Favorite hand cream?

As the weather gets cooler, my hands definitely tend to get dry and chapped.  My kids' hands do too.  I generally pick up whichever hand cream is on sale, but sometimes dd2 and 3 will complain that it irritates their skin (I need to pay attention to which brands they like).  

What hand creams do you like to use?


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  • Jen

    As mentioned in the , I have started keeping hand  cream right next to soap dispensers.  This helps me to use it more often and avoid the dry, chapped hands I seem to get this time of year.  I usually use Eucerin or Gold Bond hand cream (or their Target equivalents).  But…I don't always see those brands on the shelf.  What other brands of hand cream do people like?

  • tlb2002

    My favorite is the CeraVe moisturizing cream (or the generic equivalent). It comes in a tub, sometimes with a pump. They do have a bottle of a thinner lotion, but the cream seems to have a longer lasting effect for me, especially on hands. 

    Our allergist also gave us samples of Vanicream and I like that really well, but I still have vats of CeraVe around the house so I haven't bought any yet. LOL.

    Both of these are unscented, which helps me. The scents ones make the eczema on my hands flare up terribly. My dermatologist told me a lot of lotions contain alcohol, which can be drying (which doesn't make sense for moisturizers). Aveeno is one, for example. 

    My husband, who has severe eczema, likes Vaseline's Intensive Care lotions too. He's had pretty good luck with them.

  • Jen

    I'm going to take a look for the Cerave pump cream.  I think that would be really handy.

  • Jen

    I was at CVS yesterday and looked at some of the pump hand creams.  Most of them seemed rather pricey, as in $20-$30 for a not that big dispenser.  Since the creams I get in a tube are less expensive, I may stick with those for now.

  • Katie D

    We use the Cerave pump cream and add it onto our Amazon Subscribe & Save as needed, which gives an additional discount.  We have only bought three with the pump and then just switch out the tops with the non-pump ones.  It definitely is more costly in stores.

  • Anne P

    The best cream we have found for eczema and dry hands is .  It works better than Vanicream or Eucerin cream for us.

  • Katie D

    Thanks for sharing @Anne P - I haven't heard of the Heel Rescue but I see it has good reviews.  I did notice in the bullet points under the amazon description that it does contain Moroccan Argan oil, which is derived from the nut of the argan tree, so heads up for those with tree nut allergies that you may want to consult with your allergist prior to trying Heel Rescue.  Glad to hear it's working well for you!

  • Jen

    That reminds me – I have used O'Keefe's Working Hands in the past.  That usually works well.  But….the tub isn't super convenient to use every time after I wash my hands.  I think they have a tube version, so will have to look.

  • Jen

    When I was at Sam's Club yesterday, I saw the Cerave pump.  It wasn't specifically hand cream, though.  Do they make a hand cream version?  I know I can use any cream, but tend to prefer something specifically for hands, as it's usually a little more light feeling.

  • Jen

    Bumping this to see if Cerave has a hand cream.  

    Or…what are some other hand creams that come in pump form?

  • tlb2002

    CeraVe does have a hand cream but it's really thick and comes in a small tube. It's more of a hand therapy cream. It's not very light at all. 

  • lindamarie

    I've been using Burt's Bees Almond & Milk Hand Cream, but it may have too much fragrance for some and it comes in a jar.  Also, my daughter gave me a tube of Aveda hand relief, but I'm sure it's more expensive than I'll be willing to pay.

    At night, I use coconut or almond oil mixed with an essential oil.  Then I put cotton socks on.  (I cut off the toes & make a hole for the thumb.)  

    I'd never thought of it, but the fragrance in the products I'm using could be bothering my asthma, couldn't it?


  • Pljohns

    Lindamarie-yes, the fragrances could absolutely be bothering your asthma.  I use almost everything scent free-I have found a few things that don't bother me but for the most part, nothing with a scent comes into my house.  My handcream is Jergens ultra healing-it has a slight scent but so far, no problems with it.

  • Jen

    I know there are all kinds of "fancy" hand creams with somewhat overwhelming scents.  Dd2 loves stuff from bath and body works, particularly their hand sanitizers.  I find their scents to be overwhelming.  I tend to stick to more basic hand creams, like the ones from Eucerin and Gold Bond. 

  • Melissa G

    We use vanicream here. They have come out with a "lite" version too. I really like it, I apply it after I wash my hands. My hands haven't been as dry or cracking since Jan. 

  • Pljohns

    I really like Jergens ultra healing-the very faint smell doesn't bother me at all