Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Five Favourites | Hand Creams

For me, Autumn/Winter = hand cream season; my hands are dry at the best of times and my job doesn't help, but as the weather gets colder I always notice my hands getting worse. I get little patches of eczema and my skin often cracks which isn't nice at all, so anything to help avoid that is a great idea! Finding hand creams that work for me has involved a lot of trial and error, but I've rounded up five of my favourites here.

Five Favourite Hand Creams
L'Occitane Hand Creams | L'Occitane Hand Creams contain a high percentage of Shea Butter and work really well to hydrate the skin on my hands. There are a few variants available, and until the end of this month you can get a free tube with Marie Claire magazine if you're in the UK! Usually, these are priced from £8 for 30ml, which isn't unreasonable given that you do only need a tiny amount of the cream for both hands. My favourites are the Zesty Lime and original Shea variants. Review here.
Merumaya Hydrate & Protect Hand Cream* | I really love the thick, balm-like texture of this cream, which feels like such a luxurious treat on the hands. This is one I tend to pop on just before I leave the house to go to work so that it can sink in while I drive and protect my hands, at least for the first part of my shift. At £12.50 for 50ml this isn't the cheapest of my selection but it is a truly lovely cream. Review here.
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector | This is a fantastic budget option and one that I'll repurchase time and time again as it's just so effective for intensely hydrating my hands, such that I can notice the difference within a couple of applications. It is honestly amazing for the price (from £5 for 30ml) and if you're going to try any of these hand creams, make it this one! Review here.
Neal's Yard Remedies Hand Creams | Another slightly more luxurious option, NYR hand creams are packed with gorgeous hydrating ingredients and are available in a range of scents, my favourites probably being Geranium & Orange and Wild Rose. At £10 for 50ml these are a lovely treat. Review here.
Sweet Cecily's Elderflower & Almond Hand Cream* | This is my bedtime hand cream of choice, mainly because the jar packaging doesn't really lend itself to being carried around in a pocket or handbag. It does, however, have a beautiful fragrance and a really nice, hydrating effect despite its light, non-greasy formula. This is £6.95 for 50ml, which I think is a really reasonable price for a handmade British product. Review here.

Hopefully you can find a couple of options for hand creams to try here to keep your hands soft and smooth through the colder months - or maybe you already have a firm favourite? Have you tried any of these? What's your number one hand cream?

xo
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19 comments:

  1. Hand cream season is definitely back and I use the body shop one as well as some vaseline one that are intended to help nails and cuticles as well..2 in 1 is the way for me :)
    xo

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  2. I love the Hemp Hand Cream, I always have a few of them lying around :) I like the L'Occitae ones too, but mostly in the summer when my hands aren't too dry - I find they aren't quite rich enough once it starts getting colder. The Neal's Yard one sounds lovely, I'm a big big fan of geranium-scented things - I'll have to give that a go :)

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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  3. You can never have too many handcreams in my opinion and in front of me right now I have 6 lol x

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  4. I love this post! I will be trying some of these out myself as my hands get so dry in the winter!

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  5. Love L'Occitane!

    Charlene | www.prettypleasecharlie.co.za

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  6. love this post :)

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  7. Using hand creams in fall and winter is not only essential (mine get so dry and crack if I don't use them!) but always makes you feel like you are having a mini spa moment. Sweet Cecily's one sounds really amazing. I always like to have a few on rotation for fun.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  8. I suffer so badly with dry hands, plus I have psoriasis on my wrist so I'm always looking out for a good hand cream. Great post, so helpful for me! xxx

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  9. I have such dry hands and OMG I love the Loccitane one too. It works soooooo well and literally is the best. I will totally try some of the others too! Thanks for the recommendations!

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  10. I'll be honest and admit that I do not use hand creams at all. It's pretty terrible. My mum yels at me a lot for that, haha. I've been looking for one to start using though. The Body Shop one sounds like a great option!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  11. These sound great. I'm really terrible as I always forget to use hand cream, its such a bad beauty habit as my hands really suffer. I must start popping one in my bag and not forget to use it xx

    Danielle | Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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  12. oh, i definitely believe you that these are good handcreams, anything that looks like its a tube of oil paint, most probably has some very expensive and moisturizing ingredients. (yah, just me making my weird handcream observations)

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  13. The L'Occitane hand creams are probably my favourites that I have tried so far, they work really well for me.

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  14. I love The Body Shop Hemp Cream! I need to try out some of these because my hands have been so dry lately! x

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  15. I love the Body Shop's Hemp hand cream, they get unbelievably dry this time of year xx

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  16. I love TBS Hemp protector! Really hydrating. :)

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  17. This is amazing post! Its so hard to find a good hand cream some reason. I'll be picking up the body Shop hand cream x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  18. I have not tried any of these ones, but they sounds so good - especially the Merumaya cream! Winter is definitely a time for good hand creams!! Thanks for the info on these items!

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  19. ive only used l'occitane! heard great things about that body shop one too

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