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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon January 21, 2011
Size Name: Pack of 2Verified Purchase
I'm a guy, with my hands rough, scraggly, and bleeding from hot water and strong dish soap, hand sanitizer, and six months of wintry dry air and washing baby bottles. Tried several of my wife's skin creams to no real effect.

Last night I ripped open the box from Amazon and applied this not-very-greasy mixture to my sorry skin three times. This morning my hands are very very close to fully healed. Not as soft as my baby's bottom, but soft enough to not snag my tee shirt when I put it on. Stuff smells pretty good to me, too. Mild Eucalyptus like the steam room at the gym - no girly girl aroma on these manly paws.

The container is the size of a large shoe polish can. Easy to stow in a drawer or even a jeans pocket. They label this stuff "a farmer's friend." Now it's my friend, too.

Thank you, Burt, whoever you are.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2011
Size Name: Pack of 1
I have 2 things nobody ever wants to have

1. Extremely dry hands.
2. Dyshidrosis - a very aggravating form of eczema.

Since switching to only pure soap like Ivory & Yardley's Oatmeal soap.
The Dyshidrosis has healed up well.
However I was still left with very scaly & hard skin.

Using the combination of a foot file & this product on my hands
has really made a huge difference.
I can actually feel soft, breathing, healthy skin on the palms of my hand.

The key in using this product is to use it in steps.
Don't apply too much too fast.

Think of it like washing & waxing your car.
The same principle applies here.
A good wash, then thin layers buffed well give the best results.

There is no water base, so first wash your hands well & let the water
absorb into your skin a bit & pat dry.
Then scoop out a tiny amount & place it into the palm.
Work it in really well all over the hands & in-between the fingers.
Then just apply a tiny bit more a second time after about 10 min.
Your skin will actually absorb the bulk of the oils & be replenished,
without that oily feeling.
You will feel the protection without it feeling unnatural.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2004
Size Name: Pack of 1
Smells good. Doesn't leave you feeling clammy like lotion does. It's a good moisturizer, but beware the grease! Oh, and don't leave it in the car - it melts all over. Save it for nighttime.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2010
Size Name: Pack of 2
I have used a lot of products-- dozens if not hundreds. As a chronic hand washer, I have struggled to find a product that will heal my hands and make them feel good in the winter. Washing overdries my skin, big time. I chronically have had cracking and bleeding from Thanksgiving through Easter.

Burt's Bees hand salve is the best-- better than vaseline products, olay, avon, neutrogena, and the likes. Believe me, I have tried them ALL without success, and some even burn if you have an open crack that has been bleeding. If you have an open crack or super dry skin, applying this liberally gives immediate relief and helps over the next few hours until you should re-apply. While I will admit it's very oily, when you're in this much pain it doesn't matter. It also works extremely fast and washes off easily if needed. It smells good to me, some don't like the smell. It smells like it's name, a combination of a beeswax and honey or something.

After a week or so, your hands will be cleared up, silky smooth and feel great. It's also great for tattoos that look blue when they should be black (you know the old sailor tattoos, etc). Putting it on right before bed works wonders.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2006
I just got this yesterday, and used it 3 times over two places so far. Twice on my hands, and one on my feet (yeah, I know there's a foot product out there too). The bonus of this product is that it lasts a long time and doesn't come off as easily as other moisturizers often do. This product is mosly all natural which is also a great bonus for myself since I go for more "natural" stuff when I can (incuding all soaps and stuff too).

I don't usually have extremely dry hands, but mostly dry feet and using my feet as an example so far after one application they feel a lot better and walking around the house didn't rub it all off.

There are a few negatives, which is why I rated this 4 stars. The first is the smell. The smell is a tad bit powerful somewhat. The second negative is that it can be greasy. What many may not realize is that a little of this product goes a long ways. Therefore, if you buy this, rub a bit off the top, apply it to the hands, and if need be grab some more. The surface is kinda tough, but if you break through it (push your finger in) then the softer stuff and easier to manage stuff is inside. I guess it's the bee's wax that separates it some perhaps.

Overall I recommend trying this product. It's probably not for everyone, but having tried various moisturizers, this one comes out on top for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2014
Size Name: Pack of 1Verified Purchase
My husband's fingers crack in the winter time, non-stop. It is very painful. Every night he puts this on before he goes to bed and then he applies it once or twice throughout the day. It has helped his fingers a lot. It is very greasy and it has some menthol in it so it has a weird sensation on your hands before it sinks in. It was recommended by a nurse that he apply this and then wear rubber glover for an hour or so after applying it for better results, he refuses to do this, but I thought it sounded like good advice.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2005
Size Name: Pack of 1
I work in a resturaunt, so I have to wash my hands dozens of times a day. Plus I work on cars a lot as a hobby. My hands would get extremely dry and cracked, and they would even start bleeding in the winter. Burt's Bees hand salve is the only stuff I've found that completely cures my dry, cracked hands.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2005
I really like to rub this stuff in between my fingers - especially between my thumb and index finger - where it seems to get dry really fast. This is good stuff pre- and post-gardening as well. You can't go wrong with Burt's Bees.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2015
Size Name: Pack of 1
I get really dry hands in the winter, to the point where no matter how much hand cream I use they still are red, rough and irritated. I decided maybe a salve would be a better option so I bought this. When I first tried it I wasn't that impressed, the scent was very strong and it was thick and greasy. I tried only using it at night; I mix it with a little water and hand cream and slather it all over my hands. While I still had to be careful what I touched on a count of the greasiness, I got used to the smell and it became my new nightly routine. After the first week of using it, I noticed my hands were softer but the texture around the knuckles was still somewhat rough and there was some lingering redness so I wasn't that impressed. Now, after about a month of using it nightly I've noticed a huge difference. My hands look about 10 years younger, they're completely smooth and soft, no redness whatsoever, and I've noticed even after washing my hands many times throughout the day and using hand sanitizer they still remain soft and smooth without having to apply lotion. My cuticles are also in much better shape, no more peeling. I was just planning on using this throughout the winter but I might even continue using it in the summer because of how amazing my hands (and cuticles) look. Also, a little goes a long way and I'm sure I can get another 4 months of use out of my current tin.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2015
Size Name: Pack of 1Verified Purchase
OK so for some reason the minute the weather turned cool here back in November my skin immediately rebelled and freaked out. Mainly my hands. The poor things got so dry is was pathetic. They cracked, and around my knuckles and in between my fingers they turned red and BURNED. It was really awful and nothing in my dry skin arsenal was helping. Coconut oil had zero effect. Good 'ol Vaseline did next to nothing. And any kind of hand cream made them burn even worse.

I started scouring Amazon for a remedy and went ahead and got this. I AM SO GLAD I DID!! I dug out some cotton gloves and that first night slathered on the salve and slept with them on. They looked better the next day so I kept doing that. In under a week my hands were healed up and back to normal! It was pretty amazing. And now even if I skip a couple nights and don't use it they still look pretty good, but I almost always use this at night now. It's very thick and sticky, so using this with cotton gloves is something I do recommend. It keeps it from getting everywhere and keeps it on your skin where it does it's magic! The scent of this is very mild and kind of lemony. I think it's a great deal too because the tin is huge. I've used it almost nightly for about four months and have barely made a dent in it. There's at least 3/4 of it left.

If you have dry hands try it out!!
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