My Favorite Hand Creams!

My Favorite Hand Creams

I don’t know about you but my hands are dried out from all of that washing + hand sanitizer! Obviously this is a teensy tiny problem in the great scheme of things but today I wanted to share a few of my most favorite luxurious hand creams. If you treat yourself to one nice thing right now for me, hand cream would be it… it’s a small luxury that’s also very much needed right now.

My Favorite Hand Creams

Beauty Pie’s Super Retinol Hand Cream is probably my all time fav hand cream; simply because it makes such an immediate difference and the retinol actually helps permanently counteract the signs of aging. Dehydration is the big problem right now. But if you feel like your hands are looking a little old, give this a try!

Aesop’s Hand Cream smells incredible, looks incredible (the packaging is gorge) and leaves hands hydrated all day (or at least until you wash your hands again 30 minutes later, lolz)

Susanne Kaufmann Hand Cream is a little jar of amazingness. It smells so good and is so hydrating and you only need the tiniest amount.  I wrote an entire blog post about it three years ago and it remains one of my absolute favorites.

Byredo Tulipmania Hand Cream is so luxurious and every time I pull it out of my bag I am met with “WHAT IS THAT IT SMELLS SO GOOD!?” because everything Byredo makes just smells beyond. It’s also deeply hydrating (and with everything else here, you only need a tiny bit!).

Lastly (and not pictured), you can’t go wrong with Weleda Skin Food. It’s the most hydrating, smells so good, and is a lot less expensive than everything else I’ve shown here! (PS – you can read more about Skin Food and all of its MANY amazing uses in this post!!!)

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Photography by Carter Fish

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  1. Lisa Autumn says 3.18.20

    Oh I was looking for a new handcream! Thank you lovely x

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  2. Thanks for the recommendations! Beauty Pie’s hand cream sounds really nice! My hands definitely need some anti-ageing, haha! ❤️✨

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  3. Lily says 3.18.20

    Grace – any chance you can do an Amazon affiliate link for the Weleda? I’m going to buy it and I’d love to support you but it’s sooo much cheaper on Amazon than anywhere else!! If not it’s totally okay (I have 0 idea how affiliate links work, haha), but I’d love for you to get the credit for ~influencing~ me!

  4. Carla says 3.18.20

    Thanks! Never heard of these.

  5. Lauren says 3.18.20

    Hi Grace – have you tried the Farmacy All in One skin repair salve? If so, any thoughts?

    Have a nice day – stay safe and healthy!!

  6. Laura says 3.18.20

    Grace, I bought Weleda skin food off your recco this weekend on IG (I had asked about hand creams!). It is amazing and after a few uses, I feel like my hands are returning to normal!

  7. Sarah says 3.18.20

    I bought the Weleda Skin Food based on your recommendation before, and I’m SO GLAD I have it now, it has completely saved my hands. My husband has really sensitive skin and he loves it too 🙂

  8. Libby says 3.18.20

    OMG this is perfect timing because my hands are looking ROUGH.. I have a very random question though: I hate the feeling of greasiness on my hands like a lot…a lot a lot, lol, so are any one of these less greasy feeling/soak in really fast? (i know, thats the last thing i should be concerned about, ahah, but i really really don’t like that feeling…big laughing face emoji needed here!)


    • grace at the stripe says 3.18.20

      Hahahah no worries! I would say that the Beauty Pie is probably the LEAST greasiest, and very fast absorbing. The Susanne Kaufmann, too. Skin Food would be the most emollient (aka greasy, haha).

  9. Nanny says 3.18.20

    Hi Grace. One thing I was taught and then stressed to my staff is that when you wash your hands you deplete them of moisture. If your hands get dry then the skin can crack leaving yourself vulnerable for infection. That’s why you should always follow up with a hand cream.

  10. Lisy says 3.18.20

    Thanks for this! Is it worth it to be a Beautypie member for the cream or just buy it?

    • grace at the stripe says 3.19.20

      Hey Lisy,
      It really depends on how much beauty you like to consume. For me it is but I’m always trying new things and also love so many of their other things (they also have amazing candles, brushes, bags, makeup, serums, all of it!!!) Here’s a post I did with more Beauty Pie favs here:

  11. Andrea says 3.19.20

    Great recommendations! Hand cream is one thing I always slack on, and I’m determined to use some more. Especially since I’m washing my hands constantly!

  12. Jenna says 3.23.20

    Thank you for this roundup! So timely. I am hoping to order some hand cream for a few friends as a little surprise in the mail this week, so this is very helpful. Also looking for some good hand soaps as gifts if you need another idea for a timely roundup 🙂 Thank you!

    • grace at the stripe says 3.23.20

      Oh good! That’s so nice. I can’t really think of any hand soaps (do you mean liquid or hard soaps? For liquid I love Follain, Byredo, and Aesop!) but my friend just launched a cool new business with her daughter!

      • Jenna says 3.23.20

        Awesome thank you so much! I’ll check them out 🙂