The Best Hand Treatments

Seven pampering picks to have and to hold year-round.


Best Budget


Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Fragrance Free
Nine hydrating ingredients, such as heavy-duty glycerin, help this salve heal even sensitive skin. Dab onto dry knuckles and cuticles for relief that "lasts through a few washes," said a tester.

To buy: $4.50,

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Best Scents


Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe
All eight fragrances, including warm vanilla and crisp citrus, are subtle and noncloying. And though it's rich in shea butter and avocado oil, the formula sinks in fast, with no greasy residue. (And it's really pretty.)

To buy: $20,

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Best Workhorse


Yard Etc Hand Balm
After you've washed a sinkful of dishes, this buttery balm will make your parched, pruny hands silky smooth again. "It has an aromatic, fresh smell. I now keep it by my sink," said a tester.

To buy: $28,

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Best Hand Sanitizer


Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Defence Hand Spray
Unlike traditional formulas, this blend of essential oils doesn't smell like alcohol and disinfects without drying. "It's easier than getting my kids to wash their hands!" said a tester.

To buy: $10.50,

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Best Scrub


Molton Brown Alba White Truffle Hand Exfoliator
Ah, truffles! Turns out, these indulgences are incredibly hydrating, too—which is what makes this creamy scrub the gentlest, most decadent way to remove dull, flaky skin.

To buy: $20,

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Best Overall


Supergoop! Forever Young Hand Cream
With an impressive SPF of 40, a hefty dose of anti-oxidants, and a nourishing blend of oils, this multi-tasker helps to brighten pesky brown spots and prevent new ones from popping up.

To buy: $12,

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Best Anti-Aging


Hand MD Restorative Duo
The dual-chamber pump has a retinol- and peptide-packed serum on one side to even out tone and plump lax skin and a rich cream on the other to lock it all in. "My hands don't look so old anymore," said a tester.

To buy: $50,

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