First of all, lemme say that the smell is strange--it kinda reminds me of baby diaper rash ointment. Because of the strong smell I use it at night on my hands, right before I get into bed, especially in the fall and winter. I must say that repeated use of it does make my hands more softer and keeps my cuticles more moisturized. For that reason alone I can tolerate the smell. Not an HG, but good nonetheless.
In the fall and winter my hands get extremely dry and I frequently get red, cracked areas on my knuckles . Ouch! That and a small patch of eczema on my finger prompted me to look for a richer cream than I had been using (Gardener's Hand Repair, which stings the sore spots). I love the light herbal smell-- not perfumey at all-- and it really sinks into my dry patches. Not too oily but you can feel it working. My skin is definitely improving, even after a couple of days.
Note: a little goes a long way! Also, as you see from reviews here, not everyone is fond of the scent-- it's very lavender to me but I love herbal scents.
I got a sample of this in the BB hand repair kit.
Peeeeyoooooo!! What a stink! I put some on my hands and then I put some on my husband's elbows and he said peeeyoooo, too! It may be great stuff, but I won't use it because it smells so awful.
i got this in a sample size and i am glad that i did not buy the regular size. i cannot stand the way it smells - and usually i am not that picky about smells. when i tried it even my boyfriend (all the way across the room) said what is that smell, yuck! well, i much prefer the bb almond milk hand creme - at least that smell goes away almost immediately... will not purchase this again.
I feel it is too oily for me. It leaves a very thin layer of something on hands. Hate the smell too. But I am not one that will give up a product only because of the smell. I think it does moisturize very well. But it is not very pleasant to use. For hand creams, it has to feel exciting when applying it---at least for me. LOL. It did not have a happy ending with me.
Yup, the scent gets some getting used to. I probably wouldn't carry it around in my purse because most people find it unpleasant. However, it does work great! It felt quite greasy when I applied it before bed, but in the morning my fingers and toes were soft and looked so much better! I have the small .56 (16g) tube from a set, so there's not much to use up. It is a product that I would definitely (consider - because I like to try new products) repurchase in the future!
Wow, I guess I enjoyed this way more than most people here. I found the herbal, natural smell to be nice - lavendar and chamomile. I put this on after showering and have no problem with it not sinking in, in fact in my skin it is very non-oily. I use this all over my body as it is especially moisturizing. Will definitely repurchase.
I'm not crazy about the smell, but the cream is lightweight and very moisturizing.
Ugh. This hand creme is terrible! The creme itself may actually work great, but I just could not get past the scent. The first thing I thought of was blue toilet bowl cleaner. Yuck.
This is the only hand creme from Burts that I like (and would probably purchase again). I don't mind the smell, although I have definitely smelled better hand cremes. The main thing is this hand stuff works - it's nice and thick and protects for quite some time. I really like the soft feeling it gives to my hands, and how it seems to moisturize for awhile before needing to reapply. I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't "spoil" like a couple other burt's bees hand cremes I've used (Almond Milk and Banana ones), where they go really waxy and unusable after awhile. No problems with the trial, will see how the big tube lasts.