09 October 2013

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream Review

Product Name: O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream
Price: $6.99 for 2.7oz ($2.59 per ounce)
Where to Buy: Drugstores, Super stores
Main Moisturizing Ingredients: Glycerin, Paraffin
Available Fragrances: Unscented
Additional Details: This product is made in the USA.

First Impression: In terms of packaging it looks manly (accurate for who it's marketed towards) but I really like the clear green plastic, and the grippy ring around the top is so great for opening it and closing it with lotion coated hands! It truly is odorless and just a rather nondescript white product. Everyone in my family immediately bought into the claims of the product and ended up opening it up and using some before I had even had a chance to try it and review it!

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

When you first open the tub up the cream has a sort of hard shell on top that you have to push through. The viscosity of the product in the tub is basically zero. You have to very intentionally scoop some out with your fingers, this isn't a product where too much will accidentally come out on you.

This product has a rather strange texture. When you scoop a small amount out of the tub it's kind of chunky and fluffy, not uniform or creamy. I used a very small amount (as instructed on the back of the tub) for my absorption time test and I think that if I had used a normal amount the results would have been different. The lotion left my hands feeling sticky and when I rubbed them together I got tiny bits of skin and product balled up. As someone who is used to my hands feeling soft and moisturized after using a hand product I didn't like this feeling at all. My hands didn't feel soft, they didn't feel moisturized, and I just wanted to wash them.

Right smack dab on the package it says "Guaranteed relief for dry hands that crack and split", and on the bottom it says "Unconditionally Guaranteed" so if you for any reason buy this product and don't like it it looks like they're willing to refund you. I personally don't have hands or feet that are cracking or splitting, but luckily someone in my family did so I was happy to see an accurate test of this product's claims.

My family member didn't really notice much of a difference after one night which was a slight let-down. We all kind of expected it to be a miracle product based on the name and claims, but we kept our hopes up and tried it again the next night... and nada. No difference, not even on the cracked and split areas.

I'm not sure if it's just ineffective for me, but I was really disappointed by this product and I'll probably be calling about that guarantee! I'm pretty confused and bummed about this rather negative review since this hand cream has mostly rave reviews on Makeup Alley

Purchase or Pass?: I'm going to let you make your own personal calls on this one. My recommendation is that unless you've purchased this product before and know that it works for you, there are less expensive drugstore options that will give you faster and more noticeable results. If a friend has a jar try it out and see how you like it before you buy.

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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