An unexpected disadvantage of using hand sanitisers is that hands are often dried out by them. It’s no surprise, considering hand sanitisers contain at least 70 percent alcohol in order to be able to kill bacteria. If your hands are dry and rough from using hand sanitisers, turn to these hand creams to nourish and restore softness to your hands.
For soothed, soft hands, try this luscious hand cream formulated with shea butter, sweet almond, as well as jojoba and sunflower seed oils that heal, protect and restore skin’s suppleness. It’s also scented with smiling mimosa, mischief, and musk.
Available at Penhaligon’s boutiques.
This hydrating formula of the Baume De Rose Hand Cream contains rose butter, soothing rosehip oil, and hydrating rose flower essential wax to form a hydrating veil over your hands.
Formulated without the use of artificial colours and fragrance, parabens and mineral oils, this dermatologically tested hand cream helps nourish rough, dry hands.
Pack this handy tube of hand cream in your bag to hydrate hands when you’re on-the-go. It vanishes quickly into skin to hydrate without feeling greasy.
Enriched with coconut oil, this hydrating hand and body lotion also smells amazing with notes of nectarine, peach and cassis and delicate spring flowers.
Available at Jo Malone boutiques.
Combining prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, this hand cream protects skin’s microbiome while shea butter nourishes skin gently.
Formulated to melt quickly into skin, the Honeysuckle Handcream from Fresh protects against skin dryness for up to 24 hours.
Packed with hydrating botanical oils like rosehip seed oil, aloe vera and coconut oil, this velvety hand cream imbues skin with essential hydration without feeling sticky.
Infused with ingredients from Chanel’s Le Lift range, this luxurious hand cream combines the power of botanical alfalfa concentrate with a natural licorice extract to delay the signs of ageing on your hands.
Rich in grape polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants, this shea butter-based hand cream hydrates and protects skin.
If you like your hand creams to have a woody, aromatic scent, then this hand cream from Aesop will be perfect. Packed with emollient ingredients, this hand cream absorbs quickly to nourish dry hands and cuticles.
This article was first published in Harper’s Bazaar.