Cold winter days equals dry unflattering skin and nobody likes the feel of that, especially on the hands. Formulated with shea butter and a blend of natural oils, hands of hope by philosophy hydrates and smoothes dry hands to help provide long-lasting moisture for softer hands. Sounds promising, I decided to put it to the test.
The texture of the cream is not light but not too thick. It absorbs quickly while leaving no greasy feel. The scent has the unscented-scent.
When I first applied hands of hope it was a letdown. I have tried many philosophy products and even raved on a few and thought I would love hands of hope. The product felt a bit waxy/sticky after application, very uncomfortable and the product would flake off like an eraser if you rub too much, I was completely unimpressed.
I left it to the side for a few months and rediscovered it recently when my hands were super dry – I mean, forgetting to wear gloves during frigid temperatures dry. I just ran out of my favourite hand lotion so I opted for hands of hope because something is better than nothing. To my surprise, my hands were moisturized, no waxy/sticky feel. It went on smoothly and no excuse.
I came to the realization that this product is probably intended for those who have dry hands to begin with before the application. When I applied it for the very first time, my hands were not as drying, therefore, it did not “work”, compared to when my hands were dry, it felt almost like baby skin. Maybe it’s just me? Who knows. The fact is, no more dry hands. Hallelujah!
Have you tried hands of hope? What are your thoughts?