I'm pretty particular about hand creams, especially during the winter. My hands get dry, scaly and they just hurt. Throw in a few days at work into the mix (we use some pretty heavy duty hand soap in my ICU) and those scaly areas start to crack and if I'm really unlucky, they can even bleed.
Luckily, I can avoid a lot of this with a good hand lotion. I've been testing out a new one recently, and it is so good that the last few times I've had it with my at work (hiding out in the pocket of my white coat), I've had people coming up to me and requesting to use it. This is a bit unusual for me. We certainly all share our hand lotion, but people were hunting me down in the hallway for "some of that Blistex stuff."
The lotion is relatively thick, and does feel a bit greasy when being applied. It sinks into my skin pretty quickly and I have to say that it does feel really good when it is sinking in to my skin. After a few minutes there is no residue left, just well moisturized skin. It was really heavy duty and it actually lasts through a few hand washings. At work. Yes, with our crazy ICU soap.
The best part? This stuff is really affordable. You can buy it at stores like WalMart for less than $3 a tube.