshing ones preferably non sticky (in the day)
  • Highly hydrating ones (in the night as a treatment)

All photos provided by Leanne or from Leanne’s Instagram.

This is the last of our three-part series. Meet other beauty junkies with enviable beauty collections in our previous articles.