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Garnier Hydralock Moisturising Hand Cream

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Brand: Garnier / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Hydrates, Moisturizes,

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      05.11.2010 18:52
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      No good at all really

      I bought this handcream because I used the hydralock body lotion and though it was really good so I thought this would be good too.

      The tube is a nice little size that fits easily in a handbag or whatever so you can always keep it with you if you apply it alot. It has a flip top lid so it's easy to use even when your hands are slippy with cream.

      It's thin like the body lotion and has the same odd texture and funny smell. The texture is not a bad one, it just feels odd and kind of slimy really, and the smell is like a sickly fruity smell which is ok in the body lotion but because you use this on your hands and then your hands go near your nose a lot it you can smell it more and it gets a bit too much.

      It feels nice when I put it on but just like the body lotion it leaves a coated feeling, because it's creating a barrier on your skin to hold in the moisture. You only need to use a tiny bit each time and if you do use too much it won't sink in for ages and your hands just stay really slippy.

      It does moisturise my skin really well and it feels really soft, but it also makes my hands really greasy and if I put my hands in my coat pockets for more than 5 seconds it's like they've sweated off a layer of the cream and it feels really awful, and this is not something I've ever had happen with any other hand cream before.

      It's pretty expensive at £3.29 for only 50ml and I definitely won't be buying it again!

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        07.10.2010 17:39
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        I love to use moisturisers on my skin, on my face, body, anywhere and I like to use it on my hands and my skin is getting a lot more drier as I am getting older and some hand creams are quite cheap enough to buy and last quite sometime but some do not work for my hands and I only really have a couple that I really have as favourites with moisturisers and I am always looking for some that are cheap enough to buy and try.

        I saw this one in a B & M store and when I saw the price of just £1.49 for 50ml, I just could not believe it for a very well known brand Garnier, and since I had never tried this one before I just had to buy it and give it a try and I do not know how much this one is usually but I would think it was much higher than the price I paid, and it was not on special offer at the shop and so I thought it was a bargain not to be missed.

        It comes in a plastic tube which has a flip top and inside it is a very thick cream, it has a slight fragrance and the texture of the cream is very smooth, it is soft and it does feel a little greasy when first put onto the hands in my opinion, and when gently massaging it into my hands, my hands could feel the cream softening the skin as it was being used and I could feel the skin feeling a little firmer after a couple of minutes.

        This cream is designed to hydrate the skin, hence the name of it hydra lock, and when I first tried this one, I found that my skin felt a little odd at first as I had not ever used a hand cream that felt as if the cream was not soaked into the skin, kind of like when it feels when a hand cream has first been applied, this one actually feels the same even after an hour after application, it did feel a little odd at first as I thought it had not soaked in at all, but it actually had, I had to use it a couple of times to get used to the feel as most I had tried did not have the same feeling this one has on my skin.

        This is a non stop hydration 24 hour cream, it is enriched with 5% hydro-urea and it holds the moisture in the skin to keep it nice and soft and I have found my hands have not felt irritated or sore with this one, they have actually felt nice and very smooth, and my fingertips have definetly felt a lot better and the back of my hands do look a lot smoother looking and I have been pleased with the results this one has been for my hands and it has also seemed to improved my cuticles, which is good as i have quite long nails and this seems to be taking care of my nails along with my hands.

        This one does take about 10 minutes to soak fully into the hands, that is around the time I felt I could do my normal chores etc and things I need to do, I did find it took that little bit longer to soak in but I often use this one at night time before I go to bed or if I am not doing anything else, and I found this really does work more especially at the time of the day and when I once applied it to my hands, I used on one hand and not the other and I could feel the difference with it, and found it a little better than only one of the hand creams that I have tried and use on a regular basis and this is what I usually do with hand creams just to see the difference.

        This one actually does work and lasts for a long time on the skin to keep it nice and soft, only down fall with this one for a regular hand cream for me to use a lot when I am outdoors is that it takes just that little longer to soak into the skin for when I am outdoors and I prefer one that soaks much quicker but it may not be such a problem for anyone else, that is just a way I like my creams to soak in faster when I am outdoors on my travels etc.

        I highly recommend this one and for the very low price for a good quality hand cream, I just think it is an excellent one to try and my hands suit this one perfectly.

        A long lasting hydrating hand cream with excellent results.

        I give it 5 stars.

        Thank you for reading my review.

