Winter is only a few weeks away, and with the cold snap often comes an unfortunate side effect – dry, uncomfortable skin.
Given the events of the past year, we are all washing and disinfecting our hands more than ever, which means the dry winter air isn’t the only thing affecting our hand health. The skin on our hands is stripped of its natural oils as we defy the elements. The skin feels tight, dry, and sometimes itchy.
Moisturizing all year round is important to keep our skin healthy, hydrated, and comfortable. However, this is especially important in the winter months. To keep your hands looking and feeling great this winter, soft and well-hydrated, we’ve compiled a list of our all-time favorite natural hand creams. Grab one for your purse, one for the car, one for the desk, and one for your bed and enjoy healthy, hydrated hands year round!
The best hand creams for dry hands
Best hand cream for sensitive skin: The moisturizing hand cream from Dr. Hauschka is our choice for particularly sensitive skin types. This hand cream contains the Bryophyllum plant, a moisturizing and regenerating ingredient that supports the skin’s natural processes. It soothes, nourishes and renews the skin even in the harshest of environments.
Hand cream with the best scent: A hand cream with a beautiful scent is an indispensable handbag and a wonderful gift. We love the Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream, which smells just as nice as it is to use! This moisturizing, natural hand cream has become a favorite on the Nourished Life team thanks to its citrus scent – grapefruit, tangerine, and sandalwood base.
Fastest absorbing hand cream: The Pai Heavy Mettle Rescue hand cream is a particularly good hand cream for anyone who travels a lot (or uses their hands constantly at work!). It is absorbed incredibly quickly and does not leave any greasy residue on your hands. This hand cream contains omega oils and vitamin C and supports cell renewal, so you have soft, healthy hands.
Most Indulgent Hand Cream: When it comes to luxurious, pampering textures and scents, we can’t get past 100% Pure’s Coconut Hand Buttercream – it almost smells and feels good enough to eat! This moisturizing organic buttercream provides the skin with powerful antioxidants and important vitamins such as E and C as well as natural moisturizers such as shea butter, cocoa, aloe, rose hip oil and camellia oil.
Best Multitasking Hand Cream: Retreatment Botanics Wild Kakadu Hand and Body Cream is one of our most popular multitaskers for natural skin care because, as the name suggests, it can be used as both a hand cream and a body lotion. This non-greasy formula feels like a trip to a spa. It was created by Olivia-Newton John and her team for guests to enjoy in their Gaia Retreat & Spa. Now it is available to everyone!
The Most Transformative Hand Cream: If you’re looking for a hand cream with serious skin benefits, you’ll love the Raww Nourish-ME Hand and Nail Cream. This superfood-infused hand cream is rich in lightening ingredients to make the skin look fresher on the hands, antioxidants for healthy skin, and rich in fatty acids to protect the skin from winter cold and other stressors.
Best Anti-Aging Hand Cream: KORA Organics Daily Hand Cream is perfect for those looking to protect and moisturize more mature skin as it contains Noni extract (the main ingredient of the KORA brand) which is very rich in antioxidants the skin to reduce signs of aging.