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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This chic tube of organic, creamsicle-scented hand cream is ideal for dry skinned types who are equal parts fashion- and eco-conscious.
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.
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.
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.
Rich lanolin and coconut oil team up in his dense moisturizer that's tough enough to stand up to even the driest environments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A pea-sized dab of this intense, drugstore favorite hand cream is enough to soothe dry skin and cracked cuticles for hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.