My hands are shocking at the moment. I guess it's partly to do with the horrible cold weather but I also know it's because I'm really rubbish at putting on the old hand cream. I put it on then I find I have to wash my hands two minutes later and then I've washed the stuff off. Seems a bit pointless if you ask me. So I don't put it on. But it doesn't mean I don't need the stuff ... I do! Especially as I have a little bit of painful cracked skin on my thumb and if you've been there ... you know it really hurts. You can't put any pressure on it and you can't fasten the top button of your jeans or open toothpaste caps without it potentially cracking more and well you know, it hurts. And yes I'm a baby.
So I bought the Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve today. I've heard good things about it and I read the 5 star reviews on their website and so I decided to go in to the Leeds store to check it out, I also liked the sales lady who was on the right side of attentive but not over zealous. She let me try some on and left me to wander around the shop and browse and eventually I made my way back to the till to buy my tube of the hand salve.
So I'm typing this now after having had the cream on for a good 5 hours. They were grey and dry and chapped before the cream and even after a couple of hand washes and no reapplication, they are looking and feeling so much better. A good application before bed time and I think I will start tomorrow off on a good and less painful note.
So has anybody used this before and what's your verdict?
Last Note :
- I also love the smell - it's a little bit herbal (not sweet which I dislike) but not overpowering. Like it's doing you good. So much better than a heavy perfumed smell which pretends it's doing something and it's not.
- I love stores where you get freebies without having to ask for them. Just makes the day that little bit sweeter!
Yup - there is a sachet of "Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream" there. I'm not getting any younger!