I live in a cold, dry climate and have cold, dry hands. I dislike stopping work to apply lotion, because then I have to sit and wait for my hands to dry enough that I don't gunk up my laptop. A trivial problem for sure, but does anyone have any ideas for particular products or methods for moisturizing hands in a way that doesn't make them sticky and lotiony?
posted by fartbutt
on Dec 10, 2013 -
I'm in Canada, and I was wondering if there is a good skin moisturizer for men. I cannot stand scents (I have asthma).
I used to use something ten years ago called "Face Protector" from the Body Shop, and it was perfect.
I find that many moisturizers out there are either scented, or have a waxy residue (Skin Protector melted in after about 2 minutes and was great).
The Body Shop's newer products are too "watery" and also burn my skin (!)
I have sensitive skin and also suffer from ingrown hairs after shaving or when my skin is dry.
posted by KokuRyu
on Oct 30, 2013 -
Yes, another "Help me find this thing to buy." I need sunscreen. I recently found another ask (linked below the fold) but the results are exactly what I DON'T like. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne
on May 2, 2013 -
I love bath stuff (fizzies, melts, bubbles) & lotions & scented oils. I'm looking for small or independent sellers so I can discover more great stuff! [more inside]
posted by pointystick
on Feb 28, 2013 -
Help me find a rich body lotion/cream to help me transcend my winter lizard skin and smell pretty like a girl. [more inside]
posted by elizeh
on Feb 28, 2013 -
People with dry skin: How do you apply lotion to just the backs
of your hands? Special applicator suggestions go to the front of the line! [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy
on Sep 28, 2012 -
Are there moisturizers similar to Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, but with sunscreen? [more inside]
posted by catesbie
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Does anyone know of a truly unscented hand lotion? Not "fragrance free" or what's typically sold as unscented (no scent added, but the ingredients still smell), but a lotion with literally no scent
posted by El Sabor Asiatico
on Feb 28, 2012 -
This is really my question: How often do you finish a bottle of lotion? [more inside]
posted by akka
on Feb 4, 2012 -
Is there a substitute for Melaleuca's Renew Lotion that you can buy at an ordinary pharmacy? [more inside]
posted by zadcat
on Feb 2, 2012 -
What can I do with all my single socks or socks with holes in them. Also I seemed to have amassed an obnoxious amount of hand cream from hotels - is there any use for them (I can't possibly grease myself up with that much hand cream)? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Dec 26, 2011 -
How do strippers get their skin to be so soft and smooth even though they're running around, dancing on stage, and generally working on their feet all night? [more inside]
posted by A Special Kind of Weird
on Jan 3, 2011 -
I'm trying to replicate a cologne out of a ingredients from a lotion my girlfriend bought several years ago at Bath and Body Works. [more inside]
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome
on Jun 11, 2009 -
Totally girly but unique bath and body products. Who makes 'em? I mean besides Bath & Body Works, Sephora, The Body Shop, and Lush. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Mar 21, 2009 -
Grody summer sandal feet, cracked heels, yada yada. I know what I need to do (pumice, shea butter, etc.), but in the summer I'm already burning up even before I try to put socks on at night! Is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jun 13, 2008 -
What are some hair conditioners and body lotions that do not contain any alcohol? [more inside]
posted by fiasco
on Mar 1, 2008 -
I just started using Tazorac, and of course now my skin hates me (temporarily, I hope). Any recommendations for moisturizers? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy
on Feb 20, 2008 -
What lotion can I use for my newborn's sensitive skin? I've tried the Mustela, Aveeno and J&J but it doesn't seem to work very well. What lotion do you recommend that I can use on her face? [more inside]
posted by albolin
on Dec 19, 2007 -
I just started a paralegal job where my main task is to sort through boxes and boxes of documents. (Yay fun!) I know that I'm less likely to get papercuts if I keep my hands moisturized, so I brought in a bottle of lubriderm, but it doesn't seem to be quite doing the trick.
My next move is to get a very very thick lotion, like perhaps the L'Occitane hand cream
that everyone raves about. I've also read reviews of this "gloves in a bottle
" lotion that excema-sufferers use. Does anyone have any experience with this type of lotion and its effectiveness for preventing papercuts? Any other recommendations for lotions or creams?
If anyone has any tips on how to get the cuts to heal faster once I've been bitten, I'd love to hear it too!
posted by ahimsa
on Dec 19, 2007 -
What web site provides a "Design Your Own" service for unique personalized bath abd body products? [more inside]
posted by campy
on Dec 15, 2007 -
Help me find a moisturizer or moisturizing body wash or whatever that will keep my skin from itching all winter. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam
on Nov 8, 2007 -
Anyone ever heard of a skin- and hair-care brand called "Archive?" My manager got a trial size and is going batty looking for a source. [more inside]
posted by StrangeTikiGod
on Jan 5, 2007 -
[Cold Weather Filter]: Facial skin getting really splotchy red as New England is starting to get cold. Any suggestions or remedies? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX
on Dec 5, 2006 -
In the Velvet Underground song 'Foggy Notion
,' the narrator notes, "Got my calamine lotion." Among other things, the narrative concerns a shooting, S&M and heroin. Why does the narrator carry anti-itch medication?
posted by mwhybark
on Nov 3, 2006 -
I can't stand the oily feeling of lotion! I've been using aloe gel, but in the heat and dryness of summer, it just isn't enough. Slightly [more inside]
posted by wuzandfuzz
on Jun 30, 2006 -
Scent filter: My favorite scent of all time has been discontinued! I was a huge fan of the Heaven line from the Gap. It appears to have been discontinued. What other scents - particularly in a lotion - should I try? For reference, the Gap described Heaven as "simple bouquet of pure white blossoms."
posted by fancypants
on Feb 26, 2006 -
I need to find a specific facial crème or lotion. I don't know the brand, all I know is that the particular line I am looking for includes a product (scent?) named "bamboo" and another called "lotus." "Lotus" is what I am looking for. It is quite expensive. And it smells good. That's all I have to go on. [more inside]
posted by Nothing
on Jan 23, 2006 -
I am trying to make a topical lotion using epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant extracted from Green Tea. Does anyone have advice or experience doing this? I am especially interested sources for the EGCG and recommended potency. The intention is to make a treatment to help reduce to effects of sun exposure, while there are lotions available with EGCG as an ingredient, I would like to make one using it as the primary ingredient.
posted by worstkidever
on Jun 13, 2005 -
I've heard the following phrase in a few places (namely Family Guy) and after googling I can't figure out what it's a refrence to: "it rubs the lotion in its skin, else it gets the hose again." What IS this?
posted by phrontist
on Nov 28, 2004 -