By my calculations, I've spent 30 hours in an airplane in the last month. It was just as much fun as you can imagine, and now my skin is paying the price. Along with some serious Clarisonic time for my face, I've been applying hand creams like crazy. And now there's one that deserves to be on the list of my favorite hand creams: Amala Hydrating hand cream ($13.50).
You'll be taken in by the cool packaging of this German eco-friendly brand; its strong (and recyclable!) paper cylinders are topped off with cork. But what's inside is just as enticing: Organic plant-based skin care that's free of synthetics and petrochemicals. And the scent! Its jasmine fragrance is soft and subtle, giving me the sweetest-smelling knuckles in a five-mile radius. Plus, it goes on smoothly, leaves no trace of greasiness, and generally improves my mood to the point that I don't even mind having to eat so much airline food.