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I need the best hand cream money can buy!

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Elfontheedge Sun 27-Jan-13 10:00:14

I've got dry scabby flaky fingers exacerbated by washing up. Yuk. Will spend a bit if it really works but within reason!

SavoyCabbage Sun 27-Jan-13 10:01:45

Vaseline and those white cotton gloves overnight is good. If you don't mind the Minnie Mouse look.

Elfontheedge Sun 27-Jan-13 10:04:27

I am going to get some gloves today actually but I'm thinking as well for daytime use. My hands feel really grim at the minute and I never used to have a problem with dry hands at all hmm

mellowcat Sun 27-Jan-13 10:04:37 This is brilliant stuff.

MrsPnut Sun 27-Jan-13 10:05:50

I use soap and glory hand food but I have tubes of it in every bag and use it every time I wash my hands.

Bunbaker Sun 27-Jan-13 10:06:12

Why don't you wear washing up gloves? They help insulate from the heat as well so I can have the water hotter to wash up in.

Elfontheedge Sun 27-Jan-13 10:08:07

Oh yes washing up gloves too!

BlackandGold Sun 27-Jan-13 10:09:54

Hemp in a tube from Body Shop - excellent stuff

AmberNectarine Sun 27-Jan-13 10:10:31

I'm using Clarins at the moment - very good and smells nice.

catinboots Sun 27-Jan-13 10:11:39

I second the body shop hemp one. Really heavy duty stuff.

SavoyCabbage Sun 27-Jan-13 10:12:49

Keep some in your glove box for when you are in traffic.

ihatethecold Sun 27-Jan-13 10:16:33

You can't beat neutrogena hand cream. Cheap as well

knitknack Sun 27-Jan-13 10:32:08

I prefer the Body Shop ALMOND handcream to the hemp one, I find it more moisturising. Also, crabtree and evelyn la source is fantastic on my poor hands smile

Sugarbeach Sun 27-Jan-13 10:36:49

Defo wear rubber gloves for washing up.

Khiel's super strength hand crem IMO is the bestest ever.

PlumSykes Sun 27-Jan-13 10:38:23

Clarins or L'Occitane both fab, rubber gloves a must for chores.

noviceoftheday Sun 27-Jan-13 10:42:15

I have dry skin and use gloves and I moisturise all the time! Every sink in our house has L'occitane shea butter by it, I have a molton brown one (Nanji something) at my work desk and carry small tube of hand cream (not sure which brand) in my handbag..

babySophieRose Sun 27-Jan-13 10:43:13

Buy a gentle washing-up liquid, Fairy original made my hands horrible, use gloves when you can, put hand cream on your hands several times a day. E45 for hands is really very good, not oily, makes your hands soft, soft, soft...

BoringSchoolChoiceNickname Sun 27-Jan-13 10:44:33

If you haven't tried Neutrogena then definitely give that a go - ultra effective, dirt cheap, non-greasy and readily available.

MUMoo7 Sun 27-Jan-13 10:44:40

Flexitol hand balm works for me and is quite reasonably priced.

cluelessnchaos Sun 27-Jan-13 10:47:26

I have a REN one, an occitane and lush charity pot. I think REN is the most effective when my hands are really dry but I prefer the smell and texture of the other two

Marylou2 Sun 27-Jan-13 10:57:58

Just got L'occitane 20% Shea butter for my similarly grotty hands. Big improvement in 2 days.

HyvaPaiva Sun 27-Jan-13 11:01:27

Without a doubt, Clarins.

chipsandpeas Sun 27-Jan-13 11:02:53

another vote for the soap and glory hand food, smells nice and you dont need a lot of it

ceeveebee Sun 27-Jan-13 11:05:13

Aveda hand food is good
And Norwegian hand cream

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sun 27-Jan-13 11:06:22


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