One of the hardest areas hit by the drop in temperatures is our hands. Gone are the soft, smooth paws that were sporting pretty pastel polish a few months back and in their place? Dry, scaly skin that a croc would be jealous of. So let's change all that shall we. Here's our edit of 10 hand creams that not only look the part but will also have your hands in tip-top shape in no time.
If there's one present you can't go wrong with for both men and women this Christmas, it's hand cream, especially as our skin can become extremely dry during the Summer months. From gorgeous gifts sets (we promise they aren't all too feminine!) and cult classics including Clarins' Hand and Nail Treatment and Jurlique's Jasmine Hand Cream, they all feature an array of nourishing and soothing ingredients for the smoothest skin around.
I’m hard pressed to find fault with a brand that’s taken its name from two of life’s greatest pleasures: love and toast. Especially when it’s backed up with a philosophy of: “Pretty is as pretty does,” which means that a portion of every sale goes towards inspiring young girls to be smart, strong and bold. I think I might cry.
Love + Toast is the beautiful brainchild of Margot Elena Wells who already has two cult brands under her belt – Lollia and Tokyomilk Parfumarie Curiosite. This one is a range of hand creams, lip balms and EDPs and I am in love. (I’d also quite like some toast.)
The packaging is a mixture of cute, kooky and cool with cassette tapes, birdcages and flowers adorning the products. They ship internationally so get in quick, they’ll make the perfect stocking filler with prices starting at just $10 (plus postage and handling).