Sure, the packaging is pretty and it smells like lavender fields, but is your moisturizer actually, well, moisturizing? Let’s get real: when it comes to surviving a Canadian winter, there is no staple beauty product more necessary than hand cream. In below-freezing temperatures, as you’re being exposed to harsh winds and the bitter cold, you’ll want to be confident that your hand cream is ready to protect and replenish the delicate skin in that area. To keep your mitts in top form this winter, we’re bringing you 10 of the best hand creams on the market that live up to hype.
The natural and ultra-nourishing classic
Burt’s Bees Hand Salve, $9
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The no-fuss, zero-frills cream
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream, $9
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Effective formula with an addictive fragrance
Byredo Mojave Ghost Hand Cream, $61
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The luxe choice
Chanel La Crème Main Hand Cream, $70
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Soft and nourishing for even the most sensitive hands
Aveeno Intense Moisture Skin Relief Hand Cream, $7
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Moisture with SPF protection
Eucerin Daily Protection Hand Cream, $12
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The GOAT cream — no, really
LanoLips Lano Rose Hand Cream Intense, $21
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All moisture, minus the grease
J.R. Watkins Aloe and Green Tea Hand Cream, US$9
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The miracle factor
Miracle of Aloe Hand Cream, $20
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Not just for the boys
Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer, $21 (with other options/pricing available)
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Soap & Glory Hand Food
Soap and Glory Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream, $10.
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