Advice from global governments and The World Health Organisation, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, is to be vigilant when we wash our hands to help stop the spread.
While it’s so important we follow this advice – repeated washing, even with the most moisturising of washes and sanitisers, can dry out our skin and strip it of their natural oils and moisture. Which is why it’s so important to replenish our skin by using nourishing hand creams and lotions - to help combat chapped and sore hands.
Emma Bridgewater – Sea Blue & Flowers Hand Cream - £10.00
Infused with moisture rich cocoa and shea butter, this sumptuous and luxurious hand cream is full of deeply nourishing vitamin E, which helps reduce transepidemal water loss from the hands and strengthens the barrier function of the skin. This hand cream is also gently fragranced with lavender and cedar wood, known for their relaxing and calming effects – just what we all need in a time when stresses are running high and many of us need to indulge in a little self-care and allow ourselves to unwind and be kind to ourselves.
Creightons Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream - £1.29
For those on a budget, you no longer have to sacrifice performance with this high-tech formulation imbued with Pro-Vitamin B5. Pro-Vitamin B5 is well known to alleviate itchiness and redness of irritated and dry skin while enhancing suppleness and softness of the skin. Teamed with Argan oil, known for containing an array of vital vitamins and fatty acids your skin will feel soft and comforted instantly.
Humble – Sweet Pea & Verbena Hand Cream - £6.00
For the environmentally conscious among you, the perfect option is the Humble hand cream selection. This consciously created cream is made from 97% naturally derived ingredients with a formulation that is biodegradable. Similarly even the packaging is environmentally conscious too. Rather than using crude oil derived plastics, Humble uses sugarcane bioplastic tubes. By using a plant alternative for creation of the plastics it helps reduce CO2 emissions that occur when plastics when in the decomposition process.
But other than the incredible eco-credentials this hand cream has it is also supremely luxurious to use and is full of sumptuous plant oils that will help to nourish hands. It even smells great too. With notes of lemon and verbena on a heart of jasmine with a woody base you will be instantly transported to and English country garden as you moisturise.
Body Bliss – Coconut Water Hand Cream - £1.99
The all new Body Bliss hand creams are, as the name would suggest, utterly blissful to use. With sumptuous, fruity, and exotic fragrances they are a delight for the senses as well as the skin. With a base of plant butter and sweet almond oil your hands will be left feeling nurtured and hydrated. The coconut water also helps to hydrate the surface of the skin without being greasy or sticky because of the easy absorption into the skin.