10 Beyond Moisturizing Hand Creams to Slather on This Fall
When it comes to choosing cold-weather skin care, there's so much to consider (and a lot that can go wrong). And we all know there's nothing like dry, cracked digits (and those hangnails!) to bring your manicure down.
To make things a bit easier, we've rounded up some of our top hand cream picks. From an even-more-moisturizing update to L'Occitane's bestseller to The Body Shop's answers to our pumpkin spice prayers, read on for 10 tubes that belong in your Fall rotation.
Chanel La Crème Main
It doesn't get more luxurious than this new hand cream (or shall we say crème?) from Chanel. Developed as a complement to the designer's Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour, La Crème Main ($50) is formulated with may rose wax for moisturizing skin, along with iris pallida for brightening the surface and minimizing the appearance of spots.
L'Occitane Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm
Gleaning from the success of its bestselling hand cream, L'Occitane recently released an Intensive Hand Balm ($36) with a higher concentration of 25 percent shea butter for even more hydration. It's already garnered a five-star rating on the brand's website, with customers hailing its ability to restore both dry skin and cuticles.
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
This Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream ($5) contains humectants, which dermatologists recommend for absorbing and retaining water in the skin. It's also free of fragrances for those who are sensitive to smell.
The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream
This new Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream ($8) is infused with Madagascar vanilla extract and pumpkin fragrance. We think it smells exactly like pumpkin pie. Use it to hold you over — and keep hands soft — until Thanksgiving dinner. The only challenge will be making it last.
CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream
This hand cream from CeraVe ($7) contains hyaluronic acid, another powerful ingredient that helps lock moisture into the skin. It's also water-resistant, so you don't need to worry about sweating or washing it off throughout the day.
La Mer The Hand Treatment
One could say La Mer knows what it's doing when it comes to skin care. After all, the brand's creams cost upward of $500 and have developed a cult following among celebs and other tastemakers. This hand treatment in particular ($90) features an exclusive brightening complex that promises to diminish the appearance of spots and improve skin's overall radiance. Highlighter + toner + moisturizer in one = sold.
Jergens BB Hand Cream
The Jergens BB Hand Cream ($10) appears to do it all. Developed for all skin tones, it was formulated to hydrate, even, smooth, protect, and diminish dark spots. It also contains an SPF 20, which we still need even as the weather gets cooler.
Avene Cold Cream Concentrated Hand Cream
This Avene Cold Cream Concentrated Hand Cream ($15) goes on smooth like butter and absorbs lightning fast. Like a pair of invisible gloves, you can wear it up to 24 hours (or, as the brand — and germophobes — suggest, up to five washes).
Fresh Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream
The hero ingredient in this beloved Fresh Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream ($23) is seabuckthorn oil, a powerful antioxidant known for its softening and protecting capabilities. It also contains additional goodies, such as vitamin E and shea butter, for keeping skin in top-notch condition. Did we mention there's a matching body cream ($27) for covering more ground?
Bath and Body Works Amber & Argan Hand Cream
This Bath and Body Works Amber & Argan Hand Cream ($4) is infused with pure argan oil for keeping hands super soft. And trust us when we say that the seductively sweet blend of sandalwood, amber, and bourbon vanilla smells intoxicating.