Why are our hands always dry? Dry skin on your hands is caused by many factors: (1) The weather, (2) constantly washing your hands, (3) using anti-bacterial soap, (4) handling paper -which we all do! (5) environmental irritants and (6) underlying medical conditions. We've done a lot of research and found that the most effective and long lasting ingredient to help severely dry skin is shea butter. This unbelievable balm has 15% shea butter, that is almost unheard of in a cream. It also contains added calcium. Recent studies have shown that calcium has as positive of an effect on your skin as it does on your bones - it strengthens as well as fortifies your skin. Our balm will take just a few extra minutes to completely dry" on your skin. Give it that time! You will see that it creates a layer of "silk" on your skin that will last for hours (even after you wash your hands).