Struggling with dry, cracked hands? These are the best hand creams to grab today…
Want to show your hard-working hands some love? We’ve rounded up the top hand creams including best-sellers, new formulations and team favourites to see you through the cooler, drier months ahead. From intensive balms and salves to age-repairing, SPF and scented options, here are the best hand creams in Hong Kong to get your hands on.
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Pai, Heavy Mettle™ Rescue Hand Cream, $131
This light and fast-absorbing hand cream combines supercritical-extracted Sea Buckthorn and Fragonia to promote skin hydration, elasticity and repair. Vegan and cruelty-free.
Caudalie, Vinotherapist™ Hand & Nail Repairing Cream, $130
We’ve tried and loved many of Caudalie’s skincare products, so you can bet we’re reaching for the brand’s hand cream. Its nourishing formula soothes the skin and strengthens the nails and cuticles, without leaving your hands greasy.
NONFICTION, Gentle Night Hand Cream, $180
This is one hand cream you’ll want to add to your nighttime routine! Work the vitamin E-infused cream into your hands and enjoy the notes of white tea, fig, moss, cedarwood and musk, as you drift off to sleep.
Dr. Barbara Sturm, Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream, $500
Crammed with anti-ageing ingredients, this hand cream contains daisy flower extract to target dark age spots, plus mangosteen and quince extract to boost lipid accumulation to plumpen the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
innisfree, My Perfumed Hand Cream, $45
This affordable hand cream pick from Korean beauty and skincare brand innisfree has a light, whipped-cream texture and comes in various pleasant scents. This pick will leave your hands smelling like fresh laundry!
Christian Dior, Le Baume, $480
Dior’s multi-purpose Le Baume can be used on your hands, body and lips! It’s ultra-compact and infused with centella asiatica which is known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.
NEOM, Uplifting Hand Balm, $204
Naturally scented with wild mint and mandarin, NEOM’s Uplifting Hand Balm is a treat to use. It’s formulated with a total of eight essential oils, plus cocoa butter and shea butter for the ultimate hydration boost.
Rituals, Night Rescue Hand Mask, $120
Massage this lavender and sandalwood-scented balm into your hands and cuticles before bed and say goodbye to dry hands in the morning. Added microbiome-friendly active ingredients help strengthen the skin barrier.
Aesop, Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm, $250
A rich, skin-softening balm that contains carefully selected emollient ingredients, including Potassium Lactate to soften the skin.
Kiehl’s, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $180
Formulated for the driest, most active hands, this heavy-duty moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula that forms a “glove-like” protective barrier for your hands.
Ultra Violette, Extreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Body & Hand Skinscreen, $205
This SPF50+ body and hand “skinscreen” from Ultra Violette gives you the perfect glow-from-within radiant finish and is water and sweat-resistant for up to four hours.
Sol de Janiero, Brazilian Touch™ Hand Cream, $140
A fast-absorbing, moisture-locking hand cream that replenishes the skin. Now in a more moisturising formula, this comes in the brand’s signature Cheirosa 62 scent.
fresh, Milk Hand Cream, $165
Made with soothing plant-based “milks”, this deeply hydrating hand cream smoothes and protects dry hands — even after handwashing.
Grown Alchemist, Age-Repair Hand Cream, $328.70
Using a powerful blend of anti-ageing ingredients (phyto-peptides and sweet almond oil), this hand cream targets skin texture, noticeably smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, correcting signs of sun damage, and visibly re-densifying thinning skin.
Avène, Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream for Very Dry Cracked Hands, $114
Lightweight yet luxurious, Avène’s hand cream features a potent formula works to both recover cracked hands and shield your skin from harsh external aggressors. A little goes a long way!
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Editor’s Note: All listed prices were correct at the time of publication. “The 15 Best Hand Creams For Dry, Cracked Skin” was most recently updated in December 2023 by Team Sassy.
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Main image by Sassy Media Group using images courtesy of respective brands, image 1 courtesy of LOOKFANTASTIC, image 2 courtesy of Caudalie, image 3 courtesy of Sephora, image 4 courtesy of Dr. Barbara Sturm, image 5 courtesy of innisfree, image 6 courtesy of Christian Dior, image 7 courtesy of LOOKFANTASTIC, image 8 courtesy of Rituals, image 9 courtesy Aesop, image 10 courtesy of Kiehl’s, image 11 courtesy of Sephora, image 12 courtesy of Sephora, image 13 courtesy of fresh, image 14 courtesy of Revolve, image 15 courtesy of LOOKFANTASTIC.