Everyday hand lotion - hand cream by Evolution of Smooth - review by Apirka

Everyday hand lotion

Hand cream by Evolution of Smooth

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Evolution of Smooth's Everyday Hand Lotion, available in three varieties, comes in a small travel-friendly bottle that fits easily in a pocket or purse. EOS's products are not tested on animals and contain mostly natural ingredients. Sadly, the scents are quite strong and people with scent sensitivities might want to stay away from this... far, far away.
Not greasy, absorbs fully, travel-friendly bottle
Expensive, overwhelming scent, isn't very moisturizing
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Evolution of Smooth's (EOS) Everyday Hand Lotion is 97% natural and phthalate, sulfate, triclosan, and paraben free. It is meant for external use only (namely hands, elbows, etc), the bottle is small and travel-friendly, slipping easily into a pocket or purse.

Ingredients listed on the Cucumber Melon scent are:
Water (Eau), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cocoglycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Fragrance (Parfum), Carbomer, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide

In my hand
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Massage
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Elbows
    • Hands
    • Skin

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The Everyday Hand Lotion is thick, silky, texture-free and very similar to other thick lotions. Because of its thickness, it does not run down skin. It dispenses from the bottle with ease and does not feel sticky or greasy after it has absorbed into the skin. If you apply a large amount of the lotion, it will leave skin a bit sticky for a few minutes until absorbed. However, applying a small amount will result in faster absorption and less stickiness.

Doesn't run
    • Creamy
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

The Cucumber Melon scent smells exactly like any other cucumber melon scented item I've ever smelled. It doesn't really smell chemically, but the scent is rather strong. If you are sensitive to smells, you might want to stay away from this one. Like the rate of absorption versus stickiness, the strength of the scent will depend on how much of the product is applied. When I used a large glob, the scent was overwhelming and only started to dissipate after an hour (after that time, the scent was still there, just fainter). Using a smaller dab will result in a slightly less potent smell that fades quicker, but it is still discernible (and headache inducing for those of us with scent sensitivities).

This product is meant for external use only, do not ingest. I didn't taste this, neither should you.
    • Strong smell


The Everyday Hand Lotion performed just like any other hand lotion/creme I've ever used: pop the top, squeeze some on the skin, rub into hands/elbows and allow to absorb. Though, out of all the lotions/cremes I've ever used, this is one of the few that has ever actually fully absorbed into my skin. However, one hand-washing will remove most of the product and warrant another application.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural


The packaging for EOS's Everyday Hand Lotion is very simple and discreet. The Cucumber Melon scent comes in a green disc-shaped bottle that holds 1.5 oz. The bottle is small and fits right in the palm of my hand (measures in at less than 4 inches long, less than an inch wide). It will fit into a pocket or purse very easily. On the front is a clear sticker stating that it is 97% natural and paraben-free. On the back is a small piece of white paper folded in half and covered in a clear sticker; you can peel this piece up and read a brief paragraph about the product in three languages (including English). You can completely remove this piece if you wish. Underneath that is a clear sticker listing the ingredients. A word of warning on the flip top - mine was a little tough to open, especially with long nails, so be careful or you'll rip a nail (which I did before cutting them all off).

Front sticker
Back sticker
Bottle depth
Flip top


I've always been interested in trying this product, but I've never been able to find it locally. Though it is rather expensive here, the price didn't deter me since I'm always on the lookout for new hand lotions. After giving this a try, I honestly wished I had stayed away from it.

I had really wanted to try the unscented version, but I picked up a bottle on a Thursday sale for bath and body products and the Cucumber Melon and Berry were the only ones available (and I hate berry scented items!). I am somewhat scent sensitive, but unless something is horrendously scented or extremely strong, most lotions only give me headaches the first time I use them and then nothing after. Not so with this EOS Everyday Hand Lotion. It gave me a mild headache the first time I tried it (I had only used a very small amount that time) and I didn't expect it to after that because I usually get used to the smell of something after the first try. The second time I used it, I used a bit more of the product because it didn't really make my hands all that soft, and the scent nearly killed me. I've tried using small amounts, but the scent always gives me a headache... and using that small amount is never enough for my skin.

I don't always have very dry hands, but it seemed that no matter how much of the lotion I used (a little or a lot), it didn't really completely soften my skin. It was nice that it did fully absorb into my skin, but it left the tops of my hands a bit rough and scaly. Frankly, for a third of the price, I get twice the amount of product with Dove NutriSkin lotion, which leaves my skin velvety soft and smells good to boot!

I didn't care for this lotion at all! And if you're at all sensitive to scents, I would stay away from this (unless you wish to try the unscented version). I have this on right now (only used a tiny dab), and the smell has given me a nasty headache and I can't wait to wash it off. I definitely don't think this is worth the asking price here or anywhere else.
Follow-up commentary
I've had this for about a week and no matter how little of it I use, it always gives me the nastiest headache. I've passed this on to my mother because I simply can't use it.
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  • Cat E.
    Thanks for reviewing.
  • meezerosity
    Thanks for the review!
  • sexykiss
    great review
  • KrissyNovacaine
    Thanks for the great review and fantastic pictures!
  • Nora29714
    thanks for the review sorry you feel that way
  • saunders1971
  • Pinkshirt
    thanks for the review
  • LadyDarknezz
    Thanks for the review! I almost bought that stuff the other day, and I am kind of glad that I didn't lol.
  • MissLoren
    thanks for the review!
  • KRD
    great review! thanks!
  • pestilence
    Thanks for the review & photos, and for warning about the scent.
  • purplecoco
    thanks for the review
  • Emily12
    That's for the review. That's a shame the scent is so strong.
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  • Rod Ronald
    Thanks for the review
  • pussy licker
    Great Review, Thanks!
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    Thanks for the great review and photos!
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