The 5 Top Hand Creams

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Given the ordeals that we put our hands through on a daily basis, their care and maintenance can often be a mere afterthought. Even if there are no visible signs of dryness or ageing, a daily maintenance program is essential.

Noting that these products may be available in various sizes – and a larger or smaller version may well cost you significantly more or less than the indicative prices displayed : here are our Top 5 Hand Creams.

Eucerin Intensive Repair – Extra Enriched Hand Cream

 Product Description

This unique, non-greasy formula intensively moisturizes, and is enriched with buffered alpha hydroxy to gently exfoliate. Discover noticeably smoother hands after just one application.

This product contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, and particularly the possibility of sunburn.

Our Comments

Eucerin is very popular amongst its regular users, particularly due to its performance in colder weather, along with its non-stickiness and fragrance.

Available at Amazon for upwards of $5.

AHAVA Dermud Intensive Hand Cream

Product Description

Formulated with mineral rich Dead Sea mud and other natural extracts to help relieve the scaling and itching of dry hands. Provides intensive and immediate relief, comfort and repair to dry, cracked hands.

Our Comments

Another favourite with those in colder areas. Many users who have suffered from persistent cracked skin have commented on how well this product works. Nice fragrance.

Available at Ahava, Nordstrom or Beauty Bridge for upwards of $16.


Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy, Citron Honey & Coriander

Product Description

Infused with macadamia nut oil, shea butter and conditioning lemon, coriander and honey extracts, this intensive cream nourishes skin so it’s noticeably smoother after each luxurious application.

Our Comments

This actually goes have a lovely honey and coriander fragrance, and regular users acclaim the fact that it doesn’t leave a greasy residue.

Available at Crabtree & Evelyn or Amazon for upwards of $10 (there is also a small, travel version available).

Burt’s Bees – Beeswax & Banana Hand Cream


Product Description

Lovingly made with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to moisturize while Beeswax conditions. But the pampering doesn’t end there. We infused a sweet Banana scent that can’t help but whisk you away to the tropics. Dryness lost, rich moisture found!

Our Comments

This one is a big favorite with eczema and allergy sufferers. There have been one or two users that have mentioned that it is a little greasier than other products, but its effectiveness is nonetheless acknowledged. The banana fragrance is just lovely.

Available at Burt’s Bees (UK readers can try here) or Amazon for upwards of $6.

Camille Beckman – Glycerine Hand Therapy

 Product Description

This unique restorative cream moisturizes and nourishes through the careful blending of Glycerin, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Almond Oil and Botanical Extracts.

Our Comments

Of all the numerous creams that we short-listed for our review, this one would appear to be – by some margin – the most popular amongst its users. There are somewhere in the region of 16 ‘flavors’ to choose from, as well! It has proved particularly popular with those who have long-standing skin problems – in fact, it’s difficult to find a poor review for this lovely-scented product.

Available at Camille Beckman or Amazon for upwards of $14. Note, though, that this product comes in numerous variant, so you will likely find a small, inexpensive “sample” size if you wish to dip your toes in the water.

UK Readers : all of these creams are availble in the UK, though packaging details may differ. We would suggest that you start by taking a look at Marks and Spencer, Selfridges, Boots or Superdrug).

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