Regular readers will probably know that a good hand cream is a must have for me. If I could have only one beauty product with me in my bag, that’d be it (and a lip balm, if I can have two).
I have very dry skin, especially on the hands, and I love to re-apply the cream whenever I need to do it
or feel like doing it.
This is why I’ve decided to share my personal top 5 hand creams. Unfortunately, most of them are not cheap but I, personally, am ready to pay for the quality.
Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand Cream (review)
It is probably my favourite hand cream ever, it instantly makes the skin feel moisturized and smooth, such a relief, especially in the cold(er) months. Plus I could totally tell that my nails were in much better condition when I was using it.
The price is £24 from Feel Unique
Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Hand Cream (review)
Another favourite of mine, this omega 6 enriched cream, besides the nourishing and softening effect, smells fantastic, as all the AA products do. Moreover, it should help with the appearance of age spots.
It retails £23 and you can get it from Feel Unique.
While the first two are my personal favourites, and the other two that I am going to mention have a cult following, and that is not surprising.
Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream (review)
I know that this is a favourite of so many people, even of not-fans-of-hand-creams in general (I will never understand it) rave about it. It has a nice scent, absorbs quickly and improves the condition of the skin and nails. I have already used several tubes, this stuff is good.
The price is £21 for 100ml from Escantual.
L’Occitane Hand Creams (review)
This hand cream probably could win the award “Handbag friendly”. L’Occitane have their creams in very handy travel sizes which are perfect for the already heavy bag… There are a lot of options, scent and extract wise, too. Most have rich texture which doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It is a must try for anyone who cares about her/his hands.
You can buy L’Occitane from Feel Unique
I understand that most previous options are not exactly affordable, so if you want a fantastic hand cream with a budget-friendly price tag – try Yes! Nurse Protect Your Lovely Hands Intensive Moisturising Hand Cream (review).
Available from Cult Beauty for £5.50.