Hand Creams & Lotions to Combat Dry Skin in Winter

Cherry Chan
28 January, 2021

Aside from your wardrobe changing due to the winter season, one thing we can all agree on is that our skin goes through some significant changes whenever winter comes around. Aside from having to swap out lighter products for more nourishing and rich alternatives for your face, your body also deserves some TLC, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best hand creams and lotions to keep you thoroughly moisturised and silky smooth throughout the whole winter season.

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Cream

Aveeno’s Daily Moisturising Lotion is one of the most well known lotions on the market. This nourishing lotion relieves and soothes dry skin, as well as being clinically proven to keep skin moisturised for 24 hours.

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Aveeno’s Daily Moisturising Lotion is formulated with colloidal oatmeal which is great at holding in moisture and ease any irritation. As well as being unscented, this lotion is suitable for sensitive skin and is non-greasy.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

First Aid Beauty focuses on creating products that are effective solutions towards sensitive skin and their Ultra Repair Cream is one of their best examples. Coming in three sizes ranging from a 56.7g tube to a whopping 226g bottle, the Ultra Repair Cream is one of Sephora’s best sellers and it’s clear to see why people keep returning to it as a remedy for dry skin.

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As well as having colloidal oatmeal as an ingredient, their formula also has shea butter and allantoin which are both soothing and protect the skin. Ultra Repair Cream is easy to spread and a little goes a long way, it’s also safe to use all over your body, from your face to your legs, you can stay completely moisturised!

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Designed to soften rough skin and cuticles, Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm works to leave you with beautifully smooth and silky skin. Being one of Aesop’s best selling products, the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm’s formula is rich but sinks into the skin magically without leaving you feeling greasy.

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Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm comes in three sizes, from a 75ml tube to a jumbo 500ml jar with pump, so you can bring the hand balm with you on the go or keep it at home for your convenience for frequent use. With ingredients like mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar atlas, the hand balm has a citrus, woody and herby scent that will soothe your senses as well as your hands.

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream

Making its debut in the beauty world 29 years ago, Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream has become a cult product and is versatile. Like the name says, it is truly all purpose since you can use it all over your body, from being a salve for your chapped lips, to restore lustre to dull hair or even to heal burns.

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The key ingredients of this cream include olive oil, honey, propolis, bee pollen, royal jelly, beeswax and is full of vitamins A, C and E. The consistency of Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream is balmy in the container, take your desired amount and warm it between your palms to melt the product between your hands until it turns into an oil-like consistency.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment

With her extensive line of products under her ‘Eight Hour’ range, any beauty fanatic definitely has heard of Elizabeth Arden’s products. Formulated in 1930, The ‘Eight Hour’ range is especially formulated to be hydrating and soothing to the skin, as well as creating other sister products like body oil and lip balm with the same nourishing formula.

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This intensive moisturising hand treatment has key ingredients like glycerin, shea butter and sodium hyaluronate and imperete cylindrica extract which will reverse dryness and flakiness in the skin and leave your skin supple and hydrated. Just like the name, this hand treatment will leave your skin hydrated for eight hours with its rich and thick formula, whilst being non-greasy and quick to sink into the skin.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Being a classic favourite among hand cream and lotions is L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream, with a tube being sold every four seconds around the world, it’s clear to see that L’Occitane’s products are loved worldwide.

Aside from containing 20% organic shea butter, their Shea Butter hand cream is packed with a nourishing blend of honey, almond and coconut oil, perfect to combat cracked and chapped hands, all without leaving a greasy feeling on your hands after application. If you’re trying this product for the first time, then you’re in luck; this miraculous hand cream is sure to be one of your must have items and you’ll keep returning for more.

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