Previously I'd been using a godawful Radox hand wash which dried out my hands so much they were cracking & splitting & bleeding. I have to wash my hands more than normal. Besides the usual daily activities, I get very dirty at work and occasionally I deal with dangerous chemicals but my hands were so painful, I was avoiding washing them unless absolutely necessary. Unhealthy and potentially dangerous I know so I was desperate to find something to solve the problem.
The Body Shop's Hemp Moisturising Hand Wash was recommended by a colleague so I decided to give it a go.
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What a relief! I could actually feel the difference from the first use. My hands didn't have that painful desiccated feel that they used to have after using the Radox hand wash, they felt soothed and supple and, most importantly, my hands had time to heal because they weren't being stripped of moisture every time I washed them.
There's an faint, slightly medicinal aroma to it but I've decided that I quite like it. Ha, ha, maybe this smell has become linked in my mind to relief and comfort? Who knows?
It's certainly pricier than regular handwashes - currently on sale for £3.50 for 250 ml (usually £5) but in my book, it's worth every single penny and I'm definitely going to continue buying it.
If you suffer from very dry skin, I can't recommend this highly enough.