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Gransnetters love: High street hand creams that work

handcreams that work

There's no doubt about it, dry chapped hands are a royal pain in the rear real nuisance at the best of times, but even more so now that we're washing our hands in soapy water more than ever <ouch>.

But never fear - here come gransnetters to the rescue, with the hand creams that really do the trick for them. From budget buys to splash-out skin-savers, there's something for everyone.



moringa hand creamMoringa hand cream, £4, The Body Shop

A truly lovely smelling cream, it keeps hands feeling soft and smooth without being heavy or sticky. Job done.


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eight hour hand creamElizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment, £10.50, Amazon

"I'm constantly washing my hands at work, but it really does help them not to dry out."

Don't be put off by the medicinal smell of this one - it's worth making allowances for for the sheer effectiveness of the treatment. 


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baby bottom butterBaby Bottom Butter, £3.20, Waitrose

"Try Waitrose's Baby Bottom Butter, last thing at night - cheap and additive-free."

A bit of a cult product over on Mumsnet, this bottom butter doubles up as a lovely hand cream - and smells great too.


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neutrogena hand creamNeutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream, £3.50, Waitrose

"Like a thick serum but sinks in quickly and hands feel lovely afterwards. Even DH keeps nicking it (but would never admit it of course)."

It may be budget but it certainly packs a moisturising punch. Thick and creamy, this is a great everyday product to keep hands soft and supple.


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clarins hand and nail treatmentClarins Hand and Nail Cream, £21, Clarins

"I swear by Clarins Hand and Nail Cream. I've used it for years and even though it's a bit pricey a little goes a long way. So far, I don't have any age spots on my hands and I think it's the cream that has helped." 

Enough said.

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dove pro ageDove Pro Age Nourishing Hand Cream, £4.91, Amazon

"Dove For The Aged is pretty good and best bought when on offer..."

 Specifically fomulated for 50+ skin, Dove's hand cream claims to work on age spots and wrinkles while moisturising too.


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avon hand creamAvon Care Royal Jelly Hand Cream, £5.99, Amazon

"I get a patch of eczema on the palm of my left hand (strange place for eczema). It keeps that at bay, and my hands really smooth."

Rich and creamy, a little of this one goes a long way. 


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burts beesBurt's Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, £11.99, lookfantastic.com

This one smells divine and, call us shallow, but we do rather love the packaging as well. Not only is it pretty, but the lightweight cream works hard to restore the most chapped of hands.


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