Hand lotions are way too underrated.
Why are we not using them more often? Winter brings a deadly combination of chilly outdoor winds and indoor heating—which means cracked, dry hands. Our hardworking hands deserve a little TLC, so treat yourself to any one (or multiple) of these ultra rich and nourishing hand creams that we’ve selected just to combat this upcoming winter. There’s something for every budget, and trust us, once your hands are silky soft, you’ll never go without hand cream again.
Eos Travel Sized Everyday Hand Lotion, $1.99, ulta.com
We trust our lips to Eos lip balms, so why not our hands? This portable container may look small, but this hand lotion packs quite a punch. It provides all day hydration with a triple threat of shea butter, aloe, oats and antioxidants. Also, it’s hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested, and at just $2 each, we’re stocking all of our bags with one.
Yes To Coconut Protecting Hand and Cuticle Cream, $5.99, target.com
I think we all know how much cracked cuticles hurt… avoid that this winter by stashing this delicious smelling hand and cuticle lotion in your bag. Infused with virgin coconut oil, which is rich in Vitamin A, C & E, this vegan lotion is going to feel as good as it smells.
Le Couvent des Minimes Aimable Hand Cream, $8, usa.lecouventdesminimes.com
The orange blossom in this hand cream is great not just for its invigorating fragrance. Orange blossom aids in softening the skin while shea butter hydrates in this non-sticky formula, which is a spin-off of the brand’s highly successful, original hand cream.
Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream, $9, burtsbees.com
This addicting hand cream is the perfect item to keep at your desk. Reach for it anytime you feel your skin pulling taught, and the sweet almond oil and vitamin E will instantly plump your skin while the natural beeswax creates a shield to protect from further drying or damage.
& Other Stories Cotton Care Zephyr Mini Hand Cream, $11, stories.com
If you haven’t heard of this brand, prepare to become obsessed! On top of their chic, high quality clothes, their beauty section is a treasure trove filled with products like this hand cream filled with cottonseed oil and vitamin E to give you beyond luscious skin. The rich floral peach and plum smell is warm and comforting—perfect for winter.
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream, $11.50, usa.weleda.com
Did you know this awesome brand has been hiding out in Whole Food’s beauty section? This product has sea buckthorn oil, sesame seed oil, and essential citrus oils for a replenishing formula that smells totally fresh. The fast-absorbing formula is perfect for on the go!
Glossier Balm Dotcom, $12, glossier.com
Glossier is a new addition to the beauty scene, but they seem to be doing everything right—including this all purpose balm that is truly the bomb dotcom (pun fully intended). It has super long-lasting hydration that is perfect for your hands and instantly soothes irritated skin. The thick, waxy consistency creates a perfect, undetectable layer of protection.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Handcream, $12, usa.loccitane.com
There’s a reason why this looks so familiar. Chances are you’ve already seen this super popular hand cream in someone else’s well moisturized hands. It boasts 20 percent shea butter, honey and almond extracts, and coconut oil to transform cracked hands immediately.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $15, kiehls.com
If you’re looking for a hard hitter, this intense salve is exactly what you need. It’s truly an industrial-strength salve for your hands, and the coolest part is that the genius formula helps your skin absorb moisture from the air and traps it into your skin. Ugh, we’re going to need this in a full body lotion too, please.
Royal Apothic Terra Firma Hand Crème, $24, royalapothic.com
While on the pricey side, there’s a reason why this hand crème has a loyal following. It’s blended with micro-nixed safflower oil to hydrate hands without any oily residue. The fragrant blend of lemon, nutmeg, violet and musk is perfect for a cozy winter, too!
Which hand creams do you always have in your bag?