Say goodbye to winter hand woes with these hydrating hand creams
The rest of your body will be envious of how moisturised your hands are looking.
By Emma Allcock
Beauty Content Assistant / February 06 2024
Healthy hand hydration is a definite winter staple; every year the time rolls around where we need to crack out the heavy duty moisturising creams, salves and balms to save our hands from the brutal winter chill.
We’ve rounded up the all- time best winter hand creams, from the heavy duty saviours, to the beautiful desk worthy heroes. Dry hands will soon be a thing of your past.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hand Cream
Our number one saviour of course has to contain the hot active ingredient niacinamide, which not only helps combat redness but also aids in protecting the skin's barrier.
The Cicaplast Hand Cream feels more like a luxe treatment, sinking in deeply and leaving the skin feeling moisturised for longer.
With its fast absorbing, scent-free formula, your hands will be feeling silky soft in no time.
$14.21 at Adore Beauty
Yours Only- Balm
Sensitive skin babes, this one's for you. With this sustainable, ingredient- conscious balm, a little goes a long way, having ensured only the best nourishing ingredients are included with no irritants in sight. An added benefit for the balm is that it’s doing more than just curing our dry hand woes. With a commitment to allergen research, each tube of balm sold donates 50 cents to Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, so you know you’re doing more than just moisturising when you purchase one of these multifunctional little tubes.
$32 at Yours Only
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector
A long- term favourite hand cream we just keep on repurchasing, this gem is free from synthetic additives, providing relief and protection for even the most dry and cracked skin.
You know when you’re trying to get the men in your life to moisturise their hands to no avail? Look no further, this cream is the answer. With its thick formula, and herbaceous scent you can’t look past the steadfast Body Shop best-seller.
“Such a moisturising hand cream to use during winter especially for me with extreme dry skin. The cream has a rich and thick texture which spreads on my hands smoothly and works extremely well on cuticles areas. The cream absorbs onto the skin nicely without feeling sticky or greasy. Also the fragrance is so gentle and not overpowering which I love and have been using day and night.” - Helen T. BEAUTYcrew Member
$20 at@ The Body Shop
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
Okay, we know that ‘slugging’ isn’t a new concept, but this deep moisturising balm isn’t a new secret either. Said to have been loved by Cleopatra incorporating it into her own beauty routine. This thick multi-purpose balm is derived from natural ingredients, ensuring only the best is going on our skin.
You can apply this balm over the top of other products to lock in that true glazed donut life we’re all out here trying to achieve.
$59.99 at@ Adore Beauty
QV Skincare Hand Cream
We love a bargain, and with your hand cream you might not want to be splurging on top end products (we reckon they’re worth it though).
Good thing that QV is here to provide a thick, fragrance- free vegan formula that can stand alongside its higher end competitors.
Using this pH balanced formula on a daily basis will help to restore, soothe and balance dry skin, having your hands back in the most moisturised version of themselves in no time.
$7.49 at Priceline
MOR Marshmallow Hand & Nail Cream
Okay guys, let's not forget the importance of our nails (and more importantly our cuticles) in the whole hand moisturising routine.
Whether you’ve just gotten a fresh mani or you’re just hoping to keep your nails looking as hydrated as the rest of your hands will be looking, this hand and nail cream will be ticking all your boxes.
The sweet summery fragrance is what you’d imagine from the name (and a complete delight);, it’s enriched with sweet almond and macadamia oils. It’s the perfect (and useful) desk accessory with its beautiful gold & pink packaging. Catch it sitting on our desks this winter!
$34.95 at MOR Boutique
Compagnie De Provence Exfoliating Liquid Marseille Soap
One of the most important steps (in our opinion) in the journey to soft hydrated skin is exfoliating. We know that exfoliating our hands might be an arduous extra step to add in to our ‘everything shower’, so to make things easier for us all, we’ve found our new favourite exfoliating hand soap to take a step out of our busy routine.
This incredibly boujee exfoliating soap is batch brewed in a traditional Marseille fashion in a Cauldron (like how small batch can you get?)!
With a fresh citrus scent you know every time you wash your hands (and we know it's a lot in the winter flu season), you’ll be on your journey to fresh moisturised hands. Follow up with one of our trusty hand cream picks, and those palms will be positively thriving.
$49.95 at Adore Beauty
Emma Allcock is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Content Assistant, advocate of inappropriately Capitalised words, and can honestly talk to a wall if asked. She’s a sunrise chaser and coffee addict aficionado (goes hand in hand with the sunrises). Lover of all things beauty, she doesn’t discriminate, although she’s very partial to her acrylic nails.