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Top 10 Drugstore Hand Creams

10 Affordable Hand Creams to Restore Moisture and Prevent Aging

10 Affordable Hand Creams to Restore Moisture and Prevent Aging

Finding the right hand cream for your skin can be the difference between dry, rough cracks that cause relentless pain and smooth, soft relief. Every hand cream has a different formula that moisturizes and creates a barrier around your skin to protect it. How much it helps you depends on how your skin reacts to certain agents, how much you apply it, and when it is applied. You will want to find one that isn't greasy or overwhelmingly fragrant, but also thick. We have rounded up our Top 10 favorite drugstore hand creams—backed my our alorgithim—that are guaranteed to help soothe your skin. Scroll on through to discover softer, smoother hands today. Opening image: @skinfixinc

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March 19, 2018

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The Rankings


Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

Our Score

BEST FOR: Intensely dry skin that needs some serious relief

HELPFUL TIP: The Active Naturals Soothing Oatmeal helps heal dry skin and even creates a protective barrier against the elements.


Miracle of Aloe Miracle Hand Repair Cream

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The soothing effect this cream creates thanks to the aloe

HELPFUL TIP: This hand cream also works well on knees and elbows.


Skinfix Ultra Rich Hand Cream

Our Score

BEST FOR: This heavy cream is perfect for dry climates and hard winter months

USERS SAID: "SkinFix Hand Repair Cream does a great job and continues to work when you wash your hands... I think it's worth the price because you don't need too much of it."


Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Hand Cream

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This cream is thick, not greasy, and there's also no fragrance

USERS SAID: "I was impressed with how non-oily and yet moisturizing this hand cream is. It essentially does for hands what their best in class foot cream does for feet. Highly recommended."


CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream

Our Score

USERS SAID: "It works great! I love that it absorbs quickly, so there's no greasy feeling--just leaves my hands feeling soft and moisturized. I even feel like it lasts pretty well through handwashing!"

HELPFUL TIP: This therapeutic team has been approved by the National Eczema Association.


Yes To Coconut Hydrate & Restore Protecting Hand & Cuticle Cream

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This lotion is nothing like the others. No icky smell, no nasty feeling that is left behind. I won't need to worry about getting the hose again, but I am voluntarily putting this on my skin!"

FUN FACT: This cream was an Allure 2016 Best of Beauty Award Winner.


O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream

Our Score

USERS SAID: "If you have a problem of this nature with your hands, order some now. I don't understand how this cream worked so fast, but it did. There is more than you think in these 3.4 oz cans as I said a little goes a long way."

BEST FOR: When you've tried everything else and nothing has worked so far.


Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This hand cream is 98.9% natural, infused with moisturizing baobab oil, nourishing watermelon seed oil and a natural fruit acid complex

USERS SAID: "I put this on every evening before bed, and my hands have never felt so soft and healthy in the winter. I've had no chapping or cracking. I love the smell of the lotion and this has drawn me even further into the Burt's Bees cult."


Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Creme

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A subtly fragrant scent, thick cream, and the perfect travel size

USERS SAID: "This is one of my favorite hand creams. It's thick and moisturizing, and yet absorbs right away and isn't greasy at all--perfect to stash at your desk... A little drugstore gem."


Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This cream is created with the special Norwegian Formula, developed in Norway over 35 years ago to protect against the harsh, cold weather.

HELPFUL TIP: The National Eczema Association granted this hand cream their Seal of Acceptance for those with hyper-sensitive skin conditions.

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