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Top 10 Luxury Hand Soaps

The Best Luxury Hand Washes That Will Make You Realize The Importance Of High-Quality Soap

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A 2020 survey from Gallup revealed that the average person washes their hands five times a day or more. That means you’re approaching the sink for a rinse every three hours or so—more if you work in the healthcare industry (or are constantly cleaning up after a messy kid). Considering how routine hand-washing is, it’s no wonder why the soap we use to do it is often overlooked. That said, upgrading your hand soap is one of the easiest ways to make every day feel a little bit fancier, which is why we’ve rounded up a list of the best fragrant hand washes on the internet.

So, what makes a hand soap luxurious? For starters, the scent has to be memorable. Whether it’s woodsy and floral or fresh and sweet, the fragrance needs to make you feel like hitting the bathroom is a special occasion. Apart from that, most luxury hand washes are made with high-quality, skin-loving ingredients that help keep your knuckles from cracking and the fine lines at bay. Considering that the hands show signs of aging before the rest of the body, this second point is particularly important—but don’t worry, our algorithm found the best options out there, many made with powerful, hydrating additions like hyaluronic acid and coconut oil.

How We Found The Best Luxury Hand Soaps

Our Top 10 lists are curated with the help of our data-powered ranking algorithm, Here’s how it works: Our algorithm collects information from reviews, best-seller lists, industry reports, and more sources. Then, it determines which products are worth the hype and which ones you won’t regret missing out on based on this information. After we get a final list of products, we do one more round of research to ensure that you get all the details you need to make the best shopping decisions possible. So, make some space on your bathroom counter, because the 10 luxury soaps ahead are ready to turn your hand-washing experience into something special. 

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May 24, 2024

Written By:Sierra Rogers

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Byredo Vetyver Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.3

10

Byredo Vetyver Hand Wash

4.52

145 User Reviews

2.6

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

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Best Softening Luxury Hand Soap

THE SCENT
As you might have guessed based on the name, the scent of Byredo's Vetyver Hand Wash heavily features vetiver. Vetiver is derived from perennial grass in Africa, Asia, India, and Haiti. It has a smooth, earthy scent that's often used in aromatherapy.

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Byredo is a Stockholm-based company that makes perfume and candles. Two of the brand's most famous scents, Gypsy Water and Mojave Ghost, are often waitlisted.


Maison Louis Marie No. 04 Bois De Balincourt Body Wash & Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.35

09

Maison Louis Marie No. 04 Bois De Balincourt Body Wash & Hand Wash

4.57

107 User Reviews

2.6

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Natural Luxury Hand Soap

THE SCENT
The No.04 Bois de Balincourt Body and Hand Wash has a woodsy, earthy fragrance that's brought to life through notes of vetiver, sandalwood, and amberwood. Topped off with a spicy cinnamon-nutmeg complex, this luxury hand and body wash will transport you to a forest in the middle of fall.

MORE TO LOVE
The addition of coconut oil in this wash's formula helps condition dry, rough skin.

Clean Beauty

Clean Beauty


Susanne Kaufmann Hand Soap

Overall Score

4.4

08

Susanne Kaufmann Hand Soap

4.9

7 User Reviews

2.1

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Luxury Hand Soap For Sensitive Skin

THE SPECIFICS
Susanne Kaufmann's Hand Soap is formulated to cleanse without drying. It contains a variety of moisturizing plant extracts such as burdock, silk proteins, and wheat germ oil. It also has bisabolol (a compound of chamomile) that soothes irritated skin.

MORE TO LOVE
In 2021, Wardrobe ICONS awarded this product the title of Best Hand Wash.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Homecourt Neroli Leaf Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.45

07

Homecourt Neroli Leaf Hand Wash

4.42

64 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Gentle Luxury Hand Soap

THE SPECIFICS
Homecourt's Hand Wash is made with argan oil, Australian hibiscus flower extract, and coconut-derived surfactants. Together, these ingredients create a luxurious, skin-nourishing liquid soap. Choose from five fragrance options, from Neroli Leaf to Mandarin Basile.

