Rated 5 out of 5 by Paulina It really is for very dry skin
I am a chemist and my job requires me to wear gloves and nonetheless wash my hands multiple times a day (not to mention that occasionally solvents get on my hands, which is terrible for the skin). That dried my hands to the point where the skin on the back felt really rough and in some places was slightly coming off. After trying several products, I just accepted my faith (if that's the price of doing what I love and remaining safe - let it be). Then, I purchased this product and it really is amazing! I think only two applications were enough for my skin to be soft again. The nicest part is, if I apply this product in the morning and have to wash my hands later during the day, I still feel like the product is still working from some deeper skin layer, because my skin doesn't feel as dry as normally after washing hands.
The smell IS specific. I like it, it smells natural to me, I don't like artificial smells. However, I'd not recommend buying this product before making sure you're ok with the smell.
The cream is a bit greasy when you apply it, but after about 10-15min gets completely absorbed by the skin and you can do whatever you want again. I usually apply it as the last thing before leaving for work/school, since by the time I walk there, my hands aren't greasy anymore
I'd say have in mind it is a product designed for very dry skin (such as mine was). If your skin is not very dry, you might be happier with a lighter product which doesn't take 15min to get absorbed. I don't mind, since I don't think any lighter product could possibly work on my skin, in fact I am surprised this cream is not more greasy.
April 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathrine Great hand lotion!
I recently purchased this lotion and was a little hesitant on whether or not it would work. I have severe dry skin on my hands and have never been able to get rid of it. After using this lotion, I noticed a drastic improvement on my hands. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to find a lotion that keeps the moisture in all day long.
The only problem I have had so far is the packaging is hard to get the lotion out. Other than that I don't have any complaints.
Addressing the smell every other review talks about, it does have an interesting smell but it’s not strong enough to bother you. Unless you have your hands under your nose, and you're purposefully smelling it you won't notice its there. It does take a little time to rub in completely but I believe that’s why it works so well.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by winterbaby90 Skin healer!!!
I never write reviews, but this product is review worthy! Working in a restaurant has me washing my hands constantly throughout my shifts. I've gotten dry areas between fingers and knuckles and developed dark marks because of the dryness. With this current winter weather, my skin cracked! Unbelievably painful! I stopped by the nearest The Body Shop and purchased this item based on what my friends have said about this product. The smell was off-putting at first, but oh my goodness, the quality of this lotion was amazing. In just FOUR DAYS, my hands went back to being silky smooth. I felt the dry parts peel off my skin and revealed soft hands. This item is definitely a miracle worker. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone suffering from dry, cracked skin.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KarenA Awesome Hemp Hand Protector!
I have been using the Hemp Hand Protector for years. I love it! I have never found another creme that heals like this one does. Also, if I use it regularly, I don't get the split skin on my fingers.
I don't think the scent is too strong. I barely smell it and am very sensitive to perfume and lotion scents. Can't use any perfume and if I am near someone with a scent on I need to move a way from them because it gives me a headache and makes me nauseous.
I hope they never discontinue this product!
January 28, 2014