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All the hand creams in the world

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Winter + an insane amount of hand washing + an infinite amount of hand sanitiser = I need all the hand creams in the world!!

Here's a mini blog post on what I have at the moment (in order of preference) and a few sentences of review on each one.

1. Crabtree and Evelyn Goatmilk & Oat

Smells great and super nourishing. Beautifully soft hands within minutes. Doubles up as a very effective body cream as well. Crabtree & Evelyn had a recent overhaul. Pictured is the old packaging. Luckily the formulation of Goatmilk & Oat appears to remain the same.

$34.5 | 100 mL

2. L'Occitane Intensive Hand Balm (25% shea butter)

An intensive treatment cream for very dry hands. L'Occitane 25% shea butter hand cream has made to my must-have list every winter, but now I need this more than ever. Because it is thick and leaves a residue, I use it only as a night treatment.

$47 | 150 mL

3. L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (20% shea butter)

This is a hand cream that everybody seems to love, and not surprisingly so. It heals chapped and dry hands in less than a couple of days. Absorbs reasonably well considering it is a heavy-duty product. It has a nutty unisex fragrance.

$45 | 150 mL or $15 | 30 mL

4. Endota Spa Organics Signature Blend Hand Therapy

Natural plant-based products often require extra effort to rub in, but this hand cream is rather easy to absorb without leaving a greasy residue. Provides a lighter moisturisation than the hand creams above. I adore the Endota Signature scent (bergamot, lavender and ylang ylang) which reminds me of spa treatments.

$35 | 90 mL

5. Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream

Clarins products are generally nice to use - but most of them are over-priced - this hand cream included. It is effective and it moisturises well without being too greasy. I love Clarin's flat tube which is easy to carry in pockets and handbags. It has a strong floral scent that reminds me of grandma; it's a love-it or hate-it fragrance.

$44 | 100 mL

6. Du'it Tough Hands For Her

I believe that all skincare products are unisex, the fact that Du'it makes a version of hand cream "for her" really puts me off. Compared to the original (presumably "for him") version, this hand cream contains a few extra ingredients, such as sweet almond oil and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, both of which can be used by all genders. Even though it is not greasy, Du'it is a barrier cream which leaves a rather sticky feeling. I am also not a fan of the scent which smells like craft glue to me.

$9.95 | 75 g

7. Kotia Revitalising Hand and Nail Cream

This hand cream was gifted to me. It is a lovely cream, fully absorbed in seconds and very moisturising. It comes with a pump which is very handy. I am not a fan of the muted floral smell, but each to their own. Kotia is a New Zealand brand featuring the use of deer milk. I must admit I feel uncomfortable to support harvesting milk from deer for skincare. I am okay with some animal products (that includes goat milk, see above), but how far do we go? A line needs to be drawn somewhere.

$32 | 50 mL


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Makeup artist and hair stylist based in Sydney. Founder of the well-known award-winning bridal specialist team Faces Makeup & Hair. Beauty junkie with an obsession for skincare.

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