These are my current favourite hand creams. I'm a nurse, so have permanently dry hands and always have a tube of something softening for the auld phalanges on the go.
So basically I know my shizz.
Laura Mercier Créme Brûlée Hand Creme
This was a present, which is a good job too as I consider the LM body care range to be a total luxury and so I would never have bought it for myself. Creme brûlée does exactly what it says on the shiny tube; it's a rich, sweet, caramel-smelling hand cream (it's uncannily like a creme brûlée, which just happens to be one of my favourite desserts). Other similarly lovely scents from the same range include pistachio and almond-coconut milk. Lovely.
Roger & Gallet Rose Hands & nail cream*
Although I'm generally not a fan of Rose, this is so delicately scented and combined with the shea butter, the fragrance is actually really gentle and pleasant. It's a very light formula that sinks in immediately and provides that all important relief that dry hands badly need. I have the 30 ml tube which is ideal for handbags AND is only €6.95, which is rather brilliant. It also comes in Fleur d'Osmanthus and Créme Sublime so you can be sure I'll be trying those next!
Soap & Glory Hand Food
This has that unique scent that all S&G products possess; containing shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow, it's sweet in a vanilla, florally way (it actually really reminds me of the very beautiful Miss Dior perfume) and is so delicious that I constantly wish it was edible. Alas, it's not. It is very moisturising though. For the price of this (€3.49 for the 50ml size), you're getting a seriously good hand cream; it's non-greasy, sinks in quickly and really works on dry skin. I'm already onto my second tube and will be getting a third.
If you lean towards the more sensitive side of things and dislike perfumed products then I reviewed La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains Hand Cream HERE, which is a good'un too!
Have you tried any of these? Any others I should be checking out?
*Press sample, gratefully received. All opinions my own, as always.