(big thanx to lillian for introducing me to this wonderful product!)
this is by far the best hand cream ever. why? because it moisturizes VERY well and leaves your hand silky smooth, not sticky. it also doesn't have any parabens (a chemical preservative found in many well-known hand creams w/ possible links to breast cancer) and instead, is loaded w/ good natural ingredients like calendula - a flower/herb known for its soothing/healing characteristics.
the scent: i'm usually not too crazy about flower-scented lotions but this one is different. the rose is very light and... just not like what you'd expect from a "rose" scented product. this rose cream actually smells like a real rose - light and refreshing, and not overpowering like typical floral products (as in the perfumes you try to avoid @ department stores). if you don't know what i mean, just go and try it out. if you still don't like the rose scent, the hand cream also comes in citrus and lavendar, but rose is by far my favorite.
btw- this review is coming from an ex-Aveeno user (aka person w/ super dry skin). my hands get really, really dry to the point where parts of my skin turn white if i go unmoisturized for a while.
the only not-so-nice thing about Jurlique is that the cream (and every other product in its line) is quite expensive - $25 for only 1.4 ounces of product. if you're not familiar w/ ounces, this is like two travel-size tubes of toothpaste. (btw- the picture above is of the 4.3 oz, which is $46-$49!) *sigh.. but i will continue to repurchase because it is the best (imo, of course). ohhhhh! by the way, i recently came across a website that sells Jurlique products for more than 25% below average cost. *see link below*
Where to Buy: Sephora, Jurlique.com, various beauty & health websites (cheapest @ Vitacost.com)
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
Tip: as cliché as it sounds, a lil goes a long way, so use sparingly. if you want to TRY it, get it at Sephora so you can return it if you don't like it. if you already like Jurlique and want to keep repurchasing, buy it from Vitacost.com.