It’s time to get serious about hand care | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

PHOTO: Lanolips website
PHOTO: Lanolips website

Your hands are very valuable. How else will you be able to perform your daily tasks without them? They signify both strength and grace in the practical sense, and also in literary imagery, from fists to open palms.

With the pandemic, our hands come into full focus, as we constantly drench them in alcohol and wash them to keep the virus away. We need caution indeed, but we also need the care. As it is the season of stocking stuffers, what better time to look for good hand creams than now?

Lanolips shouldn’t just be on your radar for their trending lip treatment. The brand also offers the Lano Golden Dry Skin Salve. It contains the Ultra Medical Grade lanolin, an odorless, colorless and nonsticky ointment that mimics skin oils to restore moisture. Designed for exceptionally dry, rough and unhappy skin, Lanolips’ Golden Dry Skin Salve is a universal rescue balm that will get your skin out of a dry spot.

A powerhouse hydrator, it transforms dryness with quadruple lanolin, vitamin E and manuka honey-enriched formula.

Multiuse product

This product is good if you’re looking for something that’s not just for your use, as it is advisable to use it on your legs, knees, on babies, as an overnight moisture mask or to soothe and stop shoe chafing, as well.

If you’re looking to save your hands from a dry fate, there is 79 Lux Intensely Restorative Protective Hand Cream. It was developed by Karen Cummings-Palmer who went on a “quest to find the best treatment for her own thirsty, grown-up skin that still showed signs of childhood eczema.”

You get more than moisture with this hand cream that’s created with hyaluronic acid. Rose geranium and frankincense are used to repair the skin on a cellular level and provide microbial protection.

Meanwhile, avocado and zinc are able to provide sun protection, sans any chemical sun protection factors (SPFs). Chia seed and vitamin C work together to create bright and plump skin. All of this in a formula that is easily absorbed by the skin.

Antiaging hand cream

Injuv helps achieve younger-looking, well-moisturized skin.

If you’re into something that addresses hand aging, you can get the Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream. Made in Germany, as with all of Sturm’s much-raved-about products, the hand cream keeps it direct and effective. It is made with ceramide complex, purslane, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. This protects your hands’ hydro-lipid barrier. Aloe vera and prickly pear, which have antibacterial properties, are added to keep inflammation at bay.

Part of hand care is keeping them safe from the sun. If you’re particular about this, especially if you drive or do a lot of sun-based activities, there is the Supergoop Hand Screen. The product delivers SPF 40 specifically for your hands, and is meant to be applied every two hours, especially if you are exposed to the sun. You get the benefits of antioxidants, BHAs/salicylic acid and vitamins in a formula that’s fragrance-free, gluten-free, paraben-free and sulfate-free.

Top this all off with a hand mask. Fenty Beauty has the Hydra’Reset Intensive Recovery Glycerin Hand Mask. It is meant for application at night and to restore your hands’ moisture while you sleep. You get 40 percent glycerin, fruit oils and plant extracts in the mixture so you wake up with revitalized and soft hands. INQLanolips and 79 Lux are available at Cult Beauty. Dr. Barbara Sturm is available at Net-a-Porter. Supergoop and Fenty Beauty are available at Visit

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