6 anti-ageing hand creams that target the first signs of ageing

Top picks for youthful digits

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / February 20 2024

The skin on your hands is a telltale sign that indicates to the world just how well you take care of your skin.

Just like the skin on your face, neck and décolletage, your hands require a skin care routine too, although it doesn't have to be as involved. 

Using an anti-ageing hand cream with the right selection of ingredients can be the sole skin care step that keeps your digits looking youthful regardless of your age. Plus, using a hand cream is great for your nail health too. 

Whether you keep them in your bathroom vanity, next to your bed or pop them in your handbag, all that matters is that you use a hand cream. 

Ahead you'll find six of them that help to target the first signs of ageing, all you have to do is remember to apply them regularly. 

2024's Top 3 Anti-Ageing Hand Creams

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment, $65, Jurlique
Dermal Therapy Anti-Ageing Hand Balm, $10.99, Chemist Warehouse
DU'IT Tough Hands for Her, $7.95, Chemist Warehouse

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment
from $65 at Jurlique

Enriched with a nourishing blend of antioxidants, this hydrating hand cream helps to minimise the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation, and enhances the skin's natural radiance. 

Key features:

Rich in antioxidants 
Minimises dark spots and pigmentation
Brightens skin and enhances radiance
Unifies skin tone

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Dermal Therapy Anti-Ageing Hand Balm
from $10.99 at Chemist Warehouse

This budget-friendly hand balm contains plant based ingredient, plantago lanceolata, which helps to smooth and firm the skin. it also contains lactic acid, which gently exfoliates skin and minimises the appearance of dark spots over time. 

Key features:

Contains forming and smoothing plant extracts
Lactic acid exfoliates, brightens and unifies skin tone

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DU'IT Tough Hands for Her
from $7.95 at Chemist Warehouse

Formulated with dry skin in mind, this hand cream contains a peptide complex, which helps to boost collagen and soften the appearance of fine lines, while panthenol firms and improves elasticity, and niacinamide enhances the skin's natural radiance. 

Key features:

Collagen-boosting and skin-softening peptide complex
Firming and elasticity-improving panthenol
Radiance-enhancing niacinamide

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Alpha H In Good Hands Renewing Hand Treatment
from $29.95 at Alpha H

Infused with exfoliating lactic acid, this hand cream works to brighten skin, unify tone and texture, and minimise the appearance of dark spots and fine lines. The gentle exfoliator is supported by a blend of nourishing ingredients (jojoba oil, shea butter, panthenol and native Australian lemon myrtle) also, to aid in softening, smoothing and hydrating the skin. 

Key features:

Contains lactic acid, jojoba oil, shea butter, panthenol and native Australian lemon myrtle
Exfoliates, brightens, and unifies tone and texture
Minimises the appearance of fine lines and dark spots
Softens, smooths and hydrates skin

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Ultraceuticals Ultra Rejuvenating Night Hand Complex
from $79 at David Jones

Ultraceuticals has combined brightening acetyl zingerone and high levels of AHA to help smooth and soften skin, and minimise the appearance of dark spots and fine lines on the hands. 

Key features:

Contains brightening acetyl zingerone and AHAs
Smoothing and softening
Minimises the appearance of dark spots and fine lines

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Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Hand Cream
from $40 at Adore Beauty

Sweet almond and sage have been added to this nourishing hand cream to treat signs of sun damage and dark spots, and enhance hydration levels in the skin.

Key features:

Contains sweet almond and sage
Treats signs of sun damage and dark spots
Enhances hydration

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Now that your hands are looking their best, it's time to sort out your nails. These are the six nail trends everyone should try at least once in 2024.

Main image credit: @betina_goldstein

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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