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donga
Dec 13, 2008, 02:03 AM
anyone have recommendations on the best hand lotion?

just noticed my hands started to crack after washing so often (i'm in a healthcare profession) and it's winter time in az (meaning dry).

i've been using jergens, and then used some banana boat aloe vera for today.

any suggestions?

Blue Velvet
Dec 13, 2008, 02:10 AM
I get very dry hands in the winter. E45, the thick stuff in the tube or tub. No colours or scents. Marvellous.

Mind you, I just realised it's a Brit thing. See if you find a local equivalent. Look for something that's a bit gooey, rather than runny, and is branded dermatological and non-allergenic rather than something cosmetic and scented. You should find something basic like that in any drugstore.

Here's a US link for E45.

http://www.westons.com/acatalog/Online-Catalogue-EAA3L.html

Leareth
Dec 13, 2008, 02:17 AM
Udderly Smooth is great (http://www.udderlysmooth.com/)

And I swear by Herbacin kamille for my hands - the unscented one

also have some homemade lanolin beeswax propolis type for really bad days

teflon
Dec 13, 2008, 02:18 AM
Vaseline intensive rescue soothing hand cream works wonders. I don't really like the smell but that's just a personal preference. I also like Olay quench with shea butter for extra dry skin, they smell good and are sparkly ;)! If you can, change the hand soap, or bring a small bottle with you. Softsoap shea butter is my favourite. Having a good soap actually makes a big difference. Sometimes I wash my hands 5 times in 10-15 minutes (I'm kinda germophobic :o), and with a good hand soap your hands don't even feel dry afterwards.

localoid
Dec 13, 2008, 02:33 AM
Paul Harvey always recommended Corn Huskers Lotion. :D One of its main ingredients is glycerine (http://www.pioneerthinking.com/glycerin.html), which I believe E45 also uses...

.Andy
Dec 13, 2008, 04:37 AM
Sorbolene can't be beaten. Cheap and effective :).

Rt&Dzine
Dec 13, 2008, 10:17 AM
AmLactin and Aquaphor.

timerollson
Dec 13, 2008, 10:19 AM
For hand lotion - Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream
http://pics.drugstore.com/prodimg/80253/200.jpg

Prof.
Dec 13, 2008, 02:23 PM
Whole Foods 365 Brand Hand/Body Lotion. It costs $2.50 and is unfreakinbelievable. After one week of using it, my dry, cracked, bloody hands are 100% again. You can't even tell I have a dry skin problem in the winter.:)

itcheroni
Dec 13, 2008, 02:25 PM
For hand lotion - Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream
http://pics.drugstore.com/prodimg/80253/200.jpg

+1

Actually, any kind of Aveeno is good.

it5five
Dec 13, 2008, 03:04 PM
I have the exact same problems. I wash my hands many times a day, and live in AZ and have to deal with the dry dry weather. I've been using Vaseline Intensive Rescue Hand Cream. Just make sure it says hand on it though, as I also have normal Intensive Rescue and it doesn't work as well as the hand one.

nick9191
Dec 13, 2008, 03:36 PM
Atrixo

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rpaloalto
Dec 13, 2008, 03:50 PM
corn Huskers Lotion
oil free, perfume free, and dye free
I love this stuff, very manly
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21LMnVnGc6L._SL500_AA228_.jpg

http://www.epinions.com/review/Corn_Huskers_Lotion_42383171/content_177750380164

found in most Rx or large grocery stores

Melrose
Dec 13, 2008, 06:19 PM
I know it sounds weird, but chapstick works great if you just need to apply it to a few small parts on your hands - I use it on my cuticle when they get dry and peel (as they tend to do in the cold weather). Works good in small applications I find.

A lot of the hand lotions I've tried don't do much good at all - even those expensive ones you get in the health food stores aren't much better.

Frisco
Dec 13, 2008, 09:12 PM
Eucerin. Get the creme.

http://www.eucerinus.com/products/hb_original.html

donga
Dec 14, 2008, 04:34 PM
so i did a little research and ended up getting some Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream yesterday.

it has been pretty amazing so far. just a little bit applied twice a day, and now it's on it's way back to being normal.

http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp?filterBy=&skuId=622324&productId=622324&navAction=jump&navCount=3

iJohnHenry
Dec 14, 2008, 04:50 PM
Dairy farmers have sworn by this product for decades.

http://www.bagbalm.com/

http://www.bagbalm.com/img/r_can.jpg

robanga
Dec 14, 2008, 04:53 PM
Dairy farmers have sworn by this product for decades.

http://www.bagbalm.com/

http://www.bagbalm.com/img/r_can.jpg

That bag balm is amazing stuff, it does not smell great (although not that bad either) but it really works. Plus if you happen to have a dairy herd it can do double duty :)

teflon
Dec 14, 2008, 05:00 PM
Dairy farmers have sworn by this product for decades.

http://www.bagbalm.com/

http://www.bagbalm.com/img/r_can.jpg

Is this supposed to be used on humans or animals? The website seems to advertise this as products for farm animals :confused:.

millerj123
Dec 14, 2008, 05:48 PM
Eucerin. Get the creme.

http://www.eucerinus.com/products/hb_original.html

+1 for Eucerin. Creme or regular.

Steve1496
Dec 14, 2008, 09:33 PM
I don't know what the name of it is, but I use a salt from the dead sea. You put some salt in your hands, rub it on, and then wash it off with water. The result is the best hand lotion I've ever used and usually lasts two days or so. It was expensive ($85 I think), but worth it.

Steve

robanga
Dec 14, 2008, 11:32 PM
Is this supposed to be used on humans or animals? The website seems to advertise this as products for farm animals :confused:.

It can be used for both although it was invented for the udder of a dairy cow.

juanster
Dec 14, 2008, 11:36 PM
love my st-Ives stuff man... its really great... i use it on my feet too...