6 ultra-hydrating hand creams we can’t stop slathering on
For baby-soft, smooth-as-silk hands
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / March 05 2019
While we’re ALL over skin care on the face and body front, it’s easy to forget to take care of our hands. And trust us, it’s worth paying them a little bit of attention. They are actually one of the first places to show the signs of ageing - so look after them!
Plus, they *literally* do everything for you – every email, text, double-tap – so it’s important to give them the TLC they deserve. The good news is there are a whole heap of replenishing, smoothing and ultra-hydrating hand formulas out there that’ll keep your digits happy, healthy and soft.
Don’t know what’s worth reaching for? Check out some of our current faves below.
Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream
When you’re looking for a hand cream, you need to make sure you find something that’ll not only smooth and hydrate your hands, it will also reduce the appearance of ageing. That’s why Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream is such a goodie – it contains an active ingredient called Montpellier rockrose that targets age spots, and Harungana to plump and restore volume. It also contains baobab oil, which nourishes and strengthens nails. Yep, it’s a serious all-rounder.
Sisley Paris Sisleÿa Global Anti-Age Hand Care
Sisley Paris Sisleÿa Global Anti-Age Hand Care nourishes and soothes hands while protecting them from environmental damage and UV rays (it contains SPF 10). It’s formulated with nasturtium petal extract to reduce the appearance of dark spots, while appleseed extract firms skin and fights the signs of ageing. It’ll leave your hands feeling smooth, soft and younger-looking after only four weeks.
Payot Paris Créme Mains Douceur
If your hands and cuticles tend to get really dry and rough, Payot Paris Créme Mains Douceur needs to be your handbag staple. It offers a hit of intense hydration while softening the cuticles and strengthening the nails. Instantly absorbed, your hands will feel velvety smooth and comfortable. Plus, it’s formulated with multi-flower honey and shea butter, so it also smells *divine*.
L'Occitane Verveine Cooling Hand Cream Gel
Enriched with organic verbena extract from Provence, L'Occitane’s Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel is hands-down the most refreshing hand cream we’ve ever come across. It’s packed with ingredients such as mint and thyme essential oils, combined with citrusy elements like orange and lemon tree that leave behind a fresh, revitalising scent. It goes on cool, dries non-sticky and ensures hands feel silky smooth for hours. It’s also a slam dunk for anyone who wants an easy-to-carry tube.
Rubi Treat Them Right Coconut Hand Cream
We heart cruelty-free brands with the leaping bunny, and this gem is one of them. Peta-certified Body Home Spa Treat Them Right Coconut Hand Cream will make your hands feel ultra-hydrated and nourished and it gives off the most beautiful summery coconut scent. The fun and colourful packaging is also a total win for your bathroom cabinet.
Innisfree Jeju Life Perfumed Hand Cream in November
Innisfree’s Jeju Life Perfumed Hand Cream in November has a rich woody scent and even though the texture appears rich and creamy, it won’t leave your hands feeling sticky or slippery. In fact, your hands will feel immediately moisturised and happy post-application, and the scent is long-lasting and super relaxing. It’s also a slam dunk for anyone who wants an easy-to-carry tube.
What’s your go-to hand cream? Have you tried any of these ones before? Let us know in the comment section below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.