Velveteen hand creme - hand cream by Cake Beauty - review by gypsymama

Oh my! My hands and my nose are in heaven!

As a total lotion junkie, and proud owner of over-abused hands, I can honestly say I have never tried a lotion that I like more than this one! It smells amazing, heals your damaged skin, and has zero greasy residue. Do your hands a favor and try some! The price tag is high, but a little goes a long way, making it more affordable than it initially looks.
Smells amazing, heals damaged skin, not greasy, long lasting
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I will start out by saying that I am a total lotion snob and junkie... I have literally hundreds of kinds and scents of lotions hanging around my house, many abandoned because they just didn't live up to my standards. So, when I say that Cake's Velveteen Hand Cream is amazing, it truly is amazing!

I am not exactly kind to my skin... I tan, I smoke, and I also work in the medical field, so I wash my hands a million times a day. I also have hobbies that are rough on the skin. So, I am always looking for that magic lotion that will counterbalance all of the abuse I do to my skin. Of everything I have ever tried, this lotion now stands far above the rest as the holy grail of hand cream.

It is a medium to medium-thick lotion, not as think as a body butter, but close. A very little bit is all you need, even for the driest of skin. It comes in a small squeeze top tube, and is super easy to dispense without getting too much or making a mess.

Due to the rather hefty price tag on this lotion, I was a bit disappointed when I received the bottle and saw how small it was. It contains 3.4 oz of hand cream, which does not sound like much. But, as soon as I tried it, I realized in this instance size truly does not matter! I tried the coconut scented variety, and as soon as I opened the tube my nose was in heaven. The scent is truly delicious! It smells very natural, and truly edible.

As soon as I applied this lotion for the first time I knew I was in love! It has a wonderful velvety texture, and absorbs into your hands quickly and thoroughly. I hate nothing more than putting on lotion and having my hands so greasy I can't turn a door knob or open a soda bottle. With this lotion, my hands were amazingly soft and supple, and didn't feel greasy at all!

For the most part I like the ingredient list, but see below for any possible allergies or sensitivities for you:

Water/Eau (Aqua), Glycerin, Cetyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Stearic acid, Althaea officinalis (marchmallow) extract, Milk Lipid, Mangifera indica (Mango) seed butter, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl glycol, Sorbic acid, Carbomer, Sodium hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA

What I love most about this lotion is that the benefits from it last and last! A single application left my hands soft for half the day. After using it for a few days my hands had truly healed and felt amazing even when I hadn't applied any lotion. I went on vacation for a week and forgot my lotion at home, and even after a week of not using it my hands were still better off than they were before I started using it. If you work in a profession where your hands are abused, I can not recommend this lotion enough!

Even with the price that is higher than your average lotion, I doubt you could be disappointed with this product! It is a "a slice" of heaven in a bottle!
Follow-up commentary
This lotion is still one of my favorites!!! It amazes me just how far this little tiny tube goes. I have used this a lot and am just now starting to run low on it. I will be ordering more. I am just hoping to catch it on sale again!
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  • Sangsara
    This is an excellent review. I just might try it!
  • MrWishyWashy
    Thanks for sharing!
  • married with children
    we have this in "its a slice" and my wife loves it. thanks for the good review on this. I think I need to get her the raspberry to add to the collection.
  • ksparkles16
    Great job!
  • K101
    Sounds wonderful! I'm extremely picky about lotions too. I enjoy Bath & Body works' scents, but hate the sticky like feeling it leaves between my fingers and it doesn't truly moisturize, it only leaves a layer of grabby stuff on skin. Lol. I hate when I use it on my legs and they end up picking up fuzz/cat hair! It has been tough to find a lotion I like too, but this sounds a lot like the stuff I get from VS, as much as I truly despise Victoria's Secret, I do love this one particularly lotion. Heavenly angels or something. Don't ever remember the name of the scent, it's nice, but what I love is the velvety, matte and soft skin it gives me! Nothing quite like it. Maybe this will be my alternative. I had wanted to get the coconut for my mom -- she's a junkie like you. But she is so dang picky! I wasn't sure if I should bother with this. She is totally addicted to B&BW. Hardly uses anything else and is extremely scent-picky. I think this sounds like something she'd actually like. The scent isn't too strong though, is it? Like for those who suffer headaches?

    Great job! I enjoyed reading this very much.
  • satinlady550
    Great review. I will have to try it.
  • gypsymama
    @kendra30752 the scent is strong, but is not perfumy like some lotions.... it smells really natural and gentle. I get migraines and some scents can be a real trigger for me, this one not at all!!
  • MK434
    Great review!
  • SadoMas
    Thanks for the review.
  • GONE!
    Thanks for the awesome review.
  • unfulfilled
    Excellent review, this sounds nice.
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    Thanks for the info!
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  • tami
    I am very careful about what lotion I use. I have sensitive skin but the cake products are great and I have no trouble with them. thanks for the review
  • spineyogurt
    Thanks for the review.
  • Cat E.
    Nice review.
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