Have you ever been out trick or treating and had a little tube of hand cream dropped in your pillowcase? That's how I got this sample. I've never used anything from Mary Kay before, like so many others in my age group, I associate it with being an old lady brand. I scanned the brand's website, and it seems like they've updated their image though. On to the product! Mary Kay's Satin Hands Fragrance Free Hand Cream has a "luxurious formula that absorbs quickly and provides 24 hour moisture, even through several hand washings". This hand cream was "clinically tested by dermatologists for skin irritancy and allergy". Like I mentioned, I got this .75fl oz sample as a Halloween treat. The full size 3fl oz bottle retails for $10. Mary Kay products can be bought through the brand's website, or through a local representative, which you can also find through the site.This hand cream was made in America. Mary Kay does not test on animals, but there is currently some controversy about their testing policy.
The mini tube of Satin Hands seems to be exactly the same as the full size, which is always nice. This hand cream comes in a white squeeze tube with a clear twist on cap. The Mary Kay logo and product name can be found on the front of the tube. Turn the tube over and you'll see a set of directions in English and French. It's very easy to squeeze out too much product. The first time I tried this hand cream, I squeezed out at least a third of the tube. I now know that you have to be super gentle with this tube. For that reason, I probably wouldn't recommend sticking this product in your purse.
I'm not gonna lie, I am pretty picky with hand creams. I work in the food industry, so between wearing gloves all day and washing my hands and using hand sanitizer multiple times a day, I need a lot of from my hand creams. After using Garnier's 7 Day Nourishing Hand Cream, I don't know if I'll ever be fully satisfied by another hand cream. I'm very neutral about Mary Kay's Satin Hands, it works, but not amazingly well. It lives up to it's claims of being non-greasy and it moisturizes decently, but it just doesn't "wow" me. The consistency is thinner than I prefer and it sinks in super quickly, almost too quickly if that's possible. I feel like the moisture this hand cream imparts doesn't last anywhere near the 24 hours that Mary Kay claims. The hydration that Satin Hands does deliver is fleeting, and I need to reapply pretty frequently; between 3 and 5 times a day. As for being fragrance free..I guess so? I hate fragrance free stuff, it always has some sort of gross, weird scent. In Satin Hand's case, it smells a little mushroom-y, luckily it doesn't last.
My first experience with Mary Kay products wasn't too impressive, but I'm not entirely turned off of the brand. This hand cream will be great for you if you have sensitive hands that don't need a ton of moisture. If you work in food service or nursing, this product definitely won't cut it for you. I would recommend choosing the scented version of this product (they offer a peach scented version). The unscented one is kinda icky. If you're picky about what goes into your products don't bother with this one. Mary Kay doesn't offer a full ingredient list, one "key ingredients", which are glycerin, vitamin e, and petrolatum. I don't know about you, but I don't want to pay $10 for a hand cream with such basic "key ingredients". Mary Kay's Satin Hands Fragrance Free Hand Cream is a definite skin for my opinion.
This came along as part of the Satin Hands Set. It's hard to believe that this hand cream lasts 24 hours, but it really does! I have tested this against L'Occitaine, No Crack, Neutrogena, Nivea, Vaseline Intensive Care, Gabriel Couzian and in my opinion, nothing can match it. Nothing. I can get through almost an entire day of repeated hand washing sun exposure, heat, wind, rain, cold, wet. Hands are still soft and smooth. The only thing I wish for is the addition of a good sunscreen. That is the only thing that keeps it from being perfect.
This does moisturize my hands well, although it's a bit greasy and never absorbs entirely. It is fragrance-free, which means no perfume to irritate chapped skin. However, it does nothing to soften my cuticles. It's in no way worth US$10 when there are plenty of cheaper lotions and creams that moisturize just as well or better.
Seems like I'm the only one disappointed by this cream.
It just won't moisturise my hands, no matter how much or how many times I try it. They feel no less horrible than before it. And yet somehow it manages to cause an unpleasant feeling on them.
Absolutely pointless cream to me.
Packaging: sleek, white tube; very nice
Quantity: Full size = 3 oz
Gift sample = .75 oz
Claim: "This nongreasy hand cream leaves hands soft and silky. Moisturizes hands for 24 hours. It even lasts through several hand washings."
Scent: clean, no strong scent.
My Experience: I'm not gonna lie, when I read the claim that this hand cream could last through several hand washes, I was skeptical. But upon using this cream, I was not disappointed. There must be a binding agent in this cream that you can feel when applying it that causes the cream to stick to your hands without feeling sticky. My hands feel soft and silky and not greasy. The price is not bad for a MK product; it's $13 (canadian) for a 3 oz bottle (full size). I received this cream as a gift for attending a pampering party (the .75 oz size) and I love it. I'm planning on buying the full size after I'm done the sample. IMO, 5 stars!
I was lucky enough that my Mary Kay lady gave me several small tubes of this to stick in my purse, etc. I love it!! My hands feel silky but not sticky or greasy. I'm very sensitive due to eczema on my hands and this ceram hasn't caused a flare-up at all. It's even helping my poor cuticles which I have a bad habit of picking at all day long. I highly recommend this as I even use it on my feet and it's great!
This came in the Fragrance Free Pampering Set. I like the lotion used in conjunction with the other products of the set, and on its own. It takes a while to rub in, and it actually feels gummy while you are trying to rub it in, especially if your hands are still damp. After a minute or so, it is completely soft and non-greasy. It claims to last through several hand washings, and I believe it does to some extent. I have very sensitive skin that gets very dry from over-washing and hand sanitizer, and this helps calm my skin, and helps heal the cracks that can sometimes form in my knuckles. The scent is light and clean.