With the colder weather comes dry, chapped hands. Hands so dry, they seem to catch on any delicate material. So what can you do? Choose a hand-specific cream with super hydrating emollients that keep your hands moisturized, comfortable and soft. We picked a few of our favorites to stash away in your handbag or in your car.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream: According to L’Occitane, this best-selling hand creams is sold every three seconds around the world. Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, this extra creamy hand balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize hands. Formulated with honey, almond extracts and coconut oil in a Shea Butter base, this makes for an extremely effective, rich formula. Available at the L’Occitane store.
CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream: This affordable hand cream from reliable drugstore brand CeraVe. It restore the skin barrier with ceramides, protects hands against environmental stress and is non-irritating and fragrance free, so it’s suitable for sensitive skin. There’s a reason why dermatologists have been recommending CeraVe forever. Available at at Target and Walmart.
Aveda Hand Relief: For all you botanical lovers there, try Aveda’s super rich moisture therapy to soothe dry, chapped hands, leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. Hydrating plant emollients, humectants, exfoliating fruit acids and antioxidants, including vitamins A and E, help diminish signs of aging (and we know that hands betray a woman’s age since they’re constantly exposed to the sun) and provide optimal relief. Keep using Aveda Hand Relief and it will increase moisture levels and elasticity in skin with continued use. Available at Aveda stores and Nordstrom.