I'm a nurse in cold Wisconsin. I keep a tube of this by my bed and goop it on before I go to bed at night. Really helps. Not too greasy, and no smell.
Aveeno Active Naturals Intense Relief Hand Cream- hands down (no pun intended;) the best. I'm a kindergarten teacher and wash my hands many, many times throughout the school day- so my hands are always dry. I found this last year and keep one at school and one at home. I don't think anything comes close. The Neutrogena Norwegian formula is like putting vaseline on your hands- it's disgusting. The Burt's Bees almond hand cream is almost as bad. The Aveeno is non-greasy and it works, period.
My hands get horribly dry in the colder weather. I've tried several different hand creams and I'm really liking this one by Aveeno. It's soaks in fairly quickly so I can get back to what I'm doing without having a greasy mess on my hands and my hands stay soft. Since I've been using it, which is about 2 weeks now, my skin has improved dramatically. I will repurchase this when I run out.
I can't count how many of this product have I bought for the past few years....
I had really bad eczema problem on my hands, which makes my hands intolerant to multiple washes daily..... this hand cream locks in moisture and keeps the hand soft. It claims it'll lasts through hand washing...in my case, I'll have to reapply everytime I wash my hands, but only because I have extremely dry hands.
I also apply smith's rosebud shalves on my cuticles, which is a more extensive treatment than aveeno's hand cream.
and this hand cream is non-greasy, and non fragrance....I usually grab one whenever I go to walmart....
- I don't like the packaging, I prefer long-skinny looking tube over short-chubbing looking ones...but that's just me :D
- and I usually finish one tube in two months, so it doesn't last long
This hand cream did not seem to last long. I definitely have to reapply after each hand washing. It also didn't seem to provide deep or effective moisture/protection. The only good thing about this product was that it was non-greasy. But for the same price (about $7), I would have been better off with the Aveeno Daily Moisturizer for your body. It moisturizes better and would be 3-4x more product. For an "intense" hand cream, I still prefer Sally Hansen 18-hour cream.
This hand cream is amazing! My mom has dry hands because she constantly washes the dishes and her hands, she bought this and loves it! She constantly put the lotion. And I love the fact that you can use it on your elbows and knees (I,too, have problems with dry skin). It really moisturizes your skin, unlike other moisturizers.
I was pleasanly surprised by this hand cream! I really like it, and it is truly not greasy!!!!!! YAY. but it's no HG material in my eyes.
My hands are incredibly dry in the winter and this stuff saves them. I use it in the summer too because it is truly non greasy! I love how it makes my hands feel like they're moisturized without having stuck them in an oil well. But the only thing is, as someone mentioned, this product does pill off my hands sometimes depending on how dry they are. I personally don't mind this, because I just keep using more every 20 minutes or so when my hands get that dry and they become fine. However, the cost is also a bit much. For $10 for a little tube that does not last that long, it is stretching the wallet. But I think its worth it.
I purchased the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion from Wal's Pharmacy here in Australia and received this hand cream for free. Most hand creams I have tried either have too strong of a scent, take too long to sink in or only provide moisture for a short period of time. Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream is fragrance free, sinks in in a short amount of time and provides my hands lasting moisture that lasts through hand washing.
I very highly recommend this hand cream, I just wish the tube wasn't so bulky though.
Water, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Avena Sativa Kernel Flour (oat), Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride.
Product description from the Aveeno website:
This unique, non-greasy hand cream is specially formulated with natural oatmeal and rich emollients to help heal dry skin and form a protective glove against the elements. Unlike ordinary hand creams, Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream protects and moisturizes skin for 24 hours and even lasts through hand washing.
This is my HG hand cream. It is this and creamy but absorbs quickly. My hands are instantly transformed into being soft and supple. It is the only thing that works for my mom too who has ezecma on her hands...definetely worth buying!