14 September 2013

OPI AvoJuice Skin Quenchers Hand Lotion Review


Product Name: OPI AvoJuice Skin Quenchers Hand & Body Lotion
Price: $7.95 for 6.6oz ($1.20 per ounce) or $1.95 for 1oz ($1.95 per ounce)
Where to Buy: ULTA, Various Retailers
Main Moisturizing Ingredients: Avocado, Fruit, and Aloe Extracts
Available Fragrances: Hibiscus Blossom, Peony and Poppy, Violet Orchid, Sweet Tea, Ginger Lily, Mango, Coconut Melon, Cran & Berry, Jasmine

First Impression: I've heard good things about the OPI hand products, so when I spotted these cute mini versions at ULTA I picked one up right away! There was a good variety of scents to choose from but I ultimately chose Cran & Berry because it was fruity and fresh (and pink!). The scent reminds me of something from my childhood but I can't quite place it.

Absorption Rate: The cream took approximately thirty seconds to rub into my hands, and felt completely absorbed within one minute.

The product has a gel texture that spreads quickly and evenly on skin, and I was really surprised at how quickly it was absorbed and my hands felt non-greasy and functional again. The fragrance is notable but not overpowering. The skin on my hands felt moisturized but I didn't notice any change in my cuticles. At work I wash my hands probably a couple times an hour so I took this in my pocket for two weeks and was pretty impressed. It worked perfectly for what I needed: quick absorbing moisture that won't leave my hands greasy but nothing so expensive that I'd be upset when I have to wash it off ten minutes later. This lotion kept my hands from being a complete mess from sanitizing soap, and helped me maintain a decent level of moisture until I could get home and go through my heavy duty routine.

Purchase or Pass?: If you are looking for a quick, fragrant fix to dry hands that fits easily into any purse or pocket, this is a great option. It's not going to provide long term moisture or overnight healing, but it's good for re-softening after washing your hands. Personally I won't repurchase when this runs out, although I may reuse the container for traveling.

What do you think of this product? Is it something you've tried or are interested in trying? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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