I picked up this lotion on a whim the last time I was at CVS. During the winter my hands and wrists get INSANELY dry, and washing my hands twenty million times a day doesn’t help. I have tried Aveeno lotion before and it’s decent but it’s never really made my hands feel truly moisturized — it always felt like a temporary fix, and I hated how long it took to sink in to my skin and lose the greasy feeling. I have always been a huge fan of Burt’s Bees products, so when I saw this Burt’s Bees Sheer Body Lotion I had to try it out. They have two other scents — Violet & Mango (which also sounds DELICIOUS) and Cucumber & Aloe — but this Clementine & Calla Lily scent caught my eye. I had also never tried a spray lotion before and it seemed intriguing.
All I can say is that the first time I put this lotion on my hands I thought I had found liquid gold. Just a few quick sprays delivers the perfect amount of lotion, it rubs into your skin so smoothly, it smells ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS (a must for me), and it LASTS. Like I said, other lotions I’ve used have always very obviously been a temporary fix — they made my hands feel slightly less rough and dry for that 10 or 15 minutes, but then it was back to normal. But after just a few applications of this over the course of a day — even with washing my hands with my normal regularity — made my hands look almost normal again. Winter is notorious for making my hands crack and bleed in some spots (usually around the knuckles and sometimes in between my thumb and fore finger), but this lotion allows my hands to STAY moisturized so they don’t get to that point. You need to make sure you’re using it regularly — I try to apply it 4-5 times per day, but sometimes I forget — but this stuff is pure MAGIC. I cannot recommend it highly enough!!!