The 4 Best Luxury Hand Washes and Lotions Of 2021

Nourish your hands with the best luxury washes and lotions to keep them fresh, hydrated, and soft.

It’s time to focus on one of the most neglected areas of the body: the hands. Your hands, useful tools that you may not think about past a routine wash or maybe a manicure, can often be the first part of the body to show signs of aging and dehydration. Taking good care of the skin on the hands is paramount to a whole skincare routine. So how do you best take care of your hands?

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How to Care for Your Hands

The key to properly caring for your hands is investing in the right products to keep them soft, soothed, and protected. This means skipping the cheap hand wash at the corner store in favour of a more nourishing option. This may seem like a silly thing to invest in, but trust us: a little extra luxury in your day never hurt anyone. And having soft, beautifully scented hands can be a serious mood booster, even on your worst days. That’s not to say every sink needs a luxe hand treatment wash. But keeping a lovely option in your bathroom is ideal for maintaining silky, ageless hands.

  • Maintain Optimal Hydration: The second step in ensuring your hands are soft, soothed, and healthy is applying the right amount of moisture. Proper hydration, particularly for hands that face dry air or extreme temperatures, can make the difference between cracked, raw skin and soft, blemish-free hands. Encourage hand hydration by popping a high-quality hand cream in your purse, on your bedside table, or beside your hand wash. It’ll be an easy habit to nourish after washing or throughout the day.

Looking to renew tired hands with a fresh, new routine? We’ve gathered our best in hand care to make your transition into hand maintenance quick and easy! Check out the options below to find your favourite new way to work a little extra luxury and care into your day.

A brand that uses only natural ingredients to pamper the skin, Aesop is the perfect choice for hand soaps and balms if you want to avoid artificial nasties. Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash has been infused with finely milled Pumice, which gently exfoliates the skin to slough away dead skin cells and impurities. This nourishing hand wash also contains Petitgrain Extract and Bergamot Rind to deliver a thorough cleanse and fresh fragrance.

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash 500ml is another option if you’re after a natural hand wash from Aesop. This bathroom must-have contains Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf, and Cedar Atlas, which expertly blend to offer a superior cleanse without dehydrating or drying out skin.

After washing, we recommend Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm Jar 120ml to soothe the skin and lock in moisture. This natural balm is the best fast-absorbing hand cream. Its greaseless but deeply hydrating formula can transform damaged and dry skin without leaving any sticky residue. Perfect for rough and dehydrated skin, cuticles, and nails, this moisturising balm delivers both instant and long-lasting hydration to the skin.

"The smell and texture is everything. I was religious and exclusively an Aesop user but I absolutely love Hunter lab. Really reasonable price, these scents are fantastic and the products are extremely high quality product with amazing ingredients. Added bonus - they look amazing in your bathroom." - Maddison ★★★★★

This high-performance hand moisturiser contains a cocktail of antioxidants, proteins, botanical extracts, and vitamins, which work together to soothe, hydrate, repair, and protect the skin. Oozing luxury, Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion has a refreshing Mandarin, Orange, and Cedarwood scent. It’s the perfect luxurious hand cream for women and men alike.

If you’re after a fancy hand soap to up your bathroom game, look no further than Mukti Organics Botanique Hand & Body Wash. It’s an ultracool hand soap that looks luxurious in any bathroom aesthetic. In gorgeous black packaging, this sleek and fancy liquid soap not only looks great but also does a wonderful job of cleansing and refreshing your skin from head to toe.

The versatile hand and body wash uses the powers of botanical extracts to both invigorate and soothe the skin no matter your skin type.

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend L'Occitane Shea Extra Gentle Lotion – Hand & Body to replenish hydration levels while calming irritation and inflammation. Enriched with 5% Shea Butter, Honey Extracts, and Oat Milk, this ultramild hand cream softens and smooths the skin without increasing skin sensitivity. Perfect to prevent the drying effect of hand washes and soaps, this must-have hand cream is the perfect addition to your everyday handbag

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Ready to give your mitts the tender, loving care they deserve? You’re all set with any of the options above. Check out some more at-home pampering treats well loved by the staff here at Adore Beauty for more tips on how to treat yourself well. And throw some lotion on those hands in the meantime! We promise you won’t regret it.

So, let's recap the 4 Best Luxury Hand Washes and Lotions

  1. Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash

  2. Hunter Lab Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion 550ml

  3. Mukti Organics Botanique Hand & Body Wash 500ml

  4. L'Occitane Shea Extra Gentle Lotion - Hand & Body

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 12/02 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Gemma from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.

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