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Best hand cream: 5 amazing products to keep your hands healthy and moisturised

Feeling the effects of extensive hand washing and hand sanitising? You need the best hand cream, here’s our round up of wonderfully potent products

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If you’re hand sanitising and washing your hands like there’s no tomorrow (well done), then it’s highly likely that you are in dire need of the best hand cream about. We’re talking heavy duty, moisture inducing hand creams that will kiss your chapped skin goodbye. 

Here we’ve rounded up five very potent hand creams indeed that can be used everyday and usually on all skin types. Whether you’re after something for slightly dry hands, a hand cream to combat wrinkles or even to ease Eczema, you’ll be able to find the answer to your current hand woes with one of these star products. 

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Best hand cream for dry hands

This luxurious hand cream by Dr Hauschka acts fast on hydrating and regenerating the skin to relive dry hands. Its non-greasy formula is packed with medicinal plant extracts – Bryophyllum extracts –, nourishing oils and waxes (all ethically sourced from certified organic cultivation methods) so this unique blend is sure to bring harmony to your hands and lift your spirits in the process. You can purchase this Dr Hauschka hand cream online at John Lewis.

Best hand cream for ageing hands

Supercharge your hands with this Liz Earle hand serum. It's rich in antioxidants, Omega-3 and GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) which is used to treat atopic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. So what makes this gem of a product perfect to reduce signs of ageing on your hands, means that it's also hugely potent and restorative for very dry hands. If you purchase Liz Earle Superskin™ Hand Serum from John Lewis, you will enjoy a formula that is both very natural and powerful. From organic rosehip oil (hugely nourishing) to borage seed oil (high GLA) and other miracle active ingredients, there is a lot to love about this hand cream.

Best hand cream for cracked skin

Cracked skin comes with over washing or working with particularly harsh ingredients that you'll usually find in generic cleaning products. With many of us using hand sanitiser a go go where alcohol is the main ingredient, you may have found yourself with cracked skin.

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream is a concentrated balm that's designed for extremely dry, painful cracked skin on hands. It offers immediate relief by instantly hydrating the skin with its water and glycerine formula. This cream will also leave a protective barrier over the skin after use which helps to trap the moisture on a cell level and stop repeat occurrences aka giving you sweet relief from sore chapped skin on your hands. You can buy O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream on Amazon but be quick as it's selling out soon!  

Best hand cream for nails

Well we can't forget about our nails in all of this can we? With frequent washing and the like, nails can dry out and cuticles can become sore too so this is our favourite pick to nourish nails in the process of moisturising your hands.

L'Occitane Almond Delicious Hands, Hand & Nail Care Cream is a beautiful silky hand cream that is packed with almond milk for the ultimate nourishing experience. The non-greasy formula means it will be a dream to apply throughout the day, whenever you need a moisture hit. L'Occitane is a lovely and trusted brand that celebrates natural ingredients, so you can feel safe in knowledge when purchasing any of their products that this is a company which puts people and the environment first. Shop L'Occitane Almond Delicious Hands Hand & Nail Care Cream at John Lewis to feel the difference for yourself. At £14.85 for a 75ml tube, it's a sweet price for a great product/

Best hand cream for sore hands

Kiehls is renowned for superstar skincare and this Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is the perfect example of this brand's expertise. The formula is packed with botanical oils and natural wax from olives which is – it's in the name – the ultimate conditioning treatment for sore hands that have been subjected to harsh elements, cleaning products, industrial work and so on. This is a heavy-duty treatment which will sooth and protect sore hands by drawing moisture into the skin, helping it form a glove-like barrier to minimise moisture loss. To prove our point, this one's a sell out but you can still purchase Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve from John Lewis  in the bigger 150ml size, which let's face it, is a wise move right now and at £18.70, it's great value for such a good product.