Yes! Nurse Hand Cream : Is it what the doctor (or nurse) ordered to protect your hands?

by Paris B on · 32 comments

in Bath & Body,Cheap and Good?,Natural,Product Reviews


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On October 17, 2013
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Summary:

Hand creams. Not my forte.

That’s what I told The Love Jars when I was offered the Yes! Nurse Hand Cream to try. Next to eye creams, hand creams take second prize for products I should use but don’t. Please tell me I’m not alone!

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But I’ve been trying to be good to my hands (they show your true age you know!) so I’ve been applying a hand cream nightly just before bed. I do have to say that the Yes! Nurse hand cream is pretty nice as far as hand creams go.

This was developed by a former nurse who wanted to develop something to help nurses look after their hands. As nurses, they would be washing their hands a lot in the hospital and that results in dry hands so the Yes! Nurse hand cream claims to not only address this dryness, but to protect. It is the latter quality that I think makes this hand cream special, especially if you wash your hands a lot.

You see, if you read the instructions, you are supposed to apply this hand cream BEFORE you go about your duties. That’s how it protects your hands. By putting on a layer of protection to prevent the skin on your hands from drying out. Then, it goes on to nourish your hands when you apply it through the day. So if you fall into this category then you may like this hand cream.

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The packaging is cute. The cream comes packaged in a cardboard box, with a cute picture on the inside dedicated to the nurses for whom this hand cream was made. The tube itself is similarly sleek, slim and well designed with a flip top cap. It is a 50ml tube but it is so slim, it doesn’t feel that way because it’s so flat. The flip top cap makes dispensing product so much easier, and the slim tube slips into handbags for those of you who tote your hand creams about.

The texture of the cream feels a little thick but it isn’t greasy and it absorbs very easily. This is extremely important for me because I cannot abide hand creams that are sticky or oily. It’s the reason I refused to use any for a long time. There is no or a faint clean scent that doesn’t bug me. It smells almost clinical. Nothing fragrant which makes sense, if it is targeted at nurses who are supposed to use this at work.

If you check out the reviews for Yes! Nurse hand cream, they are glowing. People have said it helps with dry skin on hands, eczema, psoriasis and that it is especially helpful for those who wash their hands a lot. The thing however, is that I don’t belong in any of those categories. I don’t obsessively wash my hands, I don’t have eczema or psoriasis and I don’t carry hand cream in my bag, nor use it in the day. When I had dry skin thanks to some strong detergent I came into contact with, this cream didn’t help me.

The only time I use a hand cream is before bed and and for this sole purpose, I find that the Yes! Nurse hand cream is just ok for me. It’s not a marvel, it’s not a wonder, and my hands don’t feel softer nor look better after nightly use. In fact, I prefer how my hands feel when I use the Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment cream (the hand cream that changed my mind about using them) or the Biotherm Age Delaying Hand Cream. For treatment purposes, the way I use a hand cream, I think those work better for me.

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In a nutshell

The Yes! Nurse hand cream is an affordably priced hand cream that comes in very cute packaging, in the shape of a postage-paid parcel. The reason is because in the UK where it originates, it is despatched this way and is a subscription service. Locally in Malaysia, it is distributed by thelovejars.com. As a fussy hand cream user, I think this one is good because it isn’t oily, greasy or sticky and absorbs quickly. The tube is also slim and flat and very portable. However, as I don’t use hand cream throughout the day and do not have dry skin on my hands, except for times when I come into contact with strong detergents, I don’t find this one particularly helpful for treating my hands. When I had very dry skin after encountering some detergent, this one didn’t help me either. I can’t say I’m sold on this hand cream but if you like something unfragranced and non greasy and something portable, this is a good option.

Pros: Affordable, Portable, Not greasy oily or sticky, Absorbs quickly, Not fragranced

Cons: Did not help me when I had dry peeling skin on my hands after contact with detergent

Who will like this: Anyone who uses hand cream daily and often, Anyone who washes their hands a lot as this claims to protect hands from repeated washing as well

Yes! Nurse hand cream is supposed to be natural so here is the ingredient list for anyone interested.

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I’ve been using this one for a month or so now, and as I said, it’s not bad as far as hand creams for regular use goes. I cannot vouch for it’s protective qualities. As I use a hand cream purely for treatment purposes and only once a day, this doesn’t quite cut it for me so I will be going back to my Clarins one after the Biotherm one is finished. My hands just feel (and look) better when I use them icon smile Yes! Nurse Hand Cream : Is it what the doctor (or nurse) ordered to protect your hands?

Have you tried this hand cream? Do you use hand creams daily or repeatedly in the day?

