Skincare

The best hand creams for silky, smooth skin

Put up your mitts and fight off dry skin with these high-five performers!

Winter is when your hands really take a battering – add constant washing to avoid bugs and flu into the mix and your poor paws will be needing some extra TLC! Here’s some of the best formulas on counters now.

The best hand creams

Fans of Weleda love the brand’s Citrus Hand and Nail Cream, $19.90, for its luxurious, nail fortifying properties and uplifting scent, while the Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream, $19.90, is a great choice for more mature skin types.

Rich and nourishing, Natio Spirit Hemp + Muntrie Hardworking Hand Cream, $11.99, is formulated with ultra-nourishing hemp seed oil, native Australian muntrie berry and lilly pilly, renowned for their protective waxes. Or for something a little lighter, the natural beauty brand’s Rosewater Hydration Moisture Rich Hand & Nail Cream, $11.99, is a silky, fast-absorbing cream scented with the soft aroma of rose petals. Just gorgeous!

In a handy pot, Lush Helping Hands Hand Cream, $24.50, is a calming formula that aims to restore and protect.

Patchology Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand & Cuticle Mask, $16, is a game-changer for parched hands and nails. Formulated with the same insulation technology as space blankets, this mask works to lock in your natural body heat and allows the rich, coconut-infused formula to work its magic.

Award-winning Nécessaire The Hand Cream, $33, is a fast-absorbing, daily peptide and multi-vitamin formula that also comes eczema approved.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Hand Cream, $55, is a bestseller for a reason, with a quick-absorbing, non-sticky texture, lasting smoothness and a delicate floral scent.

For lovers of something a little more luxurious, Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning Hand Cream, $48.78, comes delicately perfumed with the brand’s iconic Lazy Sunday Morning scent. Soothing and nourishing thanks to the hyaluronic acid, this non-sticky hand cream also leaves your skin moisturised and supple.

Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus + Hand Therapy, $47, gets serious about addressing the needs of mature skin, strengthening, softening and replenishing the look of thin, crepey skin, while diminishing the appearance of dark spots, discolouration and veins.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hand Cream, $23.99, is a moisturising barrier hand cream for dry, damaged, over-worked hands and a must-pack if you’re heading to the ski slopes.

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