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best handcream for dry hands?

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milkyman Sun 13-Oct-13 10:37:42

any suggestions? im 38 and hands looking bit wrinkly grin

spottymoo Sun 13-Oct-13 10:39:13

Soap & glory hand food dh had really dry chapped hands and after using this daily their now super smooth

LittleTulip Sun 13-Oct-13 10:41:05

L'Occitane Shea butter


Body shop hemp one

mrselgar Sun 13-Oct-13 10:41:34

The Body Shop hemp hand cream, or L'Occitane Shea Butter. Both brilliant.

FriskyHenderson Sun 13-Oct-13 10:44:45

Third the body shop hemp one - they akso do a hemp oil which is great. And being the Body Shop there's always a 50% off and free delivery code floating about.

LifeofPo Sun 13-Oct-13 10:45:41

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Chubfuddler Sun 13-Oct-13 10:47:08

I used to use a really expensive one (keel's IIRC) but I find boots expert dry skin one brilliant. It's about three quid. And my hands get do dry they crack and bleed if I don't use hand cream several times a day.

MurderOfBanshees Sun 13-Oct-13 10:49:55

Another vote for Soap and Glory hand cream, moisturises without leaving my hands feeling greasy.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 13-Oct-13 11:37:23

Neutrogena foot cream, but it is horribly greasy

Iwaswatchingthat Sun 13-Oct-13 11:40:11

The Body Shop Hemp hand cream is like a miracle worker. As good (but not as damaging) as steroid cream. Amazing. One tube will last you ages too.

EATmum Sun 13-Oct-13 11:44:42

Have odd hands that regularly get flaky so I've tried every product on the market and should probably get thanks from the industry for my personal investment! Best product I've come across was a Forever Living aloe cream called Aloe Propolis. Expensive but after a few months I stopped using it every day and it seems to have sorted me out. Could be coincidence of course! I got it thru a friend but think you can buy online.

patchworkchick Sun 13-Oct-13 11:50:27

Nuxe worked brilliantly on my very dry hands. I use it after washing my hands and last thing at night, Devine scent too.

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Sun 13-Oct-13 12:44:57

Another vote for L'Occitane shea butter, it's just lovely.

PrimalLass Sun 13-Oct-13 12:47:00

Lush Dream Cream.

Bexicles Sun 13-Oct-13 13:02:25

Another vote for L'Occitane hand cream. I think I have about 6 tubes on the go! It's the free gift with this months Marie Claire.

Flexitol hand cream is excellent when hands are v v dry. Or Aveda Hand Relief for everyday.

L'Occitane one too much like Sudocrem for my liking, but deffo worth buying MC for.

clubnail Sun 13-Oct-13 13:04:57

Pure coconut oil. You can get it at the supermarket.

ShadeofViolet Sun 13-Oct-13 13:08:38

Does the Body Shop Hemp one smell funny?

EnchantedBunny Sun 13-Oct-13 13:16:40

Definitely the Body Shop hemp cream. It is wonderful, and has done wonders for my hands which are subjected to daily abuse from repeated washing and alcohol rubs (I am a nurse, not obsessive about hand washing... )

chanie44 Sun 13-Oct-13 13:21:49

The smell of the body shop one isn't brilliant, but is is quite mild. I've been using the foot cream for about two weeks and I'm used to the smell now.

pudseypie Sun 13-Oct-13 13:24:29

Another vote for soap and glory hand food.

Badvoc Sun 13-Oct-13 13:30:18


Dancingqueen17 Sun 13-Oct-13 14:39:37

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NickECave Sun 13-Oct-13 17:51:46

Tried just about everything on my cracked, bleeding hands last winter. Flexitol was the only one that really did the job. Doesn't smell very nice but if you have REALLY dry hands then it's the one!

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