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Sanitising Your Hands Too Much? These Nourishing Hand Creams Are Your Skin Savers

These nourishing hand creams are the perfect follow-up to your sanitisers. Clean and soft hands? Win win.

This article first appeared on Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.

Fact: A disadvantage of using hand sanitisers to ward off those bacteria is that our hands are often dried out by them. It’s not that surprising when one considers how an average bottle of hand sanitiser contains at least 70 percent alcohol in order to be effective. If your skin feels parched and rough from that constant use, turn to these hand creams to nourish and restore softness to your hands.

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Aromatic Wood Hand Cream, $29, Thann
Formulated without the use of artificial colours and fragrance, parabens and mineral oils, this dermatologically tested hand cream helps nourish rough, dry hands. Sensual Hands Balm (Rice Steam), $22, Kenzoki
Pack this handy tube of hand cream in your bag to hydrate hands when you’re on-the-go. It vanishes quickly into skin to hydrate without feeling greasy. Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body & Hand Lotion, $110, Jo Malone
Enriched with coconut oil, this hydrating hand and body lotion also smells amazing with notes of nectarine, peach and cassis and delicate spring flowers. Hand Cream, $27, Gallinee
Combining prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics, this hand cream protects skin’s microbiome while shea butter nourishes skin gently. Honeysuckle Handcream, $20, Fresh
Formulated to melt quickly into skin, this product protects against skin dryness for up to 24 hours. Evelyn Rose Satin Hand Cream, $34, Crabtree & Evelyn
Packed with hydrating botanical oils like rosehip seed oil, aloe vera and coconut oil, this velvety hand cream imbues skin with essential hydration without feeling sticky. Le Lift La Creme Main, $93, Chanel
Infused with ingredients from Chanel’s Le Lift range, this luxurious hand cream combines the power of botanical alfalfa concentrate with a natural licorice extract to delay the signs of ageing on your hands. Hand And Nail Cream, $20, Caudalie
Rich in grape polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants, this shea butter-based hand cream hydrates and protects skin. Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $39, Aesop
If you like your hand creams to have a woody, aromatic scent, then this hand cream will be perfect. Packed with emollient ingredients, this hand cream absorbs quickly to nourish dry hands and cuticles. Baume De Rose Hand Cream, $60, By Terry
This hydrating formula of this hand cream contains rose butter, soothing rosehip oil, and hydrating rose flower essential wax to form a hydrating veil over your hands.