Luxury Hand Creams

15 Luxury Hand Creams For Softer Skin

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Give those dry, cracked & over-sanitised hands some love

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Sanitiser and hand wash sales may have skyrocketed in light of the pandemic, but lest we forget about the humble hand cream. These luxury lotions will ensure dry and over-washed hands are given some much-needed TLC.

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Aesop

Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, £23, aesop.com

With a scent built around citrus, woody and herbaceous aromas, Aesop’s hand balm is both rich in smell and hydration. Great for nourishing dry hands and cuticles, this is a medium weight cream that avoids a leaving a greasy finish.

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Shiseido

Ultimune Power Infusing Hand Cream, £25, harrods.com

Shiseido delivers a double whammy with its ultra-moisturising handcream, using anti-aging technology to smooth skin while promoting circulation and protecting against external damage.

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Noble Isle

Tea Rose Hand Lotion, £22, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

This lotion from Noble Isle combines natural extracts of black tea and rose petals, locking in moisture and keeping your hands nice and smooth. As well as being vegan, the lotion is paraben, gluten and cruelty free –  let the guilt-less pampering commence.

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Bamford

Rose Nurture Balm, £20, bamford.com

A new product to hit Bamford’s shelves (and soon our baskets) is the Rose Nature Balm, which uses natural nourishing oils like argan, avocado, hemp and jojoba to smooth and hydrate skin. With 100% natural fragrance, you can use the balm on multiple areas of dryness, including cuticles, elbows and heels.

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Manucurist Paris

Fleur d’Orange Hand Cream, £16, manucurist.com

Vegan skin and nailcare brand Manucurist Paris has created a line of hand creams that not only smell divine, but are also Cosmos Organic-certified by the Soil Association (meaning almost all ingredients are of natural origin). Our favourite is the Fleur d’Orange hand cream, which as the name suggests is led by fruity orange notes with hints of  orange blossom, honey and bergamot.

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The White Company

Pomegranate Hand & Nail Cream, £15, thewhitecompany.com

This fruity hand cream combines natural shea butter and sweet almond oil to better protect and nourish skin. With notes of pomegranate, mandarin and amber, hands will feel softer and smell great too.

Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden

Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment 75ml, £28, boots.com

Promising up to eight hours of (non-greasy) hydrated skin, this award-winning Elizabeth Arden Intensive Moisturizing Treatment will transform seriously dry hands.

Aveda

Aveda

Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme 125ml, £19.20, aveda.co.uk

A personal favourite of ours, Aveda’s best-loved Hand Relief really does work magic on desperately dry and cracked hands. Plus, it smells delicious and is 95 per cent naturally derived.

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Neom Organics

London Perfect Night’s Sleep Hand Balm 100ml, £21, neomorganics.com

Combining lavender, chamomile and patchouli, this soothing hand balm will make the perfect addition to your night-time skincare routine.

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Cowshed

Restore Hand Cream 500ml, £30, cowshed.com

A restorative lotion procured for ‘hardworking hands’, Cowshed’s Restore Hand Cream combines shea and cocoa butter to soften the skin, whilst the fusion of natural antiseptics sweet orange and peppermint leave hands feeling refreshed.

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Chanel

La Crème Main, 50ml, £46, chanel.com

Perfectly portable, Chanel’s La Crème Main – a fusion of softening May rose wax and brightening iris pallida – was created for men and women on-the-go. 

Jo Malone

Jo Malone

Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Cream 50ml, £26, jomalone.co.uk

If you’re after something with a delicious scent, Jo Malone’s Basil & Mandarin treatment – inspired by the brand’s signature fragrance – is a must-have.

Aesop

Aesop

Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm 75ml, £23, selfridges.com

A luxuriously hydrating lotion from Australian skincare brand Aesop, the Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm comprises seven hydrating and softening ingredients. Aesop recommends applying half a teaspoon to clean hands before massaging in, paying close attention to the cuticles.

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L’Occitane

Shea Butter Hand Cream 150ml, £22, loccitane.com

Combining luxurious shea butter, almond, honey and coconut oil, as well as sweet-smelling jasmine and ylang-ylang, this best-selling treatment – in which one is sold every three seconds –  ticks all the right boxes.

This Works

This Works

Hand Cream 75ml, £19, johnlewis.com

Hydrating? Check. Non-greasy? Check. Pretty packaging? Check. What’s not to love about This Works’ sumptuous and nourishing hand cream?

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