The Best Moisturising Hand Creams for Winter
It’s not just our bodies who need a rich hydrating moisturiser. A hand lotion can work wonders on dryness and cracking hands, especially during the cooler winter months. Packed with a checklist of potent ingredients including organic beeswax, vitamin E, vitamin C, some of the best formulas out there offer long-lasting protection we’ve rounded up our favourites. From WELEDA Skin Food cult-favourite moisturiser to Mavala’s tried-and-true classic formula, here are the best 16 heavy-duty hand creams to keep in your handbag, bedside table and desk drawer this season.
Lux Nomade’s best hand creams for winter:
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve 75ml
Give your dry winter hands some TLC with the rich, nourishing and maximum-strength formula. This heavy-duty hand salve is providing all-day care with its thick formula that soothes, conditions and moisturises severely dry hands, repairing their appearance and forming a ‘glove-like protective barrier against moisture loss.
endota spa organics Signature Blend Hand Therapy
This hand cream is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. It’s infused with the relaxing essential oils of bergamot and ylang-ylang for an uplifting aromatherapy experience. The formula also contains nourishing shea butter to deliver intense hydration for smooth and silky hands.
Jurlique Exclusive Edition Jurlique Blend Hand Cream
Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream Persian Rose
One of the best hand creams for winter is this rich non-greasy hand cream formulated with moisturising active botanicals. It absorbs instantly to soothe, soften and hydrate dry undernourished hands and cuticles and it smells heavenly.
WELEDA Skin Food Rich, Intensive Skincare 75ml
This cult-favourite heavy duty moisturiser is perfect for super dry skin. It’s certified organic and natural and made with calendula, chamomile, rosemary and wild pansy, in a thick base of sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil and organic beeswax, and it smells amazing.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
Mavala Hand Cream
Mavala is an excellent, film-forming rich hand cream to protect hands from the ravaging effects of winter. It’s specially formulated for dry, damaged hands and sensitive skin and contains a of blends marine collagen, and allantoin, well-known for its healing properties, to soften dry skin and prevent redness and roughness.
La Mer The Hand Treatment
Intensely hydrating, this luxuriously silky hand creaem helps restore the skin’s natural moisture on contact. The nourishing Miracle Broth™ ingredient helps heal dry, vulnerable hands while the proprietary formula improves radiance. And the formula is paraben-free.
Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream
Treat your winter hands to 12-hour hydration, soothing and comfort. This rich, restorative cream strengthens skin’s moisture barrier against environmental stressors and even boosts skin’s ability to retain moisture-so hands look and feel smoother and conditions cuticles and nails.
Aveda Hand relief Moisturizing Hand Cream
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Smoothing Hand Creme
Compagnie de Provence Velvet Seaweed Hand Cream
Enriched with seaweed from the Mediterranean sea and exceptional botanical oils from Provence, this hand cream delivers long-lasting hydration to dry hands and helps to protect skin exposed to environmental stresses thanks to its antipollution complex. A bonus is the eco-friendly packaging.
Claus Porto – Cerina Hand Cream
This hand cream’s silky formula drenches skin with moisture and a delicate scent to reinvigorate both hands and spirit. Its indulgent texture soothes hands and creates a barrier that treats them to a lasting hydration. The fresh scent of ocean notes, sea salt and cedar fused with pepper, frankincense and Elemi reminds us of salty sea shores.
Ashley & Co Soothe Tube Tui & Kahili
A rich, yet non–greasy aromatic natural blend for parched hands and cuticles. The combination of shea butter, camomile extract and vitamin E creates an intensive hydrating cream. Defend, soothe and nourish your winter hand with this everyday scent essential.
Palm Beach Collection Hydrating Hand Cream 100ml
This hydrating scented hand cream is free from parabens, artificial colours, silicone and propylene glycol. Enriched with Shea and Cocoa Butter it’s perfect for keeping hands soft and hydrated in winter and is available in Palm Beach Collection’s top six fragrances.
Defy Cosmeceuticals Repair Hand and Body Cream
Defy Cosmeceuticals is an innovative skincare range that draws from nature and cutting edge dermatological science. Australian owned and operated, Defy Cosmeceuticals are medical-grade skincare products that tackle the most common skin concerns, head-on and this hand cream is no exception.
MOR Boutique Narcissus Luxurious Hand Cream 100ml
Clemence Organics Ultimate Hand + Body Lotion
This award-winning body lotion is formulated by Naturopath Bridget Carmady, with certified organic lavender, Rosehip oil, Calendula and Jojoba to deliver long-lasting moisture. The formula is fast-absorbing and great for sensitive skin.
Flight Mode Skincare Up-High Resorting Hand Cream
Bathefex Repairing Hand Mask