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The best hand creams for winter skin—all under $30

The best hand creams for winter skin—all under $30

Beauty

The best hand creams for winter skin—all under $30

Save yourself from parched, dry skin during the snowy season by amping up your hand cream game.

Deep in the throes of winter, jostling back and forth between dry, low-humidity air—both indoors and outdoors—can leave your skin robbed of moisture. Our hands are the first ones to take a hit as the cool air and upping our hand-washing strips skin of its natural protective oils. In order to defeat rough and cracked palms, we’re calling in uber-hydrating hand creams. There's something for all of your specific skin-care concerns.

Steal from the boys 

Designed for those who spend a lot of time outdoors in rugged temperatures (hello, pretty much every Canadian winter activity ever), this rich formula makes dry, calloused hands ancient history.  Though it’s marketed to men, we think the whole family will benefit from a dose of this hand cream. 

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Jack Black Intense therapy hand cream, $19.50, getjackblack.ca

Protect with SPF 

Although it might not seem like it, the sun’s rays penetrate through grey skies year-round, making sun protection an absolute necessity in the winter. Your hands are often the first part of your body to show signs of aging, so put on some hand cream with SPF before leaving the house to avoid dark spots or wrinkles. 

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Supergoop! Forever young hand cream with broad spectrum SPF 40, $16.50, nordstrom.com. 

Au naturel

Worried about what you’re putting on your skin? The Honest Company’s hand cream thoughtfully uses pure ingredients like organic sunflower oil and chamomile to soothe and repair skin, making sure to exclude petroleum, mineral oil, parabens, fragrances, dyes and most common allergens.

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The Honest Company Organic healing balm, $15, well.ca.

Double threat  

Give your over-worked mitts some true TLC with this all-encompassing hand treatment. It exfoliates and moisturizes in tandem, which gets rid of ageing skin cells and provides a clean canvas for macadamia nut oil and shea butter to truly work their magic.  

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Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners hand recovery, $26, crabtree-evelyn.com.

Non-greasy 

Nothing is worse than attempting to use your smartphone with greasy hands after a fresh application of hand cream. #FirstWorldProblems. Enter this pick from The Body Shop that doesn’t make you choose between indulgent fair-trade Ghanan Shea butter and instant absorption. 

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The Body Shop Shea hand cream, $10, thebodyshop.ca.

For the eczema-prone 

Eczema affects 1 in 5 adults, but the market is lacking in skin-saving ointments that won’t aggravate itchy and inflamed skin. Good news: packed with 2% colloidal oatmeal (twice the level of other eczema products) this pick is dermatologist recommended to relieve flare-ups and severely parched eczema-prone skin.   

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Skinfix. Eczema balm, $16.50, skinfixinc.com.

Fix your cuticles

Keep your manicure for up to a week longer by keeping this portable cuticle cream in your bag for quick touch-ups—or an application right before bed. The light citrusy scent of geranium, mandarin, lemongrass and ginger essential oils not only smells incredible but also keeps your cuticles primed and nourished. 

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Badger Cuticle care, $9.50, well.ca. 

Fragrance-free

If it’s good enough to be used by Norwegian fisherman, it’s good enough for us. This fail-safe classic can be picked up anywhere and provides tons of moisture—without irritating synthetic fragrances for those who are sensitive.  

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Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream, $8, well.ca.

The everyday standby

Say hello to velvety soft hands 24-hours a day. Coming in an array of colours and fragrances, EOS provides a fantastic every-day option that moisturizes dry hands with shea butter, aloe, oats and antioxidants. The cute packaging is just a bonus.  

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eos Everyday Hand Lotion, $4, well.ca.

Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments. 

 

 

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