What are the best hand creams?
I know ya all want to talk about antiaging serums and lightweight sunscreens but guess what?
It doesn’t matter what you do to your face – if you don’t take care of your hands, they’re gonna betray your real age. Fast.
Problem is, most hand creams out there are very basic. Sure, they’ll keep your hands soft and smooth, but what about sun protection or fading away dark spots? Then, the search becomes harder. A LOT harder.
Fret not, I’ve done all the hard work for you. Here are the best hand creams for your every need:
Best Hand Cream With SPF: Eucerin Daily Hydration Hand Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($6.09)
Why the heck is it SO hard to find a hand cream with SPF? Your hands betray your age first, so you’d think sun protection in hand creams were a priority. Apparently not… If you’re lucky to come across a hand cream with SPF, rest assured it’s a SPF 15 (too low!) or is heavily scented (too irrating!). *sighs* Eucerin Daily Hydration Hand Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 has its drawbacks – not enough antioxidants – but it does keep your hands safe from UV harm and moisturises them to boot. If you’re concerned about antiaging, use this during the day and an antioxidants-rich cream at night.
Available at: Walmart
Related: Skincare Tip: Don’t Forget To Apply Sunscreen To Your Hands
Best For Anti-Aging: Nia24 Sun Damage Repair For Decolletage And Hands ($60.00)
Ok, Nia24 Sun Damage Repair For Decolletage And Hands isn’t cheap but… if you can stomach the price, it’s totally worth it. For starters, it has a lot of niacinamide, a multitasker that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, hydrates skin, strengthens its protective barrier and even soothes irritations. Add a bunch of plant oils to lightly moisturize skin and a few sprinkles of antioxidants to prevent premature wrinkles and you’ve got a wonderful cream you can use all over your body, not just your hands.
Available at: Dermstore and Walmart
Related: Why You Should Add Niacinamide To Your Skincare Routine
Best Hand Cream For Dark Spots: StriVectin-SD Volumizing Hand Cream ($29.00)
Forget the volumizing part. Sure, StriVectin-SD Volumizing Hand Cream can plump up your hands a little – but then anything that moisturizes skin plumps it up. What makes this hand cream stand out it’s the high concentration of Niacinamide coupled with a few drops of arbutin, a combination that can help fade away dark spots – as long as you apply sunscreen to your hands during the day. If not, the hand cream may fade them away, but they’ll keep coming back. By the way, this baby also has its fair share of antioxidants to fight off free radicals before they give you wrinkles.
Available at: Beauty Bay, Dermstore, Look Fantastic and Ulta
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Best Natural Hand Cream: Yes To Coconut Protecting Hand & Cuticle Cream ($5.99)
Ok, Yes To Coconut Protecting Hand & Cuticle Cream isn’t 100% natural, but then what is? Still, the bulk of the formula IS made up of natural oils and butter – like coconut, jojoba, sweet almond, and shea – that create a barrier on the skin that deeply moisturizes it and keeps moisture in. Plus, it has its fair share of antioxidants to prevent premature wrinkles. The only problem is the tiny amount of fragrance – but this will bother only those with sensitive skin.
Available at: Walmart
Related: Chemical-Free Skincare? Why There’s No Such Thing
Best Hand Cream For Eczema & Dry Skin: Gold Bond Eczema Relief Hand Cream ($4.99)
If you’re suffering from eczema or just have very dry, sensitive skin that’s easily irritated, Gold Bond Eczema Relief Hand Cream is just what the doctor ordered for you. This baby has 2% colloidal oatmeal (yep, that’s oats!), a powerful anti-inflammatory that can reduce the symptoms of eczema (and any other inflammatory skin condition). Plus shea butter, ceramides and plant extracts to deeply moisturise skin and strengthen its protective barrier. The stronger this barrier is, the less likely germs, harsh weather and other enemies can irritate your skin. Did I mention it’s fragrance-free?
Available at: Walmart
Related: All You Ever Wanted To Know About Colloidal Oatmeal In Skincare
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