I'm not really diligent with hand creams, and got this as a gift. I use this in the office, it gets absorbed very quickly, there's no oily aftermath and it lasts through a couple of washes.
However, the fragrance doesn't agree with me. It isn't offending but it isn't appealing either. I will not be repurchasing after I run out of it. For the price that I found on the net for it, I would like to get something that smells lovely (at least to me).
I love this stuff. Scored it for $9.99 at Marshalls. I originally got this in a gift set with the foot cream and I love them both. This is definately a new HG, and I'll be carrying it in my purse and keep one by my desk. It's got a light scent that's a bit floral and smells like the spa. It moisturizes leaving hands really soft, but not greasy at all.
The. Best. Ever.
I carry it around with me and use almost a bottle of it every two weeks. It is my HBIC.
Of all the hand creams I have tried, this has definitely been my favorite in terms of both effectiveness (good moisturizing) and especially cosmetic appeal (really nice scent, texture etc). However, I have yet to try other higher end creams like the famed L'occitane shea butter one, but I can definitely say that this cream is a lot better than generic drug store ones. However, it could be more moisturizing (effect doesn't last more than an hour on) - it needs to be reapplied pretty often.
Ahava's "Mineral Hand Cream" is it's new version of it's previous "Advanced Hand Cream", which is now discontinued. I read many good reviews for the product on MUA and decided to try it myself while I was home in Israel for the holidays. The first thing I have to make note of is the price. This seems to be a very pricey department store product overseas retailing for as much as $15 for a 100ml tube. In Israel, this is a drugstore product (although drugstore/department/parfumerie products in Israel tend to mix and aren't strictly sold in one or the other) which I purchased for 20 shekels, which is about the average price for a hand cream and is about 3 dollars. The product itself was a good purchase. I liked the smooth texture of the cream, and it didn't make my hands feel dry after it soaked in like many other hand creams do. It took longer for me to soak in than other creams, but I didn't feel like I needed to apply very often. I didn't like the scent, which seems to be the case with the rest of the reviewers who reviewd the "Advanced Hand Cream". It is flowery/powdery which lingers, and I like my hand creams to have their scent dissipate after a short period of time. I'd purchase this again, but only in Israel where the price is vastly more afforable.