If all your life you’ve been hand cream-adverse because of the added effort (and trail of fingerprints left behind on everything in your wake—especially keyboards), I feel you. There was a time I didn’t think I needed moisturizer until using one changed the look and feel of my skin. There was also a time I found hand creams nice, but not necessary until (spoiler alert!) using one regularly changed the look and feel of my hands.
Moral of the story? Moisturization matters. Head to toe hydration—with hand care in between—will change you, guaranteed. And when choosing that perfect hand cream, do it with same amount of consideration you would when selecting your face cream: Take into account your skin type, your lifestyle, and any concerns you have.
Your new, desk-side or summer favorite.
Who’s it for? Hands that need light moisture and no fuss.
Texture: Ultra-lightweight and fast-absorbing.
Keyboard safe? Yes. Massage it in and type away sans greasy fingertips.
Why you’ll love it: It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to ensure hydration without the heaviness. Plus, it’s infused with Peppermint Extract for a light, cooling effect. Who knew hand creams could be refreshing?
Your classic go-to.
Who’s it for? Anyone and everyone—but in particular, someone who wants a reliable hand cream that feels decadent without the post-application slip.
Texture: Light and creamy. Rich, but sinks into skin once you start massaging it in.
Keyboard safe? Give it a few moments to sink in before you’re in the clear.
Why you’ll love it: It’s moisture-intensive without feeling greasy, ever. Plus, this one is packed with nourishing oils and antioxidant Vitamin E for silky-smooth, super soft hands.
A citrus-infused favorite.
Who’s it for? Dry hands that need a pick-me-up. If you have lines, a little bit discoloration, or hands that look a bit dull—this is for you.
Texture: Creamy with a bit of slip. It’s thick enough that if you play with it you’ll get stiff peaks, but it melts seamlessly into skin.
Keyboard safe? Give it a minute. You may see a bit of sheen on your space bar, but if your hands are dry, you likely won’t.
Why you’ll love it: It’s formulated with Squalane and nourishing oils to deeply moisturize and soften the look of dry lines. A rejuvenating blend of Orange Peel, Lemon Extract, and Salicylic Acid help brighten up and smooth uneven skin tone and texture, too.
A savior for parched or rough, dry hands.
Who’s it for? Super dry or winter-worn skin. Or anyone who wants to treat their hands to an overnight, moisturizing hand “mask.”
Texture: Undoubtedly decadent. Super rich. Indulgent.
Keyboard safe? Nope. But for ultra-dry skin or for the bold, this is a good thing.
Why you’ll love it: It delivers intense moisture—but also helps prevent moisture loss. It’s packed with emollient oils and Squalane, enriched with Vitamin B, and formulated with Elastin to nourish, smooth, and soften all-in-one. Unless your skin is extremely dry, you’ll definitely feel as though your hands are enveloped in a layer of hydration and care. (Your hands will also look better than they ever have, too).
. . .