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Your knuckles will thank you for it
Disclaimer: I'm going to mention COVID-19 once, in this article, i.e. right now, and then never again. But for context - COVID-19 is wrecking my hands, and the hands of those around me. With every squirt of alcohol-drenched sanitiser, my epidermis dies a little more inside. And while there are bigger fish to fry than unsightly knuckles, having overwashed hands can be a pretty painful and uncomfortable experience. And in this tricky time, if we can at least limit the unnecessarily painful things, why not?
Which brings me to My Favourite Hand Cream In The World. There are many gorgeous ones to try, especially if you've had one stashed for a while. But my favourite? Well, thank you for asking. Introducing:
Gallinée's triple-biotic complex hand cream (or, if you're feeling fancy and French, you may refer to it as 'crème mains' (it's little wins right now - we're trying our best).
I've enlisted this guy on my own hands and those of others during the past week, and can vouch for its ability to soothe even the most parched mitts.
But, In case you need a break-down of the hows and whys (along with further reasons this is my favourite hand cream ever), please see below:
You don't have to take my word for it though. It was dermatologically tested for its ability to soothe eczema by Eurosafe on a group of 20 people for 28 days, with brill results. And in user trials, it was voted by 66% of people as the best hand cream participants had ever used. Don't say I don't have amazing taste.
So there you have it - my feverish love letter to the loveliest hand cream i've ever tried. Enjoy - and take care of those hands of yours.
This does-all formula has racked up an impressive amount of 5-star reviews. The blend of 19.5% active ingredients target all the signs of hand ageing, like improving firmness, smoothness and reducing wrinkles - and, unbelievably it's 400 times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. The clever cream also works to protect the skin on your hands from further damage, too.
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It might be spenny, but it's a best-selling hand cream for a reason. The balmy blend of 20% shea butter, vitamin E, sweet almond and honey make this one of the most hydrating hand healers going. The delicately floral scent comes from jasmine and ylang-ylang and lingers for ages after applying. Yum.
The crème de la crème of hand creams, treat your mitts to this non-greasy, deeply nourishing balm. Packed full of gloriously scented botanicals, including Mandarin oil, Ceaderwood and Rosemary Leaf - there's no wonder it's a cult cream amongst celebrities and MUA's alike.
If you're a green fingered gal, go for this all-natural nourisher. It's got no synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives, parabens or nasties of ANY kind - making it safe for even the most sensitive of skins. Enriched with deeply hydrating and regenerative bryophyllum, it aids skin renewal while it conditions cracked palms and protects against further damage.
This fancy French offering is a serious treat and would make a perfect gift for your mum, sister, friend or daughter. Like a perfume for your hands, the zingy scent is inspired by Italian hills and has top notes of bergamont, Sicilian Lemon, a refreshing heart of basil and grapefruit, and a warm base of sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla. Did we mention it's also super hydrating?
Did you know, lanolin can hold up to 400% its weight in moisture - impressive, huh? It's the star ingredient that makes this hand cream SO great, alongside an all-star cast of other conditioners, like shea butter, grape seed oil and vitamin E. It's an extra thick balm, so warm it up in the palms of your hand before massaging into your skin, nails and cuticles.
Specifically formulated for dry, sensitive and irritated skins, reach for La Roche's Cicaplast if you're suffering from really sore, cracked hands or eczema. The hard working balm rebuilds and repairs the skins barrier, acting like a glove and protecting your hands from friction and further irritation. It's got no parabens or perfume and will bring your hands back to their former, soft self ASAP.
Your hands are one of the first places to show signs of ageing, so you should be looking after them properly. The magic ingredient in this wrinkle filler is glycolic acid (AHA), a chemical exfoliator, which resurfaces and regenerates dead skin, leaving your hands smoother and more even toned. It's also packed full of hero hydrator hyaluronic acid, to plump and moisturise. Two birds, one stone.