We had the good fortune of connecting with Rose Bishay and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rose, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I chose the name These Hands Lotion because it has always struck me how important our hands are. I used to look at my grandmas hands, she had immigrated from Europe and had so many different jobs. I used to think of all the things they had done caring for children, cooking and working at various different jobs. There is such beauty in the seemingly small but life changing tasks we do with our hands everyday. Each one of us has such a different story and I want to recognize how many amazing things each person does with their hands. They deliver babies, they rescue people, they nurture loved ones with food, they lend a helping hand, they say hello, they make big business deals, preform lifesaving surgeries, sign treaties and laws into action and most importantly they love. Hands are the cornerstone of our world, responsible for our evolution and ultimately one of the most important things for us to take care of. Our lotion formula was created while I was personally struggling with dry hands and eczema. I’ve always loved trying different beauty products. But none of them really worked great for me. Over time I started experimenting and making my own hand masks and lotions on the kitchen table. I had my family and friends try my cream and they raved about how good it was and asked where they could buy some. So These Hands Lotion was born! My goal is for These Hands Lotion to not only help people’s hands be happy but also to give back. We currently donate 10% of all profits (many times we have our insta community vote where they want to donate) and always look for ways to give back to our community and the world.

What should our readers know about your business?
At These Hands Lotion we are most proud of our ingredients! We’ve created a luxurious, time saving treatment for dry hands. It is formulated with ingredients that work, so you don’t have to waste time applying lotion every hour. Our product can be used as either a hand mask or a lotion. Many of our customers love using our moisturizing gloves with the mask at night. It really helps lock in the moisture so your hands are prepared for all the hand washing and sanitizing the next day. These Hands Lotion Hand Mask uses Irish moss and fermented sea kelp to create a soothing adaptive second skin for your hands. Irish Moss is formed from an algae that specifically adapted to the seas changing conditions, it has the ability to stay moist and alive even when the tide is out. This type of moss grows high on the cliffs of Ireland and when used in skincare delivers long lasting hydration and skin tightening. We also use some of my all time favorite ingredients – grapeseed oil, avocado Oil and aloe that help to moisturize and soothe tired skin. Another ingredient we use is witch hazel, which is a natural vasoconstrictor and is used to promote healing of broken skin by tightening the skin proteins. We also use Glycerin and vitamin B-5 to help attract water to the skin and help the skin lipids maintain a healthy state. We like using ingredients that actually work with the skin to help it stay strong.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Could they stay for at least a month? Living in Southern California I feel like there are so many fun things to do! I would definitely take them to explore a different topography everyday and a different type of food each meal. A sample day in LA would probably include a visit to the Getty, sunset at the beach and a nighttime visit to the Griffith Observatory. I guess I’m all about sharing views. Food wise I’d try to take them to all the fun family owned restaurants in LA. There would definitely be tacos…and sushi…and Italian…fried chicken….and Pho…really I’d fatten them up before they go home. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shoutout to my parents for always loving and supporting me in every way possible. Their guidance, mentorship and love have molded me into the successful person I am today. I would like to shoutout my husband for his constant support, love and motivation during both the tough days and the amazing ones. He truly helps me be the best version of myself. I am forever thankful for my tribe.

Website: https://thesehandslotion.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesehandslotion/

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