Tried and tested: hand creams
Keeping your hands hydrated isn’t just important in the harsh winter months; making sure they’re well moisturised is also necessary in the warm weather too. Get your hands feeling baby soft with some of our favourite hand creams.
L’Occitane Shea Vanilla Bouquet Hand Cream – 3/5
The thick shea butter definitely does a great job nourishing, however it’s a little too much if you want to use your hands afterwards. The vanilla scent is also slightly overwhelming and lingers for a while, but this is a plus point for those who like sweet smells. You really don’t need a lot to rub in as if you accidentally blob a little too much onto your palm, you’ll be left with greasy fingers unless you wipe the excess off. Perhaps best left for a lazy day when you have nothing to do and your hands are in need of some major moisturising.
Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream - 4/5
I have perpetually dry hands, so I’m always on the search for a great hand cream that isn’t too greasy or heavy. And this has to be one of the best lotions I’ve tried, as it is thick and soothing but also absorbs fast and doesn’t leave any residue behind. It can be used daily and I found that it conditioned by cuticles and nails nicely too.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s Rosewater 60 Second Fix Kit for Hands – 5/5
Crabtree & Evelyn’s 60 Second Fix products are known the world over, and for good reason. The dual action hand treatment first exfoliates and then deeply moisturises, to give silky soft hands in a flash. The Rosewater scent is a must for any rose lovers, though if you find the scent overpowering try another option as it really packs a floral punch. After using on one hand and not the other, my hands felt noticeable different. A treatment that really does work!