Dry hands, who? We don’t know her. Show your trusty hands some TLC with hydrating and soothing hand creams that promise baby-soft skin!
We ain’t complaining about practicing good hygiene ‘cos you really should in times like this. But with all the excessive hand washing going around, it’s crucial that you moisturise your hands too! After all, that’s the least we can do for our unprecedented MVPs. In this list, we’ve got hand creams and balms with hydration heroes, sweet-smelling tubes of glory and anti-ageing ingredients for ultra-soft skin. Here’s to smoother hands!
Mmerci Encore Awakening Hand & Body Lotion
Pamper yourself with this hand lotion with, as its moniker suggests, uplifting blends of geranium, mandarin, grapefruit, patchouli and even ginger for an extra kick. These, along with enriching ingredients like almond and apricot kernel oils will rejuvenate the hands for sure. We suggest leaving this by your desk for a midday perk-me-up.
Mmerci Encore Awakening Hand & Body Lotion, $55 for 300ml, available online and at Komma and Sprmrkt STPI.
L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
L’occitane’s best-seller is sold every three seconds around the globe and with good reason. Packed with a moisturising blend of honey, almond, coconut oil and of course, shea butter, this miracle cream combats cracked hands without leaving that icky greasy feeling.
L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $16 for 30ml, available online and at all L’occitane stores including Plaza Singapura, Vivocity and Westgate.
Olive Natural Skincare Pomegranate Hand & Nail Cream
A natural formula of skin-repairing pomegranate, nourishing shea butter and hydrating rose essence is used to create a hand and nail cream that are equal parts fast-absorbing and amazingly scented. Massage the product into your hands, nails and cuticles to enjoy baby-soft skin for days!
Olive Natural Skincare Pomegranate Hand & Nail Cream, $17.38 for 50ml, available online and counters at Robinsons and Metro.
Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm
Botanicals such as bergamot rind, vetiver root, petitgrain and hydrating potassium lactate are the heroes of this luxurious hand balm, moisturising every single part of your overworked hands. Oh, and don’t get us started on that glorious woody and earthy scent. It’s perfect if you’re put off by sweet-scented creams.
Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm, $39 for 75ml; $129 for 500ml, available at all Aesop stores including Tang Plaza, Ngee Ann City and Raffles City.
Antipodes Delight Hand & Body Cream
This certified vegan, nutrient-packed hand cream is quite a dream for ultra-dry hands – reap all the benefits from macadamia nut oil, marigold bloom oil and “Vinanzaa Grapea”. Double points for its 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging. The sweet scent of vintage gardenia will also lift your spirits.
Antipodes Delight Hand & Body Cream, $17.90 for 120ml, available online at Lazada and selected Guardian stores.
Canvas Beauty Ylang Ylang Hand Cream
This bottle may be small in size but does so much to provide your parched hands with nourishment. Relaxing ylang ylang along with rosehip, macadamia nut and clary sage oils are used to deeply nourish your hands and nails, sans a non-greasy feel.
Canvas Beauty Ylang Ylang Hand Cream, $39 for 50ml, available online.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream
We don’t know about you but for some of us, The Body Shop is the OG spot for creams. There are ample choices based on your skin concern or preferred scent, including almond, moringa, shea butter, strawberry, satsuma Fuji green tea and British rose, just to name a few. But we’re spotlighting the one above – it’s great for sensitive skin thanks to skin-saving ingredients like organic almond milk and sustainably-sourced Community Trade honey.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream, $11 for 30ml, available online and at all The Body Shop outlets including Ion Orchard, Tiong Bahru Plaza and Tampines Mall.
The Herb Farm Almond & Calendula Hand Cream
Having a green thumb is great but could also take a toll on tired and dry hands. Look no further than this baby for cushion-y smooth skin. Key ingredients like calendula extract and avocado oil target dehydrated and red areas, as well as damaged cuticles and cracks around the fingernails.
The Herb Farm Almond & Calendula Hand Cream, $25.90 for 50ml, available online and at Robinsons, Isetan and Metro.
Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream
A moisturising hand cream with antioxidants is what you’ll need for smoother hands. Active ingredients like grape polyphenols and reparative organic fair trade shea butter sinks in immediately so you can get on with the day right as you slather ‘em on.
Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream, $20 for 75ml, available at Sephora stores and online.
Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Satin
This satin hand cream contains rosehip seed and coconut oil, rose water, aloe vera and mallow flower extract so you can forget about dry and ashy hands. And we can’t ignore the signature Evelyn Rose scent with hints of Italian lemon, rose and vetiver.
Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Satin, $34 for 75ml, available online.