I’ve noticed how my hands have developed dry patches and often peel in the past few weeks. Something I’ve never really experienced until late. Apparently, frequent handwashing with soap and water depletes your skin of moisture and often leads to dry and rough-looking hands—even sanitizing with alcohol can lead to dryness.
While keeping our hands clean is the new norm, we shouldn’t forget to give our hands the TLC they deserve. Also, your hands are obvious indicators of your age, and leaving them dry and dehydrated might make them look older than you actually are!
So if you’re in-need of a fix, here are 10 hand creams that work wonders on tired skin and will leave your hands smelling and feeling good, too!
P.S. Did we mention that you can shop for all of these now?
1. Human Nature Natural Hand & Foot Salve
Infused with sunflower and avocado oil to rejuvenate tired hands, this salve packs a punch when it comes to moisturizing. Other ingredients include coconut oil and aloe vera, that help soothe and heal even cracked skin.
HUMAN NATURE Natural Hand & Foot Salve in Zesty Pomelo, P149, humanheartnature.com
2. The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream
This will literally leave your hands smelling delicious! If you’re a fan of strawberry ice cream or sherbet, then you’ll love this cream’s scent! It also leaves your skin with a non-sticky feeling, which is great for the summer!
THE BODY SHOP Strawberry Hand Cream, P250, Laz Mall
3. L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream
This cult classic and best seller from L’Occitane is a must. This hardworking mix of shea butter, honey and coconut oil amongst other ingredients will leave your hands feeling pampered after every use. The formula is also very potent and you only need a little every time you apply.
L'OCCITANE She Butter Hand Cream, P600, Rustan's
4. Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream
A fan of honey-scented products? This hand cream from Neal’s Yard Remedies might be your new fave. Made from organic honey and infused with a zesty orange scent, this will leave your palms soft and fragrant after every squeeze.
NEAL'S YARD REMEDIES Bee Lovely Hand Cream, P850, Rustan's
5. Nature Republic Hand & Nature Cotton Baby Hand Cream
If you love the smell of baby powder or baby cologne, then add this to your cart. This shea butter-based cream will remind you of the scent of fresh linen sheets on a summer day while keeping your hands feeling smooth and soft minus a sticky residue.
NATURE REPUBLIC Hand & Nature Cotton Baby Hand Cream, P345, Laz Mall
6. Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream
Be warned, this jar contains a very rich formula that works for even the roughest and driest skin. The consistency is quite goopy and leaves a sticky sensation, but you only need a tiny swab to cover both your hands. Our reco is to use it at night before you sleep as a hand mask. You’ll wake up with baby soft skin the next day!
BURT'S BEES Almond Milk Hand Cream, P650, Laz Mall
7. Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Cream
If you love this signature Jo Malone scent, then you should definitely try its hand cream version. This fresh citrus-scented tube contains vitamin E, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil that nourishes dehydrated skin on the go.
JO MALONE LONDON Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Cream, P2000, Rustan's
8. The Face Shop Daily Perfumed Hand Cream
Its name alone suggests that this cream packs a powerful scent. But what makes this different from other hand creams is its gel-like texture that is easily absorbed into skin without leaving any residue—almost as if you didn’t put anything on! Other than its fragrant green tea scent, that also contains a hint of lemon that gives off a fresh-from-the-shower feeling once applied.
THE FACE SHOP Daily Perfumed Hand cream in Green Tea, P225, beautymnl.com
9. Naturals by Watsons Pawpaw Hand Cream
Calling all pawpaw lovers, this affordable hand cream is the drugstore steal you need to try. Just a little over P100, this tube goes a long way at 6oml and works as promised. The formulation is light and easily absorbed by your skin, making it a joy if you love reapplying after every wash!
NATURALS BY WATSON'S Pawpaw Hand Cream, P109, watsons.com.ph
10. Innisfree Jeju Life Perfumed Hand Cream
Innisfree's hand cream offers quite the variety of scents--12 different fragrances to match each month of the year to be exact. But if you love woody and quite musky fragrances, we suggest you pick up Autumn Rain. This K-beauty brand's formula is also quite unique, and they use a semi-wax type mixture (the same kind of wax used in scented candles and solid perfume) in their hand cream. The consistency makes the scent last longer and the cream very absorbent. It's pretty perfect for girls who don't want to reapply product that often!
INNISFREE Jeju Life Perfumed Hand Cream in Autumn Rain, P290, innisfree.com.ph