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Posted by 12.31.09



photo credit: www.aveda.com

I don’t need the weather channel to tell me when the wintry weather is on its way. Unfortunately, my hands show tell tale signs, well before the first snow.  I am no stranger to the battle of keeping my hands well moisturized. As a mother with young children, I am constantly washing my hands, helping my kids wash theirs, using anti-bacterial gel, and seem to face a sink full of dishes every time I turn around. All this washing is harsh enough, throw in dry, wintry weather, and my hands literally, give up.  They get so dry and chapped, I am willing to try anything to keep them moisturized.

Aveda’s Hand Relief is my go to hand moisturizer.  The rich, creamy, and divinely smelling lotion simply works wonders. Rough chapped hands are immediately soothed, and smoothed. This lotion walks the fine line between too heavy (you can’t do anything for 20 min) and too light (you put it on, it sinks in, and 2 min later, you need more). In the words of Goldilocks, the weight of this cream is “just right”. The scent however, is truly out of this world. The combination of hydrating plant emollients, humectants, and exfoliating fruit acids creates a one of a kind intoxicating scent that I have only found with Aveda.

Shopping at Aveda is fun and rewarding whether you visit an actual store, or shop online. In store, the Aveda specialists are knowledgable, and helpful without being pushy. I love that they offer a sample of their Aveda Comforting Tea (delicious, and habit forming!) to sip while you shop. The last time I visited, to purchase more Hand Relief (some for myself, lots for well deserving teachers and friends) they offered me a mini hand treatment which included a moisture application and massage. It was a fabulous treat in the midst of a hectic day.  If you must shop online, you will be treated to free shipping and samples. The website is user friendly and contains lots of interesting information about the company.

FINAL VERDICT: RUN DON’T WALK (RDW): My only complaint about this lotion is the size of the container, it is way too small. I would buy this lotion by the gallon if they sold it that way.

4.2 oz for $19, available at Aveda stores and www.aveda.com

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