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          25.02.2010 23:20

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          Overall, a good moisturiser, especially if you leave it on overnight

          I've been getting through quiet a lot of hand cream in this cold weather, as my hands get dry really easily, so I thought I'd give Garnier hydrolock a go. I have to say I'm impressed with it. You only need to use a tiny bit to get hydrate your hands, and my hands were so soft after I used it. Its a bit tricky to use the right amount though, because if you use too little you won't get enough coverage, but if you use even a little too much your hands feel quite greasy. To overcome this, I've started using it at night. I use a bit more than I need, since my hands have all night to absorb it, and they feel lovely in the morning. One thing I really like about this hand cream is the smell. Its a subtle smell, and to me it smells like honey, although no one else seems to agree with me! Either way, its a nice, fresh smell. It is also good value for money, since because you only need a little at a time, the tube will last you quite a while.

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          21.02.2010 21:47
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          A decent hand cream (for the man in my life)

          Bless my partner, his hands have been suffering of late, I can almost hear you all thinking its got to be through various DIY projects or through having a manual job. But no, his hands are feeling the strain of being domestic god (not very manly I hear you say) so he's been left with rather sore, red and dry skin, and we can't be having that, so while he's been playing Sunday League football (a bit more manly) I've been left with the task of selecting a hand cream 'manly' enough to ease his dishpan hand. Having been so impressed with the Garnier Hydralock Body Milk, I thought I'd (or rather he would) give the Hydralock hand cream a road test.

          The cream comes packaged in a nice neat little tube, with a flip-top lid, very much in the same style as the other moisturising products in this range. The tube is a 50ml size and currently retails for £1.89 at Semi Chem. Its a great size to just pop in you handbag (or manbag) and doesn't take up too much space (he still has space for more manly items such as his lip balm and hand sanitizers).

          The product claims to offer non-stop 24hour hydration, and does this through the active ingredient hydro-urea which binds moisture to the skin to achieve optimal hydration. It also has a small panel on the reverse of the tube in which the results of test trials are printed, and they seem to be great, well they wouldn't print them if they weren't! Of the women (not men? he will be disappointed) testing the product 100% agreed that their skin felt softer and smoother.

          So how did it really perform for me? Well my hands do look and feel soft, the cream has a really nice fragrance which makes applying it feel quite nice. My partner has reported that his hands feel much better, they are not sore and cracked anymore, and he's only used it twice. The cream is very easily absorbed, but you can still feel like there is 'something' on your skin protecting it from drying out. It's not an unpleasant feeling, you can just feel it is still there doing its thing.

          Would I buy it again? Possibly not for me, but if it makes him happy and cures his dishpan hands, then I'd definatley treat him to another tube.

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          15.01.2010 12:35

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          good

          I used other skin products from that brand and for example I didn't like a body lotion HydraLock I must say that with Garnier Hydralock Hand cream is a different story.I have a very dry skin due to washing hands too often and probably because a washing liquids make them dry as well. Since I started to use this hand cream my hands are well moisturised,soft and redness disappeared as well.The only minus is that hands are a bit oily after applying this cream and if your work involves typing or filing it can be tricky as you can leave a oily marks on paper.So I would suggest to use it after touching any paper or leave it on hand long enough to dry and get to the skin. Size of the container is good as it's not too big not too small and you can easily curry it in your pocket if you need to. Also it's big enough to not be lose in handbag. For example I always wear massive hand bag so it takes a while until I find what I want.I don't have problem with finding this hand cream in there as it's just easy to take it from the bag. At the moment I have a Garnier Hydralock Moisturising hand cream on my desk and I just applied it and my hands are softer and well moisturised .I will recommend it.

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          11.01.2010 00:05
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          Not bad but there are better to choose from

          Continuing my reviews of hand creams, the next one I would like to do is for Garnier Hydralock. This I bought recently when going to replenish my hand cream supplies recently as I am going through tubes so quickly and I thought I'd try and experience as many as they have on the shelf. Garnier, in my eyes, is one of the higher end, 'drugstore' ranges so I thought this product might be quite good.

          The tube is small, a standard 50ml which makes it perfect to stick in the drawer at work, or like me, tote it around all day even if you have a small hand bag. It dispenses via a dark blue flip lid. The tube is white with the familiar green leafed Garnier logo on the side. On the front it promotes 5% hydro urea. Now I may be wrong, and probably am, but isn't urea a componenet of urine. Anyway it all sounded very scientific with claims of 100% of women saying how good it was after so many days and so on.

          The cream squeezes out reasonalby fluidly and is as most are, white. It is absorbed quite quickly into the skin though I am still aware of it on my hands ten minutes later which is a bit disconcerting. Though it does not state it is scented it certainly is so with a smell that is reminiscent of roses, not necessarily unpleasant but I would prefer that it was not scented at all.

