Susan J BartmonThis product is remarkable. I had resorted to Crazy Gluing my cracked fingertips together. All of the advice for fixing cracked skin on the hands is to avoid washing them. Try doing that as a nurse! One application of this immediately removes every snag and dead bit of skin that sticks up and tears. Within three days my hands were almost healed. I have been through Working Hands, Eucerin, Phytoplex – you name it, I’ve tried it. I will never be without this product. I have a pump bottle for my nursing bag and will buy another for home use, as well as a small one for my purse.
I first tried this product when I received it as a sample from the Home Gardening Club of which I am a lifetime member. As a gardener and as a person who performs the usual household chores (such as dishes) I tend to get dry skin (also in a dry climate) as I can not work in gloves. This product is GREAT for preventing the dryness that comes with such everyday activities. It also makes it SOOO easy to wash off dirt. The dirt does not get stuck under the fingernails. I have even taken to putting it on my feet when out playing in the summer and it helps protect my peticure! It really is a great product. And for those that find the feeling “yucky” all I can say is the feeling goes away and far outweighs the initial feeling. You will eventually feel your skin become supple and soft…and yes…protected. The point is tha tit PROTECTS from outside chores and daily hazards to your skin.
My husband was having to do some engine work on his truck so he asked me to buy this for him. I thought he was crazy since I had never heard of anything like this before. Anyway, you put it on your hands like normal hand lotion and when you have to do something that is really going to get you hands grimy, this stuff allows you to wash your hands without and residual dirt from getting around you finger nails and other parts that tend to attract and retain dirt. I found I like it too when working out in the yard so I would have to say I would recommend to anyone who is going to be getting their hands dirty.
Does not heal or replenish skin. This is intended to make a barrier, which it does well, and helps greatly when dealing with soaps, dust, dirt, chemicals, or other things that cause skin irritation. Use this for eczema, after healing lotion (Hoofmaker or Aveeno stress relief with oatmeal) is applied, dried, and absorbed. Note that it does have a weak scent, similar to Elmer’s Glue.