Cover Here are the best hand creams to kiss dry hands goodbye (Photo: @augustinusbader/Instagram)

Keep clean hands smooth and hydrated with these hand creams, from the delightfully scented to the ultra-moisturising

If there's one thing we've been hearing over and over during the Covid-19 pandemic, it's this solid advice—wash your hands.

But what isn't mentioned is how constant washing or sanitising your hands can dry out your skin, leaving it sensitive and irritated.

So here's our tip: wash your hands—then follow up with a hand cream to keep them soft and supple. Here we list the best options that you can buy so you can kiss dry skin goodbye.

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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Aesop’s hydrating and non-greasy hand balm offers a delightful blend of citrusy, woody and herbaceous aroma from mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, and cedar atlas.

Skin-softening emollients like sweet almond oil, shea butter and cacao seed butter leave hands nourished and supple. It's also suitable for all skin types.

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Byredo Suede Hand Cream

Byredo's "suede" cream works for both your hand and nail and fragranced with crisp notes of Bergamot, lily of the valley and amber that beautifully smells of spring. Its nourishing formula also leaves skin feeling soft but not greasy. The lightweight size is perfect for use when you're on the go.

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Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Kiehl's heavy-duty moisturising hand salve is formulated with avocado oil, eucalyptus oil and sesame seed oil along with wax derived from olive oil to address severe dryness. The emollient-rich hand cream helps to soothe, condition and moisturise, creating a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss.

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Grown Alchemist Soothing Hand Cream

This soothing hand cream is filled with Omega 7-rich cactus flower extra and naturally antiseptic cedarwood atlas. It also includes the Tri-Hyaluronan complex, a rich formula that helps retains moisture and also firms and smoothes your hand.

The smell will also draw you in, lightly fragranced with cedarwood, black pepper and tangerine. Grown Alchemist is made from all organic ingredients.

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Dr Sebagh High-Maintenace Hand Cream

Dr Sebagh's hand cream is described as a treatment cream that instantly moisturises and also repairs and protects thanks to its quick-absorbing, non-greasy formula. It deeply nourishes while creating a silken dermal barrier that helps lock in moisture.

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Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream

Caudalie's hand and nail cream is formulated with 98 per cent of natural ingredients, antioxidant grape polyphenols, shea butter and avocado. This cream leaves hands feeling repaired, nourished and protected without parabens, mineral oils or animal-derived ingredients.

The fine, light yet creamy texture melts instantly into the skin to envelop it with a sensation of absolute comfort. The sweet citrus fragrance combines notes of Seville orange, orange blossom water and orange wood.

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Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing & Youth Hand Balm

Rapidly absorbed by the skin thanks to its indulgent formula, Guerlain's repair and youth hand balm help to achieve a non-sticky finish. It draws on the brand's black bee repair technology that stimulates the skin's renewal process, eradicate wrinkles and firm tissue all at the same time.

This hand blam specifically targets palms that require intense nourishment, using its silky-smooth formula to reveal smoother results.

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Augustinus Bader The Hand Treatment

This hand treatment especially targets dry, overwashed hands. It deeply nourishes and conditions the skin using a patented formula developed specifically by Dr Augustinus Bader which infuses a complex of amino acids, vitamins and synthesised molecules naturally found in the skin.

The bottle is fully recyclable and the hand cream is free of parabens, fragrance, paraffin and mineral oils.

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Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Hand Crème

Laura Mercier's hand cream is inspired by the comforting scene of almond and coconut and leaves the skin soft and healthy. Combining a mix of ingredients, the grape and olive oils soften and moisturise the hands while the soy proteins—that's rich in amino acids—help in the repair process.

The warming fragrance also captures the essence of almond, coconut milk, jasmine, rosewood, ylang-ylang, vanilla, heliotrope and musk.

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Aveda Hand Relief

Aveda Hand Relief is an intensely moisturising, therapeutic hand treatment formulated with anti-oxidant vitamins, hydrating plant emollients and fruit acids. Other than replenishing skin with abundant moisture and soothing dry, chapped skin, it also helps minimise signs of ageing.

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Earl of East Shinrin Yoku Hand Balm

The Shinrin Yoku Hand Balm is part of Earl of East's Japanese bathing line which boasts an earthly blend of cedarwood, oakmoss and black pepper. Inspired by the Japanese ritual of forest bathing, this hand cream helps nourish the hands with its oil-rich formula and leaving your hands smelling divine.

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Kora Organics Daily Hand Cream

Kora Organics' hand cream for daily use is a rich, soothing and replenishing product that's formulated to rehydrate your hands and even your cuticles. It's certified organic noni extract, pomegranate, rosehip and olive oils that are for nurturing and protecting your hands.

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La Mer The Hand Treatment

This silky cream helps restore the skin's natural moisture on contact and creates an emollient barrier to your hands. The nourishing emollient further helps heal even the driest hands while the proprietary formula improves radiance.

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L'Occitane Verbena Cooling Hand Cream

L'Occitane hand cream boasts an extra-light texture and non-sticky formula that keeps your hands moisturised and feeling refreshed. It can quickly be absorbed by the skin of the hands, leaving your hands scented with the fruity notes of organic verbena and the cooling aroma of mint.

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This article was originally published on April 17, 2021 and updated on June 22, 2021.

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