Table of Contents
- 1 Here are the 10 Best Hand Creams For Dry Hands that will get you through the worst Winter.
- 1.1 O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream
- 1.2 La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Hands
- 1.3 Eucerin UreaRepair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream
- 1.4 Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
- 1.5 Medline Remedy Skin Repair Cream
- 1.6 Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Hand Cream
- 1.7 Sebamed Extreme Dry Skin Relief Hand Cream 5% Urea
- 1.8 Neutrogena Norweigian Formula Hand Cream
- 1.9 The Chemistry Extreme Hydration Concentrate
- 1.10 Cerave Healing Ointment
- 1.11 Bioderma Atoderm Hands & Nails
- 2 Top Tips For Dry Hands In The Winter
This post will be sharing eleven of the best hand creams for dry hands in the winter.
If there is one thing that is inevitable during the winter, it is dry, chapped, ashy hands. It’s doesn’t even help that we are in the middle of a pandemic. From washing your hands several times a day coupled with the dryness that comes with winter, you have wrecked hands at the end of the day.
While I’ve had the worst hands all my life, winter takes it up a notch. These days, I’ve begun to take extra care of my ageing hands. It’s not just by simply having different hand creams everywhere, you also need to use treatments on your hands the same way you do with your face. So, my hand routine consists of layering the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Hand Renew Cream as well as The Hand Chemistry Pro-Repair Skincare For Hands. I make sure I wear a pair of gloves for about an hour afterwards. These two products have been amazing for my skin so far. In the absence of them, I use any leftover from my face on my hands.
But if you don’t have ageing hands but simply dealing with dry cracked hands, this post is for you. I’ve dug into Reddit; the internet’s front page to find the best heavy-duty hand creams people swear by during the winter.
Let’s get right into it!
Here are the 10 Best Hand Creams For Dry Hands that will get you through the worst Winter.
It is important to remember that you don’t have to buy all the hand creams on this list except you want to. Just pick a few ones that jump at you to try out.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream
The first time I heard of this brand was during my research for this post. Apparently, the brand has amazing products for hands, feet and lips that are perfect for the winter. Looking at the ingredient list, there is really nothing special asides from the presence of Glycerin. Allantoin, Parrafin and Mineral Oil, But a lot of people love this product for severely dry hands. I guess it is worth trying out after all. It also has bonus points for being alcohol, fragrance and essential-oil free.
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Hands
I recently bought into the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume hype and I must say that I was actually impressed. This made me look further into the Cicaplast range to discover that they have products for hands and feet. This hand cream has Glycerin, Niacinamide, Shea Butter and Dimethicone to soothe and repair overworked hands. Now, if you already have the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume, you can just use that instead of getting another similar product for your hands.
Eucerin UreaRepair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream
If you know anything about the skincare industry, you would know that Eucerin is an OG when it comes to dry skincare. They formulated products specifically for those with dry chapped skin. So, you know that this hand cream will bang. It has amazing skin-loving ingredients like 5% Urea, Lactic Acid, Ceramide, Sodium PCA and Cholesterol. Talk about a tempting ingredient list!
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
This is another interesting hand cream that a lot of people swear by. It is formulated for severely dry active hands with key moisturizing ingredients like Glycerin, Shea Butter, Squalane, Avocado Oil and Aloe Leaf Juice. If Kiehl’s is a holy grail brand for you or you like a few of their products, I suggest you check this out.
Medline Remedy Skin Repair Cream
The primary goal of this product is to repair damage caused by frequent handwashing such as dryness, cracked, inflamed reddened and itchy skin. With a packed ingredient list like Niacinamide, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Olive Oil, Retinyl Palmitate ( a weak derivative of Retinol), Glycerin and Dimethicone, I say it is worth giving a shot. If you also have ageing hands, this is a great hand cream to try out.
Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Hand Cream
This is another hand cream that packs a punch for dry and ageing hands. Formulated with Niacinamide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (a derivative of Vitamin C), Glycerin, Ceramide, Aloe Vera Juice, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Panthenol, Jojoba Esters and Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, ( a form of peptide that targets signs of ageing). Phew! Best believe I have also added this to my Amazon cart.
Sebamed Extreme Dry Skin Relief Hand Cream 5% Urea
This is a product that claims to alleviate acute itching and relieves dry and flaky skin. With an ingredient list that contains 5% Urea, Panthenol and Allantoin to relieve irritation, Olive oil and Glycerin to guard against dehydration. This is a pretty good alternative to the Eucerin UreaRepair Hand Cream.
Neutrogena Norweigian Formula Hand Cream
I was really surprised to see Neutrogena on the list. Apparently, this Norweigian Formula is so the best hand cream from the drugstore brand. It comes in both scented and unscented versions and happens to be the UK’s NO 1 Hand Cream, It is nourishing, very rich in Glycerin and claims to smooth and soften hands for instant lasting relief from dry chapped skin. In terms of ingredients, it is most basic on this list. Thankfully it is super cheap so if your hands aren’t that dry or you need a hand product for your handbag, this is a great option.
The Chemistry Extreme Hydration Concentrate
From the company that brings us the widely popular The Ordinary Skincare, The Chemistry also has hand care products that tackle both dryness and ageing concerns. This particular hand cream claims to be an ultra-concentrated hydration complex contains five hydration active technologies from marine and plant sources that provide lasting hydration to the skin, offering dramatic visible textural improvements. Based on this list, this happens to be the most hydrating product so far. So if you want a product that targets both dryness and wrinkles, this one is for you.
Cerave Healing Ointment
This list will definitely be incomplete without the addition of Cerave Healing Ointment. The presence of skin-loving ingredients like Ceramides, Panthenol, Cholesterol Hydrlzed Hyaluronic Acid together with 46.5% Petrolatum and Mineral Oil makes it the perfect product to heal chapped hands. This is a perfect product to supplement all the hand creams listed in this post. Every night before bed, layer your hand cream with some Cerave Healing Ointment and wear a pair of gloves. Leave it and let it work its magic overnight.
Bioderma Atoderm Hands & Nails
To wrap up this list of the best hand creams for dry hands is the Bioderma Atoderm Hands & Nails Cream which claims to strengthen the hydrolipidic film and lastingly protects the skin, thus restoring its natural biological barrier function. Just like the La Roche Posay Cicaplast, it mas Shea Butter, Niacinamide and Glycerin. So, if you are looking for another basic hand cream to use without too many active ingredients, this one’s for you.
Top Tips For Dry Hands In The Winter
If you haven’t started a hand care routine, this winter is a good time to start. This is because by the end of winter, you would have established a consistent hand care routine. This way, the next winter your hands would be in a better condition.
Here are a few tips that should help you:
- Wash your hands with a gentle facial cleanser. Typical drugstore hand washes are filled with sulphates and alcohols that will dry out your skin. Just like you would with your face, opt for a mild gentle hydrating cleanser.
- Get a dedicated exfoliating hand cream like the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Hand Renew Cream or repurpose the actives you use for your face. Glycolic and Lactic Acid are perfect for your hands.
- Use Hand Creams with active ingredients like Niacinamide, Vitamin C and Retinol particularly if you also have ageing hands. Or apply leftover serums on your hands.
- Use Sunscreen on your hands during the day.
- At night, apply a layer of Cerave Healing Ointment over your hand cream and wear a pair of gloves to sleep.
I hope you have found this list of the best hand creams for dry hands as well the top tips very useful. Go forth and achieve the softest and smoothest hands of your dreams!
What are your favourite hand creams to use during the winter?