Even if you love winter, chances are you won’t like the effects it has on your skin. The wind and cold weather along with the lack of humidity in the air cause skin to lose moisture rapidly. I rarely get dry skin; however, in winter my hands suffer the most! This year I’m putting an end to dry, flaky skin – here are the hand creams I’m using to keep my paws nourished this winter.
Weleda Skin Food
Deeply nourishing and intensely hydrating, this whole body cream contains 100% natural ingredients and organic extracts to protect skin from the ravages of wind and weather. It features chamomile, calendula and wild pansy to soothe rough skin, while sunflower, lanolin and sweet almond oils and waxes provide a protective barrier locking in moisture. This award winning formula has been unchanged since 1926 so you know it’s got to be good! Weleda Skin Food 75ml $21.95.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment
Dermalogica has developed a hand and nail treatment to help fight the signs of ageing while moisturising the skin and strengthening nails. Formulated with Liquorice extract and Vitamin C to reduce pigmentation, concentrated antioxidant botanicals neutralise free radical activity and soothe inflammation, while Provitamin B5 and additional extracts work to heal rough, dry hands and create a barrier against exposure to weather and sunlight. Best of all, this product is quick absorbing and will make your hands look their age. Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment 75ml $38.50.
Philosophy Hands of Hope
Intensely hydrating, Philosophy hands of hope hand and cuticle cream is formulated to provide long-lasting moisture for softer hands. Formulated with a blend natural oils and shea butter, it moisturises and smooths dry hands and rough cuticles, leavings hands feeling silky smooth. This product also offers a non-greasy formula which is quickly absorbed. Philosophy Hands of Hope 30ml $14.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
Created in 1930 and still a best seller for Elizabeth Arden, this soothing balm contains petroleum, a skin soothing beta-hydroxy and vitamin E to treat minor scrapes and abrasions while providing anti-inflammatory benefits. Eight Hour Cream works to protect skin from the elements by sealing in moisture and soothing the skin. This multi-purpose skin protectant can also be used as a brow shaper, cuticle cream, highlighter, hair de-fizzer and more. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant $26.
MUSQ Hand & Body Lotion
Leave your skin feeling decadent and smooth with this Hand & Body Lotion from MUSQ. This lotion harnesses the nourishing properties of Shea Butter and Jojoba to restore moisture, while Vitamins A and E; lock it into the skin. Mandarin Oil provides a refreshing character to this hand and body lotion while working to balance and refine skin’s complexion. It’s also free from any nasties so apply as often as your like to leave skin feeling smooth. MUSQ Hand & Body Lotion 500ml $49.
Jojoba Company Lemon & Coconut Hand Cream
Apart from smelling sensational, this hand cream from the Jojoba Company works hard to hydrate hands. This non-greasy cream features cocoa, shea and mango butter to deeply nourish skin, while macadamia and coconut oil add extra protection to combat moisture loss. Naturally, this product contains the brand’s miracle oil (Jojoba Oil), which works by carrying vitamins and antioxidants deep into the skin to leave hands soft, hydrated and re-energised. Jojoba Company Lemon & Coconut Hand Cream $22.95.