          I found this cream reasonably effective in restoring moisture to my hands, it absorbs into the skin without being too too greasy. However, the thickness and richness that I like was lacking which I have discovered you can gauge as soon as you squeeze it out. If it squeezes out quickly the cream is thinner and more fluid and therefore not generally as relieving. If it slow and reluctant to come out of the tube, it is richer and more substantial.

          This was either £2.49 or £2.99 from Superdrug and about the same at Boots. It's not awful but not great either. I should have known if I had closer by the Normal to Dehydratged Skin tagline at the bottom which does rather indicate that it's not designed to handle parched skin. I would put it above Vaseline's Intensive Care Hand Cream but below Neutrogena's SOS.

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          02.01.2010 20:37
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          A little gem.

          Garnier Hydrolock - a little miracle in a tube.

          I never normally use handcream regularly, as with other handcreams I've tried either they are not moisturising enough and have have to apply it every five minutes OR they are too rich and gloopy to be able to do anything for ten minutes while it sinks in.

          I always get cracked and chapped hands in the winter due to my refusal to wear gloves. Mad I know! Any way I purchased this brand from my local Boots store. As a premier brand it may be available in all good chemists.

          Normally, I have stuck to low to mid price handcreams, mainly from Avon and this has been my downfall. I was in Boots for a full five minutes surveying the products - which one should I waste my money on now, I wandered.

          Garnier Hydralock caught my eye with it's claim to hydrate for a full 24 hours.
          It's claims are not unfounded. This is a beautifully thick and creamy handcream that disappears into the skin in moments. My hands were lacklustre and sore looking but they have never looked healthier. I may even go so far as to say they look five years younger than the rest of me.

          Apparently the formula is enriched with 5% hydro-urea which is a natural hydrator. This binds moisture to it to ensure optimal level of hydration. I can't comment on this but I know it must be true as i can feel and see the results.

          This is a decent 50 ml tube, small enough to fit into the tiniest handbag but big enough that you don't need to be buying more every five minutes. At three pounds and change, it doesn't break the bank either.

          As I said at the start - a little miracle in a tube

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            22.06.2009 17:03
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            A great investment

            I bought this hand cream a couple of months ago after finally giving up on the dire Asda own brand "cream" I was currently using (a word of warning, they may be cheap but they're rubbish so avoid!) I find it's much better to spend a few quid more for better quality and something that will last longer, it's all well and good to find a bargain at only 50p but if you need tonnes of the stuff to have any affect on your skin and end up using a whole tube within a week it's not much of a bargain after all.

            I never normally go out of my way to find Garnier products whenever I'm in Boots or Superdrug, I have my faves and stick to them or hunt down bargains that I know have worked in the past. On this occasion though I was sick to death of forking out hard earned cash for products that don't do what they promise on the tube or box, I wanted results and quickly as my hands were suffering somewhat from an unpleasant attack of eczema due to stress at work and I was fed up with the skin peeling and feeling sore and tight (I had been prescribed steroid cream by my doctor but this wasn't having much of an affect, and I wasn't going to fork for another costly, useless prescription)

            After spending a good half an hour poring over the vast selection of creams and lotions on offer I finally settled on this effort from Garnier, the words non-stop hydration for 24 hours caught my eye as that was what my hands needed. I guess with such bold claims you should be a little skeptical but I was so desperate I was prepared to put my faith in the little tube and hand over (boom, boom!) the best part of £5 for it.

            £5 may sound a lot of money for only 50ml of cream, but believe me it's worth it. I bought this tube of cream almost 3 months ago and I've only used half of it, it's such a rich and thick cream that I only need the smallest of dabs on my fingers and backs of my hands to smooth the rough skin. I don't like to use it on my palms though if I can help it as it can leave them feeling ever so slightly greasy and tacky.

            The little tube is an ideal size for your handbag or desk drawer, I like to keep one in both so I'm never caught short. It has a flip top lid making extracting the cream easy and quick when you're on the run, the lid also unscrews from the tube so you can squash it down to extract every last smudge of cream, this is important to me as I don't like to waste anything.

            I'm going to buy this again when the tube finally runs out as I know it works so well, plus I would recommend it to anyone after a good quality hand cream at a reasonable price.

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              11.05.2009 18:49
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              Get lovely, soft moisturised hands with this hand-cream.

              I suffer from dry hands quite a lot especially after washing my hair and doing things like the washing up and they also suffer badly in the winter from the cold as well. I have tried many different hand-creams and even some pretty expensive creams but I saw this in boots and thought I would give it a try.

