Our favourite hand creams that will help restore moisture to your skin

I don't know about any of the rest of you, but my hands are in BITS recently.

My hands are totally dried out from the weather. This kind of harshness is going to take its toll on our skin, leaving it red, chapped and dry, so it's important to have the right back up there to keep your paws soft and ready for anything. 

We've picked out a couple of our favourite hand creams and treatments that have been absolute lifesavers over the last while for our sore hands, so you can give your hands some much needed TLC. 

NUXE ORGANIC 'Reve De Miel' (RRP €9.50)

This silky and non-greasy hand cream with Honey, Precious Oils and Vitamin E nourishes and repairs dry and damaged hands while protecting skin on the hands from premature ageing. Contributes to softening hands and strengthening nails, day after day.

Peppermint Grove ‘Lime and Lemongrass Hand Cream’ (RRP €15.70)

Inspired by the opulence of grand old estates, stunning private gardens & heirloom antiques, Peppermint Grove Australia brings luxury and timeless sophistication to modern day contemporary living.

Handmade in the exquisite Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Peppermint Grove Australia captures the remarkable beauty and exquisite charm of Australian living. Each fragrance has been carefully created to encapsulate a unique part of the Australian landscape; its beauty and the memories and experiences they invoke. The luxurious range includes a selection of hand-creams with SPF15 plus bath and body products. With prices starting from €12, the most popular fragrances include the Freesia & Berries, Oceania and Lime & Lemongrass.  

Avène 'Cicalfate Hands Repairing Barrier Cream' (RRP €9.50)

Avène’s Cicalfate+ HAND Cream is a hand care hero designed to nourish, protect and repair very dry and damaged, cracked hands. Proven to soothe and protect through 5 hand washings, this anti-bacterial hero cream is perfect for irritated and sensitive hands. The lightweight formula is fast absorbing and acts like a second skin.

Thalgo ‘Deeply Nourishing Hand Cream’ (RRP €16.55)

French marine skincare brand Thalgo, has introduced a deeply nourishing hand cream which is a 2-in-1 repairing balm cream that nourishes and softens even the driest hands, whilst strengthening the nails.

Suitable for dry and the most sensitive of skins, with an array of indulgent skincare, body care and BB creams available, Thalgo is the answer to all your skin concerns.

Trilogy 'Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream' (RRP £12.50)

Immediate comfort and hydration with rosehip, manuka honey, white tea and their most intense hand cream yet, it delivers ultra-hydration with a sophisticated sweet orange, amber and vanilla fragrance. Daily use delivers super smooth soft hands with a protective barrier against moisture loss.

Patchology 'Perfect ten self-warming hand mask' (RRP €10.00/ £10.00)

We use our hands for everything and often forget to show them some TLC. So, it’s only right that we start treating them to a little R&R. Patchology’s self-warming and softening hand mask uses the same insulation technology as space blankets, it locks in your natural body heat to allow the coconut-infused formula inside to better penetrate the skin. Ten glorious minutes later, chapped and dry hands are rejuvenated, cuticles are softened, and you’re that much more relaxed! It’s the perfect hand treatment to keep your hands looking and feeling good.

Dr Hauschka 'Hydrating Hand Cream' (RRP €15.45)

It is important to give our hands some much needed TLC, especially during the cold winter months, and Dr. Hauschka’s Hydrating Hand Cream offers relief for tired, dry and sore hands. This hand cream will soothe, nourish and protect your hands from cold, harsh and dry conditions leaving them looking and feeling softer and more moisturised.

Clarins 'Tonic Citrus Hand Cream' (RRP €9.00)

Tonic Citrus Hand Cream

The refreshing and invigorating notes of Tonic Citrus are the signature scent of the legendary Hand and Nail Treatment Cream. Formulated with botanical extracts, this smooth thick cream protects the skin from environmental damage (cold, sun, hard water, chapping) while it hydrates, regenerates and strengthens the nails. It acts like an invisible beauty glove that cares for your hands right down to the nails. Hands are soft, smooth, moisturised and scented. This non-sticky, non-greasy cream spreads easily and absorbs instantly.

