Thursday, January 24, 2008

more dry skin help

Something we cannot live without in this house is Target's Milk and Honey moisturizing hand soap. We used to buy the SoftSoap brand but I opted to save a buck or two and try Target's version and it feels and smells the same, if not better. I buy the 64 oz. size and fill up all our soap dispensers in the house with this stuff. Guests often ask what kind it is because they love the delightful yet subtle scent.

It's supposed to moisturize your hands as well but I'm not really sure anything made from the Sodium, Chloride and Sulfate family can actually benefit dry skin. So thanks to Bridget for introducing me to HEMPZ herbal moisturizer.

I LOVE this stuff and admit to using it obsessively. It has a bit of a stronger scent, the website claims it's a combo of banana and floral fragrances, but I'm not really sure that's the main scent. There's almost a Rum like aroma in it but it's not overly sweet or pungent. Many lotions and creams with super sweet smells (like Bath and Body's Warm Vanilla Sugar, YILCH!) or strong floral and fruity scents (like Freesia or Pear, BLECH!) will give me such a headache. Hempz products are definitely fragrant but not nauseating to the senses. Just thought I'd pass this along.

I have much work to do and am trying to stay focused and productive but then as I stopped to lotion up my hands I had the urge to share this on here. I'll try not to use any more products for the rest of the day and actually get some work done!

Ok one last thing...

For dry lips, Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 is amazing. For $5.50 it's a great buy because the tube lasts a long time. I like that you can squeeze out the product onto your finger (unlike stick balms) because I also apply a dab to the inside of my nose to keep it from getting dry and itchy. I just noticed online there is now a Pear scented balm but it costs $3 more than the Original. Not worth it. Plus if you stick it in your nose you'll smell Pear all day. That might get nauseating.


Anonymous said...

I'll have to give the Target or the Hempz a try. I bought these wall plug-ins at Kohls. I don't recommend them. They are overwhelming and gave me a headache so I had to unplug them.
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ChiTown Girl said...

Mindy, how do you get links to show up in your comments?

Anonymous said...

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Chitown girl. The above code should work as long as it shows up ok on Laura's blog. Insert whatever web address you want to link to between the 2 quotes and then type what you want the link to say where it says "text to be displayed". Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

And it didn't come through right. I use this page a lot

ChiTown Girl said...

Cool! Thanks Mindy!