Which Hand Cream Is Best For Skin In Winter?

Winter can be very hard on the hands: a bad combination of cold, dry air and the need to wash hands frequently can mean that the natural oils in the skin’s protective top layer are stripped away, leaving your skin vulnerable to getting dry and damaged.

So what can you use to keep your hands protected in the coldest months? We’d suggest a hand cream that works in these five ways to look after sensitive winter skin.

  1. Protects against moisture loss
  2. Softens rough, dry skin
  3. Nourishes skin with essential nutrients to support skin repair
  4. Calms itch and inflammation
  5. Free from problem ingredients to prevent further irritation

Finding a hand cream that ticks all these boxes can be a problem, but we have a couple of suggestions for you.

Balmonds Skin Salvation

Skin Salvation is a rich, oil-based balm, rather than a usual hand cream or lotion. You might prefer to use a balm on your hands if they’re very dry, raw or cracked, because an oil-based product is much less likely to sting on broken skin, and also provides the most effective protective barrier against moisture-loss. It can be really useful worn under thin cotton dermatological gloves overnight, as an intensive treatment for flared or broken skin.

How does Skin Salvation work?

Skin Salvation is made with nutritious hemp seed oil and beeswax, as well herbal tinctures of chamomile, calendula, chickweed and nettle. The hemp provides vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals to support your skin’s cycle of repair and regeneration. Beeswax is a natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and humectant; it provides an extremely effective semi-occlusive (ie breathable) protective layer over dry skin, keeping moisture in and irritants out. The four herbs were chosen for their skin-kind anti-inflammatory properties.

Choose Skin Salvation if:

  • Your hands need frequent washing
  • Your skin is cracked or very sore
  • You need intensive hydration
  • You don’t mind oily emollients
  • You want to use it with overnight wraps or gloves 

Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream 

Our Intensive Hand Cream is a rich cream, made like Skin Salvation, from hemp seed oil and herbal extracts, but uses a soft shea butter base instead of beeswax. It has an extra boost from sea buckthorn oil and Roman chamomile macerate. This cream is good on dry but mostly unbroken skin, and is useful if you’re on the go, and need to reapply your cream frequently throughout the day.

How does Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream work?

The cream is based on shea butter, which is an extraordinary ingredient, prized for centuries for its ability to soothe, nourish and moisturise dry skin. We add the fairly traded shea to oils that have been chosen for their nutritious properties: hemp, calendula, Roman chamomile, chickweed, nettle, and safflower. Its secret power is sea buckthorn oil, which is incredibly rich in regenerative essential fatty acids.

The hand cream is perfume-free and doesn’t contain any petrochemicals, parabens, or fillers: it’s made entirely from functional ingredients! This makes it an exceptionally gentle but effective hand cream.

Choose Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream if:

  • You need to reapply your cream frequently
  • You need a cream to put on after hand washing
  • Your skin is dry but mostly unbroken
  • You prefer creams to ointments

Recommended products:

Balmonds Skin Salvation
with hemp and beeswax

Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream
with shea butter and sea buckthorn oil

For customers from the USA and Canada

Order directly from our US website www.balmonds.com

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.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021

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