Our Favourite Hand Creams For Dry Skin (No Thanks to Sanitisers)

by Arissa Ha
LIFESTYLE  |  March 14, 2020
  • Got dry hands? Hand creams to the rescue
    1 / 11 Got dry hands? Hand creams to the rescue

    If you’ve been religiously washing your hands with soap and sanitising them in between washes as part of your personal hygiene routine, good on you. But don’t forget to moisturise your hands because they can get seriously dry after bouts of washing and sanitising. (FYI: Most hand sanitisers contain at least 70 per cent alcohol, and we know how dehydrating alcohol can be.)

    (Also read: Are Hand Sanitisers Effective to Protect You From Viruses?)

    To prevent those nail-splitting and skin-flaking situations, your best bet is to have hand creams on standby – in your bag, on your work desk, and on your beauty counter – so you can moisturise wherever you are. Here are our favourites.

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  • 1. By Terry Baume De Rose Hand Cream, $60 (75g)
    2 / 11 1. By Terry Baume De Rose Hand Cream, $60 (75g)

    This hydrating formula of the Baume De Rose Hand Cream contains rose butter, soothing rosehip oil, and rose flower essential wax to form a hydrating veil over your hands. Available at Sephora.

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  • 2. Thann Aromatic Wood Hand Cream, $29 (40g)
    3 / 11 2. Thann Aromatic Wood Hand Cream, $29 (40g)

    Formulated without the use of artificial colours and fragrance, parabens and mineral oils, this dermatologically-tested hand cream helps nourish rough, dry hands. Available at Thann’s flagship store at Paragon and online.

    (Also read: 7 Best Body Moisturisers For Dry Skin)

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  • 3. Kenzoki Sensual Hands Balm (Rice Steam), $22 (50ml)
    4 / 11 3. Kenzoki Sensual Hands Balm (Rice Steam), $22 (50ml)

    Pack this handy tube of hand cream in your bag to hydrate hands when you’re on the go. It vanishes quickly into your skin to hydrate without feeling greasy. Available at Sephora.

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  • 4. Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body & Hand Lotion, $110 (250ml)
    5 / 11 4. Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body & Hand Lotion, $110 (250ml)

    Enriched with coconut oil, this hydrating hand and body lotion also smells amazing with notes of nectarine, peach and cassis and delicate spring flowers. Available at Sephora.

    (Also read: 5 Ways to Prevent dry Skin From Getting Drier)

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  • 5. Gallinee Hand Cream, $27 (50ml)
    6 / 11 5. Gallinee Hand Cream, $27 (50ml)

    Combining prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, this hand cream protects skin’s microbiome while shea butter nourishes skin gently. Available at Sephora.

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  • 6. Fresh Honeysuckle Handcream, $20 (30ml)
    7 / 11 6. Fresh Honeysuckle Handcream, $20 (30ml)

    Formulated to melt quickly into skin, the Honeysuckle Handcream from Fresh protects against skin dryness for up to 24 hours.

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  • 7. Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Satin Hand Cream, $34 (75ml)
    8 / 11 7. Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Satin Hand Cream, $34 (75ml)

    Packed with hydrating botanical oils like rosehip seed oil, aloe vera and coconut oil, this velvety hand cream imbues skin with essential hydration without feeling sticky. Available online.

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  • 8. Chanel Le Lift La Creme Main, $93 (50ml)
    9 / 11 8. Chanel Le Lift La Creme Main, $93 (50ml)

    Infused with ingredients from Chanel’s La Lift range, this luxurious hand cream combines the power of botanical alfalfa concentrate with a natural licorice extract to delay the signs of ageing on your hands. Available at Chanel’s Fragrance & Beauty boutiques and beauty counters.

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  • 9. Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream, $20 (75ml)
    10 / 11 9. Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream, $20 (75ml)

    Rich in grape polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants, this shea butter-based hand cream hydrates and protects skin. Available at Sephora.

    (Also read: Best Serums For Dull and Dry Skin)

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  • 10. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $39 (75ml)
    11 / 11 10. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $39 (75ml)

    If you like your hand creams to have a woody, aromatic scent, then this hand cream from Aesop will be perfect. Packed with emollient ingredients, this hand cream absorbs quickly to nourish dry hands and cuticles. Available at Aesop beauty counters and online.

    A version of this article first appeared on www.harpersbazaar.com.sg.

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