If you spend your day typing or working with your hands outdoors, then you know how quickly your hands can become wrung out and dry.
I have always and forever been on a quest for the Best Hand Cream ever and, after using the Aveeno Intensive Relief Hand CreamAveeno Intensive Relief Hand Cream, I can tell you I have found the Holy Grail of my search.
I can now die happy with moisture-rich hands.
The secret to Aveeno Intensive Relief Hand Cream seems to be the “Natural Colloidal Oatmeal” embedded in its goodness.
“Colloidal” — as described by Oxford:

homogeneous, noncrystalline substance consisting of large molecules or ultramicroscopic particles of one substance dispersed through a second substance. Colloids include gels, sols, and emulsions; the particles do not settle and cannot be separated out by ordinary filtering or centrifuging like those in a suspension.

Okay, then.
Aveeno Intensive Relief Hand Cream is never greasy and it “lasts through hand washing” and it “moisturizes for 24 hours” and — above all — it is “NON-GREASY!”
You couldn’t want for better tenderness and caring in a cream that doesn’t coat your hands and fingers in a slimy grease.  It’s a manly hand cream, but made for a woman, too.
There is no scent to the Aveeno Intensive Relief Hand Cream and while it may be expensive at $9.00 USD for 3.5 oz (100g), you really can’t argue with your wallet over the comfort-to-price ratio.
I highly recommend Aveeno Intensive Relief Hand Cream for anyone who suffers from dry hands but doesn’t want that sweet and sickly greasy feeling.
If you have discovered a better moisturizing, non-greasy hand cream, please tell us about it now!

31 Comments

  1. Cheap is hard to beat! The Curel “Continuous Comfort” fragrance free lotion is pretty good, too, but it doesn’t sink in as immediately as the Aveeno I reviewed. The Curel is greasy for a few minutes and sometimes even longer than that!
    😀

  2. mmm… Do you really get dry hands by typing all day? Or did you mean by typing outdoor all day? I think the worst that could happen is to type outdoor on a frosty day all day.
    Anyway i just wanted to say that what arouses me when my hands reach that state after a whole (and freezing) day spent outside is to put my dry and cold hands under warm water, after which i can forget about that dryness that persists.

  3. Hi J and welcome to Urban Semiotic!
    Ummm… yeah, typing. I’m always doing something other than typing that requires hand washing and if you do that enough during the day your hands get dry and typing makes them even more dry.
    What happens when you dry your hands after the warm water immersion?

  4. Umm… thanks… but the computer room/office is really hot and dry all day and night long and that in itself is enough to dry out your hands by typing all day!
    No OCD here… yet… though we are willing to try anything.
    😀

  5. Hi David- Yes i’ve tried it and use it in the winter mostly, because i heat with wood which is very drying. Try “Jason” brand- (subsidiary of Hain) which i get in health food stores. Some other brands have chemicals, stretchers etc. It’s not greasy at all, i think they call it butter to make it sound more greasy than it is.

  6. I’m gonna get me some of that Fred, thanks! Yes, dry air is the number one cause of the common cold, too. Dry air eats away at your mucus membranes and it withers your hands!
    Oooof!
    I just did a search on your nut butter, my friend —
    http://www.jason-natural.com/products/exotic_butters.php
    — and ZOWIE! I hope that delightful woman pops out of the jar to apply the nut butter for me!
    :mrgreen:
    Frankly, fred, I’m surprised you use such a sexy butter!

  7. David, the trick is not to dry your hands, or at least dry them on a soft cloth very quickly so that they keep some moisture. It’s not the equivalent of a cream studied in NASA laboratories but it does its job for my kind of skin 😉

  8. David, the trick is not to dry your hands, or at least dry them on a soft cloth very quickly so that they keep some moisture. It’s not the equivalent of a cream studied in NASA laboratories but it does its job for my kind of skin 😉

  9. I know David, that’s why i said “for my kind of skin” 😉 I am fortunate enough not to need anything more then water, but i see that for most of the rest of the world it doesn’t quite work.