The best hand creams to keep your mitts moisturised
If you struggle with dry hands don't worry because we've searched high and low for the best hand creams on the high street.
These hand creams are guaranteed to help save dry skin and leave your hands feeling silky and smooth, like you've just had a manicure.
Is hand cream worth it?
Ironically, finding the perfect hand cream can be just as painful as having dry, cracked skin. When every tube you've tried and tested leaves you with greasy, slippery hands that can't even grip onto your phone - it's a nightmare.
But once you've found your perfect hand cream, you'll agree that the magnificent moisturiser is definitely worth the money.
Alas, it can be the saving grace to get your dry skin through the changing seasons.
Check out: our favourite hand creams for dry skin
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Best Hand Creams For Dry Skin
1. Grown Alchemist Anti Bacterial Hand Cream, £18
Grown Alchemist's luxurious, non greasy hand cream combines antibacterial Ylang Ylang and Cedarwood, and Tea Tree Extract and Candeia Oils to soothe and protect skin, all the while keeping hands delightfully soft. With five different formulas, they have the perfect lotion for every kind of skin.
2. Palmers Cocoa Butter Concentrated Cream Tube
Palmers is well known in the beauty world for being totally amazing, as well as purse-friendly. This hand cream restores and softens dry, rough skin as it's formulated with vitamin E and pure cocoa butter. It sinks in relatively quickly and leaves no sticky residue, just silky soft skin. It's a handbag must-have.
3. Aurelia Aromatic Repair and Brighten Hand Cream
Aurelia knows a thing or two about skincare and their luxurious hand-cream is packed full with nourishing organic extracts like red algae, sea daffodil and baoba which work to deeply hydrate the skin and nails. Oh, and it smells heavenly!
4. Eve Lom Time Retreat Hand Treatment
Blended with retinol, this hard-working hand cream specifically targets fine line and age spots, by increasing collagen production and evening skin tone.
5. Boudica Sanitiser, 100ml Organic Hand Sanitising Cream, £8.99
A sanitising cream that sanitisers your skin and locks in moisture, providing protection for up to 4 hours.
6. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream
Acai and coconut oil work together to moisturise and nourish skin leaving hands silky soft and sweetly scented of the signature nutty fragrance.
7. FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Cream
This quick-absorbing cream treats provides immediate relief and visible improvement to dry, distressed skin dry. A must-have.
8. Dove’s Nourishing Care Pro Age Hand Cream
This nourishing cream from Dove contains AHA, olive oil and vitamin B3 for natural skin rejuvenation and is enriched with NutriDUO, to nourish the deeper layers of the skin, leaving hands moisturised and soft for 24 hours.
9. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
Neutrogena's hand cream provides immediate and lasting relief for even the most dry hands - and you don't need much. Just a dab of this glycerin-enriched formula instantly relieves and protects seriously dry or chapped hands. The product comes in a handbag-friendly size, perfect to fit into pockets.
10. Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream
At just £10, this affordable product has a luxury feel - and it doesn't just make your wallet and hands happy, either! The uplifting sunny scent of rose, geranium and vibrant sweet orange essential oils lift your mood, whilst softening your hands.
11. Lotil Cream for Dry Skin
Lotil is the fairy godmother of hand creams, having been a staple for soft hands for over 100 years. Rich, easily absorbed and multi-purpose, it's great for a number of dry skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema.
12. L'Occitane Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm
This miracle hand cream will see you through the winter months and into spring, giving you smooth skin. £24 can seem a lot to splash out on a hand cream, but the huge tube will last a long time, so its worth the money. The cream is formulated with a very high concentration of 25% Shea Butter to provide intense nourishing care.
13. Still London Natural Regenerating and Protecting Hand Balm
This vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic hand balm ticks A LOT of boxes. First off, the scent is like stepping into a spa, it absorbs quickly into your hands without leaving a greasy residue and it makes your hands wonderfully soft. It helps to regenerate and protect hands with a mixture of marine algae extract, lupine peptides, olive oil derived squalane, shea butter cocoa butter and soya wax.
14. Dove Beauty Sleep Overnight Manicure Hand Cream
Sick of wearing hand creams during the day? This overnight cream is infused with Active Cell Moisturisers™ to enhance skin renewal, perfect for those looking for smooth hands with minimal effort.
15. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment
It's the little sister of the infamous Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream - and it sure does live up to its family's name. But unlike the original 8 hour cream, this product has a much softer, creamier formula that still restores skin. And yes, it does last eight hours!
16. Byredo Blanche Hand Cream Travel Size
Here's the chic travel size option, got a favourite Byredo scent? Channel it through your hand cream too with this dinky tube of goodness. The lightweight formula sets to work hydrating dry hands back to beautiful, and needless to say each scent is to swoon for.
17. Margaret Dabbs London Intensive Hydrating Hand Lotion, £25
Renowned podiatrist, Margaret Dabbs, used her expert knowledge to develop a line of hand and feet treatments. Thanks to nourishing emu oil, this lightweight, silky formula kicks dry skin to the curb.
Now you've (hopefully) got your hands feeling smooth and moisturised, check out our verdict on the best setting sprays that will keep your make-up in place all day long.
If you don't already invest in setting spray, you're in for a treat. These products are about to become your new best-friends because they'll keep your make-up on your face all day long.
Meaning no touch-ups or carrying your make-up bag around with you, because we know how it feels when you look in the mirror after a long day to see your foundation has disappeared and your concealer is no longer under your eyes.
It can be very frustrating why is why a setting spray is the answer to any make-up problems you might have.