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Best handcreams?

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chardom Mon 08-Aug-11 19:29:47

My hands have recently started to get very dry and I have tried a couple of supermarket own brand hand creams which haven't worked at all. Can anyone recommend a decent one? Not bothered about price, just want it to do the job!

Thehusbandsatcricketagain Mon 08-Aug-11 19:59:20

I have just started using virgin vie guardian angel cream,recommended to me & so far so good

SugarPasteFrog Mon 08-Aug-11 20:07:55

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hermioneweasley Mon 08-Aug-11 20:10:23

I love crabtree and evelyn la source hand cream, really moisturising but quickly absorbed. Not cheap, but I paid £16 for a pump dispenser of it over a year ago and it's still going

2madboys Mon 08-Aug-11 20:11:21

I use Boots Botanics overnight hand and nail cream. Cheap and brilliant.

hayleysd Mon 08-Aug-11 20:12:16

Aveeno, I have really bad eczema on my hands and it's the only thing that helps

MillontheFloss Mon 08-Aug-11 20:14:27

Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. Quite pricey but you only need a small amount and it lasts for ages.

FriskyMare Mon 08-Aug-11 20:17:20

L'Occitane is lovely, about £16.

zalana Mon 08-Aug-11 20:19:28

I have been really impressed by This Works, Perfect Hands Intense moisture, hand cream. It actually does what it says , my hands have never been so soft!

FriskyMare Mon 08-Aug-11 20:23:13

ooh what a selection. Pick mine!grin

Aveda Hand relief is my new Holy Grail. The Botanics one is okay too, as is Garnier Hydralock (but that one smells weird). The Clarins one is nice but I prefer it for overnight rather than in the day.

twoboots Mon 08-Aug-11 20:32:57

burts bees almond milk hand cream: smells like marzipan.

talkingnonsense Mon 08-Aug-11 20:33:38

Neutrogena is very good and they do an unscented one. Otherwise l'occitaine Shea butter hand cream (£££) or boots protect and perfect are good. So is good old Vaseline intensive care!

travailtotravel Mon 08-Aug-11 20:39:21

The only one that really works for me is the Clarins Hand and Nail.
Its expensive, but lasts for a-g-e-s.

talkingnonsense Mon 08-Aug-11 21:27:11

I had the clarins one for Xmas, and it seems to have gone off- smells slightly metallic now. Is that normal?

captainpig Mon 08-Aug-11 21:30:58

Clarins Men Active Hand Care cream is lovely. it hasn't got that awful "mature lady" hand cream smell like the Clarins ladies hand cream has!

TimeForCake Mon 08-Aug-11 21:55:49

I second Crabtree and Evelyn, la source. My absolute fave. Very luxurious, smells gorgeous and is beautifully thick. The smell lasts on your hands too and they really feel soft. Lasts ages too. They do a lovely hand scrub too which makes you feel as though you have new hands!
Molton Brown is also a good second. Not as thick but soaks in nicely and lasts ages.

Poodlehorse Mon 08-Aug-11 22:13:31

Soap&glory hand food. And smells divine too

Cherrypie32 Mon 08-Aug-11 22:18:07

Crabtree here too, only one that works for me, scrub then cream, a lovely treat for dry hands and lasts ages as you only need a tiny bit and don't need to reapply very often.

acsec Mon 08-Aug-11 22:19:10

Neutrogena concentrated overnight - lovely!

johnnycomelurky Mon 08-Aug-11 22:22:08

I'm also a Soap&Glory Hand Food fan. The S&P blue tube one is great too.

NorksAreMessy Mon 08-Aug-11 22:23:04

Norwegian formula.
Cheap as chips, not greasy, DS uses it on his eczema, comes unscented and you can just throw it in the trolley at Tesco.

Brilliant brilliant stuff

bellavita Mon 08-Aug-11 22:23:26

L'occitane Cherry Blossom. Really nice.

titferbrains Mon 08-Aug-11 22:26:55

I read that Kate Winslet loves the Lancome Nutrix hand cream so I went to have a look at the airport this summer. Nearly fainted when I saw it was 48 euro duty free!!! Presumably she likes it because it's just free for her!

Simple does an excellent dry skin hand cream, highly effective but boringly non-smelly.

SGertie Mon 08-Aug-11 22:27:22

I used to get terrible dry hands and tried loads of expensive hand creams. Many rubbed in well and smelt lovely, but none did anywhere near as good a job as neutrogena. It's brilliant, rubs in well and you notice the difference immediately.

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