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09:01 pm - They haven't got no noses, the fallen sons of Eve
Alas, I do.

It's winter, Canada has central heating, my skin is dry. I want something to moisturize my face and my mositurizer of choice, Oil of Olay, is priced just into my definition of 'unnecessary luxury'. So I make do with Nivea, which has pretty much the same ingredients and IIRC was proved by Consumer Reports to actually work. Unlike many other creams hem-hem.

This is the second Nivea product I've bought that has scent: not the comforting familiar childhood Nivea smell, but a rank cheap-perfume one. Sheesh.

However, someone at work said she uses coconut oil on her hands: organic, unrefined, solid white substance, can be used for cooking things in の coconut oil. Bought, tried, dry skin loves it. Does not contain water or alcohol as a main ingredient, unlike yes indeed Olay and Nivea. Also smells just fine-- a faint scent, much subtler than coconut creams.

The only drawback is that I love fats-- I've been known to eat shortening in my time, and butter goes without saying; and, well, I very much want to snack on my hand and foot cream.
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From:incandescens
Date:February 9th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
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Oh dear. I hadn't realised it was that bad. :)

Still, at least you now know why your knitwear smells nice - I wash my hands with Lush soap before knitting.
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From:flemmings
Date:February 9th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
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Not bad, just a nuisance because it limits options for toiletries.

Do you wash before sewing as well? Because the quilts have no discernible smell that I can recall.
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From:incandescens
Date:February 9th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
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I do wash my hands before sewing, but it's possible that the fabric doesn't get handled as thoroughly as the wool does: after all, when I'm knitting, the wool is passing round my fingers as I knit with it, and it might get a higher exposure.

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