Stopping the spread of coronavirus doesn’t have to come at the expense of soft hands
Words by JAKE HEDDAEUS
As we acclimate to our new normal, one that relies on social distancing and personal hygiene to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, keeping our hands clean and away from our faces has never been more important.
But cleansing your hands more frequently — plus extra exposure to sanitizing chemicals and copious amounts of hot water, and maybe even an increased alcohol intake — can rapidly lead to dryness, so moisturizing well becomes crucial to keeping your skin nourished and healthy. The situation has had us calling on our most trusted hand creams for their soothing benefits.
Here, we share our favorites, from creams you can buy at your local drugstore to luxurious salves for an indulgent post-wash treat.
Byredo Rose Hand Cream
Byredo’s offers hand creams in a handful of their signature scents, but the rose is truly divine. When applied, your nose will appreciate it as much as your hands. Best used at night, this one feels like a luxurious way to end the day.
Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream
Oui Oui to this cult french-pharmacy brand. The hand & nail cream is a go to for chic women and men alike because of its antioxidant properties that leave your hands feeling soft and healthy. At $15 for 2.5 oz, this is a no-brainer add-to-cart.
Henné Organics Blomma Luxury Hand Cream
If you’re into a floral scent, this cream is for you. If you’re into sleek packaging, this cream is for you. If you’re into natural beauty, this cream is for you.
Omorovicza Nourishing Hand Treatment
Applying Omorvicza’s Nourishing Hand Treatment is a spiritual experience. The Budapest based brand offers up a range of clean beauty products, but their hand cream stands out. With optimal hydration, fast absorption and a transcendent scent, you’ll find yourself applying this out of want rather than need.
Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream
Available at your local convenience store, this no-frills drugstore staple gets the job done. Fragrance free and the perfect medium consistency, everyone should have a bottle at the ready.
Jao Brand Goe Oil
Jao Brand’s Goe Oil can be used on your entire body, but works particularly well on your hands. A little goes a long way with this one, which combines 28 plant, fruit and flower oils and butters to bring serious, fast-absorbing moisture back to your mitts.
Weleda Skin Food
Weleda’s best selling product has been in production for almost a century, securing its status as a cult favorite. Apply this one to your hands and any other body part you desire. Your skin will thank you.
Child Perfume Extremely Rich Body Creme
If you’re looking to elevate your self-care routine in your quest for hydrated hands, go for Child Perfume’s Body Cream. This luxurious salve gives your hands (and body) a hydrated sheen that will radiate their signature white jasmine floral blend scent.
Shiva Rose Celestial Rose Body Butter
We swear by all things Shiva, and this heavenly body butter is no exception. This luxurious salve will leave your skin nourished with omega-rich shea butter and smelling like 1,000 rose petals.
Feature image: HENNÉ ORGANICS Citrus Luxury hand cream, $25.
March 24, 2020
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