This an excellent product for dry hands. I've tried different hand creams for decades and nothing works like O'Keefe's. The other reviewer who was so negative obviously received an expired or spoiled product from Drugstore.com (shame on you Drugstore.com!) and should have contacted the company for a refund. This product has no fragrance and feels very soft and healing on dry skin. Of course, not every product is for every person and there may be some people who have a sensitivity to it. All I can say is that I've used a very wide of different hand and skin creams for my problem hands (including 100% natural and organic) and nothing works like this product. It is worth a try and I'm sure that O'Keefe's would stand behind their product and issue a refund if it wasn't for you.
I bought this for the hubby and his cracked fingertips. He loves it so that makes it a winner ;-)
This really works to keep dry winter skin at bay. My hands are so much better after using this at night. Even my husband's horrific dry scratchy hands are soft now. Great stuff. Better than any other hand cream I've tried! No scent and not greasy. Wish it came in a tube though. It's difficult to get out of the tub.
I would call this a hand treatment more than a hand cream. This product contains urea, which is a healing ingredient meant to soften the skin. While I have the product on, my hands have a sticky, slightly waxy feeling. It doesn't seem to bother my skin while it's on, but according to the package, it is normal to have "mild stinging of damaged skin." To be fair, if I happened to be sensitive to it, I don't think I'd continue to use it. I can't smell any scent at all--it's completely scentless to my nose.
So, the thing is, it doesn't feel really good when it's on, because I'm used to hand creams making my hands feel slippery and moist. But I try to leave it on for a while, and then I wash my hands. This makes my skin feels so soft. I felt a noticeable softness after the first use.
I still use other hand creams after my O'Keefe's "treatment," but I am happy that I added this product to my routine. I work with my hands, and wash them a lot throughout the day, so I am always trying new hand creams in search of the perfect one. If I didn't like it, I wouldn't use it, and I keep using this one. Please note--I am certainly not a ringer for the company that makes this (see review below.)
I bought this for someone for their birthday after reading all of the positive reviews on here and and drugstore and amazon and through google searches but now I realize unless the review has "verified buyer" next to it most of the reviews about this product in here are probably fake from the people working at the O'Keefes company or the people writing those positive reviews got a completely different batch of cream than the one I got from drugstore.com. I should have known better, I've been buying from drugstore, amazon, ebay, delias, beauty.com, you name it I've pretty much shopped from every online store since back in 2003 maybe even before that and trust me I know how to pick the good products at this point.
Let me start off by saying I only bought this in order to get free shipping from drugstore and thought it would be nice extra birthday gift for someone, I'm not even upset that the product doesn't work because it was on sale for $5 and cheap but I'm angry at the fake positive reviews because if any of the people who raved about this product used the product I received in the mail there is NO way they liked it. From the outside when I opened the big brown drugstore box I was pleasantly surprised that there was so much product for a cheap price but once the actual cream packaging was opened (I watched the birthday person open it) I asked to take a whiff because the packaging on the back it says NO SCENT so due to curiosity since all of my lotions and shampoos and creams have scents (pleasant ones) I wanted to take a sniff to see if it really was unscented and as I took a sniff I was shocked at the horrific smell of... HAIR DYE CHEMICALS AND BLEACH!
Seriously how can anyone claim that this product is unscented unless you all don't have noses this chemical concoction REEKS of ammonia and bleach, and when applied it leaves this really strange rubber film on your hands like if dishwashing gloves were turned into a lotion, and when you rub your finger against the lotion on your hands after applying it, it literally squeaks!! This stuff is horrible we threw it right in the trash can, I was so angry once again not because of the money it was only $5 most people could lose $5 from their pocket on any given day and get over it by the end of the day but I was livid because of the fake positive reviews!
Shame on you O'Keefes! and no the product did not spoil on the way to my house, it was sent via 2d day Air mail. It also caused itchy hands throughout the entire night while we were trying to sleep after we all tried it on our hands because we couldn't believe how bad the product was/is and even when applied to the hand it still smells like ammonia! I should have read the ingredients list for this product before adding it to my cart but who ever thinks that a hand cream is going to have ammonium in it and that it will reek of that chemical especially when the product clearly states that it has no scent ?! First time ever that I've come across a hand cream with ammonium in it, only other time I've smelled something like this lotion was in hair dye, ever walk by a hair salon while someone in there is getting their hair colored? That's what this product smells like!
