Saturday, 5 November 2016

Review | O'Keeffe's Working Hands*

I struggle year-round with dry, sore hands; the skin on my hands just seems to be far more sensitive and eczema-prone than anywhere else on my body, meaning it freaks out at hot weather, cold weather, most shampoos, soaps and body washes, some raw vegetables, raw meat, water... The list goes on. Put simply, my hands are very temperamental, always dry, and often cracked and sore. I'm never without a tube of hand cream, so when I was offered a tube of O'Keeffe's Working Hands* to try, I couldn't wait to give it a whirl!
O'Keeffe's Working Hands Review
"This concentrated hand cream heals, relieves and repairs extremely dry, cracked hands. When used daily, O'Keeffe's Working Hands is clinically proven to • instantly boost moisture levels • create a protective layer on the skin's surface • help prevent further moisture loss."
The unscented cream feels instantly soothing on the skin, absorbing quickly without leaving a "sticky" feel to the hands, as many hand creams are guilty of. There is a definite feel of a "layer" of product left on the skin, but it's not greasy or slippery, so it doesn't bother me; I'm still able to write and type.
O'Keeffe's Working Hands
The below photos are taken a week apart - there's not much difference in my skin, despite using Working Hands at least twice per day, and often many more times than that; I apologise for the differences in lighting, but that's what comes of trying to take photos a week apart at this time of year! You can tell in both photos, I think, my skin is dry and cracked, particularly on my little and ring fingers. I do feel that the cream lives up to its claims of boosting moisture levels and creating a protective layer, but it's certainly not the most moisturising product I've used, and I'm not sure about preventing further moisture loss either.
O'Keeffe's Working Hands Before & After
O'Keeffe's Working Hands is priced at £7.99 for 85g and is available from Boots here - it's certainly worth a try if you're after an affordable, moisturising, non-greasy hand cream for slightly dry skin; if your hands are like mine and lean more on the "drier than the Sahara" side of affairs, there are better options, in my opinion. Have you tried O'Keeffe's Working Hands? What's your favouite hand cream?

xo
[*Product provided for consideration.]
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10 comments:

  1. I feel like this season in particular has been really tough on my hands so I may have to pick up a tube of this! Great post xx
    -Stranger
    A Stranger Place

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  2. This is exactly what I needed to read right now as my right hand, right on my wrist every year gets so sore and dry. It started as soon as the weather changed. May check this out x

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  3. Looks like the sort of thing I should get for my gardening minded sister in law. Thanks for the inspiration :). PS I feel your pain about the light this time of the year.

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  4. This looks great - my parents suffer with really dry hands, I will pass this on to them. Kaz x

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  5. I have terribly dry hands and really do suffer, especially with random bouts of eczema. I will have to look into this cream as it looks superb!

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  6. That's a shame it didn't work for you. I have such sore dry hands at the moment I'm constantly slathering moisturiser on.

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  7. this cream sounds great for the winter time when my hands get quite dry. R

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  8. This sounds like a fab hand cream. Would love to try it.

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  9. I have a number of hand creams and the body shop ones have been my favourite for a while. Not familiar with this brand but so loving that it repairs dry and cracked skin after continuous use

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  10. I need a good hand cream, this seems to be really good! Never heard of the brand but definitely willing to try after this promising review :) x

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