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Mar 20, 2020

Best Natural Hand Cream That Actually Works!

Dry, cracked, sore hands?! You’re not alone. Hands can really bear the brunt of life.

Whether they’re being slathered in alcohol-based hand sanitiser, dunked continuously in hot water, or exposed to dehydrating environments inside and out.

So what do they need? A reliable and effective hand cream!

Of course, finding that magical product isn’t necessarily easy, especially if you want to avoid environmentally-damaging synthetics.

But the good news is that going natural where hand cream is concerned is a really positive thing, because it’s those pesky synthetics which are most likely to flare up sensitive skin, so avoiding them is all to the good!

Hand care dos and don'ts

  • If your skin is really sore, cracked or broken, use a thick oil-based ointment/balm rather than a water-based cream, because creams are much more likely to sting.
  • A hand cream or balm that is rich in natural oils can soften rough skin very effectively.
  • Find a hand cream or balm which is rich in regenerative, plant-based oils, so it can feed dry hands with the essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients the skin needs to repair itself. Balmonds uses EFA-rich hemp seed in Skin Salvation, and adds the super-berry sea buckthorn oil to our Intensive Hand Cream.
  • Choose unscented products: look for fragrance, parfum, or perfume in the ingredients and avoid!
  • Check ingredients if you’re sensitive to essential oils: some of them can inflame sensitive skin.
  • Beeswax is a natural humectant and draws moisture into the skin, which can be a brilliant thing for severely dry skin. 
  • Beeswax is also protective: it forms a semi-occlusive barrier over broken or fragile skin, locking in moisture and protecting skin from external irritants.
  • Some herbs and plants are rich in natural anti-inflammatories, which are great for calming down inflamed or itchy skin. At Balmonds we use calendula, chamomile, chickweed and nettle.
  • Shea butter is a wonderfully rich natural emollient, feeding skin with all manner of nutrients, and is a great alternative to beeswax in vegan hand balms.

Natural hand care products

Balmonds Skin Salvation

The perfect all-natural moisturiser if your hands are sore and dry.

It's made with humectant beeswax to draw in the moisture, EFA-rich hemp seed oil, naturally anti-inflammatory herbal tinctures of:

  • Chickweed
  • Nettle
  • Chamomile
  • And calendula.

And is totally free from:

  1. Preservatives
  2. Perfumes
  3. Paraffin
  4. And other potentially-irritating synthetic ingredients.

It doesn't even contain essential oils, which can flare up sensitive skin.

Balmonds Skin Salvation
with hemp and beeswax

Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream

If your hands aren’t cracked and you’d prefer to use a cream rather than an ointment, try our award-winning Intensive Hand Cream, which is rich in macerated oils of sea buckthorn, hemp, calendula, chamomile and safflower, and made in a shea butter base.

Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream
with shea butter and sea buckthorn oil

Important Note

If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.

If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.

Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.

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