I recently developed some sort of extra dry, occasionally cracked rash on my knuckles. After numerous panicky phone calls to my mother, insisting I had psoriasis and excoriating her for poor genetics, she suggested that I try A&D and a good, non-petroleum hand cream for super dry skin before casting aspersions on my bloodline. I generally like BB's products, so when I spotted the tube of this in the drug store I figured it just might be the hand cream to save me. And lo and behold: it was! I'm far from old, so I can't say as though my hands looked aged or even necessarily bad (save for evil rash) but after using this consistently for about 3 weeks now I can honestly say that the skin on my hands is GORGEOUS. And so soft! Horrible (apparently non-psoriatic) rash is gone, baby gone! I want to fill a tub with this stuff and roll around in it to share the beautiful, soft, mega-hydrated, ultra-glowy -- yes, glowy hand skin! -- results with the rest of my body! I won't, though, because as has already been mentioned: it reeks to high heaven. It dissipates quickly, though, and I'd rather it smell naturally repulsive than synthetically perfumey. Application is dreamy, especially after a hand-washing, when skin is slightly damp. It does take a few minutes to sink in, until which time hands can be a bit oily. But once it sinks in, it's sinks IN and performs some kind of magic. I reapply frequently, but I think it's really gratuitous: this cream continues to moisturize hours and hours after application. It's truly awesome, has saved me a trip to the derm as well as many sleepless nights worrying over the state of my autoimmune system. Will definitely repurchase; I'm in lurve! continued >>
I love this hand cream! To me, it smells like summertime and dandelions. I don't know why people have to be so picky with smells. If you don't want a strong sent to your hand cream, you should probably be buying an unscented brand because in my experience, the smells in lotions are hardly ever faint. Anyways, putting aside the smell issue, I absolutely love how this cream feels on my hands! It's just like silk! I am the perfect candidate for hand creams because my hands are constantly dry and crack-y (I work part time as a dog bather/groomer). Plus, Burt's Bees products are all almost 100% natural!
THIS IS MY MIRACLE HAND CREAM ~ and yes, I'm shouting it from the hill-tops! :-)
I agree, the smell is a bit "off" ~ but there's no reason we can't all add a few drops of our favorite essential oil and cover it up a bit.
Sometimes the most freaky smelling things are the ones that really work!
It seeps right into my dry hands and performs miracles overnight...and I promise, if you use this religiously, after every hand washing like I do, then you will take YEARS off your hands.
After about one week, I swear, almost every line on my hands was disappearing.
My hands and cuticles have NEVER stood up to these awful New England winters until I discovered this cream and also the lemon cuticle cream also by Burt's.
I paid about 7-8 bucks. It really lasts too...there's a generous amount in the tube & I think I've bought it about 4 times now in the past year.
Please try it....a little consistency in using it, really pays off.
Rose Water, Sunflower Oil, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Fat), Bees Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Seasame Oil, Shea Butter, Macadamia Nut Oil, Glucose, Rose Hip 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)
Extraordinary. People are not giving this the chance it deserves. It is my holy grail hand cream and Iím sooo glad I DIDNíT read these reviews before buying because I may not have tried it! Phooey on the bad reviews, trust me. . .buy this and if you hate it you can send me a MUA mail telling me I was wrong and then you can return it to the store. TRUST ME.
Itís pure moisture, there are no phony silicones in this stuff so it doesnít just make your hands feel soft. . .it actually MAKES them soft. It doesnít just coat them with dimethicone, the oils and shea butter sink in and repair the skin. ***Because of this, it does take a good 5 minutes for it to sink in and the scent is herbal at first. The scent is fine and disappears after a minute or so, so please do not let that prevent you from trying this stuff. I hate herbal smells and this one fades so quickly I donít care. It smells clean. Once you apply it, youíll think itís too oily. . but wait 5-10 minutes and you will be in love. Real oils like this take awhile to sink in. If you want something that sinks in instantly then buy some cheap, fake lotion filled with dangerous parabens and drying silicones. Yes, silicones protect a little from water. . but so do oils and oils ALSO moisturize. The packaging is so great looking and they suck all the air out of it so you get your moneyís worth. . no wasted space. I apply this in the am at work and can wash my hands throughout the day and not have to reapply. My hands look and feel absolutely amazing! I would pay $20 for this so $12 is a great value imo. It will last a long time because there is no air in the tube, a little goes a long way because it is so dense and you donít have to reapply throughout the day. Plus, the ingredients are amazing, no crap, no chemicals, all moisturizing oils, butter and vitamins.
Please please please try it. Trust me.
I have to agree with the others...the smell is revolting! There are plenty of similar hand creams that work as well without that hideous scent.
Great moisturizer, doesn't leave hands sticky. Artificial fragrance free which I love and require but has the most awful scent!! I can't get over it. It's medicinal meets old lady perfume. Hard to describe but it totally ruins the product for me. My favorite hand lotions are CO Bigelow Lemon ones.
This has become a hand creme that I use regularly and will repurchase. I first used this at a friend's house, and didn't like the strong, unusual scent. However, after a few uses, I came to crave the scent as it relaxes me--perhaps it's the lavender or other herbs. The creme itself is very rich, and a little goes a long way. It is a bit greasy at first, but quickly soaks into my extremely dry winter hands. I especially like it as a night creme for bedtime. After a few days of use, I find that it heals my cracked and chaffed hands and keeps them soft so that I can use my other favorite, Gardener's Hand Repair by Earth Therapeutics, during the daytime (that one soaks in more quickly, so is more practical for daytime use). I also appreciate that it doesn't contain parabens. I consider this a great find, as so many "natural" hand cremes don't do much for my dry hands.
OMG, RIght? It smells exactly like a band-aid. It is sooooo groooooosssss. I only used it once.
ok seriously what is that smell!!!!!!!! i was able to try this only at night time afraid people were gonna smell that cent from far away how emberacing right! but even that i had to stop now i dont even know if its a good one or not the smell was just bad even my 3 year old daughter would tell me mommy was that smell? not kidding you
this was a spur of the moment purchase. i usually do my research on MUA before buying anything. well this product SMELLS TERRIBLE. it's strong and overpowering. it smells like something my grandmother would use. my boyfriend complained about the smell as well. so i used it for the first time last night before going to bed and woke up with a horrible after smell on my hands as well. it's pricey. the consistency of this cream is super thick and greasy. i can't type on my keyboard after using it because it leaves oil marks. i definitely would NOT repurchase this item. EVER.