Over the past year hand and body cream has become an important part of my world. with all the extra hand washing and sanitizing hand cream especially has come into high demand. The interesting thing has been seeing which creams stood up to the challenge.
Some of the hand creams, both expensive and inexpensive, proved to be inadequate to the challenge of fighting the chapped skin that comes with overwashed hands. Others, both expensive and inexpensive, have proven themselves excellent hydrators.
I’ll be honest, before this year, I had a couple of creams that I purchased because they worked really well and a couple that I picked up and kept around because they smelled nice. Now, those tat just smell nice but don’t work no longer get repurchased.
And I pay a little more attention to the lotions that do show up in the house. They no longer just get added to the drawer to be used whenever. I now pay attention.
The one I am currently paying attention to is the Dr. Botanicals Rescue Butter Lemon Scented All-in-One.
Like the Bloom and Blossom All in one I reviewed last week, this Rescue butter makes a case for multi-use application. According to the website…
Lemon Superfood all-in-one Rescue Butter is a multi-use, high-performance butter which can be used as a moisturiser and treatment. The 96% natural formulation is packed full of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins which work together to rejuvenate, renew and invigorate dull and dry skin.
Vegan certified Dr. Botanicals products, are made only of natural ingredients. Never tested on animals, this range embodies our belief in the potent power of botanicals.Dr. Botanicals
So I tried it.
The first thing that hits you is the scent. It is lemon.
Actually that isn’t bold enough of a descriptor. It is LEMON!!!!!! (please add your own jazz hands to truly get the burst on the scene can not be ignored scent that is this Dr. Botanicals Rescue Butter).
It is truly drenching the senses in Lemon scented lemon-osity. The problem is that when lemon is that intense, it almost always smells like furniture polish.
And this does smell like furniture polish.
However, after you apply it, the scent does fade pretty rapidly. The cream is thick. When I first applied it and started to rub it in memories of zinc oxide sunscreen from my childhood crept in and I thought I was just going to be coated with white. This was not the case. It was white when applied but as it warmed to my skin the white faded and I rubbed it into the skin. The cream was quickly absorbed and left no sticky, greasy film or white cast behind.
It was absolutely fantastic on dry skin. My arms and legs loved it. This Rescue butter was especially nice on my legs after I shaved them. It wasn’t intense enough to work well with my feet.
(for my feet, I still turn to my all time fave Soap and Glory Heel Genius – If you have calluses I highly recommend you check them out, a thick layer and let it sit over night and you will be amazed. After a week, fabulosity. I’m not an affiliate or anything but it is the best foot cream I have found for tough calluses.)
But besides the feet it worked well on the rest of my body. In the description i know it says moisturizer and I did try it on part of my face but it is way too heavy for the skin of my face and requires too much rubbing for me to use as a moisturizer. This is a hand and body lotion.
Dr. Botanicals Rescue Butter is a really good hand and body lotion and even with the intense in your face lemon scent, I think I would purchase this in the full size. I will be using the rest of the tube up and adding it to my list of lotions I will repurchase. Dramatically scented or not, It works really well.