I notice most of the negative reviews rag on the scent of this product. I actually like it - it's not overpowering at all. Very similar in scent to Arbonne's hand cream (herbal/rosemary...the type of fragrance you'd find in AVEDA products, for example). I love that the product's consistency is nice and thick - like buttercream. And it contains enough slip to spread around, but settles into the skin like a paraffin treatment. Silky and smooth. A bit difficult to squeeze out the tube...feels like it's vacuum packed in there. And sometimes a little bit of oil squelches out before the cream. I'm not bothered in the least. I love the way this makes my skin look so much fresher - I deal with mounds of paperwork on a daily basis and this saves me from having chapped hands at the end of a long day.
If I could just get past the smell of this I'd probably use it more but the combination of povidone iodine, plastic bandages and old lavender smells makes my stomach flip every time I apply! The tube also leaves something to be desired--I have a devil of a time squeezing this thick paste out of the tube, and my tube (after 3 uses) looks like I drove over it with a car. I do believe there are better hand creams out there somewhere and for about the same price. I only tried this cream cause P. Begoun said it was a good choice for dry hands but she obviously can't smell things!
I repurchased this item primarily because of its fragrance of lavender ect..
Itís also moisturize the skin well. The color of both the package and the cream is natural and cute.
I agree with the point that the fragrance is too strong. So I use it at night only.
I have very dry cracked hands. After using this product for 1 day my hands have greatly improved, almost look normal. I don't find the smell offensive and it does leave a greasy layer at first but this disappears after a few minutes. My skin is very sensitive and it doesn't aggravate it at all. Excellent!
This thing smell awful! I don't know if it is a good moisturizer or not, but it just smell so bad that I have to wash it off immediately. I think I can easily get other hand cream with much better smell, same moisturizing level, at same price too.
This hand creme moisturises well, but I'm not a fan of the menthol scent. It also leaves my hands a little greasy.
I HATE this product! It smells like an old lady vapor rub. I also found it dried my hands out! Terrible product. Will not buy again.
Most wonderful hand cream I have found, and I have tried many! This thick cream absorbs well and only a tiny pea sized amount is needed. It has a very herbally smell which might bother some. I usually have very cracked and dry skin in the winter, but my hands have been so soft and smooth! After you rub it in, it seems to have a light film that sits on the skin. It goes away after a few minutes though. I will definitely get more when I run out.
not hydrating enough for dryness in the winter. the strong medicine odor also didn't appeal to me. no repurchase here.
This looks like butter. As others have noted, it does have a strong smell. It is very thick but eventually sinks into the skin. Like most of Burt's products, the smell of this stuff is starting to grow on me. Even my dry heels were smooth as silk. Though not labeled for sunscreen, this does have some natural sunscreening agents in it, such as shea butter, sesame oil, cocoa butter and vit. E. I think if more people knew how amazing this ingredient list is and what it can do for your skin (do a search online for the skin benefits of each of the ingredients), they would quickly adapt to the smell, lol. I even put some of this in my hair as I finger-style and it makes my hair luscious! **Update - My hands look younger, smoother, softer and a scar about 2 years old is shrinking since I've been using this hand cream. I think I need to stockpile this cream!
**Here is the full ingredient list: Rose water, sunflower oil, stearic acid (vegetable fat), beeswax, vegetable glycerin, sesame oil, shea butter, tocopherol (vitamin E), cocoa butter, macadamia nut oil, glucose, rosehip seed oil, lavender oil, willow bark extract, calendula flower extract, plantain leaf extract, lady's mantle leaf extract, rose oil, neroli oil, borage oil, sucrose stearate (sugar emulsifier), retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), rosemary extract, vegetable oil & beta carotene, xanthan gum (natural thickener), sodium borate (natural borax), glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (natural enzymes).