With winter arriving in what feels like a very abrupt fashion, our skin has been left rocked by the change.
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While chapped lips and drier skin are normal, and can be fixed with small changes to our skincare routines, our hands should be well-looked-after all year round.
There’s nothing more soothing than rubbing your hands with a luxe moisturiser after a long day at work, even if you were just typing out replies to emails.
We’ve rounded up some of our best picks for hand creams that will repair, restore and hydrate your dry hands as the weather cools down. Check them out below!
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hand Cream, $14.50, from La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay is quickly becoming Australia’s most trusted and accessible skincare brands, found in most chemists across the nation. Their Cicaplast Hand Cream is ideal for sensitive skin types, formulated with niacinamide to soothe and glycerin to hydrate the skin. It’s also suitable for children as well who fall victim to dry hands this winter.
The Aromatherapy Company Therapy Relax Lavender & Clary Sage Hand Cream, $19.95, from Myer
Soothe your hands - and protect them from sun damage - with this SPF-enriched hand cream from The Aromatherapy Company. Your hands will feel hydrated and restored by the infusion of avocado, kawakawa and coconut oils, with the added aid of lavender, clary sage and eucalyptus.
Hemp Hand Protector, $20, from The Body Shop
Touted as The Body Shop’s best hand cream for dehydrated hands, the Hemp Hand Protector will restore, repair and hydrate for up to 24-hours. Described as ‘fus-free’, this product is made using French hemp seed oil, but has an overall creamy finish and isn’t greasy. Even better, the hemp crops help regenerate land overseas, and provide a habitat for wildlife in France. We love to see it!
Glasshouse ‘I’ll Take Manhattan’ Hand Cream, $25, from Adore Beauty
Beloved candle creators Glasshouse have forayed into the world of beauty, making a range of hand creams to match their existing scents. The ‘I’ll Take Manhattan’ cream boasts a hydrating formula that blends apricot kernel oil and antioxidant-rich rosehip oil, giving your healthy, hydrated hands a gentle scent, too.
L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $45, from Adore Beauty
We’ll always sing L’Occitane’s praises! The French luxury beauty retailer can always be relied for quality products that smell amazing and look excellent in your bathroom cupboard. Their Shea Hand Cream is a bestseller, combining shea butter, honey, and almond extract for a formula that smooths and hydrates your hardworking hands.
Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, $49, from Myer
Trusted skincare brand Clarins offer an excellent hand and nail cream. Although a little more exxy than your average moisturiser, the luxe formula will leave you feeling extra-hydrated in the hands. With sesame oil and myrrh, the cream works ‘like a protective invisible glove’, protecting you from signs of ageing, dehydration, and climate damage.
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