It peeves me when negative things attract more interest than positive ones. People who think other people are stupid, those who are jealous, those who are just a certain flavor of malicious - it's like a snake eating its own tail. They're the source of negativity and they also feed that negativity. They love a story where they can show just how superior they are to all the other people making mistakes, as if they never make one.
You may not be a negative person normally, but tell me honestly, did your ears prick up with that first paragraph? I notice that I do the same thing whenever I get a whiff of controversy in my circle. I try to be conscious of and try to control it, but sometimes I just can't help it. I wanna know more. I wanna sneer more. I wanna take the high ground as if that's my permanent address.
However, I always tell myself never to judge. Or at least, not to judge harshly. We never really know the full story - we may never do. I think it helps us to be kinder just to know that.
Anyway! Today I'd like to show you the best hand cream I've tried so far: the Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (P950 for 90g). I got this as part of a gift set so I'm not sure if 50 grams is the full tube, but I do love the size (update: the full tube is 90 grams, and 50 grams is only P550 but this isn't available at Beauty Bar). It's ideal to bring during the day when my hands get dry!
And boy, do they go dry. I've never had such serious dryness before. When my partner touches my hand now he says it feels like cardboard! Ugh. It must be all the hand washing after scratching my dog's belly, and the dish washing too. I'm lucky not to need to wash my clothes, but I imagine that the dryness would be much worse if it were otherwise.
I've tried other hand creams before but I honestly can't use them as regularly as I want to. They are usually greasy and they take forever to get absorbed! I have this compulsion to always check my phone, my laptop, so ten minutes away is such a hassle. I always end up washing my hands to remove the cream, just so I can move on with my life.
Enter this Burt's Bees hand cream. Unlike other HCs, this is in a semi-solid state. It's quite an effort to squeeze out of the tube quickly; it is not creamy at all. Imagine refrigerated butter just left out of the fridge for a few minutes. That's how hard this cream is.
Thankfully, it melts quickly in my hands, just like butter. Better yet, it dries in like three to five minutes. I still feel a sort of moist glove enveloping my hands, but it doesn't leave greasy tracks all over my stuff. I can function. That's the important bit!
It has a strong, not-so-pleasant smell, but that's how I know it has a high concentration of the rich, moisturizing oils it promises. It has sunflower oil, sesame oil, macadamia oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter among other things. These oils provide moisture while sealing it in as well. Apply this hand cream only when your hand is completely dry so that all that water won't get uncomfortably stuck under a layer of oil.
Overall, I highly recommend the Burt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream. It dries fast enough and has helped my hands feel human again! The smell can be a turn-off for some but you can plow through it if you want it bad enough. :P
What's your current fave hand cream?