Cream of the Crop
Dry hands and rough elbows aren't pretty, and in the days of frequent hand washing for the sake of good health, dry hands are the almost certain outcome. We tested seven lotions on these problem areas, using each for a few days in a row without any other medicated creams, to see which ones hydrate and soothe without leaving a greasy residue — or too big a dent in your wallet. A couple of the creams we tried are scented, but most are fragrance-free. None contains aluminum or formaldehyde, a boon for shoppers who prefer chemical-free products, and only one contains slight amounts of parabens. Here they are, beginning with the cheapest, and concluding with our pick for the best lotion for dry skin.
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