We’re all on a search for the right lotion – one that doesn’t leave a greasy residue once, even after spending 10 minutes trying to work it into your skin. While I still haven’t found the right lotion for the rest of my skin, I have found that nothing is quite like AVEDA’s hand relief lotion.
Last year, I was gifted a three pack of this amazing hand moisturizer, and it’s been all I can do to keep people from swiping it in the office or at home. One dab of this miracle moisturizer, as I like to call it, is all you need to make your hands feel renewed and soft. Best of all, it doesn’t leave an annoying grease residue on my hands as well as my things.
While the price to size ratio is a bit out of my budget, its healing powers have justified the money spent. I’ll cross my fingers that I’ll receive it as another present this year, but if not – it will be in my medicine cabinet, office space, and purse all the same.
I have skin issues and I know I’m not alone. All you need to do is look at the shelves in the drug store and you’ll see that you have a multitude of options. For me, my go-to skin cream is Aquaphor. The odd part of this is that I actually never purchased my initial jar; I inherited it from my mother. After she had passed away, I took it as an afterthought when we cleared out her personal. In my mind this was the stuff you used to cover a badly chapped baby bottom, or my chafing thighs. If my Mom had used, then it must have miraculous powers. Yet it sat on my shelf for over a year.
During winter my feet and heels tend to crack and after trying a myriad of products, I was inspired to try the Aquaphor out of the blue. So I put some on my feet and went off to exercise. Later that day, while getting ready to shower, I looked at my feet and saw a visible difference; surely a sign from my mother telling me to keep using this stuff. Feet led to legs, legs led to hips, hips led to arms. Within a month, I was using this everywhere that needed to be moisturized, including my face and neck.
We expect everything that we purchase to work, which they all do – to an extent. Yet Aquaphor exceeded my expectations. In the winter, when my skin is extra dry, it keeps it soft and supple. In the summer it keeps fine lines to a minimum. I also like the fact that it is fragrance free. But never would I have thought that I would use it on my face as a part of my nightly beauty regimen.
I keep small tubes in my purse and have a large jar in the bathroom. A small jar (3.5oz) will last about three months if you use it on multiple body parts daily. I have dry skin in general and I understand that people with oily skin may not appreciate it. But if you have really dry feet or elbow issues especially, use it.
What you will like about this product is that after just two days, you can really see a difference. What you might not like about it is that it has a slightly greasy feel for a few minutes after applied. It will possibly bother some people, but it only lasts a short time and does not bother me. The highest compliment I can pay to this product is if I were to have only one skin product it would be Aquaphor.