When it comes to hand creams, I’m a demanding consumer. I have very dry hands with flaky patches and peeling cuticles, so I’m constantly looking for THE CREAM that will magically address all my issues and leave me with plumped & glowing skin.
I’ve tried popular favorites such as Kiehls Hand Salve & L’Occitane Shea Butter – but they are not strong enough to address my dry skin concerns. I’ve previously reviewed my hand cream collection in this post. I’ve used up most of those creams and am now switching between these 4 tubes:
I thought it would be interesting to create a chart to compare how they ranked in the qualities that are most important to me. (My indicator for the “Present After 1-hour Test” was if my dry & whitish patches reappeared or not.)
In terms of fragrance, nothing comes close to the AMAZING citrusy grapefruit scent of the Fruits & Passion Cucina al Fresco hand cream. If this came in perfume form I’d wear it ALL the time! However, for my dry hands I prefer the Fruits & Passion hand butter range (their Avocado Hand Butter is my most favorite hand cream EVER!).
The Live Clean range is famous for their eco-friendly products: paraben/preservative/phthalate-free, completely vegan, 98% plant ingredients with no animal products or testing. I used their Baby products A LOT for my kiddies. This cream is the perfect choice if you apply hand cream constantly and worry about absorbing harmful chemicals.
The Curel and Soap & Glory creams both perform EXCEPTIONALLY well. Their hydration levels are SO high that they manage to moisturize the dry skin on my knuckles and make them appear lighter. And their effects are long-lasting – I only need to apply the cream 3x a day to keep my skin smooth and my cuticles healthy. If I had to choose between them, I prefer the packaging and scent of the Soap & Glory – and although the Curel is 50% cheaper, a little goes a long way with both creams so they’ll last you a long time.
Have you tried any of these hand creams? Which one is your favorite?
DISCLAIMER: The Live Clean and Fruits & Passion hand creams were sent to me for review, the Curel came in a Glossybox and I purchased the Soap & Glory cream. As always – when I review a free item, I consider it as if I paid the retail price…and evaluate it objectively. Gifted or not, I blog to share my true feelings and help my readers