MORE TO LOVE
If you're not familiar with Homecourt, here's what to know: Founded by Courtney Cox, Homecourt makes beauty products for the home in collaboration with skincare chemists.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Diptyque Softening Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.5

06

Diptyque Softening Hand Wash

4.54

110 User Reviews

2.6

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Luxury Hand Soap For Dry Hands

THE SCENT
The fragrance behind Diptyque's Softening Hand Wash is just as lovely as the bottle it comes in. Featuring lavender from Provence alongside hints of rosemary and honey, this elegant hand soap conjures up the feeling of walking through a French garden.

PROMISING REVIEW
"This is the best hand soap I have ever used. Amazing aroma! The packaging is very beautiful. Excellent quality! This soap does not dry out the skin of my hands. I also like that it doesn’t contain SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate)."


OUAI Moisturizing Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.5

05

OUAI Moisturizing Hand Wash

4.17

487 User Reviews

2.8

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Exfoliating Luxury Hand Soap

THE SPECIFICS
From time to time, a little gentle exfoliation is needed to thoroughly clean the hands. OUAI's Moisturizing Hand Wash provides that without going over the top. It brings together the powers of jojoba, castor, rosehip, and avocado oil to give you an exquisite hand-washing experience every day.

MORE TO LOVE
If you're obsessed with this soap, you can save some money by purchasing it in the 32-oz size.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Le Labo Hand Soap

Overall Score

4.65

04

Le Labo Hand Soap

4.72

67 User Reviews

2.5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Soothing Luxury Hand Soap

THE SCENT
The fragrance of Le Labo's Hand Soap is Hinoki, a scent inspired by the Buddhist temples of Mount Koya in Japan that's described as "...mystical, warm, and mesmerizing." The formula (which is vegan) is made from plant-based ingredients and is free from parabens, phthalates, and artificial colorants.

PROMISING REVIEW
"I adore Le Labo’s scents and use many of their body products, candles, and perfume. I had to give this a try! OMG. Where has this been all my life? The Hinoki scent is gender-neutral and has lovely woodsy and beach notes. In fact, the scent is so incredible I find myself smelling my hands!"

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Moroccanoil Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.75

03

Moroccanoil Hand Wash

4.69

1193 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Luxury Hand Soap For Aging Hands

THE SPECIFICS
Morrocanoil is known for its use of argan oil, a hydrating, skin-healing oil that comes from argan trees. Argan oil is a key ingredient in Morrocanoil's Hand Wash, along with hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Together, this trio helps create a rich, moisturizing hand wash that won't leave your skin dry or irritated.

MORE TO LOVE
At $20 for 12.2 oz, this is one of the more affordable luxury hand soaps on our list.


Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.8

02

Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash

4.62

286 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Smelling Luxury Hand Soap

THE SCENT
There are three key notes in this best-selling hand soap from Jo Malone: sage, sea salt, and ambrette seeds. Ambrette seeds have a fragrance that's somewhere between amber and musk, giving this hand wash a subtle masculine scent that's not too overpowering.

PROMISING REVIEW
"This is my favorite scent in Jo Malone's hand and body washes. It is stunning. If you're like me you'll look for any excuse to pump it. I bought it for my shower, and I'm going to buy another one for my powder room because I want my guests to enjoy it too. This one is a gem!"


Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

Overall Score

4.95

01

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

4.7

2100 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

5

Industry Recognition

4

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Luxury Hand Soap Overall

THE SPECIFICS
Our algorithm's top pick for the best luxury soap is Aesop's Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash. Hints of mandarin, rosemary, cedar, and lavender give this hand wash an herbal-sweet scent that will elevate every hand-washing experience. One reviewer said it best: a treat for the hands.

MORE TO LOVE
In addition to its heavenly smell, this soap promises not to dry you out. It has a gentle, antibacterial formula that's safe for sensitive skin.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free

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