So I tweeted for help. And Ashley came to the rescue! She suggested Cake Beauty's Milk Made Velveteen Hand Crème. I threw that into my second Sephora order (hey, I forgot the Clarisonic brush heads the first time, okay? And...I apparently can't just order one thing. Sigh) and sat back and waited. It came, and my first impression was that this was very pretty packaging. That soft pink, the ingredients right on the back of the tube, the flat, slanted head so that it stands up on its own - fantastic. And then I opened it up, and squeezed some out - and nearly fell over. It. Smells. So. Good. I wish I could send this smell to you, across the Internet. It's raspberry and creamy but not cloying, and it does linger for quite some time. It's not sickeningly sweet (at least, I don't find it to be), but it is noticeable. For me, that's a selling point. But then, I like raspberries.
And the texture is amazing, as well. It's light and not greasy at all; it's smooth and almost whipped; it sinks right into my hands. A little also goes a long way. I have also noticed that my hands do feel a lot better afterward - the cream is soothing and, as Ashley says, "fluffy."
|A dot! I would use maybe a tiny bit more than this for both hands.|
Try it if: You're looking for a luxurious, sweet-smelling hand cream that isn't greasy or sticky.
Skip it if: You're not a fan of scented hand cream, or of raspberries.
$16 for 3.4 oz at Sephora.com (online only).