I’m UUUBER particular about hand products because my hands feel perpetually dry. I have a habit of washing my hands A LOT throughout the day (not in an OCD way…just after coming home from running errands, going to the bathroom, and whatnot). As a result, I’m always on the lookout for the best lotions and creams out there to keep my hands feeling soft and supple. I’ve gone through a lot of different products over the past couple of years, and these are THE BEST that I’ve found for my dry skin.
1. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream – 2.75oz for $25.
The Japanese are just good at making everything. Japanese products never fail to impress me, and this is no exception. SUPER lightweight cream, but very moisturizing and does not leave a gross greasy feeling on the skin.The only downside to this product is that the scent may be off-putting initially, but it goes away in a minute or two once it absorbs into the skin. The smell is kind of medicinally because of the camphor in the product. According to the website it’s effective for all kinds of skin problems including eczema. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!! I use it every night before going to bed.
2. O’Keefe’s Working Hands – 3.4 oz for $7.99
I’ve been on the hunt for a fragrance free hand moisturizer for a while now because I’ve found fragranced lotions are not a big hit when you’re sitting around 90 some other people who do not like the same scents as you do, and are trying to study. I tried a couple of other brands, but this is by far the absolute best I’ve tried. It seems unconventional, and I didn’t expect much from it, but this O’Keefe’s working hands balm is AMAZING. It’s more like a balm to me than a cream because it’s not creamy out of the jar. It’s got a different texture than anything I’ve ever tried, but once you massage it into the skin it feels like water, but then instantly absorbs into the skin leaving nothing but perfectly moisturized skin, and no lingering fragrance. I’d say this is even better than the Yu-be at absorbing. Absolutely no greasy feeling whatsoever. I’d say try this one before anything else I’ve suggested.
3. Chanel Precision Body Excellence Nourising and Rejuvenating Hand Cream – 2.5 fl oz for $48
If luxury and scent are what you’re after then you can’t go wrong with this Chanel hand lotion. Definitely pricey for what it is, but it’s really a treat for your hands. It is on the oilier side compared to the Yu-Be and the O’Keeffe’s Working Hands, but the rich texture is really luxurious. I use it before going to bed when I don’t feel like using Yu-be, or when my hands feel extremely dry for some random reason.
4. Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer – 1.7 fl oz for $6.50
I always carry around a hand sanitizer when I’m out and about just in case I can’t wash my hands before eating or for other various reasons. I’ve never really liked using alcohol based hand sanitizers because of the smell and the way they make my hands feel after it dries. This is the main reason why this Jurlique one is by far my favorite hand sanitizer yet. It moisturizes your hands while killing germs without the annoying alcohol smell…how much better can it get? It gets better because the smell is really great. It uses a natural antibacterial derived from Australian Bush Mint, as well as Safflower Oleosomes to enhance the skin’s protective barrier and to moisturize the skin, so it smells really great.
5. Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – 1.5 oz for $14.95
I’ve always had particular issue with the skin around my fingernails splitting and getting all weird and jagged during the fall and winter months. This cuticle butter was actually one of the very first things I purchased from Lush a few years back in Philly. I love it because it’s super thick and creamy which is perfect for the cuticle area because I like to push my cuticles back instead of cutting them before applying nail polish. Also, lemon is one of my favorite scents, and the Lush person that recommended this to me claims that there are over 15 lemons in every pot which is AMAZING. It’s also good for other body parts that are prone to dryness including elbows, knees, and heels. It also comes in a 0.5 oz size tub for $2.95 so you can try it without too much commitment!
I hope this helps especially in the winter months!!
Happy December Everyone!!!