I don’t. Hand creams are like lipbalms for me. Once a day is enough for me. Never got the hang of it but now I keep a tube by my bedside so I treat my hands before bed.

UPDATE: If you buy this Yes! Nurse hand cream at The Love Jars use the code “heartparisb” to get 20% off your purchase! Until 28 October 2013 only.

Paris B

Yes! Nurse hand cream Price: RM29.90 / £5.49 Availability: The Love Jars (website) or Yes! Nurse website

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xin
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October 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

the box is so so cute! i have a variety of handcreams at work desk in line so i am reminded to reapply them, and i think i need to stock a foot cream in the office! no thanks to the dry aircon, my feet often feels dry and somehow hand creams just don’t make the cut.
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Ting October 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Xin, my brain doesn’t work if my feet are not nourished… strange right? :p You should TOTALLY have a separate foot cream. :)

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Ting October 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Oh sorry! I just remembered this foot cream which I kept repurchasing. It’s from Neutrogena. It does not have fragrance and it’s quite rich. You use only a tiny dot. I was using it before bed time and my feet were so soft and smooth. Now I cannot find it here. :( I think Watson’s in malaysia have some?

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Is that the Neutrogena Norwegian thing? I bought a tube once when I had contact dermatitis (without realising I am in fact allergic to detergent – what an excuse to not wash up eh? :P ) but it didn’t work for me. I will give it a go again. Soft and Smooth feet are nothing but a dream for me :P

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Ting October 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

Yes the Norwegian thing!!!! I don’t know if it works as a cure for dermatitis… you are better off with some special treatment for that. When I used it back in the UK, it was always freezing cold so I had cotton socks on when I sleep. I guess the socks had helped the foot cream worked better. I never have any problem with cracked or dry feet then. It’s only when come back to tropical country I hardly wear socks and am bare feet around the house that I have more problems. But since then I have learnt to wear a comfy sandals in the house so no more cracked feet (ouch, by the way).

Currently I am trying the foot & cuticle cream from Scholl. I figure that they are expert in foot care, so the cream must be all right? Just started using less than a week so I don’t know how good it is yet.

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm

HAHAHA You’re so funny – if you had my feet, your brain would be in perpetual shutdown mode all the time :P Will take a look at your foot cream rec.

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Ting October 22, 2013 at 10:16 am

Before major work (e.g. start a proposal / report), I have to clean out my desk (it’s usually messy), make sure my hands and feet are nicely moisturised, and then only brain cells start to fire up. After some help from caffeine of course. hhahahaha.. I’m sure it’s a psychological thing. But it has been this way for a long, long time… :p

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Paris B
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October 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

That’s good practise! My desk always look like a bomb hit. In fact, so does my house unless I make conscious effort to do something about it. But it does help clear the mind, so there’s some truth to it there

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Now that you mention it, my feet are terribly dry too! Sometimes, they get all peely (gross imagery I know) yet I barely take care of how my feet look, because I wear pumps all the time LOL Horrible me :P

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Robert c. October 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Ahhhh , cute packaging and sleek designed bottle !! One of the many weaknesses that lures me to roll out of bed and get the product .

To tell you the truth, I rarely used hand creams as I find it usually makes my hands very slippery , as in , I can’t hold stuff firmly for a certain period of time until the cream really “sets in” . Which is , in my perspective , very uncomfortable .

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Ah Robert if you hate greasy hand creams then this might be for you. It absorbs very quickly and leaves absolutely no residue. Useful for nurses, I’m sure who have to handle all sorts of delicate things! ;)

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Robert c. October 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Thanks for the reply Paris ~ and alright I’ma try this handcream out and hopefully I’ll love it haha .

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jk October 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Ooo.. something affordable! Will definitely try this out. I am totally hooked on hand creams – which I apply religiously every night. It’s the last thing I do after switching off the lights and all, before I plonk my head on my pillow.
I tend not to use hand creams in the day to avoid the rick of me having things slide out of my hands or leave a grease mark of sort on paper..

