I'd never really had any trouble with my hands but last October I started two jobs both in retail that involve a lot of opening carrier bags etc. and my fingers flared up in some painful eczema which I'd never had before. I was prescribed something by the doctor for it which seemed to sort out half of it. The worst of the pain went away and they weren't as bumpy or red as before, but they were far from back to normal. And so I went on a search for hand creams and tried quite a few before I got to this one.
I'm not a fan of the smell of it, or the fact that I have to scoop it out of the pot rather than a squeezy tube. I also find it to be quite greasy and takes a while to absorb. So taking all this in to account I'd pretty much decided I wasn't going to like this product before I even waited for the results xD
Due to it taking a while to absorb I only use it at night just before bed. I used it two nights in a row and the difference it made was unbelievable. My eczema had almost completely cleared up, after weeks with little difference using what I had been prescribed by the doctor I couldn't believe 2 uses of this and my hands were almost back to normal.
Another thing I'll mention is that one of the jobs I work at is a card shop meaning papercuts are a regular occurrence for me and they can sting when they come in to contact with a lot of products however I can't even tell they're then when I use this.
From the pot:
A nurturing almond, cocoa butter and chamomile hand cream to give back some of what life and washing has taken out. A cream that quickly sinks in for hands that spend too much time in sinks.
Top Tip: Mark invented this to help nurses and people who have really, really dry over washed hands.
Good to know: Chamomile infusion reduces redness and African marigold oil is great for sore and broken skin.
I've been using this regularly now for about a month, just once a day just before bed. I still have some faint patches of slightly red skin where the eczema used to be and occasionally (usually when the weather gets particularly cold) I do get a very small flare up but this keeps on top of it most of the time. In general my hands are back to being soft and I no longer have to feel self concious about them.
There may still be many elements of this product that I'm not a fan of but the bottom line is it works, whereas many other products in easier packaging with nicer smells etc. did not. I'll definitely be repurchasing this, but looking from how much I have in the pot I'd say it'll probably last me two to three months and for the difference it's made at £7 for a tub I'd say it's a bargain.
This is one of three of Lush' hand creams that I have.I love the fact that is smells pleasant but even more I love the fact that is so quickly absorbed and is not at all greasy. It makes my hands lovely and soft and never causes any allergic reaction on my eczematic skin. I find it also helps with keeping my cuticles soft too as I massage this into my fingers around the nails.
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