L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $16 for 30ml
Drop a tube of this cult-favourite hand cream into your hand bag and moistursie your hands each time you wash them or use a hand sanitiser. With 20 per cent shea butter, honey, almond and coconut oil it gently tackles dry, flaky skin without feeling heavy or greasy.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $27 for 75ml
Those with dry skin will find their hands getting crepe-y and looking worse for wear. Some may even find their skin peeling. Tackle all of these issues with a heavy-duty hand cream like this one. Its rich cream is a mix of botanical oils as well as natural wax derived from olive oil, and together they soothe and moisturise hands by forming a glove like barrier to prevent moisture loss and keep hands soft and healthy.
Compagnie de Provence Hand Cream, $8 for 30ml
Envelope hands that are dry and dehydrated from constant washing and sanitising with this lush cream that is a blend of honey with sweet almond, olive and grape seed oils from Provence. The cream coats every bit of your hands to make sure they are soothed and hydrated.
Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Hand Cream, $59 for 30ml
The name of the scent behind this hand cream is an ode to nurses at the frontline during World War I, making it ideal for anyone who has been constantly washing their hands. The cream itself feels lush but is absorbed quickly, while the scent of Turkish rose tempered with earthy tones of papyrus and white amber are just as soothing.
Crabtree & Evelyn Renew + Nourish Hand Cream, $$15 for 25ml
Alpha hydroxy acids from apples help to gently exfoliate dead skin while shea butter keeps skin soft and hydrated. The lightweight formula is easily absorbed, leaving behind a pleasant and refreshing scent.
Thann Aromatic Wood Hand Cream, $29 for 40ml
A nourishing blend of organic coconut, rice bran and organic argan oils keeps skin, nails and cuticles soft and hydrated. It also has organic rose water that soothes any irritation and helps rejuvenate tired, dry skin.
Chanel Le Lift La Crème Main, $93 for 50ml
Think of this as skincare for your hand. Not only does it moisturise with shea butter, hyaluronic acid and glycerin, it also helps reduce dark spots thanks to natural licorice extract. Plus, alfalfa concentrate which has the similar effects at retinol (minus the peeling) will help to plump skin for smoother, more even-toned hands.
Gallinée Hand Cream, $23 for 50ml
Constant washing and santising of hands will take away the bad bacteria, but it will also strip away the good bacteria responsible for keeping your skin healthy. Restore balance to your skin’s microbiome with a potent mix of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics that will support and help it flourish. There’s also daisy extract that helps brighten skin and shea butter that hydrates. Plus, it is formulated to match the optimal pH of our skin. Apply generously for soft, smooth hands.
Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $39 for 75ml
A nourishing blend of sweet almond and coconut oils along with cocoa and shea butter, this balm helps soften and soothe dry hands and cracked cuticles. It is easily absorbed, and the only reminder that you applied it is the refreshing scent of mandarin orange, lavender and rosemary leaf lightly lingers in the air to rejuvenate your senses.