The Buying Team Reveal Their Go-To Hand Creams

The Best Hand Creams to buy in 2023 | Space NK
Dry, cracked hands is something we all deal with, especially in the depths of winter. If you think about it, our hands are often as exposed as our face throughout the day, if not more. From the cold air, hot water, constant washing… it can be lot. Hand creams are like lip balms, you always need one close at hand (excuse the pun). Is there a knack when it comes to finding the best hand cream for you though?

We asked the Space NK buying team to share some of their favourites below, but first we thought we’d share a helpful shopping tip to help you find the best hand cream for you...

How to find the best hand cream for dry hands

The primary function for all hand creams is to moisturise and nourish our skin. Look for ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid and squalane as these give your hands the love they deserve. A formula gets bonus points from us if it includes SPF!

The Best Hand Creams for Dry Hands to Get in 2023



Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, £27.00

Best Hand Cream For Dry, Cracked Hands
Who doesn’t love a multitasker? Not only does Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm nourish dry hands, but the formula can also be used to soothe sunburns and help heal piercings wounds. We like having this intensive hand cream around for any day-to-day mishaps. We find the signature Resurrection Aromatique smell comforting too.



Gypsy Water Hand Cream Travel Size, £35.00

Best Hand Cream For Fragrance Lovers
This hand cream brings together function and pleasure. Gypsy water is one of Byredo’s bestselling fragrances and this dreamy hand cream allows your to reapply the scent through the day. We are also incredibly partial to the packaging, who doesn’t want to pull Byredo’s Gypsy Water Hand Cream out of their handbag or have it perched by the sink for guests to see?



Retinol Hand Cream, £66.00

Best Anti-Ageing Hand Cream
Retinol in a hand cream? Yes please! Chantecaille has formulated a hardworking hand cream to help ease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage on our hands. Let’s not forget that our hands are exposed to UV rays just as much as our face, so they deserve the same amount of love. We’d recommend using this at night only to avoid any sensitivity during the day.


Augustinus Bader

The Hand Treatment, £44.00

Best Luxury Hand Cream
From skincare to haircare, we are firm fans of Augustinus Bader products. Yes, they come with a higher price tag, but the results are totally worth the investment, especially when it comes to this hand cream. With shea butter and glycerin, this intensive hand cream nourishes and repairs dry, cracked hands, leaving them feeling soft and supple. We love that it includes antioxidants to protect against environmental stressors too.


Space NK

Rewild Hand Lotion, N/A

Best Deskside Hand Cream
Yes, we’re biased but we promise you’ll love Space NK’s Rewild Hand Lotion. Formulated with centella asiatica to help calm any redness or irritation, and shea butter for that nourishing feel, we have one of these on our desks to keep our dry hands soft throughout the day. The calming notes of black pepper and juniper offer a moment of brief escapism during a busy day too.



Caring Hand Cream, £10.00

Best Intensive Hand Cream
Developed by nurses, the Nursem Hand Cream is made for those who get sore, dry hands due to frequent washing and using alcohol-based gels. When developing this cream, the Nursem team knew hands need a non-greasy hand cream with glycerin and honey to provide long-lasting hydration. Plus, this formula contains a little bit of salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and kill any bacteria.


Hello Sunday

The One For Your Hands - Hand Cream: SPF 30, £10.00

Best Hand Cream With SPF
SPF is an essential step in every skincare routine, so why wouldn’t we take the same approach to our hand care? If you spend a lot of your day outside or are concerned about dark spots on your hand, you should consider wearing a hand cream with SPF. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil, Hello Sunday’s The One From Your Hands offers the perfect mix of hydration and protection for your hands.



Milk Hand Cream, £19.00

Best Hand And Nail Cream
Fresh always like to include unexpected ingredients into their products. With milk as the hero ingredient, the buyers’ love this ultra-nourishing, yet non-greasy hand cream that works to hydrate the hands, nails and cuticles. It’s the perfect hand cream to use when doing your weekly manicure.



Fleur de Peau Hand cream, £34.00

Best On-The-Go Hand Cream
If you’re looking for a soft, clean scent, Diptyque’s Fleur de Peau Hand Cream is the one for you. It feels lightweight but is heavy on the hydration. With hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, we like the simple yet luxe feel of this hand and nail cream, plus the signature packaging feels luxurious.


By Terry

Baume de Rose Hand Cream, N/A

Best Mood-Boosting Hand Cream
By Terry’s Baume de Rose Hand Cream contains all the nourishing extracts from roses, including rosehip oil, rose butter and oil extracts from black and pastel rose. Utilising the full power of rose ensures your hands feel super soft and nourish, and the uplifting floral scent lingers for hours. Consider your hands moisturised and your mood boosted.


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