Also for you ladies on here who have ever tried the hair dyes where the color bottle and cream/conditioner bottle are seperate (like clairol balsam hair dye) and have taken a whiff of the bottle with the coloring bleach and chemicals in it this is exactly what this working hands cream smells like.
The only claim this product lived up to is that it's non greasy. That's it. How can anyone put this in their hands much less their body? Disgusting product really disappointed and upset by the experience and this review is 100% legitimate I am a real person and giving an honest review about this horrific product. Would never ever repurchase again and I kind of my want $5 back!
I have extremely dry, sensitive skin. This is the only hand cream I have found that has made my hands moist. Many creams cause my hands to have red blotches on the top, not this one. I've also noticed my nails are not as brittle since using this cream. I buy them 3 at a time and have them in my car, purse and beside my bed. It's the best.
- VERY moisturizing!
- No perfume added (it has a very light Macadamia Nut smell to me, but it disappears quickly)
- Lasting results
- It leaves a slight "film" on your hands. It's difficult to describe. The film ISN'T greasy or uncomfortable, but it sort of feels like your hands are going to sweat. I hesitate to mention it because it's such a non-factor considering all the good this cream does, but it may irritate some in humid and/or hot summer weather.
Finally, a hand cream that not only does not irritate my eczema, it heals it! For years I have been plagued with dry fingertips and cuticles. In the winter and after frequent handwashing, they will often split and crack, which is both painful and embarassing. Over the years I have tried just about every hand cream, both high and low end, as well as oils, butters, salves, baby products, AHA products, diabetic products - basically, every time a new "intensive hand cream" comes out and is touted as the be-all, end-all, I buy it and am inevitably let down. I had the best results with Gold Bond Shea, but it triggered a nasty bout of eczema on my left hand. It was so painful it actually blistered and cracked. Cortisone cream made it burn like it was on fire. Eczema products did nothing but irritate. I had to develop a system where I put moisturizer on my fingertips to keep them from cracking, but avoided the rest of my hand for fear of further irritating the eczema. I had to stop wearing my wedding ring, it was that bad.
Cue a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy a dish drying mat. I needed to bump up my total to use a coupon and was looking around for cheap impulse buys. The bright green hockey puck of Working Hands caught my eye. I loved the rubberized, portable container. I of course pulled up makeupalley on my smart phone and saw the glowing reviews. I also knew BBB has a stellar return policy, so I figured, what do I have to lose?
Once I was I was in the car, I cracked the tub open. Hmmm, pleasant, non-greasy texture, similar to dry cold cream. Absolutely no scent at all, not even that plasticy, chemical aroma so many "unscented" products have. And then, I tentatively put some on my eczema, bracing for the burn. WOW! It felt so soothing! It melted into my skin and instantly softened the scaly patches. No burning, no stinging, no itching, no blistering. Best of all, no greasy feel when gripping the steering wheel. I was an instant convert!
That was three months ago, and I have been faithfully using it every night since then. The eczema is GONE (I have discovered that it comes back if I am really negligent and don't use Working Hands for three nights in a row). My hands have not cracked or split once this winter, despite washing my hands constantly. As to cost, I believe it was about seven dollars, and my tub is still half full and should make it to at least six months.
What Working Hands does not do: in my opinion, it really is not a moisturizer. It is a soothing balm that repairs the skin's natural barrier (it even says as much on the packaging). If you have exceptionally dry hands you might need an additional product, maybe something with shea butter. It does not exfoliate, so if, like me, you require exfoliation, you will need to use an additional product (I use Alpha Hydroxy problem area cream on my cuticles and then use a nail brush in the shower). And, if used too frequently, it will leave a whitish residue around your nails that lasts even through hand-washing (evidence that it is working? maybe, but unattractive). I have found that once a day at night is sufficient for me unless I have really abused my hands.
Seriously, just try it - what do you have to lose?
I'm a hand cream junkie... I have dry hands and I love to have nice soft cuticles too. I had read about this hand balm a while ago and when I saw it at Bed Bath and Beyond I grabbed a jar. I opened it in the car on the way home and like everything about it: NO SCENT at all [a big plus for me!], good quality packaging and great amount of product for the price, not goopy, not greasy. I dabbed a bit on my hands and it is not slick/silky... it's thick... and dries to kind of a matte powdery texture... it's hard to describe. It lasts through a light hand washing and seems to last quite a while. Def a good find!
My mom originally bought this for my husband and he raved about it so I tried it as well. I love it! Super hydrating and no scent. My HG hand cream.