I wash my hands often and my hands are always brutally dry, cracked, and red. It was important to me to have a hand cream that I could use regularly and feel good about soaking in my body. This hand cream rates a 1 for toxicity with the EWG. It's one of the best rated hand creams here on iherb. Most hand creams sting my sensitive hands but this one was very soothing and created no redness. It's thick, penetrates quickly and leaves hands tacky instead of greasy. I also love Badger Balm for Hardworking hands and Burt's Bees Hand Salve which also rate very well for toxicity. These are effective but greasy, so I use them when I'm sitting around watching tv or at bedtime and use the Andalou at work, during computer use, and when I'm out and about and need dry hands. My only complaint would be that Andalou's lavender scent is a bit strong but the intensity wears off pretty quick. This could be a problem around scent sensitive people. I love that I can reapply these hand creams often without worrying about toxic ingredients. I purchased my first tube of Andalou and tin of Burt's salve at a health food store and was so happy to see I could save a few dollars by buying it here on iherb. I live in Canada and have received all of my iherb orders within 2 weeks. Feel free to check out my other detailed reviews on products like stevia, baking staples and low-toxicity beauty products and do let me know if you found this review helpful :)
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 26, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Love the cream! It's non sticky, non greasy and has good ingredients. My hands are very silky and smooth after using it. I would definitely buy it again and I think it will become my favorite hand cream. I was very happy when I saw 2 new versions on iHerb with different scents as I think I would prefer them over lavender scent.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase
C'est vraiment la meilleure crème que j'ia testé pour l'instant. La crème pénètre très rapidement, n'est pas collante, et hydrate vraiment très bien. L'odeur est un peu forte, et un peu spéciale, mais on l'oublie vite.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 03, 2016 | Verified Purchase
The smell is great, and the texture is good. Absorbs fast. But when my hands are dry, it is not very efficient.
Posted by MentaPiperita on May 05, 2014 | Verified Purchase
It's a very nice cream and it makes my hands very soft. It sinks into the skin but it can leave a slightly greasy sensation so I use it before bed. The lavender smell is lovely and the ingredients seem so good for your skin!
Posted by underfundig on Mar 26, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I bought this because my favorite hand cream (Nubian Heritage - Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver) was out of stock for a long time. This one feels rich when you put it on, it smells great and it absorbs surprisingly fast! The effect is OK, but nothing major. Because it absorbs so quickly, it comes in handy - pun intended ;) - when you need some quick moisture but don't have the time to wait for the hands to dry. I don't think I will keep buying it though, now that my favorite is available again.
Posted by marrria on May 11, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Nice smell but moistening is not enough.
Posted by SavingBeast on Nov 24, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Nice hand cream, good value and nice smell.
Posted by VeganHorseGirl on Mar 11, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I use this on my hands and on my feet. A great cream and not too greasy
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 25, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I'm not sure if this product is any better than other hand creams but it works like other hand creams I have purchased. Slightly disappointed to see the packaging was not as pictured (it was rather nondescript compared to the pretty packaging in the product pic). Pleasant fragrance of shea butter. No cocoa butter smell detected.
Posted by Maturegirl on Nov 27, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I've tried soooo many different hand creams, both cheap and expensive, and I'm 100 percent sure that this cream is the best, glad that I found it :) Ingridients are good, and both price and quality are great. It is really moisturizing, absorbs very quickly, and you need to apply it only once per day. The cream smells nice and lavender scent is not annoying. I can really see the difference - my skin is so soft, moisturized even in winter season.