The 10 Best Hand Creams to Invest in Now

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With Flu (and Coronavirus) season in full-swing, you should be washing your hands whenever you have the chance. Frequent handwashing, however, can be the number one culprit for dry, cracking skin. Here our favorite rejuvenating hand creams that will keep your thirsty skin hydrated.

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Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream ($13)

Organic sea buckthorn oil is rich in the ingredients needed for the skin on your hands to repair itself. This, mixed with light sesame oil, gives this rich cream the antioxidant and protective properties we are all in need of right now.

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L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands ($24)

Infused with almond milk and almond oil, this cream soaks into the skin leaving its signature, subtle fragrance to linger all throughout the day. The main moisturizing ingredient in this is shea butter, the ultimate cure to any and all dry skin burdens.

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Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream ($38)

Rich in anti-inflammatory indigo, silk and squalane, this blue-tinted cream (it dries down clear!) works wonders on inflamed, patchy skin. Watch this absorb directly into the hands and wait for its soothing properties to go to work.

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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm ($97)

Another cream that is killing it in the scent department is this one from Aesop. It is chock-full of hydrating botanical oils like lavender, cedar and rosemary, which all deliver rich hydration to both the hands and cuticles. Although it’s pricey, this balm’s formula and fragrance is unbeatable. 

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Byredo Gypsey Water Hand Cream ($43)

Fragrance house Byredo branches out far beyond just perfumes. This luxe hand cream is not only infused with their signature Gypsy Water scent—which smells of bergamot and lemon—but it also is deeply hydrating and calming on skin that needs it most.

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Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream ($7)

If you’re looking for a light, therapeutic hand cream that fits the budget, choose this drugstore must-have. Due to the soothing oatmeal in the formula, which is known for alleviating itching and dryness, this scent-free cream is yet another fantastic choice for keeping hands soft.

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Yes To Coconut Hydrate and Restore Hand & Cuticle Cream ($6)

Your cuticles need love too, and with the help of this coconut-infused cream, every part of your hands will get the love they deserve. Formulated with virgin coconut oil and other all-natural ingredients, your chapped skin will never feel more cared for.

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Kate Somerville Dry Skin Saver ($48)

Coming in hot with 7,500 loves on Sephora is Kate Somerville’s Dry Skin Saver. It provides essential moisture to immediately relieve uncomfortable tightness and roughness and it is clinically proven to hydrate for up to 24 hours. This one is a bang for your buck!

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Le Labo Basil Hand Lotion ($33)

This plant-based formula is made with sweet almond, safflower oil and goldenrod—some of the most moisturizing, smoothing and protecting ingredients in the lotion game. It is also paraben-free, phthalate-free and made with zero artificial colorants.

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Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Cream ($24)

This soothing cream—which is 95% naturally derived—is the end-all-be-all for intense moisture. Andiroba and other plant hydrators help infuse skin with nourishment for moisturized, touchable hands.

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