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With all of the frequent hand-washing and sanitizing still essential to keeping ourselves healthy, dry, cracked hands are an unwanted issue that many Canadians have experienced. Now that temperatures are starting to cool, it’s going to be more important than ever to keep our hands hydrated and protected.
A nourishing hand cream is a must, and one top-rated formula has been soaring in popularity this week, making it way to the top of Amazon’s list of Movers and Shakers with sales increasing by an astounding 16,300 per cent.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $21
What is it?
The Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion is one product that has been winning over shopper thanks to its restorative and hydrating formula. Designed to soothe irritated skin suffering from conditions like eczema and psoriasis, it works by enhancing the outer layer of the skin that allows it to heal from within.
Twelve-hour hydration protects throughout the day and forms an invisible shield not unlike gloves would, hence the name. This barrier helps to prevent the loss of natural oils in your skin, which helps to support elasticity and leaves skin feeling soft and supple.
This hand cream is unscented, hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free, and is safe for use on sensitive skin. Simply wash and dry hands before applying a small amount of lotion for all-day protection.
Why shoppers love it
Boasting an impressive 4.5 star rating on more than 1,700 reviews, 72 per cent of reviewers rated the Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion as a 5-star product. According to the reviews, this hydrating lotion is “the real deal” when it comes to healing and protecting skin.
“I’ve had terrible dermatitis for years,” revealed one reviewer. “I’ve tried cream after cream, prescription after prescription and no result, it’s always there..and then I bought this. Incredible doesn’t begin to describe this cream. I’m almost in tears even writing this because I finally have relief.”
“I have had considerable problems with burning, cracking, and bleeding fingers/hands. I have used various products in the past with moderate success, however, since I have been using Gloves In A Bottle, my condition has improved considerably,” added another. “With cautious optimism moving forward, this product is the real deal!”
While some reviewers have yet to find relief from dry, cracked skin, one review offers a tip that ensures the best results.
“On it's own it won't moisturize your skin so don't bother even trying. It is simply a coating which blocks certain chemicals and reactions. You MUST use a cream beneath it,” they wrote. “Remember to let the cream dry before applying Gloves in a Bottle. Also, don't use very much of this product. A little goes a long way.”
While the consensus seems to overwhelmingly support Gloves In A Bottle as an effective way to moisturize and protect hands from the elements, it’s certainly not a cure-all product. At $21, the price is also fairly steep for a bottle of lotion, but if you’re willing to give this a shot, chances are that you’ll be pleased with the end result.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.