I woke up this morning to 11 degree weather in NYC, a big change from our usual 40 degree lows. While my face battled with the blistering wind, my hands were happy because I have been pampering them with Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. The combination of manual dishwashing and cold weather has ravaged my hands, leaving them dry and cracked. I visited a dermatologist who prescribed me a special cream which rid me of the cracks slowly but surely. Unfortunately, when I stopped the expensive prescription cream the same problem came back.
On a whim, I decided to try Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve and was able to keep the doctor at bay! Normal hand creams caused further irritation from all the chemicals and fragrance. This thick, rich cream did not irritate me whatsoever. The scent is a little minty and medicinal but it is very mild. Key ingredients like glyrerin, shea butter, sesame and avocado oil really penetrate the skin to heal from within rather than having the appearance of soft skin. Compared to other heavy hand “salves” this formula is very lightweight and not at all greasy. It is definitely going to become a staple in my Winter Survival Kit.