I’ve been trying to find simple ways to incorporate self-care each day. Hand creams have become a spark of joy for me throughout the day. Whether I’m in my office or at brunch with a friend, it’s a small infusion of luxury to pull out my hand cream.
Our hands hold so much meaning far beyond the tools we use to navigate the day. Aristotle called our hand “tools of tools”. Our hands are the was we interact with the world – the way we express gratitude, generosity, hospitality, friendship, strength…
These are my favorite luxury hand creams that leave my hands soft, nourished, and infuse some mid-day joy and peace.
Luxury Hand Creams
Byredo Hand Cream // My love affair with Byredo extends well beyond their perfumes; I also love their hand and nail creams. Byredo’s hand cream is elegant, luxurious, and smells heavenly. Just a small amount will leave your hands and nails feeling hydrated and smooth. It absorbs pretty quickly, and the scent lasts for hours. My favorite is, of course, Bal d’Afrique because it pairs with my perfume. Blanche is another lovely choice.
Chanel N°5 L’eau Hand Cream // As with all things Chanel, this light hand cream is delicate, elegant, and feminine. The cream absorbs immediately, and you’re graced with a light floral scent and soft hands. It’s like a little luxury self-care in your purse.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream // There’s a reason this hand cream is sold every 2 seconds around the world. This formula is so creamy and has the slightest hint of a jasmine scent. This hand cream has the best price point for everyday use. It’s very soothing, leaves your hand feeling soft, and doesn’t feel greasy. It has vitamin E to nourish your skin; this is great if you use a lot of hand sanitizer.
Susanne Kaufmann Hand Cream // This year I’ve been very intentional of taking care of my skin. I’ve been using this hand cream after my morning shower and before I go to bed. SK’s formula promotes skin regeneration and is ultra-hydrating. Our eyes, neck, and hands are the first areas to show signs of aging, so it’s so important to moisturize and protect this skin. Place this on your vanity by your bathroom sink to remind you to moisturize.
La Mer Hand Treatment // La Mer is the ultimate luxury. This hand cream is so silky and has a lovely citrus and floral smell. It works well if you have dry hands. This would make a wonderful gift for someone or yourself.