I work with my hands in water often and as a result my hands were always dry and cracked. I tried everything with little success. One day I was moisturizing a wood bowl I have with a product called B's Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver, from a company called the Holland Bowl Mill.
This beeswax based product felt very soothing to my hands, so I tried it as a hand moisturizer. In two weeks the dried cracked skin on my hands was healed.
I have suggested its use to others all with the same great results. I even contacted the company and they have said that they get many letters telling them about the healing properties of their B's Oil product.