As soon as winter rolls around in New York, my hands get pretty dry and need a little extra loving. Though I have tried about a million hand creams that I liked, none have given me lasting results - until I picked up Burt's Bees' Almond & Milk Hand Cream.
I have to admit... when I first tried this cream, I had some mixed feelings about it.
Here are some of my initial thoughts and ways in which I find this cream is best used...
+ First things first, I love the rustic, yet minimalist packaging that is so true to the Burt's Bees brand. Although this jar can be a bit of an awkward shape and size to just throw in your purse, I find it is best used right after the shower when your hands are dehydrated from the water, or as a deep-conditioning "mask" before bed.
+ The smell is most definitely unique. It is neither bad nor incredible - but if you like the smell of sweet almond oil, you'll probably be a fan. And if you aren't too keen on the scent, fear not - the fragrance fades pretty quickly and isn't all that strong once it has absorbed into your skin.
+ The texture of this "cream" is more of a balm, almost similar to the naturally hard consistency of coconut oil. I find that a little goes a long way, and helps to avoid that greasy-hand look that I can't stand. That being said, even if your hands look a little shiny (only if you end up applying too much), there is no greasy residue.
+ What I love about this product is how unisex the fragrance and packaging is, and how powerful the formula is. I would recommend this to my girlfriends who want to rub the balm into their fresh manicure for ultra-hydrated cuticles, as well as my Harley Davidson riding, ironworker Uncle who has roughed-up paws.
What are some of your go-to products during the cold winter months?
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