Friday, January 04, 2008

Burt's Bees

Geggie's got a Pay-It-Forward thing going on on her blog and you too can get some of the sweet sweet product that has been keeping my skin supple this winter.

Loyal readers, both of them, will remember a few years ago when I asked for your help to cure my dry skin. This was back in the day when comments only lasted 30 days. I think the winner was suggested by Lee--No Crack Cream. I had to order it from the Vermont Country Store, and I had to wear gloves to bed to get it to work. Since I won my prize package, I have been using the hand repair creme from Burt's Bees, and this is the hands down winner. I only use it in the morning and before bed and my hands neither feel nor look their age.

While I'm shilling, I'll tell you that the citrus and ginger root hand soap smells divine; I had it out in the guest bathroom and guests commented on it over Christmas. Also, it doesn't dry out my hands even though I wash them like I'm OCD. (I blame the sign in the bathroom at work, "Handwashing is the single most important means of stopping the spread of infection;" that does it to me.) I got itchy when I went for a week without using the milk and honey body lotion, but I only have to use it every other day to cure that itch. I haven't tried the shampoo and conditioner because I pay a lot of money to have hair this red and special shampoo keeps me out of the poorhouse. My boss, however, was thrilled that her favorite champagne lip shimmer was included and a certain employee passed it along. Oh, and the coconut foot creme (wear socks with this) feels and smells like (coconutty) honey going on. But my feet--oh!--divine.

So go to Geggie's blog and comment. Maybe you'll win some hand cremey goodness too.

12 comments:

Kathryn said...

Done! Thanks for the clue.

Geggie said...

I'm so glad that you're enjoying everything! I do love the hand repair creme! It's great!

Barbara said...

I also wash my hands like an OCD case. They look like they belong on a mummy. Going to go check this out.

Sweet Pea said...

As a fellow redhead, I'd love to know what shampoo you use to maintain your color. I've experimented with different brands but can't seem to find one that really works.

Casa Pearl said...

I was just looking at all their stuff in Whole Foods today and didn't end up getting anything. Now I will have to go back!

monique said...

oooh-- love ginger. I'll have to check out the soap. Thanks for the tip :)

best pal said...

in today's NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/business/06bees.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin

Redwitch said...

Mmmm love Burt's stuff, the lemon cuticle cream is great too :)

Melissa said...

I will definitely have to check out the hand cream because I looked at my hands the other and my first thought was "grandma hands". I'm only 44!!! That is so wrong. I even moisturize like a maniac to.

Anna van Schurman said...

Re: the Times article. Not sure what I am supposed to glean...who's the worst bad guy behind Burt's Bees? Sad to say, but I am related by marriage to the kind of New England whack job who would live without running water and electricity. And honestly, when he says he's not interested in the money I believe it.

Miriam said...

I always use Neutrogena Hand Cream, which appears functional for my incredibly dry skin, although I usually have to resort to hydrocortisone cream. My better-smelling backup is BB Beeswax and Banana and the Lemon Butter cuticle cream. Things with "butter" or "beeswax" in the title seem to work best ...

Michelle said...

I may have to give some of that product a try. What shampoo do you use, my red hair wants to know.