The consistency is like your average hand cream (medium, kinda like The Body Shop Almond Hand Cream)--not as thick as L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream and not nearly as runny as La Roche Posay Lipikar Xerand. It has a slightly powdery like you'd imagine a typical drugstore body/hand lotion, but isn't too strong.
Yes, you can apply regular sunscreen to your hands, but I struggle as it is remembering to apply a separate sunscreen to my face! Plus with all the hand washing that happens throughout a day, I'd rather have a product that both hydrates and reapplies sunscreen. I'm not aware of many hand creams that offer SPF, and those that do come to mind are in the $15+ range (Clinique, L'Occitane). At about $7 CAD, Jergens BB Hand Cream has both 2-in-1 convenience and a budget-friendly price point.
How many hand creams are in your stash? Do you use sun protection on your hands?
Medicinal ingredients: avobenzone 1.25%, octisalate 5%, octocrylene 1.1%
Non-medicinal ingredients: aqua, propylene glycol, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, tapioca starch, niacinamide, hydrogenated polydecene, petrolatum, dimethicone, ceteareth-20, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, laureth-3, glyceryl dilaurate, methylparaben, betaine, diethylhexyl 2,6-naphthalate, phenoxyethanol, parfum, arginine, sodium hydroxide, PEG-12 dimethicone, carbomer, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium PCA, disodium EDTA, pearl powder, Ananas sativus, Citrus grandis, Citrus medica limonum, pentylene glycol, lecithin, alcohol, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopherol, yellow 5, red 33
Widely available at retailers such as London Drugs: ~$7 CAD / 90 ml