Between sanitizing, glove wearing and hand washing, COVID-19 has had a major impact on dry and sensitive skin. On top of the transition to cooler temperatures, those prone to irritation have been burdened by cracks, cuts and itchiness for months. While it’s important to keep our hands clean in order to stop the spread of germs this season, it’s just as important to give them some TLC. If your hands need therapy this fall, these luxurious, non-greasy hand creams are sure to give you (or your favourite frontline worker) some relief. —Anastasia Barbuzzi
This fast-absorbing cream enriched with sweet almond, coconut and sacha inchi oils from freshly launched skin-care line ZERO helps restore dry hands and maintain soft skin.
Lush’s new hand-care kits supply you with four to five ways to get dreamily clean, nourished hands. Our favourite has to be the Clean & Calm Kit—the lavender-scented box is stuffed with the brand’s 13 Soap Unlucky For Dirt, Sleepy Soap, Dream Cream Self-Preserving Body Lotion, Tiny Hands Hand Serum and Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter.
Lavender, patchouli and tea tree oils fill this topical antimicrobial lotion from Saje—a naturally refreshing and cleansing formula that relieves symptoms related to skin inflammation.
Consonant’s non-oily Organic Hand Cream comes in two finishes: dry and creamy. The product penetrates deep into the skin to provide long-lasting relief to even the driest hands thanks to nutritive vitamin E, chamomile, rosemary and ginseng extracts. Pro tip: it also makes a great dry elbow and cracked heel treatment.
Weleda’s classic Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Body Cream is the ultimate cure for dry, rough skin on faces, elbows, hands and feet. Its rich base of oils and beeswax mixed with gentle viola tricolor, calendula and chamomile hydrates and protects. Plus, the original Skin Food is now on sale on Amazon; we recommend grabbing it while it’s hot!
Developed for particularly dry, sensitive skin, Pai Skincare’s Fragonia & Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream is packed with pro-vitamin A and omegas-3 and -7 to replenish and soothe, leaving no greasy residue behind. If you deal with eczema and/or psoriasis, this is the product for you.