8 of the Best Hand Creams for Dry, Chapped, Winter Skin

Skin suffers in the winter. Not only is the air outside cold and harsh, but inside is unnaturally dry and lacking moisture. You need a rich hand cream in winter that sinks into the skin’s layers. One that is able to penetrate deeply and quickly and form a barrier against the freezing conditions. Here are our recommendations for the best hand creams for dry winter skin:

CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream, 50ml: £4.10

Best Hand Creams

This hand cream uses a combination of three ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid to provide moisture to hydrate dry skin. It also protects the skin’s natural barrier, leaving hands feeling soft and smooth.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream 96g: £4.90

Best Hand Creams

This hand cream is value for money as described as the No.1 hand cream in America. Not only does it draw in moisture but it prevents it from escaping and forms a barrier. It is odourless with a high concentration of glycerine.

Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream, 30ml: £5.00

Best Hand Creams

Made with organic almond milk and community trade honey, this is an ethically-conscious hand cream that works. It soothes dry hands and replenishes lost moisture and is specially formulated for sensitive skin. Dermatologically tested and hypo-allergic.

Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream, 50ml: £13.25

Best Hand Creams

Specially formulated for dry, chapped and hard-working hands, this hand cream is not only cruelty-free but uses organic ingredients and aims to give more to the environment than it takes out. As for the product, it uses all-natural ingredients such as blackthorn, beeswax and wheat germ oil which prevent moisture loss and produce smoother skin.

Kiehl’s Richly Hydrating Hand Cream, 75ml: £15.00

Best Hand Creams

A soothing formula here with a lavender scent that contains shea butter and nourishing vitamin E.

This Works Perfect Hands Intense Moisture, 75ml: £18.00

Best Hand Creams

Coconut is one of nature’s richest moisturisers and present in this hand cream alongside larch extract. It also contains musk, rose and mimosa so it smells divine and has a non-greasy formula. It vanishes as soon as you apply it.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, 75ml: £21.00

Best Hand Creams

This hand cream contains a blend of botanicals including rosemary leaf, cedar atlas and mandarin rind. It is a greaseless formula that instantly sinks into the skin. It softens skin and delivers moisture to dry areas.

Clarins Super Restorative Age-Control Hand Cream, 100ml: £39.00

Best Hand Creams

Yes, it is expensive but you do get 100ml in the tube. This nourishing hand cream uses plant extracts and works to protect your skin against the harshest of environments. It also reduces the appearance of ageing. It penetrates deep into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Suitable for all skin types. Sign up for email notices and get 10% off your first order.






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