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On The Go: Best Hand Creams

With the never-ending cycle of hand washing and sanitising right now, a hand cream is the on-the-go stalwart to pop in your handbag at all times.

We layer a concoctions of acids, serums, oils, moisturisers, and masks on our faces, but our hands, which get exposed the most, are often neglected. With the never-ending cycle of hand washing and sanitising to reduce the spread of coronavirus, it’s likely your hands are more than a little chapped. Fortified by the dropping temperature, hands will be rendered sore, dry and rough. Replenish lost moisture with a super nourishing hand cream to keep skin soft and supple.

We’ve narrowed it down to the 8 most industrious hand creams, which are so much more than just pretty packaging. Pop one of these in your handbag for regular top ups throughout the day, wherever you are going.


THE NEUTRAL ONE

For the person who hates wearing hand cream, we have a solution. This cream is neutrally scented in a lightweight formula that sinks seamlessly into the skin, with the added benefit of strengthenig nails. Soothing sesame oil reduces irritation whilst Japanese mulberry extract keeps things silky.

For the person who hates wearing hand cream, we have a solution.

THE CHIC ONE

Potentially the smartest hand cream we’ve ever seen, this smooth egg-shaped dispenser from Chanel fits perfectly into your palm. It contains derivitives from flowers at the heart of the Chanel brand: may rose wax, sourced from the Chanel fields in Grasse to smooth and soften skin, and iris pallida extracts to brighten.

THE SCENTED ONE

Housed in a limited-edition painterly tube, this rich hand cream will sit pretty in your handbag. The gentle lingering scent of white rose, peony, musk and sandalwood will be as pleasing for your nose as your newly nourished hands.

THE DERMATOLOGIST APPROVED ONE

This dermatologist-approved hand cream is packed with ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Deeply replenishing, it'll help keep the surface of your skin strong, resilient and hydrated, no matter how often you're washing your hands. Fragrance free and hypoallergenic it’s great for inflammation too- we’re looking at you seasonal eczema. 

 

Fragrance free and hypoallergenic it’s great for inflammation too- we’re looking at you seasonal eczema.

THE MULTITASKING ONE

A quadruple threat to chapped hands this formula acts to moisturise, nourish, restore and protect. You’ll be surprised upon application that the lightweight texture is pleasingly dense, so a little goes a long way. Packed with chestnut extract to bolster the skin barrier, vitamin B5 to strengthen nails and sweet almond oil to soften spiky cuticles.

THE CULT ONE

A blend of botanicals deliver a soothing herbaceous fragrance, whilst skin-softening emollients deliver rich hydration to even the flakiest of hands. Hands are rendered smooth, cosetted in a powdery finish. You’ll want to squeeze out every single drop.

THE SUPERLUXE ONE

If you are a fan of Natura Bisse’s radiance imbuing Diamond Collection, it’s time to give your hands the same treatment. Packed with a cocktail of heavy hitters to not only nourish skin but dramatically improve the quality and appearance too. Ingredient-of-the-moment niacinamide helps to minimise dark spots and pigmentation. Hydrolysed collagen helps repair firmness, and a composite of plumping lipids improve elasticity.

If you are a fan of Natura Bisse’s radiance imbuing Diamond Collection, it’s time to give your hands the same treatment.

THE INTENSE ONE

In a rich and decadent formula, this one takes a little time to work into skin but it’s well worth the effort. Rose oil, rich shea, cocoa, jojoba oil and vitamin E cocoon the skin leaving it with a lingering rose scent. All of this for a purse-friendly price tag- we’re sold.

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