Monday, January 05, 2009

product review

I've watched the commercial from the town in Alaska where a woman says she's found the best hand lotion for ultra dry skin on the market - and they would know about dry skin because it is so dry.... so I've seen this commercial for a while and was very interested in the product - I'm always interested in using a skin product that will actually keep my hands feeling normal.

I've used up my regular hand lotion (which really wasn't keeping my hands in good condition) and decided to try the Alaskan supported brand.

Here it is Intensive Rescue Clinical Vaseline Lotion. It claims to increase hydration by 5x that it is long lasting moisture for 24 hours and helps to restore extremely dry skin in five days - restoration through hydration. There was a lot of helpful information on their website. ( (The link will take you right to the clinical page.)

So I've started using the lotion and here is my rating so far. I applied a bunch this morning. It took about the same amount of time to apply as my other lotions (Olay, Vaseline, Aveeno, Body Shop - yup I've used 'em all). I found it to be a little greasy - not overly - (like Aveeno - I had the intensive stuff from them and found it to be very greasy.) I was re-applying it in the afternoon and it doesn't really stay on for 24 hours - or at least not on my dry hands... but since they've noted that for really dry hands you need five days before it will restore your hands, I'm going to continue using it for five days and see how much better my hands have gotten. I'll let you know how it goes, because I'm sure that you really care :)

Ok - off to read something good... tell me what is a book that will be uplifting, non-depressing, non-scary...


Jen said...

I will always recommend anything by Guy Gavriel Kay. Historical fantasy. Small prepared to be confused at the start of any of his novels. He does not set things up for you, he throws you right into the middle of whatever is happening, and you get to meet the characters yourself, and find out what they are up to yourself. A lot of people have trouble adjusting to that, so that's why I give the warning. Took me 100 pages to get into the first novel of his that I read (it was three novels in one), and it ended up being the best book I have ever read.

Anonymous said...

I have the same lotion and I think it is ok, but isn't as super powered as they make it seem. My hands are still dry, but probably not as dry as they would have been. They haven't been bleeding this winter, so that is a plus at least.

I read a couple of books that I really enjoyed recently - both by Sarah Addison Allen. They aren't the type of books I would normally read, but I ended up loving both of them - they are a bit different - hard to explain. If you bring her up on Chapers or someplace, there will be a summary of the book and it would make more sense than me. One is Garden Spells and the other is The Sugar Queen.