Super handcream recommendations please!

(21 Posts)
carrie74 Fri 08-Mar-13 09:19:17

L'Occitane for treat, Aveeno for everyday. Nothing else has worked so well for me.

TabithaMcKitten Fri 08-Mar-13 09:16:12

The one that is free with Marie Clare is lovely - I've never applied a hand cream so regularly!

L'Occitane ....pricey but smells lovely and makes my hand feel so soft

iliketea Thu 07-Mar-13 18:42:34

The epaderm I got is a cream.(comes in a pump tube - I found it in.a phamacy next to the original epaderm) rather than the texture of the original ointment and rubs in easily. Though I would bet a slather of some of the one you have in the house would work.a treat on your hands overnight.

Allthingspretty Thu 07-Mar-13 18:39:34

Marie claire has a free neals yard one as the gift at the moment. Dont know if its good. Think its worth ten pound!

LadyIsabellaWrotham Thu 07-Mar-13 18:35:14

Do not buy 8 hour cream without trying out - a lot of people hate it.

UsedToBeAPixie Thu 07-Mar-13 18:34:01

Thanks all!

iliketea I have tubs of Epaderm littered around the house as DS has eczema - it's not unlike lard in texture! I haven't actually rubbed it into my hands on purpose, but I have to apply it a lot to DS so I assume it's not working the same magic on me! Might give it a try though seen as I've got it in front of me...

DH has neutrogena (he works with trees and has sandpaper for hands!) and I thought it effective but I never feel like I'm pampering myself with it!

I had wondered about Clarins/EA 8hr cream - I think I might splash my points on one of those and get either a Body Shop or Lush one for my desk at work. My friend is visiting this weekend so I'll drag her round the shops for some testing wink

Titchyboomboom Thu 07-Mar-13 18:12:31

Try lush.... Gorgeous!!

custardsky Thu 07-Mar-13 18:09:43

Neutrogena for me, currently the 'nordic berry' one, it's done wonders for my hands!

Pseudonymity Thu 07-Mar-13 17:49:02

The La Roche Posay one gets amazing reviews, it is the next one I'm going to try, available at Boots. I have tried: Clarins, Neutrogena, L'occitaine, Body Shop Hemp, Lush Handy Guruji etc. Out of those I recommend Clarins, though it is really more of a luxury rather than heavy duty. If hands are really bad I recommend Flexitol Heel Balm but not for more than a week.

Neena28 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:17:50

Claris from boots or Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream hand cream is awesome.

iliketea Thu 07-Mar-13 16:43:01

I've been using epaderm cream for the last couple of weeks as my hands totally dried up and were cracking, nothing was working. Now hands are back to normal. It's not marketed as hand cream, just for general use as an emolient for excema / psoriasis. I'm never going back to normal handcream!

snowgal Thu 07-Mar-13 16:32:43

Aveda Hand Relief - everytime!

Burts bees hand cream. I got a little pot in a box of random stuff from Debenhams, it's lovely.

Clarins if you can't get loccitanne

Caught11 Thu 07-Mar-13 16:24:44

I agree about the body shop, My hands were a mess and tried everything from nutrogena to burts bees. The hemp is the best yet.
Found this out from a previous thread about dry hands

LadyIsabellaWrotham Thu 07-Mar-13 16:20:00

I'd buy Neutrogena and spend the rest on lippy or funky nail varnish, or two years' supply of sanpro.

umiaisha Thu 07-Mar-13 16:14:32

Aveeno. Under £5 and amazing stuff. My hands were in a disgusting dry/cracked/bleeding state this winter and Aveeno sorted them out.

motherinferior Thu 07-Mar-13 15:39:14

Neutrogena is good (I use the unscented) but absolutely top and amazing IMO is Eucerin.

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 07-Mar-13 15:37:16

Body shop hemp is amazingly good and not even a tenner smile

UsedToBeAPixie Thu 07-Mar-13 15:36:15

Months of renovating and pushing a pram around in the delightful Manchester weather have taken their toll on my hands sad

Does anyone have a go to handcream? I quite liked l'occitane and also Crabtree&Evelyn when I tried them, I like Soap&Glory too but feel like getting something different.
I have about £60 in Boots advantage points on my card so would prefer to get from there if possible.

Any ideas?

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