I got thus as a free sample when I was buying some hair care products.the packaging was made of plastic and a very light milky brown color whivj is always nice to look at in contrast with the color of skin on my hands, which at the time were very light yellow almost white without any pink.
Unfortunately I found the texture of tgis product too light for my skin.at thetime I was working in jobs that involved a lot of cleaning and exposure to chemicals that would leave my hands dry and dehydrated however despite this overexposure to skin damaging chemicals I never got eczema on my hands which is something that has affected me at various times in my life.
I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone who is in need of a rich moisturizer for their hands but for people with oilier skins who just want something to provide a light sheen to their skins then this would be ideal.
Non greasy and you don't need to apply a lot for the cream to moisturize. I really like the botanical smell and I have noticed my skin still feels hydrated even after washing my hands. It is pricey.
I've been searching for almost a decade for a good hand cream (no, I am not kidding). I'm on my second tube and my search for a HG hand cream is finally over. I love that this cream sinks into my skin quickly without leaving behind any greasy residue. It's repaired my dry, cracked skin and worked wonders on my cuticles.
Just okay, nothing special, in my experience. The scent is okay, but I don't enjoy it nearly as much as the smell of other Aveda products. Just like the Foot Relief, I think it's decent, but that there are many other better and cheaper hand/foot creams out there, and at a lower price. I like that it's not greasy, but it just doesn't do anything for my hands but provide a little moisture that doesn't last long at all. I'll use it up, but definitely won't repurchase.
I first received this product in a trial size and was immediately hooked. I really like this hand moisturizer. It isn't greasy and has a pleasant smell. I rotate between several moisturizers during the dry winter months and this is one of the best I've tried.
I just bought a pro size: 8 oz on E-bay for only $38. This is one of my favorite hand creams. It stays on through mutiple hand washes, and makes your hand so soft. Incredibly rich moisture therapy soothes dry, chapped hands-leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. Hydrating plant emollients, humectants, exfoliating fruit acids and anti-oxidants-including vitamins A and E-help diminish signs of aging and provide optimal relief. Increases moisture levels and elasticity in skin with continued use.
I LOVE THIS HANDCREAM!
I hate creams that are too greasy or oily or leave a weird filmy feeling. This cream absorbs in and leaves my hands feel so soft!
I used to hate this - not because it wasn't effective but because I really hated the smell (citrusy). But after using it on clients, it grew on me enough for me to purchase it for myself. I keep the small travel size in my bag and use it whenever I wash my hands or use hand sanitizer or whenever my hands need a little bit of moisture. I used to have dry peeling cuticles and I am serious - this stuff completely healed them. It even makes my hands look younger. I think we all get caught up in anti-aging for our face but I've found this is awesome for anti aging of hands (just as important!) definitely a staple for me to have in my purse.
This is a great moisturizer for my really dry/cracking hands. I wash my hands about 40 times per day (no, not OCD, just have young kids and we all get sick a lot) so I'm always looking for a great hand cream. I got a large sample of this and have been using it for two weeks. This feels great and has really helped my hands but the smell is really strange. I can't quite figure out what the smell is - kind of botanical, kind of chemical, kind of black cherry cough syrup. Maybe some people would like the smell? It doesn't have that great classic Aveda smell unfortunately. If it did, I would definitely buy the full size.
This is certainly a great product. It provide my dry hands with enough moisture. Smooth out the texture and make it feel great. Really, I wish my face was as hydrated, smooth and soft. Before I use this, I always get dry flaky patches on my hand. It will appear wrinkling quiet frequently. But now it much better. I don't use this every day. Only during times when my hands felt dry. Therefore, it last my ages. So worth the cash. Would totally recommend those who look for basic hand care.