I got a sample pack of Burt's Bees' stuff. I just have to say...god my god! how can they sell those stuff! Most of them smell terrible! What do they put in them that make those paint like smell. The cream does not get absorbed well and leave my hand greasy all time. It gave my some irratation too. I hate this hand cream and throw my bottle out immediately. I don't like the idea of hand cream jar too. I prefer tube.
This is a wonderful hand creme. It has a thick creamy consistency and is an excellent moisturiser, absorbs well without feeling greasy. It also smells delicious!
I absolutely love this cream. I have been using it at night on my hands and they have never looked better! I usually get horrible cracks in my hands from dryness and rashes also. I have had great skin this winter. I have also been using the Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream in the daytime. The Almond Hand Cream is very thick and leaves a light film on the skin after you rub it in. I probably would not use it during the day for this reason. It really moisturizes well even after just one application. I also LOVE the smell- almonds!
Great winter stuff. I live in a place where the "feels like" temperature hangs around the teens and twenties for a quarter of the year, and this works when nothing else will. Thick, creamy stuff that's absorbed wonderfully if you're willing to spend a 10-15 seconds rubbing it in. The beeswax coat afterwards is a serious bonus if your hands are a mess of cracks like mine.
The smell might put you off, but it disappears pretty quickly. Also, unlike some people who've used it, when I put it on my lips, I don't feel any stinging at all. In fact, if my lips are feeling dry and when I'm not planning to head out for a while, I slather this stuff on, and it works wonders.
I also have the sample jar of this product. It's definitely not good packaging for someone with nails of almost any length. I don't like the scent too much either. It's got that cherry type of smell that almonds have, but to me it also smells like it was mixed together with motor oil or something like that. I really like the "balm" feel of it though. It's like chapstick for your hands! It feels waxy when you apply it, but the texture is more creamy once your body heat warms it up. It doesn't leave that wet, greasy feeling that takes forever to dry like other products do. When I use it, my skin feels relieved, like drinking cool water when your throat is parched. The wax feels like a barrier protecting the skin. I've only used it on my hands, but it must be great for the rest of the body.
I have a jar of this and just put some on -- I think Burt's Bees should've named this product a hand 'balm' and not a hand creme!! The texture is just like lipbalm, solid and waxy ... not creamy ... smells like waxy slightly burnt and bitter almonds. I'm really not a big fan of this as it leaves my hands kind of tacky and sticky, it doesn't seem to fully absorb into the skin (it absorbs nicely on the back of my hand, but not the skin and crevices on the palm). I also have a problem with the glass jar ... it is a 2.0 oz glass jar and the opening to the jar is too small for me to get my long-nailed fingers in without getting this stuff stuck underneath the nails!! ... the packaging could have been improved if the jar was shorter but wider. There are so many other hand moisturizing products I would recommend over this one -- this is a very mediocre product IMO and 100% not worth the price.
I put this on each night after my lemon cuticle butter. My hands haven't looked this good since before nursing school! I don't mind the smell either.
This stuff is awesome. It smells exactly like luscious marzipan and moisturizes like nobody's business. If you slather it on in the shower, it eliminates the need to use moisturizer when you get out. It won't make you slip in the shower either because it is not slippery; it actually has kaolin (clay) as one of the ingredients and even your feet won't slip or slide with this one. It is hard to sink in only if you apply it when your skin is dry-- which is the wrong way to apply any moisturizer anyway. I use this every winter.
at first i loved this hand creme...but then the after-almond-plastic-smell got to me and now i hate it. im so picky with my almond scents =( it DOES give really great moisture, and sort of protective shield due to the beeswax. but that smell!!!!! i will move on to perlier almond products for that scent i love =) i will give this to my boyfriend because he is in need of a hand moisturizer since he does martial arts and is getting calluses from his training weapons
Lovely smell. Cute packaging. So moisturising. Lovely product for winter use.