              ***ABOUT THE HYDRALOCK RANGE***
              They have 2 products in this range which includes the hand cream I am reviewing and body lotion as well. This special formula helps to keep skin moisturised and cared for from morning until night. Their range is enriched with 5% Hydro-Urea which helps to lock moisture into the skin. This formula also works to retain moisture in the skin by preventing water lost through evaporation. Finally this formula also helps to soften the skins outer layer, allowing for moisturising ingredients to be absorbed with ease.

              ***GARNIER HYDRALOCK HAND CREAM***
              This new hydralock cream from garnier locks in moisture to ensure an optimal level of hydration, which will leave your hands feeling soft, supple and looking dewy. This comes in a small size of 50ml which means it's perfect to fit in a hand-bag. This product is for people with normal to dehydrated hands.

              ***PRICE/AVALIABILITY***
              I bought this form Boots for about £2.30, it was cheaper than some other hand-creams on the shelf and being made by a well known brand and being a new product I thought I would try it out. You can probably also buy this from Super-Drug as well.

              ***USING THE PRODUCT**
              This hand cream is white in colour and has a nice consistency. This cream isn't too thick, it is just right. It has a nice, light, pleasant fragrance to it and is easily to rub in and absorb into the hands. Some creams I have used before have taken quite a while to absorb but this cream absorbed very quickly and my hands instantly felt more moisturised and looked healthy and less drier than they were.

              I use this product about 2-3 times a day and I have definitely noticed that my hands suffer less from any dry-ness that I normally get after washing my hair or doing the washing up. My sister who has recently been suffering from quite dry skin on her hands and lower arms has also used this as well, as she is equally please with it, and it keeps her hands moisturised and looking healthy through-out the day.

              I also have to put up with air-conditioning and after touching different paper and card all day in the office my hands used to suffer from dry-ness a lot. How-ever since using this 2-3 times a day my hands are now less dry than they used to be.

              ***OVERALL OPINION***
              This is a great hand-cream for people who do suffer from dry hands like mine. I'm not sure how well this would work on really, very dry skin though. This has a lovely pleasant fragrance to it and because it absorbs easily it makes it convenient to put in my bag as well and use on the go without having to worry about greasy hands. I will continue to use this product and would definitely recommend other to use it as well.


              (Review also on ciao)

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                04.05.2009 14:59
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                A great effective little cream whcih is perfect for keeping in your bag to use throughout the day

                I bought this product as I wanted a new hand cream that I could keep in my handbag to use when I need it, and the dinky little tube makes this perfect for that use. It cost me £2.98 in Boots and for this you get 50ml of product.

                The tube is only about 4 inches high, making it really easy to fit into a handbag to carry around with you, and has a flip lid on which it stands. The lid is easy to open but fastens very securely so there's no worry of spillages. The only problem really with the packaging is that if you don't keep it stood on it's lid it can be quite hard to get the right amount of product out. If it's not already at the lid end of the tube you have to really squeeze it quite hard to get any product out, and this usually ends up in far too much product coming out when it finally does decide to appear. But this is only a minor niggle.

                Garnier say that this hand cream is designed for normal to dehydrated skin that at times look dull and lacklustre. The formula is enriched with 5% hydro-urea, which is a natural hydrator, to work in perfect harmony with your skin and bind in moisture to ensure an optimum level of hydration. According to the blurb it provides non-stop 24 hour hydration, leaving your hands beautifully supple and soft.

                The cream itself is what I would personally describe as a mid-texture, not really thin but not thick either. It feels smooth and creamy and has a very strong but fresh fruity scent. I find that for general use only a small pea-sized amount is necessary to moisturise both hands and leave them feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.

                I do often get very dry skin on certain parts of my hands, so I like to use a larger amount of the cream than is really necessary at least once a day to give them a more intense moisturisation. This way my hands are left feeling exceptionally soft and smooth, and almost 'plumped up' with moisture. It sinks in really quickly and leaves my hands feeling protected but never greasy, coated or sticky.There is a very fine line though and from personal experience I've found that any more a 5p sized amount of the cream is too much and will simply not sink in, and I find myself wiping most of it off again onto a towel.

                Immediately after using this even the driest parts of my hands are visibly improved, with any white, dry, and cracked skin temporarily diminished. And after having used the cream regularly my skin no longer gets as dry in the first place. I'm not going to lie and say I no longer get dry skin, but compared to the state my hands used to get into this cream has made a dramatic difference.

                Overall I'm really pleased with this product. I feel it does just what it claims to, keeping my hands soft, smooth and supple, and a little goes a long way so the tube does really last, even using it several times a day. Well worth a try.

