It’s not something I talk about very often (or ever), and it’s definitely not something I would’ve ever posted pictures of here on the blog, but over the past five years or so, I’ve developed a serious case of eczema on my fingertips.
It flares up and then dies down depending on the weather, exposure to water, chemicals, etc., but it’s always there in varying degrees. I’ve tried everything and absolutely nothing worked. And I mean nothing! I’d just about given up, until I started hearing about this hard lotion from some of the blogs I follow.
After a little research, I figured what the heck, and decided to contact the owner/creator, Renee, who so graciously sent me a wonderful gift pack of her Bee Silk recipe. I wasn’t expecting much, and even Renee told me not to expect a cure, but at that point, I was willing to try anything.
Long story short: MadeOn hard lotion has changed my life!
MadeOn Hard Lotion Skin Care Products
MadeOn hard lotion is just that: a hard lotion bar. It’s solid at room temperature and melts as it comes into contact with your skin, coating it with a silky soft, nourishing layer of shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax. That’s it! Just 3 simple, natural ingredients.
Why “hard” lotion?
Well, according to Renee,
Hard lotion is better because it uses beeswax to leave a gentle, protective coating on the skin. The beeswax works to seal in the ingredients for longer-lasting absorption. No water necessary.
And who is it good for?
Hard lotion is for those with cracked skin, split heels, alligator legs or rough elbows who have been frustrated with the lack of effectiveness of off-the-shelf lotions. It’s also for those who are concerned about the excessive use of steroids to control their skin problems and are looking for natural relief. It’s for both men and women who appreciate applying lotion that doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or sticky.
Check out the video below to hear Renee explain exactly what the hard lotion is, how to use it, and why it’s the best!
MadeOn Hard Lotion Review
Renee sent me 3 products from her Bee Silk line to review: a family sized lotion bar, a travel sized lotion bar, and a lip balm. As soon as the package arrived in the mail, I snapped a few photos and dove right in!
I tried the lotion right away and immediately, I felt the difference between hard lotion and the creamy lotion you find at the store. It does take some getting used to as you figure out your routine, but it’s so worth it! I used it regularly throughout the day, and especially after I washed my hands, since water and soap are the biggest enemies for my dry, cracked fingertips.
After 2 days, I already noticed a difference. My husband used it as well, on a stubborn dry spot on one of his knuckles, and for someone who rarely gets enthusiastic about things like this, he kept raving about how well it was working for him! In one word, he described it as “healing,” and I totally agree.
After about a week of regular use, the texture of my skin had drastically changed, and for the first time since developing this skin condition, I felt like I actually had some hope for my dry, cracked fingertips. I was so pleased with how well it was working, I wanted to post my review right then and there, after just one week of use! And nearly a month later, this stuff is still working. As I told Renee (in one of my many, many emails to her!),
After about a month of using the lotion, my fingertips are all smooth, with no flakey, scratchy nastiness LOL. I can actually pat my toddler’s head and face without feeling like I’m scratching his skin with my fingertips – I am beyond happy with your lotion!
Alright, alright, enough with all the talking – where are the pictures already? I wouldn’t normally publicly share pictures of my hands for the whole world to see, but this lotion is so healing and nourishing, I’ve decided to share some before/after shots with you. The before shot was from a few months ago and shows just how bad my fingertips would get. The after shot was taken just this morning, and the difference is unbelievable!
I also tried the lip balm a few times and loved it! We’ve been visiting family in (hot and wet) Florida for the past few weeks, so I haven’t really had a need for it. But I do get dry, chapped lips in the winter, so when we get back to Toronto next month, I know I’ll be slathering that lip balm on all winter long!
How to Buy MadeOn Hard Lotion
The MadeOn skin care line is more than just hard lotion and lip balm – Renee also makes hair butter, diaper rash cream, insect repellant, and even a junior line for more delicate skin. She also has a couple of eBooks each with 5 different recipes for making your own products at home.
Don’t know how (or can’t be bothered) to source your own ingredients? Renee even sells a very affordable DIY kit complete with enough ingredients to make 12 ounces worth of lotion and 4 lip balms – right at home! Talk about “simple, natural, and homemade!”
You can purchase these products and more, by visiting her website here: MadeOn Skin Care