Intensive Healing Hand Cream, Fragrance Free (Discontinued)

by St. Ives   
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$3.99 - 3 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Retinol Products > Hand Creams/Lotions
Last Updated:
12/17/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This fragrance-free hand cream is a very good, inexpensive option to consider! It nourishes skin with skin-repairing glycerin and petrolatum plus lush emollients and a silky-texture infused with antioxidant plant oils. The opaque tube packaging (a smaller version of the packaging for the body cream version of this product, which can also be used on hands) is easy to use and helps keep critical ingredients stable during use.

One more comment: as with any hand cream that doesn’t contain sunscreen, we don’t recommend this for use during the day. Hands absolutely need daily sun protection if you wish to avoid brown spots, thin skin, and, in short, hands that look older than they are.

Naturally restore, relieve and protect your severely dry skin with St. Ives Intensive Healing Hand Cream. With the intense non-greasy cream, you can relieve severely dry, flaky skin where you need it the most...especially dry hands!

Water, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Petrolatum, Isohexadecane, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (Grape), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil (Cranberry), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Oleo Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Phenoxylethanol

Two things set this line apart in the minds of consumers familiar with the brand: the Swiss angle and their apricot face scrubs. This notoriety didn't translate to thoughtfully formulated products, though. Instead, most of the scrubs are too abrasive, and the apricot is simply there as an extract, never mind that in a scrub it doesn't have any significant benefit for skin. The same can be said of the selection of supposedly Swiss-based herbs. Most of them have soothing properties, but it doesn't matter to skin if the ingredients came from Switzerland or South Dakota. If anything, the whole Swiss angle is getting a bit tired. You can bet that there are no scientists working high in the Swiss alps to formulate these products. St. Ives is a line with very little worth considering, so feel free to breeze right by as you shop for skin-care products at your local drugstore.

For more information about St. Ives, owned by Unilever, call (800) 333-0005 or visit www.stives.com.

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  1. Mary J.
    Reviewed on Saturday, January 25, 2014
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Love it!
    • This is still available @ drugstore.com & I'm stocking up. I will surely miss this product when I'm unable to get it, but they also carry a body lotion (w/ith fragrance added) that is pretty much the same. As someone with dry hands & somewhat sensitive skin on my hands, this cream was a godsend. Kept my hands so smooth & healthy looking, as well as moisturized. It was non greasy - a great product. Not sure why it has been discontinued....:(

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