Best Hand Cream Ever
Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
$28 at Holt Renfrew or Kiehls stores across Canada.
What it is: Formulated for the driest, most active hands, this heavy-duty moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula offering all-day care and protection. It is a blend of select ingredients that allows skin to actually draw and absorb water from the air, forming a “glove-like” protective barrier against moisture loss. It also contains a blend of botanical oils as well as natural wax derived from olive oil to further soothe, moisturize and condition skin. Helps protect against and repair the appearance of severe dryness caused by heavy industrial work, manual labor, neglect, or exposure to harsh elements.
Why I love it: Though expensive, this über rich yet non-greasy hand cream destroys all other hand creams in terms of delivering long-lasting moisture and protection against the cold. The skin connecting my thumb and index finger on both of my hands tend to get ashy dry this time of year, and this is the only cream that works on these dry patches. Other glycerin-based creams and lotions that say “24-hour protection” just don’t cut it for me. Even my dad, who works a lot with his hands and has crocodile-like skin, prefers this cream over his usual Vaseline Intensive Care lotion.