I don’t know if I said this before but instead of a post at the end of the month/whatever with all the products I’ve used I thought I’d just do it as and when I use them if that is ok? Let me know if you prefer a bulk post! I just tried to do this before and found a stash of empty tubs that I forgot about!
I just finished this today and thought I’d chuck my thoughts on t’interweb as I don’t really think you see much about hand cream on blogs? I may be wrong and just skim past those posts though!
As I’ve said before, I am really tough on my hands. While I am on placement I have to wash my hands between each patient and this will be the case when I qualify and get a job which will hopefully be soon! Although I realise this is necessary it leaves my hands in a total mess. The standard hospital ‘moisturiser’ really isn’t so I need something hardcore to handle my hands! Could this rise to the challenge?
Ha! It looks odd because it’s been bent back and forth to get every last bit out! Can it handle my lizard hands? Um. It sinks in quickly, you don’t need much to give a good covering so it’s lasted a while and it does make my hands feel comfortable again. However, it does not live up to it’s 24 hour hydration claim. I haven’t been on placement since December and at the moment my hands are in a pretty good state but I still need this a few times a day to get rid of any tightness. It also does not wash through a hand wash. I suppose one could argue if you wash thoroughly it should remove all traces from your hands. Some hand creams I have used have still kept my hands soft after washing so they did not require an immediate re-application. Not the case with this one.
All in all? This is a good moisturiser. I have crazy dry hands so if yours are average to even pretty dry this should sort you out. For those with old lady hands at the age of 23 (me!!!!) you may need something a little more heavyweight.
This is £3.36 on the Boots website but it is available from all the usual suspects…..
Do you have any recommendations for the Hulk Hogan of hand creams? I’m going to need one before I start full time work!