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Too Much Sanitiser? 5 Hand Creams to Repair and Hydrate!

9 May, 2020 - 10:17pm by - First Lady | 14 Comments

By BR Natalie

I've had 'old lady hands' since the day I was born.  It doesn't matter what I do, they're always dry, or wrinkly, or just look a bit dehydrated.  So you can imagine what Lockdown's increase in Hand Sanitiser usage has done to them!

It was time, actually, long overdue, for me to find a more hydrating handcream - and where better to turn than to the Beauty Review Hand Cream category!

Here are 5 of the best hand creams according to real NZ shoppers who have bought them and used them.

5. Alpine Silk Manuka Honey Moisturising & Repair Hand & Nail Crème

They say:  Enriched with Sweet Almond Oil, Keratin & Vitamin A & E  Alpine Silk Moisturising & Repair Hand & Nail Crème will help protect & repair your skin. Sweet Almond Oil will help your skin feel deeply nourished & moisturised while Keratin aids in preventing dry cuticles and promotes strong healthy nails

You say:  This is one of the nicest hand creams I have used. It comes in a good sized tube (100mls) and seems to last for ages.  It is not greasy and absorbs really well, and leaves your hands moisturised and soft.- sanzchick 


4. essano Rosehip Hand Cream 

They say:  Essano Hand Cream Rosehip Only the ‘essence of nature’ feeds your hands the nourishment they need to overcome the drying effects of daily life, for younger looking, beautifully supple hands. Certified organic Rosehip Oil works with active natural botanical ingredients; Shea Butter and Jojoba to intensively hydrate and lock in moisture.

You say:  It comes in a lovely, large pink tube. It has 120ml so will certainly last me a while. It is a lovely rosehip scent that it not too overwhelming and lingers nicely on your hands. When I use it, it leaves my hands feeling soft and hydrated, without being oily or slimey. I find it also lasts quite a while so your hands stay soft for a good few hours into the day. It absorbs quickly and leaves your hands feeling lovely!.- rrachh


3. Trilogy Rose Hand Cream

They say:  TRILOGY Rose Hand Cream is the perfect treatment to deliver long lasting softness, soothed cuticles and strengthened nails.  Enjoy the soft and sweet rose fragrance as your hands benefit from this lightweight conditioning cream. 

You say:  This is one of the nicest hand creams I have used. It comes in a good sized tube (100mls) and seems to last for ages.  It is not greasy and absorbs really well, and leaves your hands moisturised and soft.- kimrose

2.  Linden Leaves Aromatherapy Synergy Hand Cream

They say:  LINDEN LEAVES hand creams are designed to easily absorb into the skin to protect and soothe sensitive hands from everyday stresses and environmental chemicals.  With soothing aloe vera to minimise irritation, rosemary for its protective antiseptic properties and sweet almond oil to nourish, smooth and hydrate.

You say:  I’ve been using this daily since last year and it lasted me roughly four months once a day use. Price wise it’s fair . I’m sad because I used mine up . I’d definitely repurchase this again without a doubt.Macs

1. Ecostore Hand Cream


They say:  Our beautiful hand cream is a light, non-greasy formulation made from the latest generation plant-based ingredients and is enriched with jojoba oil. Jojoba has a close resemblance to sebum - the oil that is naturally produced by the body to protect your skin and is light and easily absorbed.

You say:  I love this cream, it is definitely a great cream for people with sensitive skin, It is so inexpensive for a product so good, i find it instantly hydrates my skin and keeps moisturised, it has a beautiful fragrance also which is a nice touch. Beauty Review member - -LIANA-


So, did your favourite hand cream top my list? Have you discovered a new hand cream you'd like to now try?  Chat away!


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12th July, 2020

From working in the medical field I have found that using hand sanitizers that have a high alcohol content started to really play havoc on my hands, especially between the fingers. I do not suffer from eczema but I bought a product I am now sold on. Cetaphil Pro Skin Restoring Moisturiser. I was nervous about the price tag of $44.99 but have to say I am so pleased I made the splurge. Withen a day my hands improved vastly. It states it is for all over the body but I am just using it on hands. Summer I may use it all over.

2nd June, 2020

Essano Hand Cream is one of my favourites, glad to see it made the list! Found it hard to access hand cream during lockdown, it was sold out so often!

28th May, 2020

Ooh Essano is a great brand. My knuckles where so dry and itchy from using too much sanitiser. Not ideal at all

15th May, 2020

For Mother’s Day I was given Byredo Hand Cream (Mojave’s Ghost scent). It’s so amazing - really rich and nourishing but not greasy. I have a habit of picking at my cuticles when stressed and it’s healed all of those. Though a tad pricy I’ll keep using it - it’s a miracle worker.

11th May, 2020

All of this hand washing and sanitising has given me really bad eczema on one of my fingers and a small patch on the back of my hand!

11th May, 2020

I will definitely try one of these natural hand creams - hopefully it helps :)

11th May, 2020

My fingers are really bad, it didn't occur to me it would be the washing etc! DUH! I do have the Essano one so might go bust that out

11th May, 2020

My favs have to be Aveeno, which lasts between a wash, and L'Occitane tackiness from either and soften my dry hands instantly.

11th May, 2020

Oo i havent tried any of these! Im currently using a lanolips one that i dont particularly rate, and a L'Occitane one that smells like old lady but is very moisturizing!

11th May, 2020

My two favourites are there . The linden leaves and new love Eco store . I’ll keep repurchasing these . My hands have been killed by hand sanitizer. Eco store seems to be healing me well.

11th May, 2020

Actually got the Alpine one sitting on my desk at work, it's getting quite the work out.

10th May, 2020

I love the Linden Leaves hand cream.

10th May, 2020

I haven't tried any of these, but I love that they're all cruelty free! I'm currently using Sukin hand cream and love it.

10th May, 2020

Some lovely hand creams listed. I really enjoyed the Alpine Manuka Honey one it smells delicious. I haven't tired Linden leaves yet.

10th May, 2020

I've used a few of those! Would love to try the Linden Leaves

29th May, 2020

My hands are super dry after all the hand sanitising!

9th May, 2020

Oh I have old lady hands too and always have! I think maybe because I'm quite fair.. who knows! Anyway, I think the only one of these that I've actually tried is the trilogy one. I must review it actually. Might have to give these others a try. Linden leaves always smells so good so that might be a good place to start!


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