Clean Beauty Round-Up: Hand Cream Edition
We may be in the middle of winter but we’re so over our dry skin. The worst offender besides our chapped lips (see our fave balms here) is our dry, cracked hands. If yours could use some TLC right about now, thanks to the arctic-feeling air and constant exposure to hand sanitizer, here’s some relief. We’ve rounded up our favourite gentle hand creams that’ll have your parched hands looking hydrated again. Tip: Keep hand cream reserves in multiple places like your desk drawer, handbag and car so you can apply it frequently and on the go.
Best Unscented: Give-A-Care
There is no off-putting scent with this all-natural Leaves Of Trees x Rethink fragrance-free formula. It packs a moisture punch with 100% pure, cold-pressed Argan Oil, which is ethically sourced from a women’s cooperative in Morocco. The small tube size is also perfect for carting around on the go.
Best rich texture: Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Hand Cream
When your skin’s moisture barrier is compromised, cracked, sore hands can result. This natural cream leaves out synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives and taps olive and avocado oils for smoother skin as well as plant-based ingredients like red clover and quince, to bolster the skin’s process of renewal.
Best All-Purpose Cream: Weleda Skin Food
There’s something to be said for a cult-fave cream that’s been around since the 1920s. With fans like Victoria Beckham and Rihanna, this rich moisturizer can be used on everything from your dry hands and elbows to your feet. With skin-calming ingredients like calendula and chamomile, the rich formula gives dry skin an instant lift.
Best for Winter: Graydon – Hand + Foot Relief Cream
If the uplifting citrus scent doesn’t win you over, the antimicrobial benefits will in this ultra-moisturizing hand-and-feet organic formula. With oils like shea, jojoba and sunflower, your hands will stay happily hydrated, but not greasy, when it matters most.