What makes a good hand cream?
The value of a good hand cream should not be overlooked. These aren’t just Christmas stockings, so maybe this year you’ll be a little more excited to receive them for Christmas. The constant hand washing and cleaning that we have been doing for almost two years has taught us the importance of our hands and the importance of giving them the care they deserve.
In addition to good hand washing, I believe in investing in good hand cream. It is annoying when the hands are dry, itchy, and a little hard in some places. Our hands are doing so much work that we instantly feel it when something is wrong.
In my research, I have lined up the best hand creams.
The first is from Kahina Giving Beauty. It has a rich formula of argan oil rich in fatty acids and shea butter. Aloe vera is there to calm irritation. Its particularity is the brand’s signature Essaouira fragrance, composed of floral and citrus essential oils.
If you need something a little lighter but also effective, the second, the cream of Claus Porto, is silky and not sticky. It also carries an uplifting scent of red berries, poppies, roses, patchouli leaves and pepper, the Favorito fragrance from the Portuguese brand.
Kahina Giving Beauty and Claus Porto are available through Net-A-Porter.
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The third one to consider is that of Sephora.ph. A favorite among beauty vloggers is By Terry Baume De Rose hand cream. Signature of By Terry, the line is a non-greasy formula with restorative rose butter, soothing rosehip oil and hydrating rose flower essential wax. The delicate scent is not overwhelming and even gives an impression of luxury.
Fourth on my list is Oribe Côte d’Azur Nourishing Hand Cream. It is for those who need something more against drought and damage. It is composed of oil of sweet almond, meadowfoam and starflower. Sodium hyaluronate deeply hydrates to improve elasticity and keep hands soft and smooth. There’s also shea butter, and it’s rich in vitamin A, which hydrates and nourishes the skin. Its aloe leaf juice heals and repairs while restoring essential hydration. Glycerin and Panthenol prevent dryness and result in youthful-looking skin.
My last choice is from Susanne Kaufmann. This no-frills blend contains unique ingredients like broccoli seeds. It contains alpha-linolenic acid and vitamins A and E. You also get mallow to protect your skin from environmental stressors; it moisturizes and soothes irritation. Witch hazel is added for its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.
Oribe and Susanne Kaufmann are available through Beautylish.