Winter, rude as ever, hits hard—both in terms of our skin and our general well-being (no one enjoys a 4 P.M. sunset). It’s especially rough for our hands, which take a beating between the dry air, harsh wind, and constant hand washing to avoid the office cold. Outside of hopping on the next flight to anywhere warm, we’re left with hand cream as the next best solution for chapped skin. Still, the risks lurk at every turn: hand cream can so easily go too wet, too thick, too thin, too slimy, too perfumey, too useless.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream
O’Keeffe’s recommends that the hand cream be used up to several times a day, such as after washing your hands or bathing. They especially recommend it be used overnight.
It makes your hands feel slightly… waxy. It doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy, but there is a very slight lingering waxiness feeling. I applied a sparing amount on my hands as directed, but even a little coverage leaves a detectable waxy film. I suppose this is how the hand cream helps your skin retain moisture.
Overall, I do like the hand cream, and absolutely recommend it. I would rather not have to use it, but my hands are in bad shape. The very slight waxy feeling is not unpleasant, and I intent to experiment with applying even smaller amounts to see if it goes away.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream Jar
Yu-Be Original Cream is specially designed to treat dehydrated, cracked and rough skin. Vitamin E naturally shields your complexion against free radical damage while the natural ingredients diminish irritation. Features a uniquely high glycerin content that protects skin against environmental hazards like cold, wind and water.
Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream
Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing and Repair Body Lotion is a great family lotion to have at home. It comes in a large presentation with a big quantity so it lasts a long time. The pump is very practical and gives you a good amount for each pump. The lotion is creamy and soft and absorbs quickly.
It leaves your skin soft and smooth,… and does not leave a greasy film. It is great for normal or dry skin and does not cause irritation. If you have very dry skin, or it is the winter months, you may want a more hydrating lotion or cream.
However, this does the job for the rest of the year and the hydration lasts for a couple of hours at least. The scent is pretty soft and neutral so won’t clash or mix with other creams or perfumes you use that have different aromas.
L’Occitane Elegant & Light Lavender Hand Cream
The rich texture leaves hands soft and smooth, can be applied as often as needed. Ideal for daily use. Give smooth and soft skin. Leaves hands soft and smooth with no oily traces. Massage this silky treatment into hands to counter dryness as often as needed.
Miracle of Aloe, Miracle Hand Repair Cream
If you’re a habitual hand washer, you probably need something like Miracle Hand Repair Cream to keep your hands from drying up. It can also be hard living in harsh climates like places with snowy or frosty winters, or places with dry, hot summers. There are so many moisturizers out there, we had to test this out to see if it’s the one to go with.
Developing the perfect hand cream… is no easy task. You need something that provides moisture without being too oily, and without needing a ton of it each time you use it. You also want something that will work quickly, and doesn’t require constant applications over several days before you start seeing results.
Miracle Hand Repair Cream claims that it instantly takes care of dry, cracked and flaky skin on your hands from the very first time you put it on. They say that they have a proprietary blend of ingredients that consists of mostly aloe, but not just any aloe they say, this is supposedly the most powerful aloe you can get, as it uses the entire leaf to make the aloe vera gel.
The Naked Bee Hand & Cuticle Healing Salve
Sunflower seed oil may help to moisturize the skin. It is also high in vitamin E, which may act as an antioxidant and help to reduce irritation.
Shea butter contains fatty… acids that may help to promote recovery from skin injuries. Shea butter may also help to reduce skin issues.
Beeswax may help to soften and protect the skin. It may also have antibacterial properties. Rosemary extract may also have antibacterial abilities.
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Fragrance Free
A high level of glycerin attracts and locks in moisture, keeping hands hydrated after repeated washings and in harsh, cold climates. It’s heavy and a bit sticky, but the workhorse formula really soothes severe dryness. Translucent gel-cream; available in scented (soft and powdery) and fragrance-free formulas
Outdoor Hands Intense Skin Therapy Cream
They have cracked the code for treating cracked skin. Made from botanical oils, Outdoor Hands Skin Therapy Cream fully absorbs into the skin, healing from the inside out. No greasy residue and only a very light citrus scent. Relieve Your Cracked Skin. Anywhere You Have It.
Finally! A cream that cracked …the code for treating cracked skin. Outdoor Hands co-founder Austin Gore, a pharmacist, was so disappointed by crack creams that didn’t work for his wife’s cracked hands, he made one himself. It’s called Outdoor Hands Skin Therapy Cream.
Made from a blend of botanical oils, it fully absorbs into the skin, healing from the inside out. There is no greasy residue and only a very light citrus scent. Works on hands, feet, elbows and anywhere else you have cracked skin! Relieve Your Cracked Skin. Anywhere You Have It.