What is the difference between cream and lotion?

Basically only. Consistency, if active ingredients are same. Different proportion of water and oil make for the difference in consistency.

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What is the difference between hand creams/lotions and face creams? Is there any advise against using hand creams on your face?

We are all suckers. We are constantly manipulated by people who are very skilled at selling. Whatever you like for dry skin can can be used for hands and face both. You may try several products to decide which you prefer. The most expensive of these usually differ only in the aggressive way they are promoted, often by exaggerated claims. Read more...