If you have followed my product craze for a winter hand cream then you will know that I have THE worst form of dry hands EVER!
Having read so many great reviews on this, I too found it also something that can only be described as a miracle hand cream: Burt’s Bees Almond & Milk Hand Cream
Pure help for hard-working hands. Burt’s Bees super rich, all-natural hand cream is made with sweet almond oil and vitamin E to moisturise dry skin and beeswax to help seal and shield your hands from the elements. With such a sweet scent, you’ll always be reminded to feed your skin with the nourishing care.
Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, aqua (water, eau), cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, kaolin, parfum (fragrance), citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, non-fat dry milk, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) extract, glycerin, glycine soja (soybean) oil, tocopherol, stearic acid, glucose, sodium borate, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, linalool.
By November, I am usually trying every hand cream on every aisle of every shop. I have written a review previously on Hemp Hand Protector by The Body Shop, and for a while (and all of last year) it worked a treat. But this year, my dry hand has evolved to something next to bloody gruesome. Keyword ‘bloody’. See for yourself:
Everyone told me it is because of my frequent use of chemical cleaners and hence a tragic symptom of my OCD. But no way! I hadn’t cleaned a damn thing in a week and my hands were still at the verge of amputation.
So in came… Good Old Burt. The Burt’s Hand Cream was the best purchase I had made in a long time. It is very rarely, I find something wicked and works like magic….I mean, literally, it was MAGIC. I applied it the same night I got it and by morning…no bloody hands! See:
This was with just ONE use! I couldn’t believe it. I swear. I never felt so in love with a product as much as I did that morning. So, with great satisfaction after just one application, I carried it around with my everywhere like it was my new BFF.
It’s January now, nearly 2 months since I started using…pot half empty, and the results are nothing short of marvellous:
I also found that…if I started to develop dry areas during the day I would massage a small amount of hand scrub first and then smack on the hand cream.
Any good scrub will probably do, but I use SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Raw Shea Hand & Body Scrub. This smells divine and compliments the rest of the Raw Shea products I use at bath time.
Burt also does a scrub that I have used prior to my new SheaMoisture scrub and will probably work just as well – if you like same brands for hands kind of thing that is.