How to choose the best hand cream for you

    A high-quality hand cream will help to keep hands feeling both soft and supple. Picking the perfect formula means thinking about texture: are you looking for a balm enriched with shea butter to soothe dry skin? Or a lightweight formula for gentle moisturization? Some of our hand creams are even infused with essential oils for a true spa-like experience. Here's how to choose the perfect hand cream for your concerns.

    For working hands

    For hardworking hands, choose a rich hand moisturizer such as our Shea Butter Hand Cream. The luxurious hand balm is made from 20% shea butter; this ingredient has been used for centuries by the women of Burkina Faso to protect their skin against dry desert winds. Our award-winning formula is absorbed quickly, so there’s no oily residue.

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    For cold weather

    Whether you're heading off to the slopes or battling the chill at home, it's important to keep your hands feeling nourished and protected during colder weather. Exposure to freezing temperatures can leave hands feeling dry—even when you’re wearing gloves. Look for intensely nourishing formulas such as our Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm. Infused with 25% shea butter, this ultra-rich hand cream is your best ally for cold weather.

    For warm weather

    After days spent basking on sandy beaches or poolside, reach for our Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel. Topped with the invigorating aroma of verbena extract, this hand gel moisturizes the skin while delivering a refreshing effect.

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    For home manicures

    An at-home spa session is a wonderful way to pamper your hands while relaxing after a tough week. Fresh cotton pajamas on, chilled glass of Provençal rosé vino poured – the next step is selecting which beauty products to use. Start by gently exfoliating with a hand scrub like our Shea Butter One Minute Hand Scrub, and then nourish your nails with Shea Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil before painting them. Finish with a dab of our famous Shea Butter Hand Cream.

    For before bed

    Magic happens overnight when skin renewal is most active. Before you hit the hay, give your dry hands some intense nourishing care. Our Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm doubles as a luxurious hand mask. Apply a thick layer and leave on for 10 minutes! To experience a true moment of relaxation before bed, choose our Lavender Hand Cream. It’s rich in shea butter and infused with the soothing aroma of lavender essential oil. This delicate fragrance is super relaxing, helping you to drift off to far-off lands.

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    For the morning

    Incorporating hand cream into your beauty routine at the start of the day is an easy way to ensure you always remember to apply it. It's best to use a light, fast-absorbing formula so that your hands feel soft and protected while free from oily residue. In warmer weather, embrace the refreshing aroma of our Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel. The revitalizing aroma of the verbena fragrance will start your day on a high note while the powdery finish ensures the gel won't rub off if you have to quickly apply it before dashing out of the door.

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