Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream
Great Lotion, Not So Great Smell
The lotion is fantastic; it absorbs quickly and moisturizes well. The only problem is the smell is so strong it makes you ill.
I purchased this for my mother who is a librarian and her hands get dry from touching paper all day. She can't use this lotion at work because of people's perfume allergies.
July 8, 2014
Not for me
The smell is not so bad and the packaging states "improved smell' I agree the smell is fine, but I seemed to react to this product, my skin on my hands went red. My husband tried and his hands were fine, so must be just me. Perhaps if you have sensitive hands or prone to eczema avoid this one. Overall not for me.
April 27, 2012
Updated Version stinks, literally
This used to be the best product ever in terms of how well it worked and the price. If they ever go back to the old version I will definitely buy it again. I had used it for about 4 years. It absorbed so well, the smell was light and made my hands so smooth. I am so disappointed they 'updated' this product to a 'lesser quality' product even if they claim it is more organic. It's probably just cheaper to make.
The new version's smell is ok at first, but is horrible after a few uses. It is way too strong and has a bad after-smell. It leaves behind a greasy residue and doesn't absorb as well. I looked at the ingredients and the old version used to have water, pumpkin seed oil, and licorice extract as the first 3 ingredients. Now it has aloe, pumpkin fruit extract and alcohol as the first 3 ingredients. I think the pumpkin seed oil is why it worked so well, now the alcohol and fruit extract are probably what leave my hands dry.
December 12, 2011
Desert Essence Pumpkin Hand Cream
I read a lot of reviews on this product, here and on other sites, and the one thing that kept coming through loudly was how STRONG the scent was. They were right! I couldn't use this any more after just a few tries because the smell was SO STRONG, LOUD and CLOYING and lasted indefinitely, that it really bothered me. When I put it on before bed, if I woke up in the night I still smelled it (strong!) and in the morning, there it still was! Yuck. Also, when I went to do the weekly sheets wash at the end of the week, I pulled the sheets off the bed and actually caught the smell of that pumpkin cream again! I thought it was a pleasant, nice scent when I smelled it straight from the bottle, but it was simply way too strong and wouldn't go away. Secondarily, it was also GREASY and hard to soak in! Even when using a small amount, it was at least 15-20 minutes before it would sink in and stop feeling greasy, and I can't sit around for that long, not touching anything else, waiting for greasy lotion to sink in. I really thought they ruined the product with way too much fragrance (and they called it 'lightly scented'!) and too many oils. Sorry!
April 20, 2011
Nice light fragrance
I have purchased this product several times and am very satisfied. I have to wash my hand a lot at work and this lotion helps my hands not get dry so quickly. Just be careful if you have cuts on your hands because it will burn a little.
March 4, 2011
This is just the best hand lotion!
February 9, 2011
When I first saw "pumpkin" in this product, I thought twice about buying it. Boy, am I ever glad I decided to go ahead and make this purchase! It has a creamy texture but does not feel greasy. I am senitive to all synthetic fragrances and am not crazy about many natural ones. Desert Essence hits it out of the ballpark with this hand cream: mildly "sweet", like a spicecake! I will definitely be buying this product again. :o)
December 28, 2010
I am nearly finished with my first tube and have only good things to say about this cream. Thick but not greasy and the fragrance is delicate and pleasing. Besides all that it is affordable AND organic.
December 14, 2010
Love the way it felt on thick but not greasy or too thick. The only thing I didn't like was the smell but everyone else did
September 12, 2009
Its all in the name
This product does exactly what it claims. It repairs dry, tight skin. I work in a dental office and the constant hand washing is horrible on my hands. Ever since I started using this product, my hands have felt great. Its does a great job on the cuticles aswell.
August 24, 2009
Really great hand cream but I am not crazy about the smell. It is very strong. I will continue to use the product but only if there is a different scent to choose from.
July 22, 2009
Please please please bring back the old version!
I used to buy this product all the time and would stock up in winter. A few years ago I went to buy more and found the product had changed to Pumpkin spice. The label was different and my stomach sank when I say "New Fragrance" on it. The new smell is not great and smells cheap and overwhelming. It is not fresh and pure smelling like it was before. The ingredients have changed which is why it feels more greasy and doesn't absorb as quickly as before. It used to sink in quickly with no residue and leave the most softest "repaired" skin. I loved loved loved the old version! Please bring it back. I have not bought this product for years since I tried the new formulation, but I keep hoping for the the old version to come back as it was PERFECT! Old version was 10 out of 5 stars...
