We've all been there. You're typing away at a computer and look down, only to see ashiness has crept up on every inch of your hands. Or you're commuting in the morning and your poor hands are so cold and dry, even your coat pockets feel like Antarctica. Let's make it a goal in 2019 to avoid these scenarios by keeping hand cream nearby at all times. We're here to help you achieve that goal and rounded up the best hand creams for dry skin.
Happy hands mean moisturized, nourished, soft hands. This requires upkeep. No matter how good your skincare routine is in the morning, the chances you'll have to slather some hand cream on during the day are very high. The trick is to get a good one that leaves your paws feeling silky-soft and hydrated for hours on end. Hardworking oils, vitamins, and botanical extracts are a few things you should be looking for in your hand creams. Keep scrolling for the hand creams we keep very, very close.
This dry-skin savior is my holy-grail hand cream 365 days out of the year. It feels luxuriously hydrating because of its combo of argain oil, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E. The delightful scent of Persian rose graces me with a calming, soothing, pick-me-up scent whenever I apply it.
I have perennially dry skin, so I depend on deeply nourishing formulas that'll quickly absorb into my hands. This blend of shea butter, vitamin E, and almond oil sinks right into my skin and leaves a lingering scent of fresh blooms. I may not be able to have a glass of bubbly at my desk when I need it, but this prosecco-scented cream does the trick.
Let's focus on the gem to the far left. I recently became intrigued by this hand "softener" because my dry skin can feel a bit rough sometimes considering how hard I am on my hands. This is not a cream; it has more of a balmy texture that leaves the skin on my hands feeling incredibly silky and smooth. My skin soaks this stuff right up, and although it says it's fragrance-free, it reminds me of fresh laundry on a Sunday morning.
If you've noticed your hands are especially prone to dryness and cracking, this hardworking hand cream was made for you. Loved by senior editor Hallie, it has an immensely rich texture that will envelop your hands like a nourishing glove, according to the brand. It's made to strengthen your hands' moisture lipid over time and treat brittle nails.
This hand-and-nail balm is beautifully formulated with botanical ingredients that will cloak your skin in hydration. It's been one of Aesop's best sellers for a while, and its blend of natural extracts carries the aroma of a garden. This will quickly become your winter staple.
This vegan and cruelty-free hand cream is no joke. It's made of some of the most nourishing ingredients. Think cupuaçu butter, açaí, and coconut oil, which will give your hands a triple shot of moisture while antioxidants keep environmental stressors at bay.
Everyone deserves a chic hand cream. You know, the kind you pop in your purse when you want to feel fancy. This cream has an intoxicating fragrance, made up of white rose, pink pepper, violet, and peony notes.
Organic tea, honey, jojoba, and grape-seed oil are swirling around in this soothing hand cream full of antioxidants. It feels light and has a faint scent of citrus. Even better? It has a built-in lip balm. So long to the days of digging around your purse looking for both of these.
Before your turn your nose up at this $50 price tag, hear us out. Highly recommended by Byrdie's leader, Faith, this rose-infused cream will give your hands the ultimate, five-star treatment. If your hands are beginning to develop fine lines or sagging, try this magic cream, made of soft-focus powders that promote an even texture. It'll leave your hands feeling pillow-soft because the rose butter, rose flower essential wax, and rose-hip oil will envelop your fingers in a shield of moisture.
This little guy has been in my purse for weeks and saves my hands when New York's wind is savagely trying to steal all of the moisture from them. Its soothing mix of aloe, vitamins, and rose-hip oil keeps ashiness away. Plus, as a lover of bubbly, it'd be wrong to say the rose-and-prosecco scent didn't entrance me.