Hands are the most used body part on our body and with the wave of the virus pandemic, we are encouraged by the health ministry to wash and sanitize our hands frequently. But with all that soap and alcohol-based sanitizers, our skin is stripped away of its natural oils and disrupts the moisture production. As a result, our hands feel dry, rough, itchy, and raw. Luckily, there's an abundance of nourishing hand creams in the market and we have listed down 15 of the best hand creams for dry skin, so you don't have to try everything!
What's best for extremely dry hands?
Weather, environmental irritants, and medical conditions are some of the main reasons for extremely dry hands. A regular hand cream sometimes does not nourish the skin enough for severely dry skin.
Heavy moisturizers such as shea butter or olive oil are great for skin nourishment and hydration. For an intense treatment, apply a generous amount of the butter or oils on your hands and do mini hand massage. After that wear gloves for 2 to 5 hours to deeply hydrate and soften your hands. This treatment is best done when you are going to sleep as an overnight hand hydration treatment.
Going to a 4 seasons country during winter? Bring this hand cream with you so you can put it on before wearing those knitted gloves! One of our best-selling Loccitane products, this Shea Butter Hand Creams is enriched with 20% organic Shea Butter. The texture is a super-creamy balm that penetrates deep into the skin to protect, nourish, and moisturize hands.
Added natural ingredients such as Honey, Almond Extracts, and Coconut Oil are blended with Shea Butter to create this effective blend. Considered as a "beauty must-have" by skincare enthusiasts, this hand cream will be essential in your bag!
The Body Shop is a skincare house known for its organic, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients. Loved by animal lovers and eco-friendly enthusiasts, this brand offers a lot of body butter, lotions and creams curated for each type of skin.
This one is great for dry hands due to its hydration boosting ingredients which is Almond Milk and Honey. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, suitable for calming dry cracked skin. Quite thick in consistency, therefore it is best used while lounging around the house or before going to bed.
Exposure to UV rays, pollutants, and other dangerous things every day can trigger pigmentation production, thus making your skin appear dull and damaged.
Alia Hand & Body Lotion contains micro-reflectors that can help your skin be 4x brighter and intensely hydrate the hands cracked-dry hands. Formulated with safe ingredients, such as natural Vitamin B3 which can restore skin's brightness. Triple sunscreens block UVA and UVB rays to protect skin's brightness from damage. A good choice for sun protecting hand cream.
Tony Moly is a South Korean brand that offers street culture vibe and urban skincare. Due to its fun skincare approach Tony Moly, is one of the most famous Korean brands in Malaysia.
One of their products, is the best-selling Peach Hand Cream. It contains hydrating ingredients such as Peach and Apricot Extracts to smoothen out the skin texture and Shea Butter for intense hydration. Comes in insanely cute packaging, this is a good moisturizing hand cream for dry skin.
Japanese skincare believes in nourishing philosophy, emphasizing sun protection, thorough but gentle cleansing, and multiple hydrating and moisturizing layers. Not only their ladies prioritize skincare, but the gentlemen of Japan also take great care in their skin. Shiseido has a great men's skincare that perfect for a quick and easy routine.
The Uno Skincare Tank Moisturizing Lotion is a thick and slick lotion that easily absorbed by the skin. The Aloe extract in the formula helps reduce dryness and flakiness. The consistency easily penetrates the skin due to its interesting essence like formula. It can be used for face and body.
If you have eczema, taking care of your skin goes beyond just skincare. The foods you eat, and the environment plays a role in triggering the inflammation. Shiseido Medicated Hand Cream is curated for soothing and healing extremely dry skin.
It is very thick in consistency, containing uremia or urea, a component that binds water to your skin acting as a humectant. A unique Japan skincare technology, it is proven that urea can help conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, corn, and callus.
Another Korean skincare brand that is loved by Malaysians. Innisfree is known for its botanical-based formula targeted for every type of skin. This hand butter contains highly nourishing Canola Honey from the famous Jeju Island.
The Honey provides the skin with nutrition that is rich in flavonoids and. Great for building up your protective skin barrier, the water-friendly properties in Canola will replenish the skin deep into the layers. A good choice for dehydrated skin.
As we grow old our collagen production lessens and hands easily lose collagen due to the excessive use of soaps and sun exposure. Collagen infused hand creams such as this one will revive your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.
Meanwhile Aloe Vera in this cream concoction help soothes irritated skin. Lemon and Cornelian Cherry are said to prevent hyperpigmentation and brighten the skin. Great botanical-based hand cream for adults.
Everyone knows by now that Cetaphil is one of the best dermatology tested skincare brands. Their product ranges for face and body, they even created a range specifically for babies. Their intensive hand cream is rich in consistency but is easily spread so you don't miss a spot on your hands. It is ideal for cracked skin for its non-irritating and fast-absorbing formula.
It contains Vitamins such as B5 and B3 to soothe and restore your moisture barrier after. Great to be used while at work, as it is non-greasy. Apply regularly after washing your hands and you'll see how nourished and youthful your hands will look!
Hand creams can be expensive at times and having a good affordable option is good when you need to save up. Good Virtues offer great products at an affordable price. Not only the packaging is beautiful, but the brand is also cruelty-free.
Infused with organic black seed oil, this lotion helps restore the skin elasticity and reduce pigmentation with LL2 Botanical Lipid Complex. It is non-greasy, quick-absorbing. Great for using when you are on-the-go.
Are you one of those people who skip hand moisturizer because hate that sticky greasy feeling? Most hand creams for dry skin often infused heavily with oils or butter for deep hydration, hence the greasiness. Good news! This Nivea Hand Cream is great for people who don't enjoy thick moisturizers.
Although formulated with Shea Butters, its consistency is light and quick absorbing. Shea Butters is known for its skin-nourishing properties and this hand cream does not only heal the skin but improves the skin texture to soft and velvety as well.
Easy to get at any drugstore, Nivea Hand Cream Smoothcare is the best non-greasy hand cream for dry skin.
Baby's skin needs more protection and care as it is fragile and easily irritated. This Nivea Baby Smoothly Cream not only will protect the skin for 24 hours but help soothe irritations, keep the skin healthy and soft.
It is hypoallergenic and dermatologically approved, safe to use on baby's skin for the long term. It can be used all over the face and body, so you can save your money on other baby skincare products.
A Korean based kids' cosmetic line, Shushu, and Sassy offers the cutest and non-toxic and eco-friendly cosmetics for your kids to play with. For the Frozen Collection, they've created 3 mildly scented moisturizing hand creams: Elsa (Peach), Anna ( Coconut), and Olaf (Baby Powder).
Using only natural ingredients such as shea butter and botanical extracts, these hand creams passed strict certifications therefore it is very safe for kids and pregnant moms. With that cute packaging, teaching your kids to moisturize and take care of their skin will be a fun process!
Trying out new products is not as easy for sensitive skin, even if it is hand creams. A great brand for sensitives skin you guys and gals can try is Palmer's. This Olive Oil hand cream by the brand is free of Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Gluten, Sulfates, and Dyes just like any other of their products.
Heavily based on olive oil, this cream will not only treat dry skin but even out the skin tone as well, giving your hands a youthful look. A must-try for people with sensitive skin!
Petroleum Jelly has been in the beauty industry for centuries and one of the pioneer brands in using this ingredient is Vaseline. Petroleum Jelly is amazing as a moisture barrier and as water retention.
So, it is best to use this hand cream after a shower or washing your hands, locking the moisture of water inside. Not only it moisturizes the skin, but it also helps replenish the cuticles great for prepping the nails for a manicure.
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