Right from the morning when we wake up till the time we go to sleep, our hands are always on the go! We all take wonderful care of our face & pick the best of products to keep it healthy & gorgeous. But, we tend to forget that our hands deserve some pampering and tender care too! Proper hand care is essential in order to keep them smooth & youthful, and this is where the role of a hand moisturizing lotion comes into picture. Hand creams not only provide moisturization, but also keep the nail cuticles in good health.
A good hand cream assumes even more importance during the dry winter season, when our dry cracked hands are in dire need of a dose of nourishment. So today, we take a look at some of the best hand creams available in the Indian market to keep them happy & healthy. Keep reading to find out more!
This is one of the most popular hand creams in the market today. It comes in a white colored squeeze tube packaging which makes it convenient & hygienic to use. The texture is similar to that of petroleum jelly and is slightly on the thicker creamier side. However, it easily gets absorbed into hands by gently massaging for a couple of minutes. The moisturizing cream contains glycerin and moisturizes really well without leaving any greasy traces behind.
In fact, it can also be used on other dry areas of the body such as elbows and knees to keep them soft & healthy. And, the fragrance is also quite subtle so sensitive noses do not need to worry. Highly recommended! Price: Rs 300 for 56 gm
Kama Ayurveda offers some great products and this one is no exception! The hand lotion is made from 100% organic cold pressed sweet Almond oil & organic cold pressed Coconut oil along with Vitamins A & E. In addition, it also contains Aloe Vera juice that works as an antiseptic agent and keeps the skin protected. The hand cream comes from an Indian brand in a gorgeous tube form and has a rich creamy texture.
One needs to gently massage for a few minutes to completely blend it into the skin. Once absorbed, it does not leave any greasy residue behind. Due to the presence of Shea Butter, Kokum Butter and Cocoa Butter, it provides intense moisturization and would especially be a great pick for winters to treat dry hands. The hands feel nourished & it also softens the cuticles. All in all, a great pick for someone with dry or extremely dry hands. Do give th is a try! Price
This hand cream by Khadi contains Shea Butter, Saffron, Goat milk along with oils such as Almond oil, Olive oil, Wheatgerm oil, Apricot oil and Jojoba oil, among others. In spite of having a thick creamy consistency, it blends into the skin quite well and works best when used overnight. It effectively moisturizes and treats the hands and makes them baby soft. Due to the presence of Saffron, it slightly brightens up the hands and keeps the cuticles soft as well. Along with this, it is affordable too. A great savior for dry cracked hands! Price: Rs 140 for 50 gm
The moisturizing hand cream is from the popular Milk & Honey gold range from Oriflame. It comes in a beautiful gold colored tube form with a flip top cap. The formula is quite creamy and easily sinks into the skin. It makes the hands moisturized, soft & supple and only a pea size amount is sufficient for each use. And, on top of it, the fragrance of the cream is truly amazing! Price: Rs 329 for 75 ml
Say hello to silky soft hands with this Plum hand cream for winters! It is enriched with Glycerin, Sunflower Seed oil and Cocoa Seed butter. The consistency is creamy and gets absorbed in a jiffy, which makes it ideal to use during the day. Being non-greasy, it just melts into the hands without leaving anything behind. And, the yummy chocolate-y aroma is just heavenly! Plum is against animal testing and the product is free from harmful parabens, phthalates and SLS. Yet another promising product from Plum! Price: Rs 375 for 60 ml
The Hemp Hand Protector is one of the most raved about product from the Body Shop. It contains Hemp seed oil & is ideal for someone with dry to very dry rough hands. The texture is rich and creamy and gets absorbed by massaging the hands. It provides loads of hydration & is best to be applied during night time. The body shop cream would last long since only a small amount is needed each time. However, the cream has a strong smell which might not be liked by all, so it’s best to sniff it first before purchasing. But still one of the best hand creams available in India. Price: Rs 425 for 100 ml
This cream comes in a typical Himalaya tube packaging and is easy to carry around. The key ingredients include oils of Almond, Olive and Sunflower along with extracts of Apricot & Grape Seed. It has a thick creamy feel to it and works effectively to relieve dryness. The hands feel smooth & nourished without any sort of greasy or sticky feel. And, this hand cream from an Indian brand feels budget friendly as well! Price: Rs 235 for 50 ml (Approx)
Aroma Magic has recently come up with their Nourishing hand moisturizer and it can be used by all skin types. It comes in a catchy yellow colored tube form which is sturdy & travel friendly. It is packed with the goodness of Aloe Vera gel, Organic Shea Butter and Carrot Seed oil along with essential oils of Rosehip, Geranium & Thyme. The cream is 100% free from parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, toxic ingredients, artificial coloring & fragrance as well.
The texture is soft & creamy and it blends quite well into the skin. It moisturizes the hands effectively, leaving them smooth & youthful. In addition, it is affordable too! Price: Rs 175 for 50 gm
This hand moisturizing lotion comes in a pretty see-through bottle with a pump dispenser. In addition to Neem & Mandarin, it contains ingredients like Organic Honey, Almond, Apricot & Coconut Oil blended with Shea butter & Avocado. The texture is rich and creamy, but absorbs into the skin quickly. It makes the hands soft & supple and prevents dryness too. Price: Rs 1250 for 200 ml
The Fabindia Lemon Intensive Hand Cream is white in color and has a thick creamy consistency. However, it easily gets absorbed into the skin with slight massaging. The key ingredients include Glycerin, Sesame Oil, Lactic Acid and Lemon oil. While Glycerin keeps the hands soft & moisturized, Lemon possesses skin lightening and whitening properties & acts as a natural bleach. It helps to whiten up the hands and slightly lightens tan and makes them fairer as well.
As far as its efficacy as a hand cream is concerned, it keeps the hands well hydrated & nourished. And, the fragrance is quite subtle & refreshing, which is an added plus. A must try! Another best selling hand cream for whitening which is also inexpensive. Price: Rs 290 for 120 ml
Natio is a well-known skincare brand from Australia and offers some great products, one of them being the Spa Heavenly hand cream. It contains ingredients like Aloe Vera juice, Ginseng extract, Coconut Water, Lavender oil, Lemon peel oil, among others. The cream is white in color and has a lightweight formula. It sinks into the skin as soon as you apply it, and does not leave any greasy film behind. It feels comfortable on the hands, provides a boost of hydration & makes them silky smooth. Must have for dry aging hands. Price: Rs 595 for 90 gm
I personally love the packaging of this hand cream for dry hands. Look how pretty it looks in the silver & pink colored tube! The cream is specifically meant for mature skin and contains SPF 15 to protect from sun damage. It rapidly gets absorbed into the skin and keeps the hands moisturized and healthy. In fact, it imparts them a natural glow as well. This hand cream for aging hands is infused with Rosehip oil and you can distinctively smell the lovely fragrance of fresh roses! Another great offering from the Body Shop. Price: Rs 495 for 100 ml
This hand cream from L’Occitane is enriched with 20% Shea butter and works wonderfully for someone with dry hands. In addition, it also contains Honey, Sweet Almond extracts and Coconut oil. The texture is non-greasy and sinks into the skin almost instantly. It nourishes the hands very well and makes them baby soft. Along with this, it has a mild pleasant fragrance and would not bother sensitive noses either. Price: Rs 720 for 30 ml
So ladies, with this I conclude my list of some of the must have hand creams and lotions available in the Indian market both online and in stores. Winters are almost here so stock them up. Do share with us which one of these do you plan to pick up next!
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