Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

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A rich, moisturizing hand salve for active, dry hands.

Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 197.
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Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

A rich, moisturizing hand salve for active, dry hands.

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What It Is

Our heavy-duty moisturizing hand salve cares for dry hands. This thick, rich formula provides all-day care for active and dry hands. Formulated with Avocado Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Sesame Seed Oil, this hand moisturizer for dry skin leaves hands feeling soft, conditioned and cared for.

What It’s Good For

  • Thick, rich formula soothes, conditions and moisturizes dry hands
  • Draws and absorbs water from the air forming a “glove-like” protective barrier against moisture loss
  • Helps protect and repair the appearance of severely dry hands caused by manual labor, neglect, exposure to harsh elements and heavy industrial labor
  • For hand care

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love everything... except the scent. This product is amazing! It works better than any other hand lotion/lotion I have ever used. It does exactly what it says. Luxurious, yet, it doe not leave your hand with that awful slippery feeling... The only issue I have with the product is the scent. Although not overpowering in the least, it is a little odd. I'm not sure how to describe it. However; the scent is not something that permeates the room. I can't even smell it when my hands are about a foot from my face. The smell should be something more normal, yet just as innocuous. P.S. It is still amazing and you have a life time client. I just wish there Was a manly way to put hand lotion on... lol.
Date published: 2013-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hand lotion ever! I HAD to write a review about this product after using it for the past couple of months. I have extremely dry hands during the winter time and my knuckles would be so dry that my skin cracks and starts bleeding. I've tried all the generic brand lotions and none of them seemed to help. My mom who got a sample of this told me to try it out. After trying out the sample and using only a small amount, I went out to the store and bought myself the bigger version. I use maybe a dime size of the lotion and my hands are good for the rest of the day. I used this after I wash my hands This product is definitely great for the winter and those who work with their hands a lot!
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The absolute best I am a physician and wash my hands or use hand sanitizer dozens of times daily. Every winter my hands get painfully dry and crack. Over the years I have tried a lot of creams and lotions claiming to be the best and was disappointed every time. About 3 months ago I bought Kiehl's on a whim and it is by far the best product I have ever found. I've been through several tubes this winter and I am extremely pleased. I called texture good because it is a little sticky on the palms when first applied. I just wipe my palms on my forearms to remove whatever is left. It is more expensive than the kinds of lotions you might buy from CVS or Walgreens, but don't waste your money. This actually works.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You Can Still Open Doors This is a fast absorbing hand cream made for the working hands. You'll notice this as a thick, creamy texture and you don't need very much at all. I love the clean smell and how it quickly dissipates to not interfere with my cologne/perfume. My tip would be wait until Life ride (August) to purchase this product. As all things in life, this isn't a guaranteed thing but in past years there has been a huge sized version of this product for only a few dollars more! Also, you can open doors and jars after applying this product ;)
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picky Husband Loves It I have a very picky husband who never seems satisfied with any body products. In the winter he gets dry, cracked and bleeding hands and has tried all kinds of lotions to help with this problem but they are either too greasy, have "a smell", too light, or just plain don't work. I decided to get him a tube of this for Christmas and he LOVES it. His favorite thing about it is that it's not greasy yet still protects his hands. This is the first product he's ever tried for this problem that he actually really likes. We'll be buying more in the future!
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed In The Boardroom and On The Farm I travel often for business and when at home I tend to my farm (chickens, sheep and pigs). On the road, chlorinated city water drys out my hands, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve saves me from looking like I have leprosy and being relegated to sit by myself in meetings. At home, beside winter dryness in the house, between tending to animals in the barns and chores around the farm I probably wash my hands ten times a day. I have tried many products including the natural lanolin from my sheep, nothing has come close to this salve. Neutral scent, no greasy feel and a little goes a long way. I have recommended Ultimate Strength Hand Salve to work colleagues, fellow farmers and ski buddies.
