The Savvy Five: Hand Creams


Raise your hands if you are ready for some relief.
It’s almost impossible to keep hands supple and satiated this time of year, what with all the dish washing, extreme temperatures and dry air. Thanks to some savvy sleuthing and our loyal readers, we have some recommendations for everyday moisture management. So get ready to soak it all in—here are our SavvyFive Hand Lotion choices submitted by our very own readers and a few more of our editor’s picks we just couldn’t keep off the list.

L’Occitaine Shea Butter Hand Crème
Good For: Individuals who want moisture with no oily sensation
Why It Made the List: Your mother told you hands age the quickest, but this shea butter hand cream will keep them young and supple without feeling oily. It’s one of the pricier recommendations, but fans of L’Occitaine swear by its effectiveness and its subtle fragrance. Thank you, Karen Finley Kelly. ($30, available at

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, Fragrance-Free
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, Fragrance-Free
Good For: Those looking for an affordable fix
Why It Made the List: Often ranked by beauty editors as their favourite inexpensive drug store brand, Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Hand Cream offers a fairly thick yet quickly absorbed lotion for moisture-starved hands that just can’t seem to get enough to drink. Thank you, Sharlene Noble. (From $7.95, available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada)


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