You may remember that last month I recommended some of my fave drugstore hand creams that do a great job at keeping dry, dehydrated and flakey skin at bay. And best of all, they are (for the most part) extremely affordable for the amount of product. Ever wondered if more expensive creams do that much more for your skin? Well I certainly have. Cue the new Glossier hand cream, which debuted on the market just a few weeks ago after the brand donated their first 10,000 tubes to healthcare and frontline workers.
I was lucky enough to be gifted this product soon after the launch, and I’ve been diligently using it since my hands are in need of some TLC. Let’s talk now about the price/product deets, some pro’s and con’s, and whether I recommend you snatch or skip it during your next online shopping trip.
THE DEETS ON THE NEW GLOSSIER HAND CREAM
- 50 mL / 1.7 oz. for $18.00
What it is: Supercharged moisture in a palm-sized pod with sleek curves and 360º squeeze.
Why it’s special:
- Fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich moisturizers (like Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Coconut Fruit Extract) nourish without a greasy feel
- Uses a “Second Skin” Matrix to hold moisture in and keep skin-stressors out
- An ergonomic pack designed for on-the-go application, with a click-to-close cap to secure against spills in the bottom of your bag (or anywhere else)
- A Glossier You scent reimagined for the hands—it wears closer, with an emphasis on the fresh, clean notes
Good to know: dermatologist-tested, cruelty-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, GMO-free, suitable for all skin types
THE PACKAGING / PORTABILITY
Glossier nailed it here without a doubt. The very top is hard plastic that pops up to reveal a red nipple (sorry, I don’t know how else to describe it!) that dispenses the product. The bottom two-thirds has a squeezable rubber texture. It’s all very easy to use and is absolutely perfect for its purpose (i.e. using on-the-go).
THE TEXTURE / THICKNESS
This is another win for me. It’s very thin-textured and sinks into the skin almost on contact, leaving behind absolutely no greasiness or tackiness.
This cream leaves your skin feeling smooth and hydrated for quite a few hours after application.
On the whole Glossier is at the sweet mid-market level with their prices, between drugstore and more luxury items. Eighteen dollars doesn’t seem particularly expensive but you’re only getting 50 mL / 1.7 oz. of product here. Compare that quickly to the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – you get 7 times the amount of product for less than half the price of the new Glossier hand cream. That’s quite the difference! (And I should clarify, the Aveeno is just as hydrating too.)
IT’S NOT REFILLABLE
However much I like the sleek packaging, I’m disappointed that it’s not refillable. Especially considering you get such little product! I know I’m going to be sad to part with this tube when it’s empty, but why would I keep it around if I can’t use it? You see the dilemma. It also just seems like such a waste of plastic, cool design, etc, etc.
SNATCH OR SKIP??
SKIP! While I do think the new Glossier hand cream is lovey and hydrating, let’s be honest here all your money is going towards the packaging and the brand name. You can certainly find something just as nourishing and cheaper with just a simple Google search or a walk down the aisles of your local drugstore. There are plenty of other Glossier products you should snatch up quickly (i.e. the Stretch Concealer, or the Cloud Paints). This simply isn’t one of them.
Have you tried the Glossier Hand Cream? What is your favorite hand cream? I’d love to know!
xo, and be well, Erica