Thursday, January 24, 2008

Silky Smooth Skin!

During the winter months, our skin gets extra dry, which is always annoying. There’s nothing worse than having rough and scaly hands, especially if you’re going on an interview or on a hot date. Not to mention it's flu season, which requires us to wash our hands even more in an attempt to ward off pesky germs, leaves our hands super dry.

That’s why we BGs should always keep a travel size hand lotion in our purses. With so many different brands on the market, it’s hard to tell which creams work the best. Being the product junkie that I am, I’ve probably tried and applied them all for you! From the fresia scented dollar store brands to shea butters at L’Occitane, I’ve slathered and lathered them all!

Remember all hand lotions are not created equal! Here are a few of my picks:

Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Lotion $3.99

Jaqua Pink Buttercream Hand Lotion $8

Carol's Daughter Lemon Rose Hand Cream $10

Kiehl's Hand Lotion $22.50

L'Occitane Hand Cream $10

Bliss Body Butter Hand Cream $18

Curel Hand Lotion $4.79


K-Bear said...

Great pics, BGG! Vaseline is a staple in most vintage BG homes, however, I fell in love with Curel after using it during a visit to Chicago. I don't know why it's so hard for me to try something new. Once I get hooked on a product, I stick with it. Too bad I'm not the same with the men in my life. hahahaha Next!

Kwana said...

Thanks for the info. My current fav is Curel. I have terribly dry hands and becuse I knit they become worse. The Curel has saved me this winter.

Mes Deux Cents said...

Hi Brown Girl Gumbo,

First; YIKES! Kiehl's is sooo expensive. I love their body wash but at $25 dollars it's just for days when I need to feel extra special.

I will admit I am tempted to try their hand lotion. There is a store that sells Kiels not far from me, I feel a shopping trip coming on. Lol

I normally use Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. It's great.

I also use Vasaline, it's pretty good too.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Mes Deux's so funny u mentioned Neutrogena Norwegian hand cream. I was going to add it to the list, but figured I had enough on there.

Yes, Kiehl's is expensive, but it is good. I guess for those times when you want to feel extra special. :-)

TravelDiva said...


Carol's Daughter's hand cream is good. My only problem is that I wish it was in a tube--it would be more travel-friendly--something I can just slip in my purse.

kbl said...

I think I will try Carol's daughter. I here they have hair products that's fabulous too!

Has anyone tried it?

Afrodite said...

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Concentrated Cream! It will change your life.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@KBL...I have tried other Carol's Daughter products and they are great. I've never tried any hair products though.

Jeanie said...

Good picks. I have extremely dry hands and I swear by L'Occitane.

Jeanie said...

I should add that, I had no idea it was available in a $10 tube. Must look into this, more incentive to buy! I always get suckered into buying the multi-pack that comes with the "other product" that i have no use for! Thanks for the heads up.

Faithe said...

All products are best!! I like the Buttercream Hand Lotion by Bath and Body Works... Usually, I like to buy beauty products from here!!