The Best Creams To Keep Your Hands Smooth and Soft
Fade post-summer brown spots with the lightening extracts found in Avon’s Anew Clinical Absolute Even Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 15 ($15)—plus it has SPF 15 to prevent new ones from forming.
Hate the greasy feeling of some hand creams? We swear by Neutrogena’s Fast Absorbing Hand Cream ($5) because it soaks in immediately, healing dry skin without any residue—we promise!
Julep’s Hand and Cuticle Stick ($22) is a cocktail of peptides and shea butter to heal dry skin and cuticles in a convenient stick.
Miley’s manicurist is at it again, this time with the Jenna Hipp Essentials Hand and Nail Cream Set ($20): a three pack of shea butter-infused, deeply-hydrating creams. They’re free of parabens, artificial fragrances, and synthetic dyes—and have a barely-noticeable scent from a lineup of essential oils.
The sesame oil and Japanese mulberry extract in Clarins’ Hand and Nail Treatment Cream ($30) softens skin, plus the formula soaks in quickly and keeps hands soft for hours.
It’d be criminal to leave Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment ($5) off our list. The editor favorite does so much—highlights, softens lips, turns matte makeup dewy—we almost forgot it was originally intended for dry skin.
Looking for a scented formula? Voluspa, the brand behind the incredibly fragrant candles, is making Hand Cream ($18) now! Our favorites are Flora Di Mara, a light, beachy scent, and Taporo, a fresh, fruity blend.
Deborah Lippmann’s Rich Girl Anti-Aging Hand and Cuticle Cream ($28) is a power house: it protects with SPF, nourishes with jojoba oil, hydrates with shea butter, and brighten skin with a botanical complex.