I have a problem with eczema. My hands have looked decades older than they actually are for as long as I can remember, even in elementary school. Dry, cracked hands that can barely move aren’t just an issue in the winter, but all year long.
Some lotions even seem to make it worse; if they don’t, they cover my hands in such a greasy layer that I can’t function (forget opening a door after putting on some Aquaphor, and typing on a keyboard’s not exactly fun when your hands are covered in goop, either).
Normally, I will read reviews before making a purchase, but I found the Clinique Stop Signs Hand Repair Cream in a Cosmetics Company Outlet and went ahead and grabbed it. I normally like Clinique’s skin care products, so I felt it was a safe gamble to take. It was $15 for 2.5 ounces with the discount offered there. Unfortunately, you can’t get it at Clinique counters anymore, so online and Cosmetics Company Outlets are the way to go.
My hands can move again, they look younger because they’re not as dry, and I don’t have to worry about my skin cracking when I flex or bend my fingers. It doesn’t sting in the cracks that are already there like regular lotions do; instead, it soothes them.
Though the consistency is like a lotion with a hint of gel, there’s a bit of slightly greasy residue, but nothing like what I get from other hand lotions. It sinks in quickly and the scent isn’t very noticeable at all.
I didn’t have age spots on my hands, so I can’t say how well it reverses sun damage, but it has brought a more youthful appearance to my hands and as long as I use it a few times per day, the dryness and cracking is almost non-existent. I went back for a back-up the next week.
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