For generations barrier creams have been commonly used to protect the hands of workers, in industrial type fields, from external contaminants and irritants. Gloves In A Bottle is different. As a Shielding Lotion it works far better than a barrier cream.
The entire idea of a Shielding lotion came from a product from the South African gold mining industry that needed a more reliable and practical solution, in addition to wearing heavy-duty gloves, that would often develop a pin hole and then hold nasty acids and other highly irritating substances against the skin. The inspiration was to find a non-greasy, quick absorbing lotion that would protect hands from toxic chemicals and other irritant exposure. After the formula was developed, it was found to be so safe that it was approved by dermatologists for virtually all people and most all applications, including children.