One pump of hand sanitizer -> one dab of hand cream! We know that alcohol is playing havoc on your delicate skin so we’ve got a sweet-smelling solution. Sanitizers are here to stay, and while we’re hoping you use them liberally, here’s a list of moisturising hand creams to give your palms the care they deserve.
Pahadi Local: Thangi ka Tel
Want to go vocal for local? Try out Pahadi Local’s popular tannin-rich hazelnut oil collected from a special belt in Himachal Pradesh. The oil contains astringent properties and lightweight. Giving you maximum bang for your buck, the oil doubles as a face moisturiser too. The brand Pahadi Local identifies and sources wellness products straight from the Himalayas, bringing pure ingredients to its premium products. Available for ₹1350, buy it here.
L’Occitane Shea Intense Hand Balm
With a wide range of options available for hand creams, this French beauty brand knows what they’re doing. Formulated with the queen of all ingredients for moisturisation, shea butter, rest assured your very dry skin stands no chance of remaining parched. For a no-fuss routine, you can even apply it as an intensive mask on your hands, twice a week. Available for ₹1750, buy it here.
Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Hand Cream
There’s no denying that this Jo Malone hand cream will make you want to smell your hands very often. We know that you would want to soak up that exquisite peony scent. Notes of crisp red apple, delicate floral peonies, and the textural tones of suede will make you swoon. It’s enriched with coconut oil. It is a win-win for your hands and your nose Available for ₹2600, buy it here.
Forest Essentials: Hand Serum Blood Orange
A product that works and smells oh-so-amazing, this light yet rich Forest Essentials Hand Serum is perfect for those chapped palms. Free of chemicals and parabens and scented with blood orange essential oil, this powerhouse of a product comes in eco-friendly packaging. The serum has aloe vera, liquorice root, sweet almond oil and vitamin C that have hydrating properties. This serum is available for ₹1,295, buy it here.
Kama Ayurveda Hand Cream
Hands that smell sweet and feel soft? Sign me up! Kama Ayurveda’s hand cream is laden with cold-pressed sweet almond and coconut oils that rejuvenate your skin and cuticles. Infused with shea, cocoa and kokum butters, aloe vera juice, pure essential oils of tuberose, vetiver and cardamom, the cream relieves dryness and removes dead skin. Available for ₹725, buy here.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
A salve to save your hands from drying! Check out this heavy-duty moisturizing salve formulated with avocado oil, eucalyptus oil and sesame seed oil. Kiehl’s unique product draws and absorbs water from the air, forming a “glove-like” protective barrier against moisture loss. Available for ₹1100, buy it here.
Clarins: Super Restorative Hand Cream
Benefit from the wisdom of French skincare with Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream. Formulated with natural plant extracts, this cream isn’t your average hand cream, it targets ageing in mature skin. Shea and mango butters soften rough, dry skin on hands, nails, and cuticles leaving a luxurious, non-greasy feel. Available for ₹3,200, buy it here.
Donna Chang Lavish Frangipani Hand & Body Serum
Donna Chang is a name built around the infusion of luxurious and natural ingredients in products. This particular hand serum is light and silky, with a perfect floral summer scent. Made with shea butter, sweet almond oil, argan oil, sesame seed oil and aloe vera extracts, it can also be used all over the body. Available for ₹3,999, buy it here.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkleresist 24 Protective Hand Revitalizer
Even your hands need some SPF! Shiseido’s SPF 15 hand cream provides anti-ageing solutions against spots, wrinkles and flaking. Formulated with Mukurosi, Gambir and Chlorella Extract, its ‘sun protect’ qualities give your hands the nourishment it craves. Available for ₹2,900, buy it here.
Moroccanoil Fragrance Originale Hand Cream
One of the pioneers in using argan oil, Moroccanoil Body Hand Cream Fragrance Originalecan definitely be your go-to hand cream.Created with nutrient-rich argan oil and avocado oil as well as cocoa, shea and mango butters, its weightless formula absorbsquickly. This paraben-free moisturiser even has variants in fleur d’oranger and fleur de rose fragrances! Available for₹2,160, buy it here.