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SKIN & LAB Cleaning Hands Lotion Collection Review

One of the many reasons I love being a Korean beauty blogger is the abundance of new and exciting things to write about. I don’t just mean new brands and products, but entire new categories that didn’t exist before. Have you ever heard of a cleaning hand lotion? Me neither.


The Skin & Lab Cleaning Hands Lotion Collection was gifted to me in a special edition of By Sophie Box (you can watch the unboxing on my IGTV). It’s a set of six 30ml / 1.01 fl oz lotions with different scents.

The base is shea and mango butters with aloe vera. The innovative part comes from naturally antiseptic ingredients (witch hazel, essential oils) and benzalkonium chloride (used commercially since 1935). “Benzalkonium chlorides (BACs) are chemicals with widespread applications due to their broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties against bacteria, fungi, and viruses” source.


I’ve only seen them available at Costco online. Hopefully, more retailers start to carry these creams.


The set includes these varieties:

  • Gorgeous Garden

  • Oriental Herb

  • Clean Soap

  • Amber Vanilla

  • Morning Rose

  • Rose Wood (my favorite)


The brand doesn’t make any claims about this being an alternative to hand sanitizer, but I hope they will be able to in the future. This being a new product, I would guess that Skin & Lab does not have enough testing / permissions yet to make those claims.

My impressions

These little hand creams are great. The tubes are large enough to provide many applications, but still small enough to easily fit into the most compact purse (or coat pocket).


The texture is rich and creamy, but not greasy or sticky. The creams absorb quickly and make my hands very soft. I hope this can replace hand sanitizer! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? For now, it makes a great addition to the traditional (and harsh) sanitizing methods.


I love that the set comes with multiple tubes. I keep one at work and one in my purse. Once opened, the tubes are good for 12 months, so plenty of time to use up all six. Or, if feeling generous, you could gift some to friends.

The scents aren’t overwhelming, but definitely noticeable. If you like to be able to smell the product for some time after application, this is for you.


A word of caution - if you have extremely chapped skin, wait until it heals to enjoy these. When I first tried Gorgeous Garden, my hands were cracked and very sore. The next day, I had a rash on the spot where I used the cream. Being the thorough person that I am, I opened another scent, and applied Gorgeous Garden on the inside of one elbow and the new scent (Rose Wood) on the inside of the other. The skin there is sensitive, but not chapped or broken. I had no reaction (observed over two days). Then, once my hands healed, I used the creams many times with no issues. I have also tested them on my husband, whose hands are extremely dry (but not chapped), and he had no reaction either. A quick search of benzalkonium chlorides reveals that they can be irritating.


I am reserving these creams for use when out and about in our oh so germy world. At home, I’m using products without the cleansing ingredients.


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These products were gifted to me. This is not a sponsored review.

Skin & Lab Cleaning Hands Lotion Ingredients:

Cleaning Hands Lotion - Gorgeous Garden

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzalkonium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Limonene, Linalool

Cleaning Hands Lotion - Oriental Herb

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzalkonium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Propanediol, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Limonene

Cleaning Hands Lotion – Clean Soap

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzalkonium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

Cleaning Hands Lotion – Amber Vanilla

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzalkonium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Cholesterol, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

Cleaning Hands Lotion – Morning Rose

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzalkonium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate

Cleaning Hands Lotion – Rose Wood

Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, 1,2-Hexanediol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzalkonium Chloride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Phytate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum)


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