The Internet Is Obsessed With These Anti-Ageing Hand Creams
Skincare brands focus almost all of their energy, money, and time on creating products that hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin on your face, which is funny considering that the vast majority of your skin isn't on your face. What's more is that the skin on your body ages, too. So what's the point of having a radiant and youthful face if the rest of your skin is a telltale reflection of ageing, damage, and poor care of years past? We want all of our skin to be healthy and happy, which is why we invest in products that treat our body, not just our face.
Hand products are a big part of that equation. Think about it: Our hands are constantly being exposed to environmental aggressors, sunlight, and the like (anyone who gets super-dry, chapped hands in the winter time knows this to be true). Subsequently, they require products that will treat and prevent damage, not to mention the signs of ageing that go along with it. That's why we looked to the internet to source top-rated hand creams. Some of these are customer favourites, some are best sellers, and some are products that we use ourselves.
Dermalogica's cream is like a multivitamin for your hands. It has soothing pro-vitamin B5 and algae extract to shield against environmental pollution, as well as licorice extract and vitamin C to even skin tone. Other ingredients like vitamin A and ginkgo biloba address the signs of ageing that are already present, so it's no surprise 87% of customers gave it five stars. "I am 53 years old, but my hands looked like those of someone much older, and it was starting to bother me. I wash my hands a lot, and I try to use lotion right after that, especially in the winter. But the lotions only stopped them from drying out. They didn't seem to do anything for the wrinkles. I had read an article that mentioned this lotion for aging hands, so I ordered it. I started using it right away—once a day, right before I go to bed. It's pretty creamy, so you do have to rub it in a little to fully absorb it. But I couldn't believe my eyes! Within 4 or 5 days, my hands were noticeably less wrinkled."
Aesop, the all-natural brand that makes highly sought-after personal care items, is responsible for one of my all-time favourite antioxidant-rich hand creams. Just as the name implies, this hand cream is super fragrant thanks to active botanicals and natural ingredients (it smells like a mix of lavender, citrus, and wood). It's basically like my own personal aromatherapy session packaged down into a travel-friendly bottle, which is why I always pack it in my carry-on before boarding a plane. It's my secret travel go-to.
This is definitely the most luxurious (and expensive) hand cream on this list, but that's to be expected seeing as it comes from Sisley, the Parisian brand known for its high-end skincare. It's famous for applying flawlessly, almost sinking into the skin on contact. As such, it's one of the most top-rated hand creams at Nordstrom. And between you and me, it makes for the chicest addition to a vanity.
Okay, so this is technically a serum and not a cream, but it's still subtly hydrating. It hails from the buzzy Stockholm-based skincare brand Verso. Apply it at night or in the morning and the active retinol will correct signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines (in the same way retinol corrects signs of aging in some of our favourite face serums). Just be sure to layer sunscreen over top, since retinol can make your skin more susceptible to UV damage.
Now that you have your hands moisturized, nourished, and protected, read more about anti-ageing—namely, anti-ageing products to treat the other 95% of skin not on your face.