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                  19.02.2009 12:41
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                  Good procuct at a good price

                  I tend to use this cream on my hands in the winter as they can become quite dry and chapped when being out in the cold. This cream moisturises your hands and they feel dehydrated for the whole day, within a few dyas of use I had noticed my hands were so much more softer and no longer chapped.

                  The procuct itself comes in a bottle which is easily sqeeazable and so it is easy getting the cream out. The bottle is half white this is where the garnier logo is and the other half is blue witha white tear drop in the centre, all this represents water which is great as the product is supposed to moisturise your skin! In the teardrop it also tells you the product contains 5% hyro-urea this is supposed to create a moisture seal meaning the moisture stays locked onto your hands, and I find this really is the case.

                  The cream itself is easily applyable and I have found it absorbs nice and easily into the skin and on first applying this your hands instantly feel that bit softer!

                  This is also quite a well priced product I bought it for around £3 and have found it lasts ages due to the small amount of the cream which you need.

                  I would highly recommend this product for anyne who suffers from dry skin!

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                  11.02.2009 16:21
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                  I'll be buying this again, best stock up while they're half price!

                  Review written Saturday 7th Feb after a hard day at work......


                  Wandering around Boots this morning before work I was looking for a little hand cream to keep in my work jacket pocket as part of my job is unpacking stock and the cardboard really dries out my girly hands!

                  I noticed the Garnier range was 'up to half price' and so had a gander; of course I ended up with more than just a handcream (I limited myself to 2 items, I was proud!) this review though is for the handcream.


                  Hydralock
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                  This is a new mini range within the Garnier skin naturals range of products. I've never noticed it before so i'm guessing its only been out a few weeks.

                  'About Hydralock' from garnier.co.uk-
                  " There often seems to be two extremes when it comes to body moisturisers; those that last only a few hours and then fizzle out leaving skin feeling dehydrated again, or heavy and intensive moisturisers reserved for those with very dry skin. Over 50% of women say that they have normal skin* so it's no wonder that they find it difficult to find an everyday body moisturiser. That's where NEW Garnier Hydralock comes in "

                  All the hydra lock products are enriched with 5% natural hydro-urea which creates a moisture seal and 'binds moisture to your skin'.

                  The full name of this hand cream is: 'Hydralock moisturising hand cream non-stop hydration 24H'
                  It is suitable for normal to dehydrated skin.


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                  As I said i was looking for a small tube of handcream to keep on me at work and this fit the bill perfectly, its 50ml and a small squat tube.
                  It has the usual Garnier branding, the colour scheme of this particular mini range is dark blue, green and white. I've always liked how Garnier products look and this is no exception, the packaging is simple yet classy.

                  The complete Hydralock range is half price in Boots as I said; this should cost £2.93 but was reduced to £1.46. Its not cheap but I needed something non-greasy that would last, I probably wouldn't have paid nearly £3 for this size of tube though so i'm glad it was on offer.

                  It has a flip top with a little hole to get the cream out; the tube is soft so easy to squeeze a tiny bit at a time as I have found that's all you need.
                  I've only been using the cream as i am writing this review having just got in from work but already my hands feel smoother.
                  It does say you should see immediate results which build up over the time you use it.

                  I found I was applying this every 4 hours to my very dry hands as I don't believe anything can moisturise for a whole 24 hours, maybe if you didn't do anything with your hands but most people will touch things in a normal day and so the cream will transfer off (of course you have to wash your hands a fair few times a day too so the 24 hour claim is a little unrealistic)

                  This morning my hands really were a state, all around my nails and knuckles were dry to touch and looked pretty rough too.

                  I've probably applied this 3 times today (its now 9pm as i'm writing this review, it won't be when Dooyoo adds the product suggestion I realise) and each time I only used an amount the size of a 5p; this was plenty for both hands.

                  So does it work?
                  A resounding yes. My hands feel really smooth and look a lot better too, my hands have improved 100% in just one days use. Using the tiny amount I use every day this is going to last ages so thinking about it now even at £3 it's probably good value.

                  It doesn't feel sticky once its applied, it soaks in quite quickly and of course you can feel you have cream on your hands but its a comfortable un-tacky feeling. I re-applied as soon as it felt like the cream wasn't there anymore.

                  I'm not entirely sure what urea is (makes me think of wee??) but I know its natural and I wasnt expecting this cream to smell nice but it really does, I can't describe the smell; its fresh and quite strong but lovely definitely doesn't smell of wee...lol.


                  A great handcream!

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                  Great for dehydrated hands / Locks the moisture in /