Just 8 weeks’ ago people were scouring the internet for tiny pots of Carex. Thankfully there are now some luxurious alternatives to help you take care of your hands. Find them here, plus the creams that work:
We love the minty scent of Bramley’s new hand sanitiser, that somehow leaves no residue on the hands. Made and bottled in Wiltshire, the adult gel in rosemary, peppermint and spearmint contains 60% alcohol, whilst the children’s gel is alcohol-free. Hand Sanitiser Gel, £8/100ml at Bramley and Little B Hand Cleansing Gel, £8/100ml at Bramley
Instead of a gel, Touchland is more of a light zingy spritz. This grapefruit bottle contains over 500+ sprays. £12 at Liberty
Some of our favourite brands are now bringing out hand sanitisers, but do look out for the alcohol content and use accordingly. Byredo’s Rinse-Free range (including Rose, Suade, Vetyver and Tulipmania) are just 30% alcohol. Aesop’s alternative is 60% alcohol, and comes in their classic Resurrection fragrance, £7 at Aesop
Nursem was created by a paediatric nurse and her husband, in a direct response to always having sore, cracked hands from hand-washing throughout long shifts. Specifically designed to be used little and often, the caring hand cream contains Manuka Honey NPA +15 and feels light and non-greasy. £9.99 at Boots
Augustinus Bader are best known for The Cream, a cult anti-aging moisturiser beloved by celebrities including Carla Bruni, Victoria Beckham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Yasmin le Bon and Margot Robbie. Their latest launch, The Hand Treatment has been brought forward in response to Covid-19. The hand cream nourishes dry hands, whilst also containing the same key TFC8 blend, a combination of natural amino acids, vitamins and synthesized molecules that work their anti-aging magic. Available for pre-order now, shipping 23 May. £40/50ml tube at Augustins Bader.
Rather than a daily hand cream, this salve is a rescue treatment for chapped, red or sore skin. It contains the brand’s hero ingredient, lanolin which is used medically to treat skin irritation. Use overnight. £17.99 at Cult Beauty