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Moisturising hands is always important, wherever you are. The weather here in UK is officially getting rough. I live down on the South coast, literally by the sea, and the wind is so strong that it gets straight to your bones, especially when you're off to university at 6 in the morning. Yikes.

I will confess: I have been lazy with my mani-care - and always have been. Just recently I realised how important it is to start taking more care of my hands. I've tested lots of products left and right, some "borrowed" from my mother, others purchased around whenever I get lost on the internet or on the Boots isles. I thought I'd share my current Top 6 (couldn't choose five, it was too hard) hand creams that suit different needs and different people. They're all budget friendly and will hopefully help you this coming season. 

 - Ginger & Co Hand It To Me: I found this cream in a freebie bag I received when I attended the Soton Meet Up during the summer. I never heard of the brand before but out of the whole bunch, this is the cheapest option. It's absorbed quickly and works immediately on any broken skin or dry patches caused by the cold. 

- ORLY Rich Renewal Hydrating Creme: This is for the gals with weak nails. The cream won't necessarily fix your problem, but it will give some strength back and fight any signs of weakness. I use this product whenever my nails are having a bad phase and they need a little extra help. It absorbs really fast and the pomegranate smell is divine. 

- Soap & Glory Hand Food: Probably the most popular choice in the blogosphere, S&G have this unusual yet amazing scent that makes you want to lick your hands. (a bit odd..)
I like the size of this cream because I can carry it in my smaller bags. I tend to keep it in whichever clutch I'm using at the moment so that I don't leave it laying around for no reason. Definitely purse friendly if you like to pamper yourself on the go.

- E45 Repair Protect Overnight Cream: Yes, a night cream. I absolutely love E45 products to begin with, but this cream has that thicker consistency that makes you feel as if it's actually going to make a miracle happen. I apply this in bed when I'm literally about to switch off the light and go to sleep. The next morning I can wave goodbye to any dry patches or redness.

- Lanolips Rose Balm Everyday Cream: This is a heavy-duty and intense cream, like the E45 mentioned above, but it's lighter in consistency and it disappears into your skin really quickly when massaged. It contains shea butter, cocoa seed butter, rose oil, vitamin E and antioxidants.

- MaryKay Satin Hands: This product looks and feels really luxurious, but still costs less than £10. It's perfect for people with really sensitive skin. I know that because I let my mum test it and she has a really hard time finding anything that won't cause her hands to go red or itch. The verdict? She loved it. Whenever I use it, I feel moisturised and well protected, even after washing my hands a few times during the day. It's weird and amazing at the same time. This is my favourite cream at the moment. 

Let me know in the comments if you tried any of the products mentioned above and which hand cream you like to use! 


  1. The MaryKay Satin Hands cream sounds so lovely! My fave hand cream is the hemp one from The Body Shop, it's amazing for really dry hands!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Don't know why I haven't tried a hand cream by the body shop yet! haha

  2. Hand food is just the best ever, although right now I'm loving the new Dove ones, they leave my hands feeling silky smooth!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  3. The only one of these I've actually tried is Hand Food and I found it really irritated my skin which was a shame as it smells gorgeous! My favourite hand creams are from The Body Shop, I love their Hemp one, and Merumaya - although theirs is a little bit more than £10!

    Jess xo

  4. these sound great, i have tried the hand food by soap and glory!, my fave at the moment is the Aveeno hand cream, its honestly the best I have tried, it really does the job

    1. I have heard lots about avenue creams so that's on my list ;)

  5. Love the Ginger & Co cream too! Great post

  6. I've heard so much about hand food! I'm using The Body Shop's almond hand cream at the moment

    Steph -

  7. I don't use any of those I have to admit, at the minute I am using Hand Chemistry by Deciem which I adore x

  8. I have a ridiculous number of hand creams, currently I'm crazy about one from Kiehls!

  9. Soap and Glory + E45 are my absolute favourite hand creams. I have so many different hand creams but I always go back to soap and glory. Great post!

  10. I hosted the #FBLChat tonight so I'm stopping by! Your photography is absolutely amazing!! Would love to colab with you one day! Thanks for joining the chat and ill be following your social medias (:

  11. I love the Lanolips one, it smells beautiful and is so hydrating

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

  12. I personally am a big fan of Soap and Glory and use the hand cream.

  13. I wasn't into hand creams at all until I tried Weleda Almond hand cream for sensitive skin. I absolutely adore it! I didn't have a chance to chat with you yesterday the #cosmoblogawards but I hope we will be able to meet at a next event! Xx

    Ally |

  14. I am addicted to hand cream, if I don't have it in my bag when I'm out and about I have to buy one! My new face is Heaven Vanilla Pod Hand Cream by Deborah Mitchell. It literally makes your hands feel heavenly as the vanilla scent is dreamy!
    Maisie |

  15. Great list! I can't live without hand creams - my hands get dry so easily... definitely will be checking some of these out!

  16. Only hand cream I have tried in this list is the Soap & Glory one and love it :)

    Pink Frenzy


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