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Skin Care Review: Avon Moisture Therapy for Hands

by Michelle B., Cedar Rapids, IA USA

I have severely dry skin on my hands, which is further complicated by Reynaud's Syndrome. I have used dozens of different hand creams, both prescription and over the counter in hopes of finding something that will keep my skin softer, as well as preventing the inevitable cracking and bleeding. The product that I have found to be most effective is Avon's Moisture Therapy hand cream. It is thick, penetrates well, isn't as greasy as some other creams, and is long lasting. Usually about 20 minutes after I apply a different hand cream, such as a Vaseline brand (I've tried them all), my skin is dry and flaky again. I have tried Bag Balm and it is fine for night use and on bleeding cracked skin, but it is so greasy and slimy that it is not practical for daytime use. (I have also found it to stain clothing and bed sheets.) I have a dermatologist prescribed steroid cream that worked for a few days, but then seemed not to be very effective after that - hands were still dry shortly after applying. So I went back to my old standby of Avon's Moisture Therapy and found that it works better. Even Eucerin, which has been recommended to my by several doctors, isn't as effective as the Moisture Therapy. After applying it at night, my hands are dry again by morning, but with the Moisture Therapy, my hands are still soft upon waking. I have also used Mary Kay's Satin Hands regimen, but it is also not as good (it's also a more involved process, being a multi-step hand care system). The skin is softer at application, but doesn't have the long lasting quality of Moisture Therapy.

(I'm sure this is more than you ever wanted to know about hand creams!)


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