THE BODY SHOP MANGO HAND CREAM ($9.90)
This one is perfect for on-the-go hydration.
It does a good job of moisturising dry hands, a constant nightmare for me.
The two things I love about this hand cream? It is not greasy and the size is perfect for any hand bag.
The strong mango scent is questionable, however.
I could smell it the moment I squeezed some cream from the 30ml tube.
The scent lingers, which can be a boon or a bane, depending on whether you like to smell like a tropical fruit.
Available at all The Body Shop outlets.
BURT'S BEES SHEA BUTTER HAND REPAIR CREAM ($24)
I'm not a huge fan of the smell of cocoa butter. But if you don't mind it, or manage to convince yourself to ignore it, then this is perfect for anyone with dry hands.
It works on hands as well as other notoriously dry areas like elbows, knees and even feet.
Before going to bed, I rubbed this cream on my hands and woke up with surprisingly smooth hands.
This cream also claims to help restore cuticles.
Available at Sephora stores.
AROMA RESORT HAND CREAM ($9.90)
The packaging screams cute, and the names of the different fragrances are adorable to match.
I'm talking about phrases like Dreamy Bloom Rose, Refresh Citrus, Happy Sweet Peach, Fantastic Berry and Melty Jasmine. The last one is my favourite.
Compared with the other scents, Melty Jasmine is the mildest. But don't think that compromises its moisturising capabilities.
It took a few minutes for my skin to absorb the cream and feel dry enough to touch and hold objects, but the product certainly left my hands feeling smooth.
Available at all BHG outlets, Tokyu Hands stores, selected Nishino outlets and www.beautycarousel.com
This article was first published on Jan 4, 2015.
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