15 Best Hand Creams For Over-Sanitised Hands

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With great hygiene habits and social responsibility come….very dry hands. Because while the soaping agents in hand wash and the alcohol in hand sanitisers reduce germs, they also strip your skin of moisture.

To deliver relief to parched mitts, we’ve rounded up some terrific hand creams that will help to hydrate, soften and condition. Some are reliable no-frills workers, some are wonderful-smelling little luxuries that give your spirits a lift.

Try placing a bottle or tube at the bathroom sink so you don’t forget to apply after washing your hands.

15 Best Hand Creams for Over-sanitised Hands

Drugstore Goodies

They may not have snazzy packaging or exotic ingredients. But these formulas have proven track records for getting the job done.

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Best hand creams for over-sanitised hands: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula


Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Fragrance Free
A popular pick by dermatologists, this is rich in glycerin to heal chapped hands.

e02 Aveeno Skin Relief


Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream Intense Moisture, $14.90
Made with colloidal oatmeal, a known skin soothing and repairing ingredient, this promises a 24-hour moisturising effect that will last through hand-washing.e03 Avene Cold Cream


Avene Cold Cream Concentrated Hand Cream, $14.90
Rich but fast-absorbing, it’s said to last up to five hand washes and is hypoallergenic, soap-free and paraben-free.

e04 Uriage Water Hand Cream

Uriage Eau Thermale Water Hand Cream, $16.90
Enriched with mineral-rich thermal spring water as well as vitamin E and shea butter, this helps protect and soothe.


Nourishing Naturals

For those who prefer botanical-based skincare with little to none of the commonly used chemicals such as parabens and mineral oils.

e05 Bottega Verde Hand Cream

Bottega Verde Morocco Argan Hand Cream, $11.90
A soft, rich formula with a comforting scent, this has Moroccan argan oil which is used by desert-dwellers to moisturise and protect against the harsh weather.

e06 Jowae Hand Cream

Jowae Hand & Nail Nourishing Cream with Camellia Oil
Contains 96% natural origin ingredients, including camellia oil, coconut oil, shea butter and urea.

e07 The Body Shop Hand Cream

The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Hand Cream, $11
Treat your hands to the nourishing benefits of organic almond milk and oil, as well as honey, a proven humectant.

e08 Innisfree Hand Cream

Innisfree Green Tea Pure Gel Hand Cream EX, $10
Its gel texture leaves hands feeling fresh and moisturised, not sticky, while Jeju green tea extract delivers hydration and antioxidant protection.

Fancy Splurges

Steal little time-outs during the day for a spot of indulgence with these high-end treats.

e09 Aesop Hand Balm

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $39
Nobody does classy spa vibe quite like Aesop, as demonstrated by this cream’s luxe texture and relaxing scent of mandarin rind, rosemary and cedar.

e10 L'Occitane Hand Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
There are good reasons why one of this is sold every two seconds around the world – it has a super creamy feel, absorbs fast and works a treat to soften and moisturise hands.

e11 Jurlique Hand Cream

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream, $38
One of the brand’s top sellers, this rich but non-greasy formula has the addictive natural scent of rose and the moisturising power of macadamia oil and safflower oil.

e12 Crabtree Hand Cream

Crabtree & Evelyn Harvest Hand Cream, $34
Has a soothing, nature-inspired herbal scent and a trio of hydrating seed oils to nourish busy hands.

Heavy-duty Workers

For very dry, chapped, flaking hands in need of some serious rescue and intensive care.

e13 Burts Bees Hand Salve

Burt’s Bees Hand Salve
Packed with botanical oils like sweet almond and olive, this beeswax balm provides immediate relief to cracked or dry spots.

e14 Okeeffes Hand Cream

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream,
Massage a little of this over cracked skin and peeling cuticles to create a protective, moisture-retaining barrier.

e15 Eucerin Repair Hand Cream

Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream
Combines ceramides, natural moisturising factors and shea butter to repair very dry hands and is suitable for eczema skin as well.

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