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Good for very dry skin and harsh winters
Reviewed in India on 28 December 2019
I have been using this hand cream from many years. I think they have changed the formula because earlier it used to be a lot better in moisturising and got absorbed faster and was very very nice. The packaging is still the same though. However, even now i think it is better than many of the hand creams in this price range.
I prefer the texture of this hand cream, it has a richer and slightly thicker feel than most creams. As mentioned by other reviewers, it is somewhat like petroleum jelly. However, it is not the same as applying Vaseline as Vaseline doesn't get absorbed into the skin properly and leaves a visibly oily layer on the skin whereas this doesn't form an oily layer, it dries matte. I feel this cream is quite suitable for even harsh Delhi winters because of its slightly heavy feel. During very cold winters my hands become extremely dry and start hurting and this was the only reasonably priced cream that worked well. (I tried some other effective high end brands also but they were very expensive, but i couldn't find an impressive one in this price.)
I like it as it successfully keeps my hands soft and moisturised and shows results in just a few days. My hands start looking much younger and even the veins start looking less prominent. If you put it on at night and sleep with cotton gloves, in the morning your hands look way better. Also even if this tube looks tiny, it lasts for a very very long time as you need a very tiny amount. I use it as an undereye cream and lipbalm also and it keeps the skin hydrated and soft. My lips feel smooth when i keep it on overnight. The fragrance is fine and doesn't last long.
When you put it on, it is clear like Vaseline, but when you start rubbing it, it turns white. So you have to go on massaging it into your hands till it disappears completely. Also don't use too much quantity as then it may not get absorbed properly and leave your hands sticky. Please note that it leaves a layer on your skin even after it gets absorbed. However it's actually not that irritating as hands don't feel oily or uncomfortable. Initially i was apprehensive to buy this cream for this reason, but in 3-4 days I got used to it and also the results were good so it wasn't a big deal for me. I apply it even at work, and the layer doesnt make any papers/laptop greasy or make the hands slippery.
If you are looking for an extremely light lotion-like cream, this isn't for you. I personally don't like those because i don't find them much effective. Also if you stay in a hot/humid climatic place, it might get uncomfortable to use if your hands sweat too much.
If you have very dry hands or want protection in very cold winters, give this a try. Put on cotton gloves while using it overnight for fast results.
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