The 10 Best Hand Creams in 2021

Discover our favourite hand creams for soft and supple skin.

Whether you’re popping it in your handbag or keeping it on your desk, a trusty hand cream is a beauty must-have for keeping your digits moisturised and nourished. Here, we reveal our top 10 hand creams for the ultimate pampering experience.

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A rich and protective hand cream offering a modern take on the classic scent of Rose. Jurlique Rose Hand Cream is enriched with Almond Oil, Macadamia Oil, and Safflower Seed Oil, all of which soothe and moisturise overworked skin. Macadamia Oil mimics the skin’s natural oils and helps rebalance sebum production to reduce dryness and prevent moisture loss. This luxe hand cream also offers Vitamin E protection against environmental aggressors to keep hands youthful and healthy.

A firm favourite amongst Adore Beauty customers, Jurlique Rose Hand Cream - 125ml modernises the traditional Rose scent in a luxurious and rich formulation. Absorbing seamlessly into skin for a non-sticky finish, this deeply nourishing hand cream offers deep hydration and a hearty aroma.

Beyond leaving your skin feeling silky-soft, Jurlique Rose Hand Cream - 125ml will impart its long-lasting, romantic Rose fragrance. Infused with Rose Gallica Extract to smooth and condition the skin, Rose Hand Cream has a calming and therapeutic scent, loved by all ages and tastes.

The ultimate beauty treatment for ageing, dry, and damaged hands. Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream encourages healthy skin renewal by diminishing dark spots and plumping the skin for a youthful appearance. This revolutionary formula contains organic extracts from the Harungana plant, a plant known for its ability to regenerate after forest fires, growing back even after complete destruction. Harungana extract helps to rebuild skin density by supporting the synthesis of fibroblasts and collagen fibres. This Clarins hand cream also contains Montpellier Rock-Rose and a complex blend of anti-ageing tetrapeptides. These ingredients work together to replenish the epidermis, leaving skin feeling hydrated and smooth.

Turn back the clock on ageing hands with Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream. Hands are often the first area of the body to show signs of maturity and exposure, such as crepiness and age spots. If you have overworked, dry, and chapped skin, this rich and emollient hand cream will help reverse signs of ageing while offering an instant moisture surge.

The perfect multi-purpose cream to nourish and protect the hands, nails, and cuticles for a flawless mani. Enriched with Hydrolysed Keratin, a protein that helps to strengthen skin and nails. ProSpa cream also contains Cupuaçu and Shea Butter, which work simultaneously to deliver long-lasting moisture. The cream is then infused with White Tea and Daisy Flower, helping to brighten the skin and minimise pigmentation while offering antioxidant protection. For the best way to prepare your hands before a manicure, look no further.

OPI ProSpa Protective Hand, Nail & Cuticle Cream works in 3 ways. First, it delivers an instant moisture surge to dry and dehydrated skin, plumping the skin and boosting collagen production for smoother and softer hands. Next, its protein-rich formula works to strengthen and nourish the nails and cuticles. Finally, this hand cream offers antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors. Once applied, the cream leaves your hands, nails, and cuticles looking and feeling healthy, ready for the perfect manicure.

A refreshing hand cream to replenish and energise skin for natural luminosity. Enriched with Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Macadamia Nut, and Olive Oil, this deeply hydrating hand cream will instantly relieve dryness and dehydration in tired skin. These natural emollients replenish the hands, cuticles, and nails without leaving any greasy residue, effortlessly absorbing into the skin. With a delightful scent of Apricot, Violet, Orchid, and a blend of super greens including Matcha Green Tea and Avocado.

philosophy hands of hope green tea & avocado hand cream 30ml harnesses the nourishing powers of super greens in a fast-acting and absorbing formula to hydrate and nourish tired and dry hands. Providing up to 24 hours of moisture, this hand cream imparts a natural luminosity to skin for a healthy-looking, dewy finish.

Hydrate and revitalise your hands and body with this 2-step wash and lotion. Hunter Lab Hand & Body Kit has a natural formulation based around Macrobiotic Sea Minerals, which cleanse and purify the skin. Rich in essential vitamins and nutrients, this cleanser will rejuvenate tired and dulling skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and awakened. Hunter Lab Hand & Body Kit is enriched with Cedarwood, Rosemary Leaf, Mandarin Peel, and Orange Peel oils. These ingredients enliven the senses with an energising citrus scent, and hydrate and nourish the hands and body for a soft and supple finish.

The Hunter Lab Hand & Body Kit contains a wash and lotion, so you can clean, moisturise, and protect your skin in 2 easy steps. With its refreshing and aromatic fragrance, the Hunter Lab Hand & Body Kit is loved by men and women alike. Both products are suitable for all skin types, making this skincare set the perfect addition to any bathroom.

