I’m a bit of a hand cream snob, to be honest. I can’t stand anything greasy—I wind up wiping it off my keyboard all day. But I need a serious lotion that is rich and absorbs quickly enough that it doesn’t leave me feeling sticky.
One that is not super-emollient or extra-luxurious, but it makes me feel comfortable in my own skin and it gets the job done. Plus I need one free of paraben, a preservative commonly found in shampoos, moisturizers, and other cosmetics that has gotten a bad rap for its questionable links to cancer. That makes one less thing I need to worry about.
I like the scent of eucalyptus and lemon it is inoffensive enough that it doesn’t bother my office neighbor, so I keep a dispenser bottle on my desk for a few hassle-free squirts throughout the day. And when no one is looking, I dab it on my elbows and knees for a little spot relief.