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Yes, very affordable :) If you want to use one in the day then this one isn’t bad because once it absorbs you don’t leave any marks nor does it feel oily. In the evening, I like something that sinks in quickly because I read before bed and I hate getting marks on my books. Yes, like you I go for paperbacks too. I’m not much of an electronic reader, as for me nothing beats the feeling of holding and reading an old-fashioned paperback :)

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Ting October 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Hand cream is totally my forte. I can live without lip balm but not a hand cream. I keep 2 in my bag, 1 in the car, a few beside my bed, one or two scattering around the house… hahaha! I am a crazy cream person. My cousin calls me the queen of cream. :p

Having said that, this Yes! Nurse cream is definitely going to be in my house or bag soon. The background story is so interesting and packaging so cute! I already have ideas to give it to some nurses (relatives) as a gift… heeeheee How apt right? :)

Oh yeah. I have my personal standard of judging the cream (totally non scientific). If a cream makes my palms sweat as soon as I apply it, it’s not a good one for me. If it dries very fast (i remember Body Shop’s moroccan rose hand cream, packaged like Loccitaine’s shea butter tube in shiny aluminium) it’s not good either. The clarins one you mentioned sound very interesting also… hohoho

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

All hail the Queen of hand cream! :D I don’t know. I think I started off on the wrong foot er… hand with hand creams. Now I have a phobia of meeting greasy ones :P I hope Yes! Nurse will work for you (it sounds like it fits your criteria – no sweaty hands and dries quickly!) and you’re so right. It makes lovely gifts for friends and family who are nurses simply because of the name and why it was created!

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Brianna October 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Since I am about to begin my first nursing job in a few weeks, I must have this cream! Hopefully it really does protect from excessive handwashing! The real test is if it can protect from alcohol based hand sanitizer. Eek!

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Congratulations Brianna! I think doing the job of a nurse is a very noble one. I know I couldn’t do it so hats off to you! Oh and I do hope the hand cream helps protect your hands too :)

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Rin October 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi Paris~ I use hand cream daily. Sometimes repeatedly in the day. I wash my hands frequently too and I guess I am just worried that my hands will be drier and because age is catching up, I am worried wrinkles will have permanent resident status on my hands. Hehe. But… I am picky when I buy because I do not like oily and sticky hand creams. One of my all time fave is Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy.

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Hi Rin, how hardworking! You must have lovely soft hands :) You know, if you like C&E Hand Therapy (which I find very good but a bit oily) then you may like the Yes! Nurse one because it’s totally not oily when compared to C&E!

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Mari Ohira October 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

I cannot live without hand creams anymore! My hands are very dry since I wash them a bit too frequently – and use alcohol in gel. I have used all kinds of hand creams, and have one at work, another at home and yet another inside my bag.

I liked Clarins’s cream as well, but it was a bit expensive and the effects didn’t last long. The best hand cream I found is from Vaseline – it is inexpensive, light and easily absorbed and it has no perfume at all, which is a big plus for me. ;)

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Another Queen of Hand Cream! You and Ting can vie for the title hehe… ;) Ooh an unscented hand cream from Vaseline? I will take a look. I prefer my hand creams to be unscented and dry quickly so I can read my books at night.

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S. Drama&Makeup October 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

The packaging is really cute! I have to say I rarely remember to wear handcream, I know I should use it more.
I usually use it during the winter -I can’t really afford to skip it then, my hands get insanely dry- and I usually apply it just before going to sleep.

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Paris B
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October 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Good point about winter. When I visit colder climates, I am more diligent with hand cream and lip balm too but when I’m back here I let it all hang loose haha!

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Sam Still Reading
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October 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I’m like you Paris, I only apply at night and put gloves on later. My hands get really dry from the alcohol based hand sanitiser at work – same problem that the nurses have. I might just check it out…the work ones we get are awfully greasy and ages to sink in. Would love something to try during the day!

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Paris B
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October 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

Not sure if this is sold in Australia, but it’s definitely worth trying. I don’t know if it really does help to protect hands before washing etc but hey, that’s what they claim! It’s not bad as far as texture goes. Not oily or greasy which is important for me, since I don’t want to mark my books!

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Marina(Makeup4all) October 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I use hand creams all the time (and, yes, carry one around with me, always!), and was very curious about this one! Want to try it myself soon. Btw, you may like Elemis hand cream, it’s one of the best, I absolutely adore it.
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Paris B
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October 23, 2013 at 10:37 am

I think you might like this one Marina – the packaging is uber portable! :) Thanks for the Elemis rec. I think I’ve tried the Pro-Collagen hand cream once many years ago and you’re right. It is nice! Then again, a lot of Elemis products are ;)

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Michelle Beh October 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

I have never hear this brand before. Good to know about this hand cream which make me keen to try on it as I do wash my hands a lot everyday and my hands do feel dry usually. And it’s good to know that Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream work for you. It works for me too!

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Paris B
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November 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I love the Clarins one – my hands do feel the difference but it’s so pricey isn’t it! Ouch!

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ainil October 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm

this does feel a bit greasy to me so i use it at night and i really love how soft my hands feel when i wake up

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Paris B
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November 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I use my hand creams at night too. Best time I think, coz I’m not fidgeting with things and leaving greasy marks everywhere :)

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