The Hand Cream Edit

Sometimes beauty can be a bit too complicated. There are plenty of new releases where I really just think do I really need that?  Before I started blogging I probably used less than three products in my beauty regime, and now the list is endless. Obviously I have way better skin now, so I can’t really complain. Hand cream is undoubtedly a necessity, I know beauty bloggers use that term aplenty to justify each new lustworthy product.  You can’t deny that a good hand cream will not steer you wrong, and here are five great ones that you need especially for autumn.

5 top hand creams

Aesop resurrection aromatique hand balm

Aaah the instagram fodder. Sometimes all you need is a Aesop beaten up hand balm  to finish off that killer flatlay.  The Aesop  aromatique hand balm lives up to the hype with a  careful blend of fragrant botanicals including Rosemary Leaf and Cedarwood.   The combination of  skin-softening emollients,  make for a rich cream to really put the moisture back into hands and cuticles.


Crabtree & Evelyn Goat Milk Hand Therapy

Crabtree are absolute class when it comes to their hand creams, and their latest  bath and body range using goat milk is inspired.  Formulated for sensitive skin, this promises to restore dry, overexposed hands. I like to be liberal with the pumps  just because I like the feel of the soothing and conditioning hand cream. There is plenty for your skin to love with free range Goat’s Milk, and Vitamin E, Macadamia nut oil, shea butter and Myrrh. This is the one to go in the bathroom, actually no scrap that, it will be completely wasted on the kids. I will keep it for me and just bring it in there when I need it.

crabtree goat milk hand cream

Library of flowers-The Forest hand creme

I am new to  Library of Flowers but I had to include in the edit because of the pure artisanal craftsmanship. Even within their forest hand cream are elements of their small batch Perfumery. Allow the crème to develop like a perfume with top notes of Oak Bark,   heart notes: of Arctic Moss, and base note of White Sage. Housed inside a wooden box,  is the graphic diamond illustrated  hand crème which is very  nourishing enriched with coco butter, shea butter, macadamia nut, avocado oil and kola nut.

library of flowers

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse – Multi Usage Dry Oil

My top pick for a hand cream is not a cream, but an oil. Those who know Nuxe, know that it is completely fine that I am being so brazen including in this edit because it is that good.  It’s multi use means just that. I particularly like to slather on at night like a treatment. The dry oil is non greasy and also perfect to apply as a cuticle oil after you do your nails.


Balance me Rose Otto Hand cream

You shouldn’t really wait for your hands to get dry, good hand creams are preventative and that’s why I included Rose Otto by Balance Me.  The acclaimed natural skincare brand essentially have your needs covered.  The different properties and ingredients are suitable for all skin types from sensitive through to mature.   My skin has become more dry over the years, they are working hands after all.  I apply  continuously throughout the day.