Hand creams are no longer a princess product. Modern formulas do more than just hydrate the skin; they can treat everything from sun damage to premature ageing, making them a vital step in your everyday skin care routine. Ditch your old hand cream for one of these innovative must-haves this season…
Ameliorate Intensive Hand Treatment – link
The latest release from the Keratosis Pilaris experts, this hand cream contains their specialist LaH6 Skin Hydration Complex to exfoliate, soften and smooth the skin alongside nourishing Shea Butter and restorative Barley Extract. Unlike traditional hand creams, which only target the skin on the back of the hands, this one also takes care of dry cuticles and hard skin on the palms.
Medik8 Hydr8 Hand Cream SPF25 – link
Using the same technology that is found in their best-selling Hydr8 B5 serum, this hand cream from Medik8 has been designed to keep the hard-working skin on the hands healthy and strong. Alongside nourishing extracts and oils are antioxidants and specialist anti-pollution technology, to defend the skin against free radicals found in everyday pollutants such as car emissions, industrial fumes and cigarette smoke.
VERSO Hand Serum – link
If you like your hand creams to feel luxurious, this is the one for you. It contains VERSO’s patented Retinol 8 Complex (a more potent yet less irritating alternative to standard Retinol) to kick-start sluggish collagen production and exfoliate dead, damaged cells from the surface – leading to a smoother, brighter and more even skin tone when used every day.
DCL New World Collection Peptide Plus Hand Cream – link
For extremely dry and painfully chapped hands, DCL have created this rich and comforting cream enriched with barrier-building Essential Fatty Acids and Shea Butter. Not only that, it contains vital antioxidants to prevent oxidative damage (which can increase when skin is damaged and weak) and Peptides to improve collagen production, so skin not only feels better but looks more youthful too.
OSKIA Renaissance Hand Cream – link
We were stunned by how nourishing this hand cream was when we first applied it. Thanks to a blend of Omega-rich oils, Shea Butter and fruit-derived AHAs, this beautiful cream leaves hands feeling instantly softer and smoother, plus the floral scent doubles up as a perfume especially when massaged into the wrists. Over time, skin becomes brighter and more even in tone with a noticeable improvement in skin’s overall elasticity.
The Chemistry Brand HA3 Hand Hydrator – link
This innovative cream uses both low and high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, alongside Mango Butter and Inca Inchi Oil, to moisturise the skin from the surface down to the deeper layers. And, to lock all this moisture in, this cream dries to leave an invisible barrier over the skin, which acts like a protective glove, to prevent moisture escaping from the skin during the day. It smells pretty good too!
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