Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For extrasoft hands, lather on C.O. Bigelow Dr. Hiosous Quince Hand Lotion, then put on a pair of gloves to seal in moisture.


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When temperatures dip, our hands get cracked and chapped faster than you can say “ho, ho, ho.” That’s because low humidity and harsh cleansers wreak havoc on skin’s protective barrier and lead to extreme dryness. This balmy cleanser from our favorite apothecary seals in moisture so hands are left soft and supple—never tight or dry.

How it Works

You won’t find any harsh detergents or disinfectants in this creamy cleanser. Instead, natural antiseptics like peppermint are mixed with jojoba and aloe vera oils to hydrate skin while you cleanse.

How to Use

Scoop up a dollop of this balmy cleanser and massage onto hands (it liquefies upon contact with skin), paying close attention to any cracked areas and cuticles. Rinse off under lukewarm water.

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Petrolatum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Paraffin, Ceresin , Oleth-20, Jojoba Esters, Oleth-10, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba)Seed Oil, Tocpherol (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Metha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Bisabolol, Isopropyl-paraben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews


I grew up in the "Bigelow" neighborhood. Spoiled! Seeing their products took me "home." This product is brilliant! I started using it after a LONG winter of drying antibacterial hand soaps. This was emollient..a hand treat! With a clean, menthol scent. Best soothing hand cleaner . Will be re-ordering this.

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It hasn't fixed my dry, chapped skin, but it feels soothing and it does help. I have had a tub by my sink for a year and haven't finished it, granted I don't use it every day...but is value for money and I buy it for friends.

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The best!

This is the best, best, best thing ever, especially in winter! It is super gentle and doesn't leave hands oily, just softly moisturized, and CLEAN! I am tempted to buy a jar for work to take to the restroom, because the soap there wrecks my hands. I wish there was a small size to throw in my purse too!

Also, a tip- it helps to blot hands dry, rather than wiping, to hang onto all that moisture.

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