L’Occitane 'Cherry Blossom Petal-Soft Hand Cream' (RRP €16.50)

Cherry Blossom Petal-Soft Hand Cream

Enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this lightly textured cream nourishes and protects hands from daily aggressions. They are soft, moisturised and delicately perfumed with Cherry Blossom’s fresh and floral scent. With the Cherry Blossom collection, L’OCCITANE celebrates the poetic beauty of the cherry blossom and its delicate, feminine flowers during the first days of spring.

Lancome 'Nutrix Royal Mains' (RRP €23.50)

Nutrix Royal Hand Cream nourishes skin with moisture and leaves your hands with a feeling of comfort. The skin feels soft, supple and moisturised. Designed to provide lipids onto the skin and care for dry, rough hands with this richly moisturising hand cream. For immediate comfort and protection against signs of ageing, with no shiny finish.

Liz Earle 'Orange Flower Hand Repair' (RRP €11.00)

Effectively soften, smooth and protect your hands against moisture loss as you uplift your senses with the refreshing scent of sweet orange and patchouli essential oils.  Rich, yet non-greasy, the hand treatment is an exquisite botanical blend of soothing echinacea and toning hops, plus natural source antioxidant vitamin E.

NUXE ORGANIC 'Super balm Pot' (RRP €20.90)

A real natural concentrate, this SOS multi-purpose face and body balm combines honey with six botanical oils to repair, nourish and soothe the areas that need it most (chin, sides of the nose, elbows, heels, etc.). Immediately, sensations of discomfort and tightness are soothed. Day after day, the skin's comfort is restored.

Elizabeth Arden 'Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment' (RRP €27.00)

Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, , large

This popular, award-winning hand cream moisturisers for up to eight hours. It softens rough, weather-exposed skin, relieves dryness and cracking, is non-greasy and fast-absorbing and leaves you hands looking and feeling soft and more beautiful.

Burt’s Bees 'Hand Salve' (RRP €11.49)

Designed to moisturise rough, dry hands with botanical oil and Beeswax salve. Brimming with botanical oils, herbs and Beeswax, this hand salve delivers the hydration your hard-working hands need. Tuck away the compact tube in your pocket, purse or tool belt for on-the-go hand care anytime.

Clinique 'Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream' (RRP €20.00)

75ml | Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream

Treat hands to 12-hour hydration and soothing comfort. Rich, restorative cream strengthens skin's moisture barrier against environmental stressors. Even boosts skin's ability to retain moisture so hands look and feel smoother. Great for conditioning cuticles and nails.

Sanctuary Spa 'Hand Cream' (RRP €6.00)

Wrap your hard-working hands in restoring & conditioning moisture. This rich & creamy hand cream from Sanctuary Spa is a blend of shea butter & sweet almond oil is quickly absorbed to leave hands feeling instantly soft, smooth & hydrated. Massage this non-greasy, nourishing cream into hands throughout the day for velvety soft skin.

This Works 'Perfect Hands Intense Moisture' (RRP €18.00)

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A powerfully hydrating, non-greasy cream that helps keep hands looking their finest Say hello to supple, youthful, hydrated and beautifully fragranced hands. Hard-working hands are quick to show signs of ageing; pamper yours back to their best, at any time, with this seriously effective hand cream. A luxurious natural Superblend of fragranced botanicals helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, as Larch Extract works to tighten, while Coconut locks in moisture.

La Roche Posay 'Lipikar Xerand Hand Cream' (RRP €7.50)

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A daily moisturiser for dry, very dry and chapped hands. Specifically formulated hand cream for dry, very dry and chapped hands, Lipikar Hand Cream hydrates and soothes dehydrated skin whilst helping restore the protective hydrolipidic film. The fast-absorbing, water-resistant cream is non-greasy and leaves skin feeling soft and supple. Enriched with shea butter, Allantoin and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.

NEUTROGENA® 'Norwegian Formula Hand and Nail Cream'

Norwegian Formula Hand and Nail cream combines the richness of Norwegian Formula with panthenol for the unique care of your hands and nails. Its unique formula intensively moisturises skin, makes nails twice as strong, helps soften cuticles and smoothes ridges. Non-greasy texture that is easily absorbed.

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