Gardeners' Barrier Cream

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good barrier cream? Thanks.

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  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 690

    Garden gear do a hand barrier cream that is supposed to be good, my friend uses it, I believe swarfega also do a barrier cream too. 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,273

    YES, SWARFEGA DO DO A BARRIER CREAM.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Swarfega-Protect-Pre-work-Cream-Cartridge/dp/B006K9MSNC/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

    I KNOW SOMEONE WHO SWEARS BY IT. I AM UNFORTUNATELY TOO DISORGANISED TO REMEMBER TO USE IT MYSELF.image

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  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    the body shop do a "hemp" cream, excellent for preventing chapped,cracked hands, i used to use it a lot when i worked all day with horses....my husband who is a reed thatcher uses e45 on his hands, especially at night on the splits in his fingers, it soaks in overnight ?

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,923

    The hemp cream is excellent - although I don't care for the smell much.

    Olive oil is pretty good but is quite oily (no surprise there). 

    Experience has taught me that the best barrier is prevention - namely gloves... but I always seem to remember this after it's too late! 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Yes aunty rach i forgot to mention the smell of the hemp one ?

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,923

    It's a shame about the smell. Maybe it's like when medicines taste awful but do you good? 

    I usually have several hand creams on the go - it's my Holy Grail to find one that is very effective, not too greasy plus smells amazing (and not cocoa butter - yuk!) ...

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Not a barrier cream, but amazing for hubbie and I after heavy building or gardening work: O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream. It's priced higher than most hand creams but on our xmas list.

    As it does the job - you notice the difference in less than a week - and doesn't sting on overworked hands. Also no smell.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 6,777

    Hello , I do wear gloves in garden & allotment but some jobs you need to use your hands image

    Do use hand cream as well image

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