The Mid-Winter Hand Ache: Aveeno's Intense Relief Hand CreamTuesday, February 10, 2009
While I may live in California (for now) even I have hand issues this time of year. They are dry, cold and cracked. They quite frankly just ache. There's not a lot that actually helps, though a bit of time with a paraffin hand bath (must dig mine out) and daily use of hand cream can help quite a bit.
I've made no secret of my long time favorite hand cream, Kiehl's Ultimate Strength. However, not everyone has a Kiehl's location or counter nearby, some don't like to order on-line, etc. Some also don't really like the bit of menthol that I swear is in it, which leads to a bit of tingling with application. And can actually kinda burn if you are really cracked.
So, I thought I'd look at a few other hand lotions I have around here. Are they any good?
The first one I tried out is Aveeno's Intense Relief Hand Cream. Aveeno promises a non-greasy formula that lasts through hand washing, forms " a protective glove against the elements" and even "moisturizes skin for 24 hours."
This formula is a bit thicker than the typical lotion, though not as thick as a cream. It has a faintly oatmeal scent, which I find is pretty typical of Aveeno. The formula is really soothing without the menthol-like burn of the Kiehl's. If your hands are burning or hurting, this one really works wonders. The formula takes a few minutes to sink in completely, and I think that it leaves a slightly greasy feeling behind. It does last through 1-2 hand washings. However, I find I need to reapply every 6-8 hours or so.
Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream