Having recently seen a documentary about the very successful company Burt’s Bees, I wanted to try some of its skin care products. We are in the middle of a very cold winter and my hands get very dry, so I started with the hand salve. It comes in a tin container and it’s a heavy duty moisturizer. I use it at night and wear gloves to keep the moisture in. It’s has a lovely herbal scent and a very pleasant natural oil feel – too greasy to wear during the day, but perfect for nighttime. It really helps keep your hands from chaping and drying and I would highly recommend it.
The second product I tried was the hand repair cream. A bit unusual at first, but it feels great when you apply it. It penetrates the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. Unfortunately, I can’t use this product because of the scent. I can’t describe what it is, but I find it totally unpleasant.
The lip balm, by contrast, has a very subtle and pleasant scent. It’s made with bees wax and peppermint, and does a very good job of keeping your lips moisturized.