GROOMING: Top 5 Hand Creams
Nobody wants hands that Skeletor would be proud of, so we’ve been checking out the best options to keep your mitts looking young and beautiful. Available online and on the high-street these are our ‘Top 5’ hand creams.
Neal’ s Yard Remedies Citrus Hand Softener
£14.30 for 50g
Avocado, black current seed and coconut oils combined with shea nut butter to create a velvety, fresh and long lasting cream to ‘restore work worn hands’. After applying the cream we were inundated with questions from the curious asking: “What is that gorgeous smell…” We love Neal’s Yard Remedies and their use of a organic and no nasties policy. Keeps our hands looking and feeling youthful.
L’Occitane Creme Mains Peaux Seches Shea Butter Hand Cream
£18.50 for 150mls
Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, this is a super hand cream where a little goes a long way. Its light fragrance is soft and pleasant and dries off quickly to leave hands feeling deeply moisturised. Packaged simply in a metallic tube L’Occitane knows how to market their products in a satisfyingly masculine package.
Nivea Hand SOS Balm
£3.65 for 50mls
Nivea’s intensive SOS cream is perfect for the instant relief of chapped and dry hands. Just a tiny amount is needed as the consistency is slick but not oily. Contains Calendula oil (comes from marigolds, if you please!) which is idea for daily nourishment. Packaged in a smaller convenient squeezable tube. Also an added bonus it is the cheapest product in our tests.
ClarinsMen Ideal Hand Care
£14.00 for 75mls
This is Clarin’s first hand cream specifically designed just for men. Non oily formula with repairing and protective action due to its Provitamin B5, Allantoin and extracts of Purslane. A favourite amongst men in the know, Clarins comes up with the goods.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
A firm favourite amongst friends of TheGayUK. Described as a ‘must have’ especially if you use your hands working outdoors or in dusty environments. Thick and forms a ‘glove like’ protection for your hands. Contains avocado and sesame oils.