Physical Health, Wellness / Self-Care

Hand creams that will keep you sorted after all that sanitizing

words by: Alee Kwong
Dec 18, 2020

Some of you are forgetting to moisturize your hands and it shows. Now, more than ever, hand care is necessary. I know we aren’t out here holding hands and hugging the homies like we used to, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your hands! I’d like to think that we are sanitizing and washing our hands whenever we can, but we are literally applying alcohol and soap to our hands multiple times a day and leaving our hands out for the winter chill to dry out.


These hand creams will leave your hands feeling like new and have you excited to sanitize just so you can reapply ASAP.


1. Aēsop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm ($30)

This hand balm right here. The beautiful package design, intoxicating scent, and greaseless finish make this product my personal go-to. I guarantee you that every creative in New York City has the Aēsop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm in their minimalist tote bag. It has notes of mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, and cedar atlas will easily make this a contender for “lifelong favorite”.


2. CeraVe Healing Ointment ($11)

If you prefer more multi-functional products, I would opt for this hand ointment. With hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and petrolatum (not to be confused with petroleum), this ointment does a lot of heavy lifting and seals in all the moisture in your hands. It can also be used on your lips, face, and generally, anywhere you find could use a little more TLC.


3. Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream ($7)

During the winter months, our dry skin tends to become more sensitive to things like fragrance. This hand cream is a great option for someone who wants something moisturizing but not fragranced or too heavy on the hands.


4. Bag Balm ($10.50)

It really doesn’t get any more straightforward than Bag Balm. If it’s good enough for farmer’s hands, it’s good enough for city hands. This versatile hand balm addresses just about everything from tattoo healing to soothing windburn. It is a little bit on the heavier side so it’s a great option for overnight hand care.