8 Best Hand Creams for Restoring Cracked & Dry Hands
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From hand-washing and sanitizing to accidentally using cheap nail polish remover that leaves your fingers looking like cobwebs (true story!), cracked and dry fingers are highly unpleasant to deal with! Since winter is just around the corner, this is the perfect time to keep your fingers well-nourished and irresistibly soft. If you’re wondering what’s worth your coins, here are some of the best hand creams to try out! 

By the way, we also have articles on the best body lotions and lip care to check out!

Our Best Hand Creams for 2022:

1Dear Sundays HC.01 Extra Hydrating Hand Cream

Dear Sundays HC01 Hand Cream

Price: $29

What it is:  A highly moisturizing & non-greasy hand cream infused with the scent of natural and earthy bergamot

Key Ingredients: Organic coconut, jojoba seed, meadowfoam seed, avocado fruit, sunflower seed oils & vitamin E

Why it works: The founder of Dear Sundays created this hand cream as part of her manicure services, and it doesn’t disappoint! The hand cream is lusciously whipped, absorbs quickly into your skin, and leaves your hands noticeably feeling softer and smoother in just one application! And for fragrance lovers, the bergamot scent is perfect for uplifting your mood wherever you are! While this cream may be pricier for its price, the spa-like experience is well worth it! This is probably one of the best hand creams to try for the winter season!

Good to know: This cream is suitable for everyone and is perfect for giving yourself or a loved one a relaxing hand or foot massage!

2Kur Whipped Cloud Hand Cream

londontown kur whipped cloud hand cream

Price: $20

What it is: This is a hydrating hand cream that’s light in texture and leaves dry hands silky-smooth.

Key Ingredients: Grape seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, evening primrose oil, tocopherol, soybean oil

Why it works:  As the name suggests, this hand cream is truly a whipped cloud! Not only is it ultra-hydrating and nourishing to the hands, but it’s also fast-absorbing and perfect for smoothing out even the most chapped skin. 

Editor’s Note: Personally, I think this is one of the best hand creams I tried for my dried hands! I love how quickly it absorbs into my skin while the subtle coconut-scent instantly lifts my mood!

3Mixa Intensive Hand Cream for Damaged Hands with Allantoin

Mixa Intensive Hand Cream for Damaged Hands with Allantoin

Price: $26.40

What it is: An intensive hand cream that revitalizes dry, chapped, and cracked hands 

Key Ingredients: Glycerin and allantoin

Why it works: This French hand cream is a best seller for a reason! The cream has a balm-like texture that spreads and absorbs easily, while the allantoin and glycerin work together to repair and noticeably improve signs of chapped skin.

Editor’s Note: This is a crowd favorite in my household! My parents and I agree that this is a worthy addition to the best hand creams list and a fantastic staple all year round! The only caveat is that this cream is difficult to find in the United States, so it’ll take a bit of digging to find one!

4Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

Price: $15

What it is: An antioxidant-rich, moisturizing cream for the hands and nails that provides a silky finish and lasting comfort.

Key Ingredients: Grape Seed Oil and Vinolevure, Grape seed polyphenols, Organic Fair-Trade Shea Butter

Why it works: This hand cream feels luxurious applying and is super packed with antioxidants to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. The hand and nail cream has a lightweight and easily spreadable texture that leaves your rough cuticles, fingers, and hands softer and nourished. 

Good to know: This cream has a barely-there light grape scent that dissipates right after application.

5Whamisa Organic Fruits Hand Cream

Whamisa Organic Fruits Hand Cream

Price: $8

What it is: This is an uplifting yuzu-scented hand cream infused with organic oils and butters for soft and moisturized hands.

Key Ingredients: Apple fruit extract, Grape Seed Oil, Apple and Avocado oils, Avocado butter, glycerin, yuzu

Why it works: This cream may not seem like much, but it’s perfectly lightweight and hydrating! Thanks to the organic ingredients like fruit ferment filtrates, grapeseed, avocado and apple oils, the cream spreads easily and leaves your hands soft and nourished! The size may run small for its price, but it’s perfect for throwing into your purse or bag!

6Necessaire Hand Cream

Necessaire Hand Cream

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Price: $20

What it is: A fast absorbing daily moisturizer with peptides and multivitamins.

Key Ingredients: Niacinamide, Marula Oil, Peptides

Why it works: This daily hand cream is deliciously thick but lightweight and fast-absorbing for noticeably healthier and hydrated hands. The peptides, marula oil, and niacinamide are perfect for evening out discoloration and signs of fine lines for softer and protected skin. 

Good to know: Due to the unscented nature of this cream, some users may not enjoy the natural scent. For other users, they would point out how the tube packaging cracks or how the texture makes their hands feel like they’ve been dipped in silicone. 

7Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Ceramide Hand Serum

Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Ceramide Hand Serum

Price: $22

What it is: This is a goat’s milk infused hand serum that combats the appearance of severe dryness to reveal soft and supple hands.

Key Ingredients: Five essential ceramides, goat’s milk prebiotic & postbiotics, hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan

Why it works: This slight viscous-fluid serum is the stuff of goat milk dreams! The hand serum is chock full of essential skin-barrier building and strengthening ingredients to help even the most rough, chapped, and uncomfortable hands restore back to their healthy selves! 

Good to know: A little bit goes a very long way! 

8Fresh Milk Hand Cream

Fresh Milk Hand Cream texture

Price: $20

What it is: An intensely hydrating hand cream with soothing-plant based milks that smooths and protects dry hands and cuticles, even after hand washing.

Key Ingredients: Plant based milks, rice, centella, biotin, hyaluronic acid

Why it works: This is a soothing hand cream with a smooth and comfortable texture that easily absorbs into hands and leaves behind softer and smoother hands. Due to its convenient size, it’s perfect for taking on the go or at anytime you prefer – day and night!

Good to know: For best results, apply the cream onto slightly damp hands to lock in hydration.

9BONUS: Pure’Am Authentic Cream Barrier Balm

Pure am authentic barrier balm size

Price: $37

What it is: A creamy balm-textured moisturizer, rich in high Vitamins and Vegan Ceramides to nourish, repair, and strengthen your natural skin barrier

Key Ingredients: Encapsulated vegan ceramide, organic glycerin, Organic Shea butter, jojoba oil, alpha-bisabolol, green tea leaf extract, and vegan squalane

Why it works: This may not be a hand cream but it’s certainly a product you can use for your hands! The thick balm moisturizer pleasantly sinks into your hands and leaves behind calm, comfortable, and smooth hands without a sticky or greasy residue. It’s also perfect for treating eczema, sensitive, rosacea or psoriasis patches around the fingers! 

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