Discover the cult-favourite hand cream, perfect for hydrating dry and chapped skin. In addition to rich natural butters and oils, L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream is infused with antioxidant Vitamin E, which calms irritation while protecting the skin from environmental aggressors. This moisturising hand cream is fragranced with light Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang essences for the ultimate pampering experience. Thickly textured L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream takes a little longer to absorb than other hand creams, but it never leaves skin feeling greasy. Once the product sinks in, you get all-day hydration for healthier and happier skin.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream - 150ml is sold every 3 seconds around the world! Known and loved for its emollient texture, this cream combats even the most chapped skin with its luxurious, powerful blend of Shea Butter, Honey, Coconut Oil, and Sweet Almond Extract. L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream - 150ml delivers both instant moisture and long-lasting hydration to leave hands feeling silky-soft and nourished.

The perfect intensive treatment for nourishing hands, with an energising tropical scent. Triple Lanolin amazingly mimics your own skin oils to restore hydration to dry, chapped, and dehydrated skin. With its 98.5% natural formulation, Coconutter Hand Cream Intense is perfect for all skin types, especially sensitive skin that reacts to nasty abrasives. Lanolips Coconutter Hand Cream Intense works as a nourishing treatment but also has a delicious, tropical Coconut scent to transport you to your favourite holiday destination! It’s summer all year around with Lanolips hand cream.

Take your hands on holiday with Lanolips Coconutter Hand Cream Intense 50ml, a nourishing hand treatment with a summery Coconut fragrance. This Lanolin-based hand cream has been infused with Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, and Vitamin E to provide long-lasting hydration plus antioxidant protection. Forming a strong yet invisible veil over the skin, Lanolips Coconutter Hand Cream Intense 50ml locks moisture in throughout the day. Hands are left feeling baby-smooth.

Blurring the boundaries between skincare and perfumery with a sophisticated and sassy scent. Aside from its gorgeous, long-lasting fragrance, Glasshouse I'll Take Manhattan Hand Creme is packed full of nourishing ingredients to keep hands feeling moisturised and silky. Argan Oil, Shea Butter, and Macadamia Oil are the main emollients, which deliver an instant moisture surge while locking in hydration throughout the day. Perfect as a gift to a friend or yourself, it is an ultra-luxe addition to any handbag.

Glasshouse I'LL TAKE MANHATTAN Hand Cream 100ml puts fragrance at the forefront of skincare. This dual-purpose product is as sophisticated as an eau de parfum yet as deeply nourishing as any serious hand treatment. The complex aroma of Little Black Dress develops over a long period of time for a morning-to-night scent.

  • Top notes: Gardenia, Tulip, Orchid, and Redcurrant

  • Heart notes: Black Rose, Carnation, Nectarine, and Blood Orange

  • Base notes: Amber, Patchouli, and Sandalwood

Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream 50ml

A must-have hand cream for protecting and nurturing sensitive skin. With its rich yet fast-absorbing formulation, this hand cream can be reapplied throughout the day to keep skin protected from morning to night. Forming a veil between your skin and the elements, Weleda’s Almond hand cream also strengthens the skin’s own protective function for ultimate reinforcement. Providing long-lasting moisture to combat dryness and dehydration, Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream leaves skin feeling calmer, smoother, and hydrated.

Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream 50ml

Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream has been specifically developed for skin that suffers from irritation, sensitivity, and reactivity. Reactions and dryness are common for the overused and overexposed skin of the hands. That’s why keeping hands protected from environmental aggressors is crucial. Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream relies on Almond to relieve chapping and inflammation.

Benefit from the natural goodness of Almonds as you hydrate and protect your hands. Containing a luxurious blend of Almond Milk and Almond Oil, L’Occitane’s creamy treatment effortlessly softens and smooths the skin for a silky finish. Not only does L'Occitane Almond Delicious Hands leave skin feeling its best, but this product also helps to nourish and protect the nail beds. Massage in the cream as the perfect prep for a manicure. The Almond scent of Almond Delicious Hands is both subtle and mouthwatering, making it the ultimate handbag essential.

L'Occitane Almond Delicious Hands 75ml is the perfect everyday treatment for keeping hands healthy and hydrated from morning to night. With its non-greasy, lightweight texture, this hand and nail cream is the perfect all-rounder to prevent dryness and dehydration while protecting skin from environmental aggressors.

So, let's recap our Top 10 Picks For The Best Hand Creams

  1. Jurlique Rose Hand Cream - 125ml

  2. Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream

  3. OPI ProSpa Protective Hand, Nail & Cuticle Cream

  4. philosophy hands of hope green tea & avocado hand cream 30ml

  5. Hunter Lab Hand & Body Kit

  6. L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream - 150ml

  7. Lanolips Coconutter Hand Cream Intense 50ml

  8. Glasshouse I'LL TAKE MANHATTAN Hand Cream 100ml

  9. Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream

  10. L'Occitane Almond Delicious Hands 75ml

Brand and product inclusions are at the sole discretion of Adore Beauty’s highly trained Customer Service team. We do not seek or accept payment from brands or individuals listed in our guides.

This article has been updated on 15/02 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Brooklyn from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.

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