Do you have dry hands looking for some love?
Are you tired of having to reapply hand cream every five minutes?
Or do you just want to know which hand cream is best?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this is the post for you! I’m going to tell you the hand creams to sprint to the shops for, and the ones to run like hell from. Enjoy!
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand and Nail Cream
I absolutely love this hand cream – not only does it leave my hands feeling soft and supple, my nails are also made 2x stronger! I have very weak nails when I don’t use this, so it is a lifesaver for me when it comes to nail care. I will definitely buy more when I run out!
It spreads easily, absorbs fairly quickly, and lasts around 4.5 hours (based on the last time I used it)
I completely recommend this if you have weak nails…it was a lifesaver for me!
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Intensive Relief Hand Cream
Wow these creams all have really long names. I guess they want to show off their many talents.
This is a very thick cream (too thick for me) so it takes ages to absorb and requires a lot of rubbing. It also does nothing for your nails, which is sad (*SAD FACE*)
I like the smell, and there’s no perfume; it’s all natural. When I finally get it all rubbed in, my hands do feel nice and moisturised. Lasts for about 4.5 hours.
Soap and Glory Hand Food
I love the name ‘Hand Food’. It makes me feel like I am really nourishing my hands. The ingredients are also really enticing – macadamia oil, marshmallow (YUM!), shea butter – they all sound so cool! And of course, being from the widely trusted brand Soap&Glory, it has cute pink packaging with a subtle retro feel. If it hasn’t already grabbed your attention, it smells FANTASTIC, although the smell is very distinct!
So how does it fare as a hand cream? Well, it is light and liquidy (the opposite of Palmers), so it absorbs really easily. Makes my hands feel really soft, as one would expect.
Down sides – My poor nails don’t benefit!
I would recommend this hand cream, but I suggest smelling it first to see if you like it (you probably will).
Astral All Over Moisturiser
This isn’t technically a hand cream, but I use it as one. It isn’t as glamorous or pampering as the others, but it does the job.
It makes my hands greasy and is slow to absorb…I guess I only like it because it was the first one I ever used. Memories…
MY FAVOURITE: The Neutrogena hand cream because it makes my nails really strong and absorbs really easily.
BEST SMELL: A bit of a weird category, I know…In my opinion, the Soap&Glory hand cream smells best…so if you live in the Edwardian Era and an eligible bachelor will kiss your hand at a ball, this one is for you. Or you could just wear perfume. That’s fine too.
MOST ANNOYING: The Palmer’s products are so hyped up and I expected so much from this cream, and didn’t get very much at all. It made me sad.
I hope this helps you to pick out the best hand cream, and I would love you to comment your favourite hand creams!