Our hands often betray our age much more freely than our complexion because we are not giving them a daily shot of serums, oils, and moisturizers with scrubs and masks thrown in for good measure. But you can soon fix that with everyday use of a good quality Intensive Hand Cream.
Use throughout the day especially if you have severely dry hands – ensuring you leave a tube by the washbasin, so you always use after washing up or hand washing, and keep a tube in your desk drawer at work or handbag for regular application.
If you do not like the feel of lush, rich cream, go for a lotion instead – these tend to be lighter and thinner and absorbed easier. And always apply a good quality cream at bedtime and wear cotton ‘beauty’ gloves, so your skin gets a massive boost of nourishment overnight.
Neutrogena Hand Creams
Norwegian Formula – Visibly Renew Elasti-Boost Hand Cream SPF20:
This innovative daily hand cream not only gives exceptional hydration but also helps re-establish skin’s suppleness and limit the occurrence of brown spots. It blends Norwegian Formula moisture with active minerals, which help promote skin’s own collagen production. For a visibly smoother and more supple skin, with a fast-absorbing texture that leaves a delicately scented and soft after-feel. Available in 75ml.
[PR-015233] Aqua, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Homosalate, Dimethicone, Buthyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Steareth-2, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Squalane, Sorbitan Stearate, Steareth-21, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Linseed Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Sucrose Cocoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, PEG-8 Laurate, Polysorbate 60, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Copolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum.
Finally, A Hand Cream with SPF that I love!
If you are a person who has to work outside or who is out and about a lot during the day, then this is probably the best option day cream for your hands as it has SPF 20 included. I’ve been trying Neutrogena Visibly Renew SPF Hand Cream for the last month and found that it prevents my hands from drying out. The other thing that I like about this product is how quickly it absorbs into the skin, leaving hands feeling soft and moisturized without any greasy effect. I keep my hand cream in my bag – this has got me into a reliable routine of using hand cream throughout the day, and I have to say what a difference it has made to my skin.
Norwegian Formula Fast Absorbing Hand Cream:
The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Fast Absorbing Hand Cream keeps hands hydrated and comforted with its instantly absorbed formula. The light, non-greasy texture is immediately merged into the skin for an instant feeling of comfort and moisturization, leaving no stickiness or residue. Available in two sizes: 75ml and 150ml.
Aqua, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane,Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteth-20, PEG-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Cetearyl Glucoside, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina, PV/Hexadecene Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Parfum.
One of the best ever hand creams:
I suffer from very sore dry, chapped hands, but having found this cream made my hands feel protected again. This product is perfect, and so reliable. Now, every time I wash my hands I always use this cream, it absorbs very quickly and is non-greasy. I love what it does for my hands, I have a tube by my kitchen sink & one in the bathroom at all times! Because it’s fast absorbing, I don’t have to worry about what I touch after applying to my hands.
Norwegian Formula Hand & Nail Cream:
The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand & Nail Cream is a luxuriously rich hand cream that melts into your hands and contains panthenol for complete hand and nail care. Its innovative formula makes nails twice as strong and helps soften cuticles as well as intensively moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Available in 75ml.
Aqua, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane,Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phytantriol, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitylglucoside, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Trisiloxane, Cetearyl Glucoside, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, PEG-75 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum.
Softer Hands – Stronger Nails:
I was looking for an intense hand cream that wasn’t solely mineral oil based. This cream has higher levels of glycerin (the “Norwegian Formula”) making it very moisturizing, and the addition of panthenol has made a vast improvement to my brittle nails, they now look shiny, healthy and strong. A small amount can be used throughout the day to really keep my nails in perfect condition. I use it liberally at night, and also I wear cotton gloves to lock in moisture and really feel the benefits in the morning.
Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream:
Originated in1979, this hand cream has been a best-selling product for more than 30 years. Clarin’s offering is simply one of the most luxurious and nourishing creams that we tried, but it also absorbs almost immediately upon application and with no greasy residue.
There are very few creams that deliver on nourishment and absorption so efficiently – this one can even keep mild eczema at bay. The moisturizing base of sesame oil and shea butter is boosted by Japanese mulberry extract to work on minimizing age spots, while myrrh extract is used to strengthen the nails.
A moisturizer that softens Protects, Hydrates and Strengthens nails and condition cuticles to give a naturally clean, soft and youthful-look to your hand
Almost like an invisible protective glove that cares for the hand and the nails to shield them from the elements, keeping skin soft and silky and reducing the signs of aging.
Hands can become damaged and painful when exposed to the aggressiveness of our daily life, such as the weather, harsh water, and the everyday tasks we perform with them. So take time to care for your hands with Clarins professional, emollient-rich moisturizing hand cream – with soothing Sesame Oil and fortifying Japanese Mulberry.
Softens the skin and hydrates.
Protects from environmental damage (the cold, the sun, hard water, and chapping).
Diminishes dark spots.
Regenerates and strengthens the nails.
This non-sticky cream spreads quickly, and the skin absorbs instantly.
To apply, massage gently into your hands, from the fingertips up to the wrist, giving careful attention to the cuticles to ensure the cream is completely absorbed.
Aqua/Water/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Myristate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Heptanoate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 20, Parfum/Fragrance, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Tetrasodium Edta, Limonene, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Lecithin, Sodium PCA, Tapioca Starch, Dehydroacetic Acid, Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate, Linalool, Caramel, Disodium Edta, Morus Alba Root Extract, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Geraniol, Eugenol, Tocopherol, BHT, [C1473F]
When put to the test, Clarin’s products always perform, and this trusted hand cream is no exception, it delivers above and beyond expectations, yes it is slightly more expensive, but you won’t be disappointed with the results.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume Hands:
This is, without doubt, one of the best value hand creams, this isn’t a luxurious beauty treat, but instead, it’s indispensable for anyone who has irritated, over-worked hands in need of some affectionate TLC. A cream that is so insanely efficient you may wonder how you ever got by without as it soothes and restores the skin’s protective barrier.
Another plus point with this cream is it is so easy to use throughout your day time activities as it isn’t oily or sticky, it’s transparent and fast-absorbing, which is quite rare for a barrier cream. Also, it stays on your hand when in water, better than a lot of other hand creams, and there is much less skin dryness after washing up and hand washing.
It contains no parabens, no perfume, it’s non-comedogenic, 100 percent hypoallergenic and has been tested on sensitive skin. It also has an anti-histamine effect thanks to 4 percent niacinamide, which reduces inflammation and prevents cracked skin. If you have irritated, red, sore skin you will find this cream gives considerable relief.
Apply to clean hands throughout the day as required.
Available in 50 ml
Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
Great Value – Quality Product:
I have sensitive skin, and all through the winter months my hands get dry, sore and crack and sometimes even bleed. This hand cream is very soothing, non-greasy with no stinging, as it is not perfumed.
It soaks in quickly and thoroughly and doesn’t have an overpowering smell, making it ideal for everyday and nighttime use.
The verdict On Hand Creams:
For hands prone to chapping and eczema use La Roche Posay. Need sun protection anti-aging protection go with the Neutrogena range.
But Clarins is a cult classic; it’s been sustaining skin, strengthening nails and minimizing age spots for the last 30 years, and shows no signs of stopping.
Have you used any of these hand creams? How did you find it worked for your hands? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.