Date published: 2012-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hand Cream EVER! I NEVER write reviews for products but I am obsessed with this hand cream! I bought a few skincare products from Kiehl's yesterday (first time ever buying from Kiehl's) and got a pretty sizable sample of this hand cream with my purchase. It is seriously amazing! Just ask my cubicle neighbour - I won't shut up about it. You only need a little and it leaves your hands so incredibly soft, I've never felt my skin like this. The best part is that right after you put it on, it absorbs into your skin and doesn't leave a slick, greasy feeling. Finally, I can keep my hands moisturized AND hold onto pens. Heck, I even did downward dog on my yoga mat last night right after putting on the lotion and I wasn't sliding all over the place! Love it.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is my new best friend I wash my hands A LOT for work, probably close to 20 times a day. Obviously, my hands started to looked like elephant skin (sorry elephant, you're pretty but your skin ages you a bit.) I received a sample of this and decided to give it a try, and now it has become my best friend, I can't go to work without this. It improved the texture of my hands, no more cracking cuticles or fingertips, and less paper cuts. For anyone who doesn't know, it is ridiculously easy to get a paper cut when your hands are severely dry. Turn a page, cut. Grab an envelope, cut. This product is a bit on the thick side so when I'm trying to wash my hands clean I need to scrub longer...but I need this thickness to protect my elephant gloves. I love this product so much I want to hoard it in my attic but it's destined to be a life saver for another person, so I won't hoard. But I want to. I hope Kiehl's never stops making this.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more DRY skin I first used the Kiehl products in boarding school in the East coast. When I returned to the west, I forgot about Kiehl's - out of sight out of mind. Two years ago, a friend sent me a sampler pack as a thank you gift. I was so excited to be reminded of, and reunited with the Ultimate Hand Salve and the Creme de Corps Body Lotion. I live in the Rockies - hot & dry in the summer, cold & dry in the winter, and have battled dry skin all my life. Two years ago, I was using the Hand Salve 4-5 times per day; last year it was 3; now I'm down to 2. This is new for me, I spent years trying different lotions, even concocting my own, but nothing lasted more than 1 or 2 hours. I thought I was doomed with dry, flaky, rough skin. Happily, my friend sent the gift and my extremely dry hands and my very dry limbs are saved!
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best absorption!!! i have tried so many hand creams that i should be a professional product tester. that being said, this hand salve has BY FAR the best absorption than any of the dozens of hand creams i have ever tried. it's thick, yet not at all tacky. i have this habit...i slather on a large amount of hand cream and rub it into my cuticles, knuckles, and hands for 10 minutes straight. with almost all hand creams i then have to rinse my hands of the excess. not with this product! it absorbs right in and i never have any greasy excess! it has a light eucalyptus scent which at first i was iffy about ,but now i find it really refreshing! it is also super unisex because of the gender-neutral scent! men love it too!
Date published: 2011-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not impressed. While the hand cream does work well and does seem to keep hands hydrated for long periods of time. As the tube seemed to run out, I cut it in half to get out the last bits - but to my surprise, the tube was still about half full. I just simply could not squeeze any more out as it had all stuck to the sides. Very disappointed in the packaging of this. I've never seen this much stuck inside a tube of any other brand. Unlikely to purchase again as I can find similar value out there without this issue. I'll be going back to using Jack Black's hand cream, which is the same price.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Hand cream you can find! This is the best hand cream you can find. I have tried a lot of both the expensive and the cheap brands of hand cream. Some does not help at all, some smell to much, and most of them make my hands sticky for a while. I work a lot in the garden, and although I mostly use gloves, my hand gets severely dry and the skin feels stiff. But this cream makes my hands feel fine instantly.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hand Saver! This is the only hand cream that helps prevent as well as heal painful splits in the cuticles. It is non greasy and absorbs quickly. As a bodyworker I keep my nails very short which seems to increase incidence of painful splits at the edges of the nails, especially in dry winter weather. Someone gifted me with this lotion and by using it after washing my hands and intermittently throughout the day I have all but eliminated the splitting issue. I leave a tube of this at the massage school for other practitioners to use as well. Thank you, Kiehl's!
