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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Review: New EOS Everyday Hand Lotion (you've got to see this one!)

At this point, I think we've all been through our little obsessions with EOS lip balms. Those little spheres are just too cute, aren't they? Well I've got a whole new EOS obsession to show you today, and let me tell you--if you like the lip balms, you might love these:

EOS Everyday Hand Lotion in Refresh
(retail: $3.99 at Rite Aid, 1.5 oz)

I purchase this at Rite Aid recently--one of the employees was just putting these out on display when I happened to walk up. I pretty much gasped when I saw them; I mean, I knew EOS had body lotions, but those come in traditional pump bottles. I had NO idea that they just released these hand lotions! The shape of this lotion is sort of like a flat, asymmetrical stone. It actually reminds me of a computer mouse as well. This packaging is just too cute, I'm tellin' ya!

And in true EOS fashion, this new hand lotion line (there's also an unscented version that comes in a super pretty shade of baby blue) is free of every controversial ingredient I can think of, and it's also vegan and cruelty-free.

As you can see, this lotion has a flip-top lid, and you just squeeze to dispense. I LOVE how, if you look at the pic below, there's a little indentation on the back side of the tube. It's the perfect spot to put your thumb when you're squeezing out the lotion (very ergonomic). Also, I put the container in the palm of my hand so that you can see how small it is--it's just the most perfect size for your purse, desk drawer, etc. (just like the box indicates). I LOVE it.

Now let's get to the actual lotion, shall we?

As you can see in the pic above, this is a lotion--not a cream. So the consistency is on the thin side, but it's not super watery. When I first applied it to my hands, I thought, "Oh no, this isn't going to be moisturizing enough." But then, as I worked it into my hands and waited a minute or two, I realized something. The way it feels on my hands after I apply it is very similar to the way a much richer, heavier cream feels on my hands about 30 minutes after application. In other words, it feels the way I ultimately want my hand cream to feel. Except I don't have to work through that 20-30 minutes of greasiness to get there! I am so impressed with the light, protective barrier this leaves on my hands, and the way it instantly turns my lizard skin into soft and supple skin. Also, it lasts through a couple of hand washes for me as well!

On and the FRAGRANCE! If you like soft, sweet cucumber scents, you are going to LOVE this one. I must admit, I went through a cucumber phase many years ago and burned myself out on cucumber completely. But the fragrance of this lotion has made me fall in love with cucumber again. It's just such a soft, delicate scent, and it's got a sweet note to it that isn't cloying, but it takes the sharpness away from the cucumber. Together, the sweetness and the crispness combine into a such a lovely, clean and fresh fragrance--I cannot stop sniffing it.

FINAL VERDICT: This one's a winner, folks. It may not be thick or rich in texture (hey, the title is hand lotion, after all) but do not let that deceive you. EOS Everyday Hand Lotion packs a powerful punch, and it's been moisturizing my dry winter hands beautifully for the past several days. To top it off, it's got a natural, vegan formula and the cutest packaging I've seen in quite some time. I say run, don't walk, and grab yourself one. I think this product is worth every penny.


  1. Oh, I do have some mad love for the lip balms, I will have to seek this one out!

  2. Ooh, can't wait to try this. I've been looking for a pure cucumber scent since BBW discontinued freshwater cucumber but usually can only find cucumber melon. Will have to pick this up. Thanks for reviewing!

  3. I saw these featured in an article in the latest People, just tonight while I was flipping through it! Funny. They look really fun, just like the lip balms.

  4. ahah! it reminds me of those l'oreal kid shampoos and conditioners.

  5. I need these! I apply hand lotion like crazy at work and these will look so cute on my desk! ^-^
    I'm really happy there's an unscented one, but I do like cucumber scents so I'll probably get both versions!

  6. OMG cucumber??? Nuff said...I'm getting it!

  7. On my last day in the US, Rite Aid and I saw this! I am glad I wasted no time in picking it up mainly coz it was EOS and that it had a cucumber scent. It is still in my stash as I use up my current hand cream.

  8. ZOMG that is adorable!!! And one of my beauty resolutions is to take better care of my hands, so...

  9. I cannot wait to see these in my drugstore!! Thanks for sharing =)

  10. Too cute! I'm obsessed with this brand and go through their lip balms like water. Can't wait to pick this up!

  11. Ahhh! I want this! I love EOS. I even got my mom and my boyfriend hooked on their lip balms. I rarely used up a whole bottle of lotion because I get bored and move on to something else but this is the perfect size. Time to swap the huge B&BW lotion out of my purse for this!

  12. Great review. I need this in my life for sure.

  13. Super cute packaging! Why aren,t they coming to Canada??? ARGH!

  14. Yay! I was hoping some of you would be as excited about this new product as I was. :D

    I didn't even know there were magazine ads for this! If I would have seen those ads, I'd have been stalking my drugstores for these! haha!

    Gaby: I'm so sorry these aren't in CA yet. Maybe eventually? :(

  15. $3.99 is very reasonably priced too for a purse sized hand lotion. I think I will pick this one up too, but I'll go for the unscented. I have nothing against cucumber scented products, but right now I'm sitting here smelling the clashing odors of my face lotion, hand lotion, shampoo, and body lotion. I gotta get them all in the same scent family somehow or start buying at least a few unscented products.

  16. I brought the cucumber and the normal scented one (blue) @ my local Walgreens! Love the small packaging and will refill it once the product is gone!

  17. i just got this and i love it! i thought it was a little pricey for lotion but the smell is amazing :) congrats on getting blogger of note!

  18. One of my friends had this- it was a pink one though- and I thought it looked really fun, if a bit tiny for the amount of cream I normally need on my super-dry hands =)


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