If we had a dollar every time we wished we had a petite tube of lotion in our purse this winter — or every time someone else asked if we had any to spare — well, we'd be rich AF. Hand lotion is a must-have in these dry, frigid, and brutal winter months, and we argue that a luxurious option makes winter just a little more tolerable. We're shouting out some of our faves here.
You only need a dab of this heaven-scented hand cream made by French brand, Bastide. It boasts a rich blend of olive oil, shea butter, and lavender essential oil. Despite the weighty ingredients, it still goes on lightly and sinks into your skin quickly. The amber scent is warm and comforting, making it perfect go-to for these colder months.
Speaking of unique scents, this hand cream offers a warm and floral blend of jasmine, patchouli, amber, and tuberose. Grapefruit adds a fresh and juicy flair, while notes of watery cucumber cools. The cream itself utilizes coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe to nourish your hands.
K-beauty brand Huxley uses ingredients from the Sahara Desert — like prickly pear seed oil — which makes perfect sense when you think about how well these plants retain moisture. The brand's hand cream is lightweight but notably nourishing.
This trusty favorite provides a straightforward, ultra-rich and buttery option for those who prefer a lighter scent. Like its name implies, it's formulated with seaberry oil, a potent antioxidant the protects and softens your skin. It also contains cupuaçu butter, sal seed, and shea butter to hydrate, and cranberry seed oily to improve elasticity and smoothness.