In Good Hands

Corona’s got everyone washing their hands much more than usual, which is a good thing! But if you’re struggling with super dry skin as a result, here are my recommendations for the best hand creams, HANDS DOWN:

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The Yu-Be Moisturizing Body Lotion has been my go-to for years. It absorbs quickly and smells medicinal for about five minutes, which in my mind means it’s legit. There are other forms of Yu-Be that I haven’t tried, but I assume all of them work well.

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Cult classic Weleda Skin Food has recently gained popularity in the U.S., but it’s been a favorite in Europe for a while. This one’s amazing for dry skin, but I would classify it as a night cream. Super thick like cream cheese, so it takes a while to rub in. It also leaves the skin greasy, so I wouldn’t apply it right before leaving the house. I used to use it as a daily moisturizer on my face, since it’s cheap and hydrating. Smells somewhat herbal.

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L’Occitane Hand Cream is probably the most ubiquitous of the semi-luxurious brands. They claim that one tube is sold every three seconds around the world. Can’t go wrong with 20% shea butter and a nice, light scent.

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In my opinion, Eucerine Intensive Repair Lotion is the best drugstore brand. It heals a bunch of different skin issues, including very dry skin. I feel like pharmacists always recommend this. Used to keep a travel-size at my desk. Fragrance-free.

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The shape of this Chanel La Crème Main bottle is so cute. Would expect nothing less from the brand.

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This eos Intensive Hand Lotion is the more affordable version of the Chanel egg. Though it might be discontinued in drugstores…

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Once went through a phase where I only bought Yes To products, and I still use Yes To Coconut Hand & Cuticle Cream. Contains coconut oil, so it’s rich in nutrients and smells delightful.

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Randomly bought this Charleston Tea Plantation Glycerine Hand Therapy at their gift shop because the idea of a hand cream with tea leaves in it seemed unusual to me. But it actually works well as an overnight treatment, and I really like the scent.

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Imagine pulling this TONYMOLY Banana Hand Milk out of your purse!

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If you have an emergency situation on your hands (hehe!), I would double down with a “mask” therapy, such as these Aliver Hand Repair collagen-infused gloves. Wear them for 20 minutes and prepare to be amazed.