Date published: 2011-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I hate an oily feeling on my hands. I am actually quite OCD about my hands feeling clean. That pretty much takes most lotions out of the running. Now I can get rid of all the other lotions I have tried because his stuff is like the lotion (salve) of the Gods. A friend turned me on to this stuff and OMG. The only word I can think of for this is... Fabulous.
Date published: 2012-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hand Lotion Hands Down I received this tube as part of the complimentary gift. At first I figured hand lotion is lotion, probably nothing special, but after using it I was amazed at the results. I applied the lotion in the morning and went to work. At the end of an 8-hour shift (washing my hands every 15 minutes with soap, and not applying any lotion throughout the day) my hands still felt soft and smooth. Even my husband is a believer. He said his hands, normally dry and rough, feels like a baby's bottom.
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful for sensitive skin. I keep coming back for this. Having sensitive skin makes it difficult to find products that work and work well, consistently. This hand cream is something I rely on -and I have for years and years. It is my go-to gift for family & friends- lots of praise! There should be a better way to dispense the product from the tube when over half is gone- there is a lot of hand cream that simply won't dispense without User Intervention. I find myself cutting the end off and storing it in a plastic bag to prevent drying out; the tube doesn't respond to "rolling out" and its too thick to tap out. Perhaps improvement of the tube/delivery method is needed.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and Moisturizing YES. This is a wonderful hand lotion. It is so lightweight and absorbs deep into my dry hands. I love the smell; it isn't overpowering at all, just light and fresh. You don't need to use much to cover your hands and most importantly, your hands are instantly hydrated and soothed. I wish, wish wish, it weren't AS expensive...but I'd spend it on Kiehl's any day, especially since this lasts me so long.
Date published: 2011-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you don't get this you are truly missing out on a fantastic product. So I've tried every other hand cream on the market. From Bath and Body Works to The Body Shop, Eucerin, Aquaphor, Neutrogena, Lush, Aveeno, Lubriderm, Palmer's, Curel, Burt's Bees, L'Occitane, Cetaphil, etc. They were all either way too greasy or did absolutely nothing. I had normal skin on my hands so I wasn't too worried. But then I started working at a Pre-K program this past summer and I got sick. When I was finally able to go back to work I was washing my hands non stop with horrible anti-bacterial soap. My hands got so dried out to the point where they were ashy white, peeling, cracking, bleeding, sore, red, inflamed, the whole nine yards. I tried all of my lotions I hated in my closet and they were burning. Then I tried Kiehl's by recommendation. I am in love. In 2 days with one application per day, my hands returned to normal and they're deliciously smooth! So emollient and I love Eucalyptus in it (the smell is so minimal). I actually enjoy the scent. It is an amazing product, worth the money. GET THIS NOW. The end. :)
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serious Skin Saver If you are looking for a hand cream that actually changes the appearance of your hands, then you've found it. I put this on my hands at night and in the morning my hands look younger, and feel softer. It's definitely a bit pricey for a hand cream, but I have found that with Kiehl's I get what I pay for. Their creme de corps lotion is the very best lotion I have ever used and I really cringed the first time I paid that high price, but it's so worth it. This hand cream is the same. It's not greasy and absorbs quickly. I just LOVE it.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hand cream I am a dental student so I wash my hands all the time before and after each patient which caused my hands to get so dry all the time. I've tried a lot of lotions before and yes, they did smell good but after 5 minutes I needed to re-apply again. With this product, just one application left my hands feeling moisturized for hours. The scent is not the most fragrant thing but it's not horrible. I really love this product and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best ever! Better than L'Occitane, Burt's Bees, & every other brand out there luxury or cheap. I'd definitely recommend it
