Fab Five: hand creams

Thanks to frequent hand washing and also this tricky thing called aging, my hands are always very much in need of a hydrating boost. My trick is to have hand creams scattered all over the house; by the sink in the kitchen and bathroom, on the table next to the couch, on my bedside table, and in my bag wherever I go, so I can restore moisture to my hands whenever is needed. What I look out for in a hand cream is 'spreadability', quick absorption, and of course how moisturised and soft my hands feel after use. Here are my current faves:
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream - The tiniest smidgen of this heavy duty cream restores the driest of hands and I love this for harsh winter months. Deeply penetrating and leaves no greasy residue. Great for elbows too.

The Jojoba Company lemon and coconut hand cream -A lightweight but deeply hydrating cream that is fast absorbing. Bonus: it has a wonderfully delicious smell that makes me wants to lick my hands.

The Aromatherapy Co sweet orange and jasmine hand cream - The first thing I noticed and loved about this was its divine fragrance that transports me to some sort of a secret garden. Really lovely product that is easy to apply (ie. very "spreadable) and not at all oily.

Crabtree and Evelyn Gardener's Hand therapy- An old favourite of mine. For years now, I have one in the drawer at work that I would use daily to ward off dryness from air-conditioning. Light and pleasant fragrance and travel size is handbag friendly.

Palmer's Eventone Age Spot hand cream - No fuss and very affordable hand cream that is thick and almost waxy upon application but quickly melts away into skin, leaving hands soft and smooth. I don't have age spots but am hoping regular use of this product will keep them far far away!

What hand cream do you use?

22 Responses to Fab Five: hand creams

Jane said...

i'm with you on dry hands! i'm constantly washing things - the dishes, the dog - lol. my go to hand lotion was from l'occitane but i switched my facial moisturizer to jojoba oil a few days ago and so now i use it on my body and hands too!

Sharon D said...

Nivea for me! ^.^

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm currently using Embrylisse's nourishing hand cream which is just lovely. That Neutrogena hand cream is one I always go back to in the winter as well.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Rose said...

I agreed with you. My hands are very dry and I have to put on lotion after each wash. I love that Jojoba Co lemon and coconut hand cream. Moist and hydrating.

Pamela RG said...

These are intersting choices. I use L'Occitane Shea butter. Try it. It is non-scented too.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I use Aveda and L'Occitane hand creams, but the Jojoba Co cream sounds very tempting :)

My Garden Diaries said...

I needed this post....my hands are so very dry from digging in the dirt that I am always on the hunt for new creams! Wishing you a lovely week lady!!!

Beauty Box said...

Me too - I have hand creams scattered all over the house and my belongings. I've got mummy hands - overly washed and sanitized from caring for the bub. I have the same crabtree handcream that was given to me by my mum-in-law but it is the big pump bottle version. It's been going strong for almost a year and it's not finished yet. I like the almost masculine scent of it too.

Enara Girl said...

I use neutrogena :D

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

I love a good hand cream too, especially at my desk at work. I tend to take hotel lotions for this purpose :). My all time favorite hand cream is Eucerin hand cream that had the slightest rose scent (because I don't like strong scents). Tried to search for it and it's not sold anymore. I am so sad :(.

Ananka said...

I use ones from:

The Body Shop (Vanilla, Cranberry & Ginger)

Marks & Spencer (all sorts of scents)

Avon (currently 3 in 1)

Jay said...

I never go far without a tube of handcream, currently Clarins hand and nail treatment cream, I find it lasts me ages too.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

Great post and have noticed especially with winter my hands seem to be a lot drier.
I have used the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners therapy and at the moment I have a L'Occitane dry skin hand cream that is lovely.
Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Tina Bradley said...

Crabtree and Evelyn is a fave of mine, too! I truly need to pick another tube up before the cooler weather arrives here. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

azurachan said...

I love Palmer's brand. Been using that stretch mark lotion during my pregnancy. It works!

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burntfeather said...

ah winter is the killer for dryness! I'm intrigued by the Neutrogena Norwegian one and I'm sure I'd love any of the others with pretty scents (sucker for a nice smell!)

Sam said...

Excellent choice of creams, Palmers cocoa butter lotion is a must have for me. Always grateful for your kind comments :)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Thank you for the review! I am a big fan of Weleda creams myself. Like the packaging and the all natural ingredients. :)

Anouka said...

I like the Neutrogena cream. So true, you can apply it to elbows, I even use it on my legs sometimes.

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Nice picture! Love the sunshine feel to it. Personally, I am not a hand cream kind of a gal, I tend to stay away from heavy creams, especially the thick and sticky feelings one.

perhaps i am just sheer (a tad) lazy to apply them *_^

Cheers,
Jeann

Mandy Webb said...

I love hand creams! My hands are super dry at the moment thanks to winter. These all sound great. I'm loving L'Occitane Velvet Rose at the moment x