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The Best Hand Creams for Dry Winter Skin

Those ragged cuticles have met their match.

The Best Hand Creams for Dry Winter Skin
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Winter tends to bring out the worst in our hands. Cold temperatures and dry air come together with the obsessive flu season hand-washing for a match made in dried-out cuticle hell. This season, give those parched fingers a break and invest in some of our favorite luxurious, ultra-hydrating hand creams. Every on this list are sure to keep your hands feeling and looking good until spring rolls around—from Jo Malone's scented miracle workers to Kiehl's Since 1851 bestselling heavy-duty lotion. Here, the 25 best hand creams to treat your dry winter skin.

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Rich Girl Hand Cream SPF 25
Deborah Lippmann nordstrom.com
$28.00

A blend of SPF 25, moisturizing shea butter, and avocado oil make this hand cream from nail expert Deborah Lippmann a perfect cocktail of skin care and damage prevention. 

Forever Young Hand Cream
Supergoop nordstrom.com
$14.00

Sunscreen is especially important on hands, which rarely get a break from exposure to the elements. This hydrating cream with antioxidant sea buckthorn is also equipped with SPF 40 to help ward off sun damage-induced signs of aging. 

Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
Aesop nordstrom.com
$97.00

Filled with hydrating botanical oils like sweet almond and coconut oils as well as fresh scented oils like lavender, cedar, and rosemary, this lotion is the perfect hybrid of minimalist luxury. 

La Crème Main Hand Cream
Chanel saksfifthavenue.com
$50.00

For the woman who lives in Chanel No.5, this hand lotion with rose wax and iris pallida extract helps keep hands moisturized and works to reduce dark spots, all while looking astonishingly chic in your purse. 

Industrial Strength Hand Healer
Jack Black nordstrom.com
$15.00

Macadamia nut oil, vitamin A, and vitamin E team up in this hard-working hand cream to sooth and soften even the toughest, driest skin. 

The Hand Treatment
La Mer nordstrom.com
$90.00

Devotees of La Mer's lauded "Miracle Broth" won't be able to resist this hand cream which, like their face creams, is packed with that secret ingredient to help moisturizer and diminish signs of aging on the delicate skin of your hands. 

Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream
Grown Alchemist dermstore.com
$24.00

This chic tube of organic, creamsicle-scented hand cream is ideal for dry skinned types who are equal parts fashion- and eco-conscious.

Hand Cream Collection
Jo Malone London bloomingdales.com
$60.00

If you're looking for a hand lotion with a fresh fragrance, Jo Malone London has you covered. The light formula will deep condition your skin with ingredients like coconut oil and aloe leaf extract. This sample set features three of the brand's most loved scents: lime basil & mandarin, peony & blush suede, and English pear & freesia, so you can mix up your fragrance on a regular basis. 

Retinol Hand Cream
Chantecaille nordstrom.com
$78.00

They say nothing gives away your age like your hands. Give them a little of the same sands-of-time-reversing power you give your face with this retinol-infused hand cream. 

Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
Kiehl's Since 1851 bloomingdales.com
$23.00

Powerful ingredients like avocado oil, eucalyptus oil, and sesame seed oil treat and repair extremely dry hands. It's a heavy-duty moisturizing lotion for those combatting severe winter skin, and will leave your hands feeling renewed, protected, and well-conditioned. 

Lano Coconutter Hand Cream Intense
Lanolips nordstrom.com
$14.95

Rich lanolin and coconut oil team up in his dense moisturizer that's tough enough to stand up to even the driest environments. 

Blanche Hand Cream
Byredo nordstrom.com
$43.00

For a hand cream that's beautifully fragranced but not overwhelmingly perfumed, try this elegant hand cream that scented with a fragrance meant to evoke the color white with subtle notes of white rose, pink pepper, neroli, and blonde wood. 

Divine Drip Hand Cream Duo
Josie Maran qvc.com
$57.00

The powerhouse combination of Josie Maran's diving drip butter balm and whipped argan oil intensive hand cream will save your dry hands. First use the butter balm on damp skin, followed by the hand cream to maximize moisture. 

Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
Clarins saksfifthavenue.com
$30.00

The shea butter, sesame oil, and Japanese mulberry in this hand cream form an invisible, non-greasy film that keeps dry air and environmental pollution from wreaking havoc for long after you've applied. 

Shea Butter Hand Cream
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L'Occitane sephora.com
$12.00

For hands in need of a major dose of moisture, this rich cream provides 20% pure shea butter, along with honey, almond and coconut oil to hydrate even the most frayed winter cuticles. 

Hand and Nail Cream
Caudalie dermstore.com
$15.00

Caudalie is known for their grape-derived, antioxidant-filled skincare products, and this hand cream is no exception. In it, polyphenol-rich grape seed oil teams up with shea butter, avocado oil, and olive oil for a smorgasbord of skin smoothing hydration. 

The Body Cream
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Augustinus Bader augustinusbader.com
$165.00

Yes, this is technically a body cream, but the rich formula will leave your hands rejuvenated and completely hydrated. Augustinus Bader is known for creating products based on 30 years of research and innovation in the skincare space, so each formula has serious scientific backing. Plus, the products are free from parabens and fragrances, making the brand an excellent clean beauty pick.

Rose Hand Cream
Mario Badescu nordstrom.com
$8.00

Infused with rose and vitamin E, this cream will nourish your hands—leaving them feeling moisturized and softer after every use. The three ounce bottle is perfectly sized to carry on the go. 

Norwegian Formula Dry Hand Cream
Neutrogena target.com
$5.99

A pea-sized dab of this intense, drugstore favorite hand cream is enough to soothe dry skin and cracked cuticles for hours. 

Hand Cream in Citrus Mimosa
beautycounter.com
$30.00

For those interested in clean beauty, Beautycounter's citrus-scented product may be a good fit. Natural and effective ingredients like shea butter, organic sunflower oil, vitamin E, aloe, and many more do the legwork—plus, the bottle's pump ensures convenient dispensing.

Bargain Buy
Therapeutic Hand Cream
CeraVe dermstore.com
$10.99

CeraVe is known for tried-and-true classics that don't break the bank. This sensitive skin-friendly hand cream certainly falls into that category: the formula has many ingredients cosmetics aficionados look for (ceramides, hyaluronic acid), all for just over $10.

Genius Liquid Collagen Hand Cream
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Algenist sephora.com
$38.00

This lightweight lotion is geared toward those interested in combating signs of aging. Active vegan collagen, alguronic acid, and vitamins C and E were selected to brighten skin tone and minimize the look of dark spots, while still keeping hands hydrated.

Cold Cream Concentrated Hand Cream
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Eau Thermale Avène dermstore.com
$15.00

Yet another classic product that's proved the test of time, Avène's hand cream remains a staple for many with dry, sensitive skin. And as a bonus for those living in colder climates, it was specifically formulated to work in harsh winter weather.

Cellular Hand Cream
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La Prairie nordstrom.com
$125.00

La Prairie's luxe products aim to hydrate and address anti-aging concerns. This cream exfoliates and moisturizes, while simultaneously targeting age spots and diminished elasticity.

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