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My hands are happier for this purchase! I love this product. The lotion works wonders on hands without being greasy or heavy whatsoever, and it is just the right consistency. Constant use does not rub it off. The scent is just perfect -- pleasant but not over-powering, good for either gender (my husband will use this, and he will not use most other lotions i have brought home, thinking they smell too feminine). This product is fantastic. I have a bottle at work on my desk, perfect for the frequent hand-washing in which I engage. Love the faint eucalyptus smell!
Date published: 2011-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This got me through winter! I moved to Chicago last year and had been using a different brand's hand lotion that I was happy with...until winter came. Between the cold weather and washing my hands frequently (premed student) my hands just kept getting drier. This lotion pretty much saved my skin. I use it about twice a day and started noticing a different almost immediately. One tube lasts a while (I still have my first one) and I love the classically medicinal Kiehl's smell.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe the hype! This is the BEST cream I've found for my extremely dry and sensitive hands. It really does everything the description says it does. Non-greasy with no overpowering scent, it absorbs quickly and completely. My hands honestly look and feel healthier since I started using this.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Hand Creme -- Not Great It's exactly as advertised, which is rare these days. If you have dry hands from the winter or just in general, it's a solid emulsifier to make the hands get back to normal. Yes, they do have some suppleness after use of the hand cream, but I've used better ones for about the same value. If you've read any of my reviews, you'd know I'm an ingredient junkie. Despite it having methylparaben as one of its preservatives, there are no bad ingredients. They left out the ingredient "fragrance," which is tremendous because that's the last thing you need for dry hands. It still has a nice aroma due to some essential oils and extracts in the salve. I wish allantoin and shea butter were a bit higher on the ingredients list, but honestly they have good emulsifiers as is. So, I can't complain too much. Lastly, I think it's important to note the lack of greasiness feeling after using a good amount of the product. It absorbs into the skin very well, so less grease and less time waiting for your dry hands to feel better. Overall, as stated in the tittle, it is a very good product. It's not my favorite hand creme for making my hands really, really soft, so that's why it's a 4/5 instead of a 5/5. I would still highly recommend trying it. I would be surprised if you regretted it.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hand cream yet! I wash my hands ALL the time at work and it really takes a toll on my hands. I've bounced around between different hand lotions and creams for years - my most recent was L'Occitane's shea butter cream. Kiehl's Hand Salve has a much lighter and non-greasy texture with a gorgeously fresh scent that I prefer to L'Occitane. I have noticed, however, that it does wash off (as does every hand cream I've ever used) so I end up applying it multiple times in a day. The only improvement I can think of is to package it in a pocket size that I could easily carry around at work.
Date published: 2011-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Moisturizing!! I work at a hospital and constantly hand sanitize or wash my hands. I never used anything scented and always stuck to thick lotions, like Aveeno, to try to moisturize my hands, but I hated the greasy feeling residue those lotions left. A salesperson recommended this hand salve and it CHANGED my world. There is hardly any weird residue after putting it on and my hands stopped feeling dry and cracked. It works so well, after I bought a small travel size, I bought a large one to have at home. Slathering it on before bed does wonders to my cuticles and dry areas like between my thumb and pointer finger.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from MethylPARABEN I have really dry skin and this handcream was perfect for me! The only problem, is not a paraben-free product. Such a shame!, I hope Kiehl's goes the extra mile in the future to make it paraben-free, then I think I will go buy it again.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! This product is the real deal. For years I suffered with dry patches around my knuckles and between my fingers but this product healed this issue. The hand cream truly does what it says it will on the bottle. It creates a "glove" around your hand that seals in moisture for a long time without a greasy feeling. I generally use the product at night and noticed results in two weeks. If you suffer from dry hands, this is the solution for you!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hand salve ever I have extremely dry hands that crack and bleed if I do not use this product. I have tried countless other products and this is the only one that I have found that works. I use this product daily and my hands stay smooth. Love it!
Date published: 2012-10-10
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