Keep the good stuff in

Every winter, I have to prepare myself for the worst skin. I suffer from dry, cracked hands and what my husband refers to as "alligator feet". The chapped hands are the worst though. I wash my hands quite a bit during the day, especially with a toddler running around the house. I'm a freak of nature, I always want to make sure my hands are clean. The results of my squeaky clean hands (and lack of fluid intake) is severe dryness. I generally swear by Avon's Moisture Therapy Intensive Hand Cream but I just ran out. Luckily, I just received Gloves in a Bottle. You may have heard of this product recently around the blogosphere, as many have blogged about it. So far, the skin protector has been working really well.

I can tell it lasts for hours because I generally put it on before bed and when I wake up and wash my hands, I can still feel it protecting.

It's a silky lotion, not super thick. After it is massaged into your skin, the area feels smooth. Not necessarily greasy, but you can definitely tell that you have lotion on. I don't really mind this but some people might. After a few minutes or so, that lotiony feeling goes away but your skin is still protected.

Overall, I really like the product. A little goes a long way, so this 8 fl. oz. bottle should last me throughout the chapping season. For me, the true test will be in the dead of winter, which is fast approaching.

You can purchase Gloves in a Bottle by the bottle in the 8 fl. oz. size (retail $12.95). The product also comes in a smaller, more travel-friendly size, 2 fl. oz. I only see prices per 1/2 case or more for the smaller size, so I'm not sure if you can actually order the smaller size per the bottle. Seems like the company gears this product more toward people or businesses who would like to order in bigger quantities.

Gloves in a Bottle can also be found in select pharmacies around the world.