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 198.
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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 5 out of 5 by from Really and Truly the Best Hand Lotion Ever!! I have tried every hand lotion I can find and this is the only one that works for me. My hands are so dry and itchy in the winter and this completely soothes them. It's also perfect right now because I am washing my hands so many times during the day. Thank you Kiehl's!
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST. HAND LOTION. EVER. Super hydrating! I always keep a small one in my purse and a big one on my desk for all day hydration. Perfect after washing my hands!
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Every time I use it my hands are very happy. :-)
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Hand Saver Just recently started using this hand cream because of all the hand washing to prevent COVID-19. I quickly bought a 2nd tube to have on hand because it is the most effective cream I have ever used to keep my hands soft and irritation free. It is also fragrance free which makes it great for allergy sufferers. Please keep on making this wonderful product!
Date published: 2020-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HAND SAVER!!!! During winter, I tend to get really dry, chafing skin on my hands. I use high quality lotions/creams/butters to combat but since January 2020 I have had extremely dry, chafing hands. So dry, my skin was cracking & breaking open! ARGH. Now with the current situation (COVID-19) I have been washing EXTRA with no rescue in sight...until I received my tube of this yesterday. This is truly a miracle product, I will always have an extra tube of this from now on and will never use another lotion/cream during winter season again! Thank you so much Kiehl's for your extraordinary products. Please never discontinue! Thank you!
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hand cream ever As a teacher I am constantly washing my hands and this cream really does keep my hands moisturized for hours. I love that it is non greasy.
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from great product worst packaging Love the product - fabulous for my very dry hands but soooo hard to get all of it out of the tube would much prefer large size with pump action. such wasteful packaging.
Date published: 2020-03-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product separated and leaks fluid into purse I usually love this product, but 2 of the 4 Ultimate Strength Hand Salves were COMPLETELY SPOILED AND UNUSABLE when opened. When I unsealed the tube and squeezed it the first time, the cream came out with a gush of fluid in my hand. Gross and weird. I disregarded it and wrote it off as a one time event. I put the product in my bag a few weeks later not thinking about what happened the first/last time I used it, and later found almost everything in my bag (including my purse lining) covered in the same liquid as before. I’m assuming the product went bad somewhere along the line and separated—not okay, not acceptable for a product of this cost, and certainly not what I expect from Kiehls! Note: Although the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve tubes had intact seal, the cleansers and masks I purchased were not sealed and/or never sealed to begin with. I didn’t receive 3 free samples nor did they apply the promotion. PLEASE FIX
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved My Hands! They aren’t kidding when they say “ultimate strength”! I work in the food industry so my hands are constantly in hot water, soap and cleaning chemicals, you name it! I started to develop dry cracks and callous’s that hurt so bad I almost cried a few times. I have tried every drugstore and high end store for hand relief and nothing has ever worked the way this product has! The smell is amazing, the texture is amazing, and it REALLY WORKS. After just a few uses i noticed a MAJOR difference!!! You won’t regret buying this!
Date published: 2020-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Received a sample of this product and I HAVE ORDERED MORE! This is a wonderful product and my hands have NEVER looked and felt better. Kiehl's products, ALL, I love. This Hand Salve is one of the VERY, VERY best EVER.
Date published: 2020-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rarely leave reviews but wow this was a lifesaver! I went on a winter trip to Europe recently and couldn't control the the radiator in our room-share so my skin was super dry. My hands were rough to the point that my husband teased me for having calluses. I made a conscious effort to use this hand salve all the time and by the time we left a week later, my hands were smooth as butter. I was so impressed I promised myself I would buy the full size version when I got back to the states. Note: the big thing is using it consistently. I think that really saved my hands. But also, the hand salve doesn’t smell “pleasant” if that’s something you require in a hand product. It smells almost medicinal. I don’t really care but it might matter to other people.
Date published: 2019-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle in a bottle I had never heard of Kiehl's until last Christmas when one of my students got me this hand salve as a Christmas present. It was the best boughten Christmas present a student has ever given me. I get really dry skin in the winter. My knuckles always crack open and until I found this little miracle in a bottle there was no way to cure my cracked and broken open knuckles until the winter ended. This miracle hand salve cleared up my completely cracked open knuckles in just a few days, and now I use this to prevent my knuckles from splitting open. I would recommend this to anyone who gets dry, rough, or cracked skin.
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rich but not sticky I love this hand cream for winter. I have very dry hand skin, so they really help me a lot from peeling off the skin.
