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hand cream/miracle needed for dishpan hands!

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Gatekeeper Fri 15-Jan-16 18:38:11

They are not dry but look utterly shite- dd says they are Granny hands angry I am guilty of not using hand cream/gloves etc for washing and scrubbing or gardening and am paying the price now. Skin lacks elasticity, is wrinkly and I have the dreaded age spots starting ( I am 52)

I don't like that hemp one from Body shop or Neutrogena Norwegian Formula

Does anyone have one to recommend please? Don't want to go down the Madonna-with-gloves route

SSargassoSea Fri 15-Jan-16 18:41:25

Put some make up on the backs of you hands if you are going somewhere it matters. Obviously it could rub onto your clothes so I wouldn't do it all the time.

An emergency skin softener is vegetable oil mixed with sugar - rub with hands and then rinse off but beware - it is very abrasive and you can end up with bright pink hands.

KanyesVest Fri 15-Jan-16 18:49:01

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, either the regular balm or the hand specific one. Failing that, lidl does a really good one, I think it's called intensive moisture

Mrsderekshepard Fri 15-Jan-16 19:00:04

This stuff is fantastic! smile

Gatekeeper Fri 15-Jan-16 19:06:47

it's the hemp one I don't like - smell and the feel of it on me hands

Madbengalmum Fri 15-Jan-16 19:08:39

Hemp, really?? After OP states she cant stand it!!!

Creme de la mer hand cream is fab and i use every day and it lasts me six months.

Quickchangeup Fri 15-Jan-16 19:12:50

Either kheils intensive one or organic surge gardeners hand cream. Both very good.

Nanasueathome Fri 15-Jan-16 19:13:29

I Coloniali
Large m&s stores stock it, or can get from Amazon
Have tries most hand creams in the market and this one really is the best

ChessieFL Fri 15-Jan-16 19:14:01

L'occitane hand cream is lovely

chumbler Fri 15-Jan-16 19:27:37

Use these and/or surecare washing up liquid. I keep handcream is every room of the house to use whenever I feel like it. And always use after washing my hands. Prevention rather than cure smile

daisydalrymple Fri 15-Jan-16 19:33:22

Garnier skin repair red tube is really good if applied regularly. Would also recommend the aveeno hand cream. I put either on religiously every night now and this is the first year I've avoided winter hands (cracked round finger tips etc).

Dc3 is 14mo, so I'm still in the nappy changing, lots of hand washing phase, and I really would say these are good at protecting, also at repairing, but it might take a week of regular application through the day and over night to see improvements.

If money no object, I love clarins grin but I've only used it when received as a gift.

I've also used a Nivea skin repair type one which was ok.

margaritasbythesea Fri 15-Jan-16 20:26:50

Flexitol on your hands before bed - the foot stuff. I read it on here last week and I am a convert. I am a veteran of hand cream as I am an eczema sufferer. It's made a real difference to how my hands look.

mrsvilliers Fri 15-Jan-16 21:00:11

Second the kiehls intensive, I put on just before you go to sleep and it works wonders on me. It also keeps my eczema at bay as a bonus! You need the one that says for hands that are subjected to industrial chemicals or something along those lines!

nebulae Fri 15-Jan-16 21:46:14

Shame you don't like the hemp one or the Neutrogena, I find those two the most effective.

I've heard really good things about this one...

ivejusthadacake Fri 15-Jan-16 22:01:03

Aveeno with the blue lid. green lid is good but not as good as blue lid.

soothes on contact and sinks in immediately. sometimes dh and i get raw cracked hands and we both love it.

its about £6 a tube but in the supermarkets, it can often be found with 1/3rd off and then stock up.

TheBabyFacedAssassin Fri 15-Jan-16 22:03:30

The Clarins hand cream is the best I've tried.

Mrsderekshepard Fri 15-Jan-16 22:03:42

Sorry I didn't read the full thread just saw the title and thought the hemp one is amazing.

bialystockandbloom Fri 15-Jan-16 22:11:15

Clarina v nice for normal hand cream, but best for actual serious chapped hands is Lotil cream - boots does it. Cheap as chips, really works.

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 15-Jan-16 22:15:34

The Burt's Bee's one in the jar.
Great stuff.

mangocoveredlamb Fri 15-Jan-16 22:29:59

I swear by atrixo.
I always buy expensive ones and always go back to atrixo!

travailtotravel Fri 15-Jan-16 22:38:00

If I am feeling flush, Clarins. Pauper, Nivea Q10. In fact now I've trained DHs family to give me handcream for Xmas. I get L'pccitaine which is good and smells nice from them - v generous. Always have on on desk, in handbag etc

Zipitydooda Fri 15-Jan-16 23:04:12

E45 hand cream is good and they also do an overnight one that works well too.

BatteryOperatedBoyfriend Fri 15-Jan-16 23:08:24

L'occittan (sp?) 20% Shea Butter is the best ever.

YesOfCourseAlways Fri 15-Jan-16 23:11:59

Nivea Q10 is very good. It's cheap so I have tubes of it everywhere, I put it on 6-7 times a day, my hands are silky soft! Also, wear rubber gloves for all housework related activities

Gatekeeper Sat 16-Jan-16 08:21:48

Brilliant, thank you all. Will give some of these a whirl. I am going for my first ever manicure today as I have been following the 'how to look expensive' and have devises to make a bit of an effort instead of wandering round like Hagrid!

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