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Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning Hand Lotion
Rating
3.1 fl. oz. for $4.79
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Hand Creams/Lotions
Last Updated:04.16.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a fairly good hand cream that provides enough moisture to keep hands smooth and comfortable without feeling greasy. The amount of lactic acid (AHA) is too low for exfoliation to occur, but it does have moisturizing properties. It is good news that antioxidants also are included, but for daytime use you need a hand cream that offers broad-spectrum sun protection. Note that any well-formulated moisturizing sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater can and should be used on hands, too; you don’t need a special product labeled “hand cream.”

Claims

Healthy Hand & Nail Lotion is formulated just for your hands. Its conditioning moisturizers are fast absorbing and non-greasy. It nourishes completely for softer palms, fingertips and knuckles, smoother cuticles, and stronger nails.

Ingredients

Water, Potassium Lactate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Glycol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Glycine Soja Sterol (Soybean), Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Sodium PCA, Sodium Stearoyl 2 Lactylate, Urea, Collagen Amino Acids, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Petrolatum, Mineral Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamide Amp, Cyclopentasiloxane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Dmdm Hydantoin

Brand Overview

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; very good hand cream; a handful of good body lotions for dry skin.

Weaknesses: Many of the body lotions have average formulas that don’t compete with drugstore brands such as CeraVe, Olay, and Eurcerin; the body lotion with sunscreen does not supply sufficient UVA protection, leaving skin vulnerable to the sun’s most aging rays.

The Vaseline brand is perhaps among the oldest and most well-known around the world. Since the advent of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in the late 1800s, the brand has been synonymous with treating dry, chafed, cracked skin. Although petroleum jelly is among the best ingredients for preventing moisture loss and healing dry skin, it must be said that skin requires more than one ingredient to look and function at its healthy best. To that end, Vaseline has branched out from its original, ointment-like petroleum jelly to a line of body creams and lotions that contain a range of helpful ingredients for dry skin. Their body-care formulas aren't the most exciting around, but there are some good options. Adding to the handful of commendable products are Vaseline's widespread availability and relatively low price point.

This is definitely a line to shop carefully, because many of the body lotion formulas aren’t all that great; in fact, most of them pale in comparison to competing brands sold at the drugstore. Despite Vaseline’s history, they’re not consistently keeping pace with what modern research has shown is necessary to significantly improve dry skin. If you focus on their best products, you can find some bona-fide beauty bargains but again, this isn’t a line to shop blindly.

For more information about Vaseline, owned by Unilever, call (800) 475-7084 or visit www.vaseline.com.

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