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Lust & Found
15 September 2020

Luxe to Less: Hand Creams

Words By Katelyn Kalafatis

If like us, you’re living in a climate that consists of incessant hand-washing and sanitising, you probably need a really good hand cream right now.

Luxe

Mix Winter conditions with a global pandemic’s hygiene precautions and you’ve got yourself a recipe for extremely dry hands.

Soap and sanitizers are being strictly adapted to everyone’s daily routine. Although this not so new, yet increasingly crucial step, is ridding the population of bacteria and germs, constant cleansing also strips the hands of its natural, protective oils. Because of this, we are all in need of some serious skin aftercare.

We’re doing the right thing here, so why not reward ourselves with a little bougie, no-budget splurge? Sisley’s Extreme Mains Hand Cream is a moisturiser worth the high price tag. The blend of unique plant extracts in the cream’s formula nourishes, hydrates, heals and protects the skin. This product is perfect post-cleanse, as its best used on clean, freshly dried hands that may be in serious need of a little (or a lot of) help towards rehydration.

Sisley Paris Nutritive Handcare with Harpagophytum, $152.88, Nordstrom

Less

After constantly applying hand sanitisers and soaps that are infused with harsh, disinfecting chemicals, your hands may just need a follow-up product to reverse the damage done.

We’re not endorsing bulk buying here, but If you’re like us and you’re burning through hand creams almost as quickly as your sanitizers, you should probably stock up. Our ‘Less’ category contains perfect products that are not too high nor not too low-cost. More so, these handy moisturisers (pun intended) come prettily packaged, with high-quality product inside.

The key to achieving smooth, soft and hydrated hands? Try Grown Alchemist’s Vanilla Orange Peel Hand Cream. This sweet-smelling emulsion naturally nourishes hands and cuticles, leaving the skin non-greasy and residue-free immediately after use. A blend of botanical extracts makes up the hero ingredients of this miracle moisturiser, as it visibly improves skin elasticity and smoothness with noticeable results after the first few applications.

Grown Alchemist Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream, £16.37, Mr Porter

Low

Hand cream application is the sometimes-forgotten yet super important skincare step that is now more essential than ever. Whether they be stored in your handbag, bathroom or bedroom side table, women and men everywhere all need a little collection of heavenly hand creams that are ready to go at the clutch.

Hand sanitizers and hand creams have become an inseparable, two-step duo. Coming in different scents, textures and formulations, the luxury of low-cost products allows for more room to splurge on multiples. And with a seemingly lingering pandemic that has turned the average person into a temporary germaphobe, there has never been a better reason to buy more for less.

Formulated to create soft and supple skin, Philosophy’s Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream is the affordable and restoring moisturiser that intends to take care of hard-working hands. This non-greasy, non-sticky formula absorbs quickly into the skin providing your mitts with an injection of immediate hydration.

Philosophy Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream, $15, Adore Beauty