I don’t know about you but my hands are feeling a bit raw. Clean…but a tad dry. Due to the coronavirus fight instructions, I’m washing my hands more than ever and it’s beginning to take its toll. Now, I am all for this sanitising business and I’ll sing Happy Birthday three times instead of two to make sure my hands are bacteria and Coronavirus-free but I’ve been going through my hand creams and moisturisers like never before.
Part of me is glad; I know I’m not the only person to have this realisation and truth be told we don’t care for hands half as much as we should. Think of the skincare regime we give to our face every day and night; do we do this for our hands? I don’t know about you but I always forget. Anyways, here’s a few of the hand creams I’ve used over the years and some I’m adding to online orders for contact-free delivery now.
Kind Natured Moisturising Hand Cream
I think I received my Kind Natured hand cream as a gift – and the irritable person that I am, I probably laughed, thinking what an odd birthday present. But the joke was on me because little did I know how wrong I could be. This is one of my favourite hand creams. I keep mine right by my kitchen sink so I make sure to use it after every hand wash. Choose from Shea and Macadamia or Coconut and Manoi (this is the one I have and love it) and at £4.99, you’ll thank me later. Kind Natured products are vegan friendly too.
Available to purchase from Kind Natured or Boots websites – £4.99.
Amanda Harrington Universal Rescue Cream
Aptly named a “rescue cream” as my poor hands are definitely in need of it. Are yours? Not only great for moisturising your hands in general, it is also a great product for nourishing your skin in those extra dry areas. I can hear your elbows and and knuckles rejoicing in particular. The sweet almond oil not only makes your hands smell great but it also leaves your skin feeling soft and supple – take that, hand sanitiser. Vegan friendly and it is tan-compatible for those of you who are a fan of the brand’s tanning products.
Available to purchase from Amanda Harrington’s website for £16.
Jurlique Jasmine Hand Cream
Let your poor (but clean) hands absorb this nourishing hand cream from Jurlique. The rose scent is really popular but personally I prefer the smell of jasmine; great for generating a feeling of calm, this could also benefit a lot of us who might be getting a bit anxious or stressed from being in lockdown. Perfect for ridding your skin of any dryness or redness that is probably being cause from more frequent hand washing, leave your hands feeling hydrated and silky smooth.
Available to purchase from Jurlique, LookFantastic and FeelUnique’s websites for £18-35 (depending on size).
Heath Hand Salve
Heath’s biggest selling point is its non-greasy texture; making this hand salve a handbag staple. Well, a bathroom staple now we aren’t going out but you know what I mean. After a day’s worth of washing and sanitising, your hands deserve this moisturising balm. It includes shea butter and pro-vitamin B5 to soften and hydrate the skin, while the inclusion of Allantoin helps soothe the driest of hands. It’s not so essential now we are in lockdown but the hand cream also has Pollustop® in it, protecting your hands too.
Available to purchase from Heath, Selfridge’s and John Lewis’ websites.
Von Norten Lavender and Bergamot Hand Cream
Another cream to calm you doing amidst this corona panic: Von Norten’s lavender and bergamot cream offers a relaxing antidote to any anxiety and stress you might be feeling. Can I just bathe in this then? It also includes cocoa and shea butter; almond oil; sunflower oil and vitamin D so it is packed full of ingredients to leave your hands feeling soft and supple. Your skin will immediately absorb the oils and nutrients within the cream, hydrating and nourishing them.
Available to purchase from Von Norten’s website.
Ashley & Co Soothe Tube
The ideal treatment for hands and cuticles which are in need of a little TLC. Ashley and Co.’s Soothe Tube is rich and nourishing, packed full of a combination of shea butter, camomile extract and vitamin E. With this many nutrients, your hands are in for a treat, ready to absorb so much goodness. It’s a great everyday essential for those on the go but is also a handy staple to have around the house, given the amount we’re washing our hands right now.
Available to purchase from John Lewis’ website for £13.60.
Goldfaden MD Hands to Heart Anti-Aging + Brightening Hand Treatment
Goldfaden MD is here to rescue any rough, dry hands with its Hands to Heart Anti-Aging and Brightening treatment. It’s a little pricier than the other hand creams (£37) but it’s one of my favourites as I really feel my skin absorbing the moisture and they feel hydrated for a long time afterwards. The cream is also infused with retinol and hyaluronic acid, which is perfect for combatting dry or rough skin and the niacinamide and orrganic red tea extract help reduce the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone. So it’s more of a hand cream with a boost – not necessarily your everyday product but definitely one to consider getting if you want the added benefits.
Available to purchase from LookFantastic’s website for £37.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea™ Hand Cream
We can always rely on The Body Shop for on-the-go essentials and hand cream is no exception. Their selection of hand creams come in a variety of scents; I personally love the Fuji Green Tea™ as its refreshing but you can choose from almond and honey to mango – it’s your preference. It’s the perfect size for fitting in your bag, although this is less necessary in the current climate. As well as hydrating the hands and having a light, non-greasy texture to the cream, it also contains Community Trade shea from Ghana. The main selling point of this cream is its price – it is a small tube than the other hand creams but it’s also just a fiver (a very appealing price right now).
Available to purchase from The Body Shop’s website for £5.