I go through a lot of hand cream. I have a tube in my office, in my purse, and in my car. Plus, I keep bottles in my stash at home so I never have to run out. Paper is rough on your hands and nails. I purchased a tube of H2O Plus Spa Hand and Nail Cream (yes, *purchased* not sampled) from the gotcha travel size displays next to the registers at Ulta.
From Ulta’s website: “Lightweight, non-greasy spa treatment restores moisture to hardworking hands; Silk proteins and vitamin E nourish nails and cuticles to leave them soft and strong; Moisture-rich marine botanicals, including Wakame, Sea Lettuce, and Sea Fennel provide deep hydration for visibly smooth skin.”
Pros: It moisturizes and is affordable. A nice travel sized bottle – a large travel bottle, in my opinion – will only set you back $5 or so.
Neutral: Despite claiming to be non-greasy, I find it to leave a bit of a greasy residue on my hands. This may be a deal-breaker for you, but I’m keeping it as neutral; I think it is pretty good on the non-greasy scale for its price point. Also, this doesn’t seem to help my cuticles, so I wouldn’t depend on the “nail” part of the name.
Con: It smells like grandma. Now, reviews on the internet suggest that a lot of people like this smell, but not me. It reminds me of that kind of diluted rose smell stereotypically worn by elderly women.
Verdict: An okay cream with a great price, but I wouldn’t buy it again due to the smell. Actually, I’m pretty thrilled that my tube is almost empty and I can move on to something else. I think that says a lot.