Pictured left – right: Lush Creme Anglaise, Dove Visible Beauty Hand Cream, Jurlique Jasmine Hand Cream,
Lanolips Rose Balm Intense, CLEAN Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream.
Hand creams, I go through them like there’s no tomorrow because I cannot stand the idea of dry cuticles and rough hands. Recently a few have come past my by desk and I’ve had more than a passing fling with them. I have one for every purpose. Really! Here’s five of our favourites and what we loved about them:
1. Jurlique Jasmine Hand Cream
If there was a product Jurlique is known, it would be their luxurious hand cream. Available in four different scents (Rose, Jasmine, Citrus and Lavender) our favourite is definitely the Jasmine – not that it matters since it’s the formulation that counts. The formula which includes Safflower Seed Oil and Macadamia Seed Oil is rich in texture and smooths on nicely into your hands. The beautiful jasmine scent has us sniffing our hands all the time but we must admit the recyclable aluminium tube makes it a little hard to squeeze the last drops out.
Did you know that 575,000 Jurlique Hand Creams are sold on average every year? That is 200 an hour, or 3.3 per minute!
Use it for: Every day moisturising. Love it for it’s pretty scent.
Price: AUD$27 / 40ml
Buy it: at Jurlique.com.au, Jurlique stores or at David Jones and Myer.
2. Lanolips Rose Balm Intense for Very Dry Hands & Nails
Often hand creams can let me down when they claim to be ‘intensely moisturising’. But Lanolips Rose Balm Intense did not. In fact it surprised me (in a good way), 1) because lanolin is not a commonly used ingredient in beauty products (even though it is insanely moisturising) and, b) because the balm just sinks right into your skin giving it instant moisture without leaving a greasy film on your hands. Made with Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanoline, Lanolips Rose Balm Intense for Very Dry Hands & Nails is also enriched with shea butter, cocoa seed butter, rose oil, vitamin E and antioxidants for that extra punch of moisture.
Use it for: Intense moisturising, before you go to bed and after you wash your hands. I keep mine in my handbag because there’s nothing worse than a greasy hand cream when you’re on the run.
Price: AUD$18.95 / 50ml
Buy it at: AdoreBeauty.com.au, Priceline, Myer, David Jones & various chemists and pharmacies around Australia
3. Clean Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream
This is one of the products I’m most excited about. Picked up on a recent trip to America at Sephora for just $10, Clean’s Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream provides every germaphobe the perfect moisturiser. It kills 99.9% of germs instantly while keep your hands germ free and moisturised for up to 4 hours thank to their patented SafetyDermTM technology veils your hands like invisible germ-killing gloves. I’m sure you don’t need me to go on, but the formula is also alcohol free (which always dries out hands), paraben free and hypoallergenic. The formulation contains grape seed oil and jojoba oil which is great for their moisturising properties while keeping things scent-free.
Use it for: Along with my Lanolips Rose Balm Intense, the Clean Anti-Bacterial Moisturising Hand Cream sits in my handbag because you never know what germs you pick up just by catching public transport (or cabs) around town. Especially during flu season. This does everything you want in one handy tube.
Price: USD$10 / 30ml
4. Lush Crème Anglaise
I love Lush. Ever since I fell in love with their Ocean Scrub. So I was so excited to hear that they were adding a super luscious body and hand cream to their collection of moisturisers. We love the blend of natural butters with an almond infusion and saffron infusion (which is one of the world’s most expensive spices) for colour. The scent almost makes you want to each your arm off – thanks in part to the extra virgin coconut oil.
Use it for: Use it after you shower on your hands and body. It’s creamy but light texture smooths on easy and you can almost feel it soaking in post rinse. The tub makes it difficult to transport around but it’s great for a keep-at-home cream.
Price: AUD$54.95 / 225g
Buy it at: Lush.com.au or from your local Lush stores.
5. Dove Visible Beauty Hand Cream
I love Dove, just ask some of my holiday buddies about a Dove experience at a nightclub inside the Aria Hotel & Casino. This is my go-to-girl when I need something fuss free and good cost per use – even though it only recently hit the Australian market. Dove’s Visible Beauty Hand Cream boasts a patented Multi-Layer Complex which is designed to nourish every layer of the skins protective barrier – whether it does that I don’t know. But the light cream goes on smoothly and sinks into your skin for instant moisture.
Use it for: A great one to leave at the office – so if you’re suddenly raided, your co-workers didn’t walk off with an expensive cream.
Price: AUD$5.49 / 75mL
Buy it from: Leading supermarkets, pharmacies and variety stores nationally.
TELL US: What hand creams do you use and love?
All products except for the Clean Anti-Bacterial Moisturising Hand Cream were sent to me for editorial consideration.