It’s Winter time, and that means dry, flaky skin. One of the first parts of our body to get dry and cracked in the Winter is our hands which is why hand creams for dry skin are so important.
We use our hands all day long so if your hands are already dry, they can just get worse and worse, especially in the Winter.
Plus, our hands are one of the first things people see when they meet us, so it’s naturally to want to have supple, moisturized hands that feel buttery soft and look glossy. That’s why hand creams are so important, but if you want extra hydration for your dry, cracked skin, then you will love these hand creams for dry skin.
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Which cream is best for dry hands?
EltaMD is one of my favorite skincare brands and I’ve never tried any of their products and been disappointed, including this hand cream.
What I love most about this hand cream is that it doesn’t make your hands feel greasy and oily, but instead super supple and moisturized.
This is great if your hands get drier in the Winter but if they become super cracked and dry, then this might not cut it for you.
This Ouai hand cream has murumuru seed butter, shea butter, and coconut oil for a rich, creamy hand crème that feels so luxurious and thick on the skin.
Ouai products smell INCREDIBLE, and this hand crème is no exception. It’s scented with Rue St. Honore, which is a French-inspired fragrance with top notes of violet, gardenia, and white musk.
I would literally wear a perfume with the scent of this hand crème – it smells THAT good!
This hypoallergenic dead sea mineral hand cream is great for sensitive skin!
Just like it says, it’s very soothing and absorbs into the skin beautifully. It doesn’t make your skin feel greasy and oil – the cream seeps deep into your skin and leaves it baby soft.
What’s even more amazing is how affordable it is!
If you’re on a budget, you need to check out this hand cream.
Ahava is one of the most iconic dead sea mineral brands.
This dead sea water mineral hand cream is perfect for all skin types and is super, super hydrating.
The three main ingredients are hazel extract, dead sea water, and allantoin, which are all amazing for softening and hydrating skin.
Plus, it smells like cactus and poivre rose – it’s so yummy!
If you’re looking for hand creams for dry skin, then this Aquaphor healing ointment is a must have for you!
This ointment is thick, creamy, and super hydrating.
Not only is this perfect for dry, cracked hands, but it’s great for feet, too, because of how thick this is.
This healing ointment is essential for the Winter time if you have very dry skin.
This repair cream is INSANELY good.
If you have skin breakdown, eczema, or other severe skin problems that leave your skin dry, in rashes, and raw, then this Skinintegra cream will be a life saver for you.
Even if you don’t suffer from such intense skin problems, this rapid crack repair cream is perfect if you get very dry hands in the Winter.
This one is always a favorite.
How beautiful is this French hand cream?
I love hand creams in metal tubes, like this one, because not only do they look very chic and elegant, but they’re also super practical because you can just keep rolling up the bottom to make sure you get every last bit of hand cream.
It smells very earthy, with a top note of lavender, and a is a great daily hand cream that isn’t super thick and balmy.
Some people have said it left their hands feeling a little greasy, but I haven’t had that problem, and find it very hydrating without leaving a greasy film on my hands.
How beautiful is this baby pink hand cream tube?
Not only is the packaging so cute, but the formula is great, too – it’s thick and balmy and super hydrating.
It also has a woody, citrus, and herbaceous aroma so smells INCREDIBLE.
It is on the pricey side, but this hand cream is a great way to treat yourself.
L’Occitane is one of my favorite skincare brands because they’re products feel luxurious without breaking the bank.
Like of the brands products, this hand cream smells INCREDIBLE. It’s a blend of almond oil with other aromatics that make the cream smell so good.
The only downside to this hand cream is that it’s quite small – only 30 ml/1 oz.
Even though I love it, I do wish the tube was bigger. It is great to throw into your bag, though, because of how compact it is.
Tell me this isn’t the cutest packaging you have seen!
I’m obsessed with this oval pod hand cream.
This cream is great for dry hands, BUT it can be pretty annoying trying to get all the product out because of how the packaging is.
It’s not too bad when the bottle is full, but as you use more and more of the cream, it become harder and harder to get out the last bits of product.
Not going to lie, I like using this hand cream more for the aesthetics and because I love the way it looks in my bag or sitting on my bedside table.
These vegan hand creams are super popular on Etsy and for good reason!
If you want hand cream that’s silky and light but still really hydrating, then you will love these!
Plus, they’re vegan.
I also LOVE the packaging – each scent has different packaging that matches it.
You will love these!
It has the most delicious citrus and grapefruit smell and the packaging is sleek, minimal, and super practical.
It has shea butter and hyaluronic acid which are amazing hydrating ingredients.
My absolute favorite thing about this hand cream from Vasanti is that it doens’ make my skin feel greasy and oily.
This hand cream also has some of the most incredible ingredients for brightening and moisturizing: aloe, shea butter, mango butter, Vitamin E, coconut and rosehip seed oil.
This hand cream is a must try!
This Byredo hand cream is definitely an investment but it literally smells so good, I would lather myself in this as perfume.
It has top notes of: bergamot, fresh aldehydes
Heart notes of: lily of the valley, violet
Base notes of: crisp amber, soft musks, velvet plum
If you want to spoil yourself, definitely do it with this hand cream!
Cerave is a great skincare brand that keeps things simple but effective and this moisturizing cream proves it.
This cream isn’t specifically targeted for hands, but for all over body use and it’s so rich and creamy and hydrating that I often use it for my hands and love it!
It doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy and the tub is huge and lasts for such a long time.
A cult classic.
So, if you were looking for hand creams for dry skin, I hope these 22 favorites of mine save your dry, cracked hands like they saved mine.
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