With over 25 years in the beauty business producing hand and body care products, it is no wonder O’Keeffe can confidently offer a money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the results (*see O’Keeffe’s website for details)
Pharmacist Tara O’Keeffe, in an effort to help her Dad, Bill with his dry, cracked hands brought home ingredients from the pharmacy and made what is now Working Hands, in her own kitchen a quarter of a decade ago.
Bill was a rancher, and he was diabetic. He had pretty bad hands that would crack and split and Tara couldn’t find anything that would work for him.
Little by little, word got out, and people started asking for this exceptional product and buying it. Fast forward to today, and O’Keeffe’s has a loyal following of not just people who work outdoors, but also nurses, teachers, mechanics, diabetics, and people with skin conditions such as Eczema.
Dry hand, skin and lips may be caused by numerous issues, which could include the following:
Cold weather. In the winter, low humidity and temperature can dry out your skin. Indoor heating also decreases the humidity in your home.
Chemical irritants. Many products like soap, hand sanitisers, washing up liquid can contain harsh chemicals. These substances can damage your skin’s barrier and cause dryness.
Hot water. The hot water from showers or washing dishes can reduce your skin’s moisture.
Medication. Dryness may be a side effect of some drugs or topical ointments.
Excess moisture. When your skin is constantly exposed to moisture, it can actually cause your skin to become irritated and dry out. This can happen to your feet after wearing sweaty socks for too long. This is because water can be an irritant to the skin.
Diabetic. Cracked heels are a common complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The condition can lead to diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage due to diabetes. In diabetic neuropathy, your nerves can’t properly control the skin’s moisture. This can lead to dryness and cracking, especially on the feet.
Once the skin’s natural barrier is damaged, causing dry, cracked skin it is important to keep your skin well hydrated to overcome these issues.
O’Keeffe’s products are specially formulated to create a protective barrier on the skin’s surface that locks in moisture and consequently, keeps your skin hydrated.
Women Talking tried a number of the products in the range, all with positive results.
Working Hands Hand Cream – ideal for extremely dry, cracked skin. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream is a moisturizer that heals, relieves, and repairs extremely dry, cracked hands.