It may be warm right now, but soon that cold snap will come through and a hand cream will be as much a necessity in your life as a lip balm. Rich, moisturising hand creams prevent environmental damage, dryness and have the ability to soothe dry and sensitive skin.
Which are all musts for our hands as the weather begins to cool down. So don't neglect your hands this season, shower them with a little TLC instead. Below we've rounded up a bunch of our fave. hand creams to keep on your work desk, in your hand bag, in your car - or anywhere!
Sensitive skinned ladies your prayers have been answered as this soothing Avène hand cream was made for you. Enriched with Avène Thermal Spring Water this formula is designed to protect and soothe fragile skin as much as it’s made to hydrate. Its rich, nourishing texture spreads easily, absorbs rapidly, goes on clear when applied and forms an insulating barrier on the skin for "second skin" protection.
The ultimate nail pampering product to use before bed. It’s a nail and cuticle treatment oil that helps strengthen dry and brittle nails and can be used with your hand cream too. A little goes a long way so you really only need a drop or two for each hand. You’ll wake up with the freshest of nails!
Caudalie hand and nail cream - $20.00
If you’re after an anti-ageing hand cream, then this is it. Filled with antioxidants, not only does this hand cream leave your hands luxuriously soft but the active ingredients will help protect your hands against the signs of ageing too.
Enriched with shea butter this hand cream was made for the driest of hands. It’s also a pretty good all-rounder and works just as well on your work desk as it does your handbag. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are part of this formula and even though it feels super rich when you lather it on your hands won’t be left greasy.
Grown Alchemist Hand Cream - $39.95
The ultimate hand cream for your bathroom or kitchen sink. A little pricier than most but worth every cent. Entirely Australian, entirely natural and made with ingredients such as grape seed, wheatgerm and rosehip oil to power punch hydration back into your hands. It smells like oranges and vanilla too and is infused with cold pressed orange peel oil that also contain powerful antioxidants to help tone the skin on your hands.
An entirely natural hand cream to suit all skin tones that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Plus it’s easily found in any health food stores. It’s fast absorbing and made to calm skin prone to irritation to leave sensitive hands feeling smooth. The mild formula, made with organic almond oil, reinforces the skin’s own protective function and helps defend against environmental exposures so this one is a good one to use all year round.
Tell us, what are some of your favourite hand creams?