Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Hand Cream – Review

Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Hand Cream – Review

Monday, April 08, 2013 Sara Hassan , 10 Comments

Ultimate Shield Hand Cream claims to offer glove-like defense for severely dry hands. Does it live up to that? Read more to find out!

Ultimate Shield Hand Cream
This Hand Cream makes hands feel noticeably softer and smoother. It forms a defensive shield that lasts through hand washing. Contains Cationic Conditioning Technology with Natural Moisturization Factor to help prevent moisture loss. Non-greasy.

  • 24 hour moisture
  • Glove like defense for severely dry hands
  • Instantly hands feel noticeably softer and smoother
  • Forms defensive shield that lasts through washing
  • Contains Cationic Conditioning Technology with Natural Moisturization Factor to help prevent moisture loss
  • Non-greasy
Application Tips: Apply daily. Re-apply as needed.
Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Hand Cream
My thoughts
I get dry skin issues in the winter months but doing dishes particularly in this season takes its toll on my hands so a hand cream is a must-have for me to battle dry flaky skin. Now that summer is here, my hands don’t feel dry so I prefer lotions or light moisturizers just to keep them hydrated. This product promises to shield severely dry hands by providing a glove like defense so if you’re someone who has chapped hands all year round or who has to wash hands frequently all day, this product might just be a life saver! Since I got to try in summer, I can’t judge how well it would perform in harsh winter but it does seem to retain moisture even after I wash my hands which tells that it really works. 

The cream doesn’t have a thick consistency but isn’t fluid-y like a lotion either; it’s somewhat in between. When applied, you can instantly detect a refreshing citrusy scent that lingers for a while. Since it’s an intensive moisture treatment, it takes a couple of minutes to sink into the skin but it doesn’t absorb completely. I can see that it forms some sort of an invisible layer that gives a nice glow to my hands. I do think it can leave your hands feeling greasy and slippery if you apply too much of it so use just a pea-sized amount. As previously mentioned, it seems to hold up well to hand washing so it doesn’t need to be reapplied very often which is a good point. It keeps my hands soft, smooth and moisturized for a long time. I’m also pleased with the packaging; I like how neat and vibrant it looks. It comes in a flip-cap tube which makes it convenient to control the amount dispensed plus it’s hygienic as well.

All in all, this product seems to be a treat for dry winter-weary hands. Owing to the intense moisture it provides, I can safely say that it will comfort your scaly hands in no time. I’d definitely continue using it in winter.

You might like it if…
  • You have very dry chapped hands
  • You use it in winter
  • You expect a light-weight feel
  • You expect it to hold up well to hand washing
  • You're happy with the packaging
You might not like it if…
  • It feels heavy in summer/you use too much and it feels greasy
  • You aren't fond of citrus scent
My rating

Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Hand Cream retails for around $5.49-7.99. You can purchase it online from  Wallgreens, Target and

What do you think about this hand cream? Have you tried it yet?

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  1. Omg!!!! This sounds amazing <3 Thanks for sharing doll <3 xxx

  2. Thanks for a detailed review :)

  3. I think I tried this one! Great review! :)

  4. wow a 4.5 for a hand cream.It must be great.Seems like i have to buy this one since it doesn't have to be reapplied often which is a blessing for mummy ji like me who has to wash her babies atleast 20 times a day.Thankyou for the review sara.

  5. Can I buy this from any super store across Karachi?

    1. I'm afraid, it's not available in stores here as yet.

  6. Thanks for the review! I found this recently on clearance at Walgreens so it was hard resist. I'm glad I bought and wish I had discovered it sooner. I put it on in the morning, just once, and went about my day, the following morning my hands still felt soft and moisturized and my cuticles were no longer thick or peely. I was kinda shocked by how well this worked with only application! I've been using it now for a few days and my hands feel completely transformed. I must go get back ups!

  7. I have previous version of this cream and it has been my love for last 6 years. Sally truly rocks when it comes to mani n pedi.

  8. This looks great! I love a good hand cream for winter


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