While I am on a roll with animal products, I picked up a nicely packaged artisanal-looking pot of expensive hand cream at a health food store. It’s $13 for a 3-4 oz jar.
I found the packaging to be irresistibly cute with the thick gift-like cardboard box, vintage font, and a bee stamp. The ingredients promised all natural beeswax and Royal Jelly (hello Burts Bees competitor) so I HAD to. My hands are so dry from constant washing and hand-sanitizer to keep nasty NYC subway germs at bay. It’s a vicious circle of dryness and washing and more dryness.
As I dipped my finger into the pot, I expected a more waxy, thick consistency similar to Burt’s hand cream or raw Shea butter. But this is much softer and nice smelling. I find Burt’s scents to be overwhelmingly oily (like the smell of vegetable or coconut oil)
This is a nice jar to put at the office. It’s definitely more moisturizing than my giant pump lotion bottle. I can’t go back to diluted lotion in the winter any more.
Pros: smooth application, very smooth, softening and hydrating for hands, adorable packaging
Cons: price, a bit of a saccharin honey scent