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Recommend me a hand cream for very dry hands

(25 Posts)
BananaPie Sun 29-Nov-15 20:58:17

My hands get very dry and chapped in cold weather. I'm after a hand cream suitable for sensitive skin which absorbs quickly and doesn't feel greasy. Any recommendations? Something unperfumed would be good.

Bragadocia Sun 29-Nov-15 20:59:45

Aveeno. My hands get in a terrible state, but it really heals them.

TreeSparrow Sun 29-Nov-15 21:00:54

That Norwegian stuff is very good. Neutrogena I think it's called.

Salmiak Sun 29-Nov-15 21:01:19

I like the clarins one

TakesTwoToTango Sun 29-Nov-15 21:03:32

Kiehls intensive moisturizer - well worth the investment as it lasts for ages and is so effective! ink{\]]r}2955_size=3.4%20fl.%20oz.%20Tube&cgid=body-hand-creams

SoWhite Sun 29-Nov-15 21:05:11

Love and Light from Lush. Easily the best I've ever used, and vegan, which makes it incredibly easygoing on sensitive hands.

SoWhite Sun 29-Nov-15 21:05:59

NigelMolesworth Sun 29-Nov-15 21:06:32

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy

TrionicLettuce Sun 29-Nov-15 21:07:07

Aveeno Skin Relief works wonders on my really dry hands. Helps with my eczema as well which is a bonus!

Shesaysso Sun 29-Nov-15 21:07:29

Only one that works for me is Body Shop Vitamin E hand cream.

MrsEdinburgh Sun 29-Nov-15 21:10:07

Body Shop Hemp handcream
Cowshed Cowpat handcream
any L'Occitane handcream.

mummytime Sun 29-Nov-15 21:11:05

Aveeno is my favourite at present. Neutrogena does nothing for me. I really find I have to use trial and error as what works for others might be useless for me. And I get angry when they change a formula.

patterkiller Sun 29-Nov-15 21:11:26

Body shop hemp cream, I've tried a lot but this works long term the best for me.

PirateSmile Sun 29-Nov-15 21:15:09

Another vote for Body Shop Hemp Cream. It really is the best I've ever used and a friend who works
In a care home and uses hand cream all the time say all the staff she works with swear by it.

SoupDragon Sun 29-Nov-15 21:21:15

Not a hand cream, but I started using "Dr Bronner Almond Soap Bar" to wash my hands and haven't had to smother my hands in hand cream at all since the cold weather started. They are usually dry and sore across the knuckles especially.

I only bought because it smells of marzipan so wasn't expecting it to sort out my dry skin too. I got it from Ocado but I don't know where else it is available.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 29-Nov-15 21:21:55

L'Occitane Shea Butter is very moisturising but feels matte on the skin (which is good if you detest the greasy hand feel)

BodyShop Absinthe smells fantastic and it's light. I haven;t tried hemp yet.

Sometimes when my hands get really painful (I'm an HCP who wears the vinyl gloves and does the 40+ handwashes a day <<ouch>> + alcohol gel and NHS soap which is as rough as a bears arse), I use good old Vaseline and cotton gloves overnight.

I'd also recommend Flexitol applied to damp skin and cotton gloves (£Shop) as an overnight treatment

celtictoast Sun 29-Nov-15 21:22:25


ShatnersBassoon Sun 29-Nov-15 21:23:26

Lotil is excellent, and very cheap. Slightly medicinal smell, but not unpleasant.

thatone Sun 29-Nov-15 21:24:26

Body Shop Hemp hand cream is amazing

Cat2014 Sun 29-Nov-15 21:37:21


LeSquigh Mon 30-Nov-15 09:12:44

Another one here for the L'Occitane Shea Butter.

BellaVida Mon 30-Nov-15 09:27:15

My hands chap and crack in cold weather too. The only thing that seems to help us the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula concentrated hand cream.

BananaPie Mon 30-Nov-15 11:36:42

Thanks everyone. I'll give the hemp one ago first as it seemed to get the most votes.

Indecisivejo Mon 30-Nov-15 12:47:20

Another vote for hemp, I've used the aveeno one too but much prefer the hemp one....need to buy more actually I'm running low!

BumgrapesofWrath Mon 30-Nov-15 12:51:50

Another vote for Hemp Cream - stinks though

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