With all the extra hand washing and hand sanitizing taking place right now in response to COVID-19 concerns, it’s safe to assume your hands feel as dry and irritated as ours. Coronavirus aside, though, regular travel isn’t kind to your skin, either. Planes are notorious for drying out your face and hands, and harsh weather can negatively affect your skin, too, from wind-chapped hands on the slopes to dehydrated skin in the desert—which means we've had plenty of experience testing out hand creams over the years. Whether you need immediate relief or a go-to balm for your next trip, these nine hand creams and lotions are the best of the best.
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Weleda Skin Food Ultra Rich Cream
If your skin is so sensitive that even lotions meant for sensitive skin irritate it, you need Skin Food; I know because I swear by it. Created by eco-friendly company Weleda nearly 100 years ago, this tried-and-true cream made from violas, calendula, and chamomile flowers is incredibly soothing and gentle. Fair warning: It’s pretty thick, as the base is made from beeswax, so a small dab goes a long way.
Buy Now: $19, weleda.com
Lano Intense Hand Cream
Lano is best known for its ultra-hydrating lip balms and glosses, but its hand creams are just as great. The Intense Hand Cream manages to both nourish and soothe skin almost instantly, while still feeling incredibly light over your skin. Plus, the lotion comes in cheery, bright scents such as lemon and rose. Keep one in your purse or at the office for a quick mid-day mood booster, and another at home to use in the morning or before bed.