It’s no secret that we spend more time and money on skincare for our face, oftentimes completely neglecting the hands that help our skin look good in the first place. Believe it or not, our hands happen to be one of the first areas to show signs of aging. And with all the excessive hand-washing, sanitizing, and towel-drying we put them through, these hard-working body parts don’t get nearly as much attention as they deserve. Thankfully, there are plenty of nourishing hand creams—at every price point—to soothe the dryness. Your hands deserve better, so here are 23 of the best hand creams to invest in.


Ghanaian Coconut + Moroccan Almond Butter

54 Thrones

The entire 54 Thrones experience makes every customer feel like royalty, starting with the metallic gold packaging right down to the buttery smooth moisturizers inside.


Body Care Silky & Soothing Hand Cream

Anything with shea butter is sure to provide a healthy dose of moisture. Add coconut oil to the mix and dryness doesn’t stand a chance.


L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream


This classic hand cream has a delightful scent but the real appeal is how quickly it softens rough skin and how long that smoothness lasts.


Hand Cream with Shea and Cocoa Butters, Lemon Cream

J.R. Watkins

Every moisturizing ingredient you love can be found in this pint-sized tube. Jojoba oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter. What more could you want from a hand healer?


Hydra’Reset Intensive Recovery Glycerin Hand Mask

Fenty Skin

Sometimes your hands need a little more TLC than the average lotion. Here’s a mask that does the work while you catch some Zzz so your hands are baby soft by morning.


Hand Crème Ambre Vanille

Laura Mercier

What’s great about this hand cream is its thick formula, which can also be used to nourish other dry parts of your body. It’s particularly soothing when jet-setting.


Therapeutic Hand Cream

Featuring niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides, CeraVe’s hand cream not only moisturizes your hands but the product protects them from future dry out as well.


Hand Cream

We won’t blame you if you purchase this solely based on its packaging. But a quick glance at the key ingredients—which include meadowfoam seed oil and coconut extract—will prove its staying power.


Eczema+ Hand Repair Cream

Specifically formulated to treat eczema, SkinFix’s hand cream aims to repair dryness with the help of colloidal oatmeal and allantoin.


Hinoki Hand Pomade at Nordstrom

Shea butter and almond oil come together in this luxurious cream to nourish rough hands without leaving a greasy residue.


The Hand Cream


Necessaire created the perfect antidote to rough, damaged hands. Aiming to repair the skin barrier—yes, your hands need just as much love as your face—marula oil, vitamins C and E, niacinamide, and more are the dream team to fight dryness.


The Ritual of Sakura Recovery Hand Balm

A sweet aroma greets you as soon as you open the cap, but don’t be fooled by the heavenly scent—this creamy balm leaves your hands feeling revived and smooth.


Brazilian Touch Hand Cream

Sol de Janeiro

You already love the Bum Bum cream and scrub, so why not expand your collection with another fan favorite? This treatment has all the same nourishing ingredients as the body product, in a non-sticky formula for your hands.


Cloud Créme Hand Cream

As the name suggests, this lightweight formula gives you pillow-soft hands that don’t feel sticky or weighed down after a few hours.


Atoderm Hand and Nail Cream

Designed to act as a “glove” for your hands, Bioderma’s cream works to soothe and repair both dry hands and damaged nails.


Advanced Repair Hand Cream

The dryest of skin is no match for Eucerin’s intense formula, which is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids which slough away dead skin and moisture-barrier-sealing ceramides.


Moisturizing Hand Cream

Fresh brings a luxurious feel to its hand creams by combining cupuaçu, sal seed, shea butter, and vitamin E to soothe, moisture, and soften rough hands.


Hand Serum

Olive and June

After giving yourself a manicure with Olive and June’s beloved nail polishes, finish the look with this lightweight serum for properly hydrated hands.


La Crème Main Texture Riche

A splurge that’s worth every coin, this rich cream provides hours-long hydration and can also has iris pallida—an ingredient that helps diminish darks.


Hand Lotion

Leave it to Ouai to whip up the perfect no-fuss lotion with a beautiful scent, feather-light formula, and hydrating ingredients.


Eau Rose Hand Cream

Diptyque’s Eau Rose hand cream is built around the scent of roses but macadamia oil and aloe vera are the real hydration heroes.


Handscreen SPF 40


You probably didn’t know that you should also be putting sunscreen on your hands. Supergoop’s solution marries sunscreen and lotion to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.


Crème Mains Hand Cream

Made with raw, unrefined shea butter this multi-purpose salve is the ultimate healer for all levels of dry skin.

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