October 29, 2014
disappointing new fragrance
I loved this product when this was just plain old "pumpkin" hand repair cream. Now that it is "pumpkin spice", it disappoints. The new fragrance is exceedingly strong and not as pleasant as it once was. What used to be a superior product is now sub-par. Unless Desert Essence comes to its senses and returns to the former fragrance, I will turn to other companies for my hand repair cream.
March 27, 2013
What happened to this?
I'm not sure what DE did to the pumpkin hand cream? I tried the tester on at a local co-op and found that it is tan in color now and smells like cheap drugstore lotion. Definitely not the delightful pumpkin-y smell it was before...I'm disappointed a good formula was messed with.
February 13, 2012
Bring back the original version!!
The original version of this hand cream was amazing- the texture and scent were perfect. Was SO disappointed to realize you have changed what was a perfect product :(
December 23, 2011
if it isn't broken
I have been a big fan of the pumpkin hand cream for at least 6 years. The subtle scent and creaminess made it a winner. I am disappointed with the updated NEW fragrance. It borders on perfume-y now. I used to recommend it to everyone. Now, I am not so sure.
October 17, 2011
I keep this lotion in my purse at all times. The smell is amazing (I'd compare it to an orange sunburst candy). My only complaint is that the fragrance doesn't last too long.
August 3, 2011
Love this product!
I use this daily on my hands. It smells wonderful and leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth.
July 2, 2011
Good but not Great
I like the product and the smell, but it still doesn't beat Aveda Hand Relief. My hands get so dry in winter and this isn't as hydrating. Aveda i can apply once before bed and i'm good. This product i have to keep reapplying.
December 29, 2010
I snatched this at the place I work the moment saw it. The smell is amazing (true to its label) and it absorbs well. Great for the holidays/this time of the year.
December 11, 2010
Official hand cream of the Pumpkin Patch
This is probably one of the first things (besides the tea tree oil) of Desert Essence that I've used for the past several years. I run garden centers, and we water all the time, which (believe it or not) can dry out your hands, we get chapped hands, often. We also keep antibacterial gel for customers to wipe their dirty hands off with, and that is drying. (People can get a little "dirty" at the garden centers when picking out their plants.) I've kept this on hand beside the gel cleanser for years now, because of the cheerful packaging, and WONDERFUL aroma! It always gets compliments!I also have it around during "pumpkin patch time" and people, of course, want to wash their dirty hands before they give me their credit card or cash to pay, and I always offer this after the cleanser gel! Folks LOVE that it's a pumpkin hand cream! They love the aroma even more, until they see their soft hands afterwards. It's been a big hit, and the "official cream" at our garden center for several years now, and I will continue to carry it! Thanks for making such wonderful creams, and gluten free as well. (I am a celiac, and it's of concern to me.)
November 23, 2010
BEST SMELL EVER!!!!!!
So I ordered this along with a few other things, I love Pumpkin Spice as a coffee and I find the smell intoxicating so I was super excited to get this. I was not disappointed I LOVE the smell!!!!! I work a dining service here at Michigan State University and one of my jobs is to work and run a dish room so my hands get dry really quickly and this stuff does the trick. My friends are definitely going to get this s a stocking stuffer this year!!!
November 12, 2010
Ultimate Hand Cream
The Pumpkin Hand Repair Cream is wonderful treat for my hands. This product is so moisturizing and healing for hands that are begging for relief. The smell is delicious. i love anything pumpkin and this is the perfect time of year to try an all-around, year round fabulous product. I also love the nourishment and oils this formula delivers to my skin. Love Desert Essence and long time fan of this product!
October 27, 2010
Perfect travel size for your purse. Non-sticky/greasy. Great refreshing scent too.
October 4, 2010
Best Pumkin in the Patch!
I am in love with this hand cream. The way it smells, the way it feels. Even the way it loos make it happy. I actually almost looks forward to cold weather so I can slather this on my skin when the brisk air dries it up. And there's nothing like the wonderful warm, rich smell that it gives me! Not to mention my hands feel wonderful after use! What can I say? I'm in love this it!
October 3, 2010