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from seriously the best lotion! Saying this lotion is AMAZING is a true understatement. My hands were dry and cracked, to the point of bleeding due to the rough weather winter along with constant hand washing. I love Kiehls, so I picked this baby up in hopes of relief. All other lotions I had been using didn't really give me much results - but after using the lotion throughout the day, I was seeing nourishing hands again pretty quickly. By the end of the second day my hands were pretty close to back to being normal and moisturized. At the end of the third day, my hand are silky smooth! Get this lotion now! You won't regret it!!! There is a *slight* bit of greasiness at the very beginning while the lotion is being applied, but it's quickly absorbed and goes away. I absolutely HATE any slight bit of residual greasiness with lotion, but this didn't bother me where it went away quickly **I did NOT receive a free sample/trial of this product even though it says I did**
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cold weather friend My husband and I both use the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve especially when the seasons change and our skin gets dry and starts to crack and split (I know, sounds awful!) - but if we faithfully use the cream, we can avoid nasty cracks and having to use Band Aids - plus it just feels great and nourishing. We carry the smaller size tube when we travel on planes (frequently) to replenish dry skin - it is a mood booster when we are tired.
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST HAND CREAM!! I have serve dry skin on the back of my hands. Every winter my skin gets so cracked that it starts to bleed. I have gotten prescribed different creams but nothing has worked like Kiehl's Hand Salve. If you put this on at night, you will wake up and feel the difference. I recommend this product to ANYONE. It works like a dream.
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST stuff EVER As a 2nd grade teacher, I wash my hands all day long and the soap the school provides is super drying. This hand cream is a lifesaver I feel relief the instant I apply. However, it doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy. Best stuff ever I swear !!!!!
Date published: 2019-11-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I now smell like my grandma This hand cream is adequate but it smells like Tiger Balm (that super mentholated salve people use when they have pain or congestion). I had meant to keep it at my desk at work but will instead be only taking it to go skiing, where it is more socially acceptable to smell like my grandma.
Date published: 2019-11-04
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 Use this lotion for very dry hands I live in Colorado so it is very dry. I tried several different lotions because I needed something for sensitive skin as well as a moisturizer. I tend to break out in a rash with certain kinds of lotions (I have never pinned down the ingredients that make me break out). This lotion is great for this dry weather and for my sensitive skin. I have been living in CO for 5 years and have been using this lotion for almost that entire time and will continue to buy it. It's expensive but worth it.
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Winter Hands Absorbent, fragrance-free, moisturizing. It is just what I need now and will work well in warmer seasons. I have been a customer since the original store was the only outlet.
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Packaging Could Be Improved This absorbs very well. No scent. The quality is great. Its packaging needs to be improved. After half way through the tube, it bcomes very strenuous push out the lotion. Compared to a competitor of Kiehl's, their hand cream tube has a much better finish and seamless squeeze of the tube. Kiehl's could beat the competitor if the packaging was improved.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have to have this on me at all times! I'm currently on medication that makes my skin especially dry and prone to rashes. If I use this salve for 24 hours, my rashes and dry spots are gone. The best features are the fresh, barely there smell, the texture (it's not greasy!!!) and the long-lasting effectiveness. I have to have this on me at all times!
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes my diabetic hands feel great. As a diabetic I deal with calluses and dry skin like crazy. This stuff definitely makes my hands feel more comfortable
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Live Without This Magic Stuff! I have been seriously addicted to this best-hand-lotion-ever for years, and even got my product-hating husband to use it for his cracked mitts. It's non-greasy, with a subtle gender-neutral scent, and it really works. I must not be the only one, because almost EVERY time I go to my local Kiehl's store, they are out of stock. Seriously!? I thought this was one of your mainstays, there's no reason not to keep every store stocked always. I am also very disappointed you've discontinued the convenient 1 oz travel/purse size. I'd gladly buy several to stock up, and NO the 2.5 oz isn't a suitable replacement (too big!) Listen to your longtime customers, please...
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This hand Crème works Purchased as a secondary item at the Kiehl’s store and so glad I made the purchase. This hand Crème works and my hands were seriously transformed from enduring the cold winter climate. My hands look younger no longer dry and wrinkled. Will definitely keep this on my list of “must have” ongoing.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich and nourishing This hand cream is just what the doctor ordered to ease dry cracked hands in winter months. Absorbs easily into skin leaving hands feeling smooth and nurtured. The scent of eucalyptus is very soothing. I will dedinitely purchase this product again.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it came in a 1oz size! I love this stuff! It works on my super dry hands without making them feel greasy. I first tried it as a deluxe sample (1 oz. size) and loved it so much I quickly ordered more. I just wish I could purchase the smaller size so I could toss one in my purse. The 2.5 oz is just too big for on the go. Pretty please sell the 1 oz.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favorite. this has saved my hands this winter. i love how quickly it absorbs and there’s no greasy feeling after. it’s my new go to hand cream.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband received Ultimate Hand Salve through a Birchbox Man box one month. I tried it and I really liked it. I’ve kept it in my purse months and it has lasted a long time. Really has come in handy with our brutal Chicago winters. Someone complained about the scent in the reviews here. I love it. In the label it states that is has eucalyptus. The eucalyptus scent is obvious so it may be a hit or miss for some but I really like it since I’m used to eucalyptus products - gives my skin a refreshed feeling. Reason we haven’t gotten a full-size is the price.
Date published: 2018-01-03
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