#1
My hands get dry in the winter due to the heater at home, even with a humidifier running constantly. I've tried several hand lotions/salves the last few years but have not settled on a favorite product to purchase again.

Burt's Bees Hand Salve - Good ingredients and effective but unpleasant medicinal scent. This is the product I am currently using.

Dr. Bronner's & All-One Organic Lotion for Hands & Body, Patchouli Lime - Good ingredients but hated the scent of the Patchouli + Lime. Not attracted to any of the other scents available.

Stirling Heal and Palm Balm - Camphor - Good ingredients and price but didn't love the medicinal scent and it developed a thick film on top that I had to remove which was a nice chunk of product. Also, it developed an unpleasant graininess.

Borage Therapy Dry Skin Lotion - This is probably the best I have tried. No scent and good ingredients but pricier than the others. My wife and I finished off a bottle and perhaps I will go back to it.

Pretty sure I have tried others but these are the ones I can think off the top of my head.

What are you guys using? Any that have the magic combination of results, good ingredients, and a pleasant scent?.
-Rob
#2
If you are trying to use hand lotion as a therapy, you need to forego the scent element.

Try Aveeno Moisturizer. Cheap, result oriented and neutral scent.

Savior for me in winter months.


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#3
(01-13-2019, 05:44 PM)jags009 Wrote: If you are trying to use hand lotion as a therapy, you need to forego the scent element.

Try Aveeno Moisturizer. Cheap, result oriented and neutral scent.

Savior for me in winter months.


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You may be right about foregoing the scent element, but I would not be surprised if one of the talented artisans could figure this out. If they can do such a great job creating shaving products that address dryness with a nice scent, why not hands as well?

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-Rob
#4

Merchant
Charleston, South Carolina
Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer.

Not cheap, but in my opinion, the very best hand moisturizer for winter dryness. ...and no medicinal scent!

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#5

Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
As usual I'll chime in with unrefined Shea butter. Heavy going on but absorbs quickly. Cheap! Makes a vapor barrier so hands don't lose moisture.

Before I found Shea I used neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream. It worked great.

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#6

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
I've been very happy with the tub of O'Keeffe's working hands I have:

https://www.amazon.com/OKeeffes-Working-...B00121UVU0
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#7
1. Swedish Dream Sea Salt Hand Creme: I buy this for my favorite bartender every winter. Really helps as she is always cleaning the glasses in chemicals. She also likes the scent and strong package for carrying in purse. Fairly reasonable in price.

2. Aeosp: Expensive. Everyone likes the scent and performance.
#8

Member
Cincinnati. Ohio
Santa Maria Novella's Crema Per Le Mani is excellent, but not cheap.
#9
An ex-girlfriend bought this for me more than a decade ago. She told me the saleslady told her America's Team (sailing) used it. I figure those guys are out in some frigid wet weather...if it works well for them, it should work well in the Midwest weather. And the performance is amazing...scent is very medicinal though. Personally though, I really like the scent

https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Arden-I...and+lotion
#10
Thank you for the responses. I just placed an order with Lisa's Natural Herbal Creations for her "Hand & Foot Cream with Lanolin" in the Sandalwood scent. She gets great reviews for her shaving soap and I am a fan of sandalwood, so this seems perfect. (+ it's on sale)
-Rob


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