Dry Hands? Here’s The Best Hand Creams, From Drugstore Brands to Luxury Skincare

Between hand-washing, sanitizers, and lots of cleaning, your hands might be coming up dry. Give your hands some TLC with these hand creams.
Melanie_GMelanie_G
Mar. 25
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories, whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! Washing your hands is an absolute must, all day, everyday, but with the current times, it’s even more crucial. If we were averaging 3 or so hand washes a day, we might be up to 8-10x now! With the rise of the Corona Virus, we've been reaching for the strongest soaps, sanitizers and wipes we can find. But the cost of keeping germ-free has left us with pretty dry, irritated hands. Queue nourishing hand creams—the perfect remedy to soothe and deliver intense moisture to our pruny, but very clean, hands. We've put together a list of handy creams ranging from drug store favorites to some more indulgent skincare products to tide us through these trying times—because even when things get tough, we can still find joy in the little things.Burt's Bees Almond & Milk Hand CreamBurt’s Bees stays true to form with this 99% natural formula. Made with sweet almond oil and plenty of vitamin E, it gives you that much needed dose of moisture and nourishes your hands back to life. With the addition of beeswax, all that moisture is locked in for longer and delivers extra smooth hands. This cream works great for those pesky dry spots on your elbows, feet and knees too!L’occitane Shea Butter Intesive Hand BalmThe quintessential hand cream brand, L’occitane harnesses the power of ultra-rich shea butter to really nourish and soften your hands. These purse-friendly tubes are perfect for when you leave the house. Their formula literally melts into your hand and helps soothe any itches or flakey skin. Use it daily, and you’ll find it forms a protective layer on your hands that prevents them from drying out easily.Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand CremeSilky smooth and super absorbent, Eucerin is a dermatologist-recommended brand that really comes through on repairing dry skin. Made to bring relief to those with eczema, this advanced creme not only repairs but increases cell turnover to give you younger-looking hands. It gently exfoliates with each application to help you smooth out any rough patches on your palm and fingers. Great if you’re looking for a non-greasy hand creme that actively works to lock in the moisture.Caudalie Hand and Nail CreamThis vegan hand and nail cream delivers antioxidants on top of its nourishing properties. It’s lightweight and leaves you with silky-textured hands and a delicate perfume. Made with organic fair trade shea butter, its concentrated moisture active ingredients work to provide lasting comfort and relieve any tightness brought about by washing your hands often.AmLactin Daily Moisturizing Body LotionGet more bang for your buck with this daily body lotion! Designed to moisturize your whole body profoundly, it does a hell of a job on your hands too. With its super gently exfoliation, it boosts your skin’s natural renewal process, keeping a youthful look at your fingertips. With the addition of lactic acid, it actively increases water absorption and moisture retention, preventing your hands from getting dry in the long run. Super creamy and restorative, this one’s a no brainer if you find yourself with dry skin on your hands, feet, arms and body.
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KIEHL'S SINCE 1851 Ultimate Strength Hand SalveBringing out the big guns, this Kiehl’s formula is favored by those who experience a lot of wear and tear on their hands, whether that be extreme weather or manual labor. Its blend of botanicals and olive oil extracts instantly soothe weary hands, conditioning them and smoothing out uneven textures. It forms a thin film around the skin, allowing your hands to draw moisture from the air, and preventing any water loss.Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Hand Cream with Hyaluronic AcidThirsty hands will love this gel for its barely-there feel and non-greasy application. Said to keep your hands hydrated for up to 24 hours, this cream uses a hint of hyaluronic acid to boost skin cell hydration and then keep it locked in. You’ll notice softer hands with a few uses as to works to maintain an optimal moisture balance in your skin.Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand LotionFreshly scented with citrus, fruits and amber wood, this Jo Malone hand lotion not only hydrates fast but will leave you fingers and palms with a subtle but alluring scent. Infused with coconut oil, this lotion sinks in quickly and leave your skin feeling like velvet. You’ll find the smell diffusing throughout the day, almost like a light perfume. Ideal for daily use and moderately dry hands.Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Hand CreamPacked with collagen and shea butter, this lightweight lotion delivers fast-acting and lasting hydration. If you’re looking to brighten and improve any dark spots on top of that, this cream is the one for you! Enriched with Vitamins E and C, it evens out your skin tone over time, and its active vegan collagen strengthens’ your hand's elasticity. Giving your hands an all-round more youthful appearance and baby soft feel.Aveeno Skin Relief Intense Moisture Hand Cream This thicker formula is ideal for those who need a little extra care. Made up of a blend of oatmeal extracts, this natural source of hydration maintains your skin’s moisture barrier and protects it. It even lasts through washing your hands and brings intense relief for 24 hours. Primed to restore cracked hands, it absorbs instantly leaving them smooth and supple.Have you tried any of these hand creams? Did you find one that knocks these out of the park? Check out more beauty reviews on Cherie to discover the best of beauty and add your voice to our community! Download the app to find out more.
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