My Cherrie-pick, of the very best hand creams, and where to place them around your home, so you can't help but indulge.
I always advise people to apply hand cream after every hand wash. That might sound easier said than done but, a strategically-placed, irresistible potion for your palms is exactly how you do it...
1. The Morning Hand Cream
Crabtree & Evelyn Citron & Coriander Hand Therapy
‘Richly nourishing and uplifting’
ENRICHED WITH: Shea Butter, Lemon Leaf, Honey and Coriander
THE SCENT: Citrus, sweet and peppery
WHERE TO PLACE: In your bathroom because it’s revitalising aroma is a great start to the day.
PRICE: £18 - 250ml
I keep Crabtree & Evelyn’s Citron in my own bathroom because it perfectly complements my Verbena hand wash.
It’s very rich and nourishing, yet leaves a kind of clean, matte finish on the skin.
It also cleared up my recurring Dermatitus, which used to keep flaring up on my right hand for years.
2. The Hard-Working Hand Cream
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
‘Nourishing with a grease-less finish’
ENRICHED WITH: Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf and Cedar Atlas
THE SCENT: Citrus, woody and herbaceous
WHERE TO PLACE: In Your Kitchen because it’s good for hard-working hands.
PRICE: £70 - 500ml
The scent of this balm literally sends me balmy, it’s out of this world! It may be on the expensive side but it really is worth every penny.
Even with regular use, the large pump size lasts all year. I keep a smaller pot in my session kit.
I think of it as a real treat for hard-working hands. I use it on male models and they love it too.
3. The Chic Hand Cream
Chanel Le Créme Main
‘Intense hydration and strengthened nails’
ENRICHED WITH: May Rose Wax and Iris Pallida Extract
THE SCENT: Delicate floral
WHERE TO PLACE: In your bag because it’s elegant egg-like packaging is compact, as well as chic
PRICE: £45 - 50ml
Is it a pebble? Is it an egg? No, it’s Chanel’s most Instagramable hand cream! Whether you're shopping, lunching or partying, this is the hand cream to be seen out with.
Le Créme Main is also perfect for my kit. It’s lightweight, delicately scented and leaves a super-fine sheen on the skin, which looks great on camera.
I can also keep it in my pocket for a quick hydration boost on set. Everyone is always fascinated by the shape. It frequently gets tried and tested by the rest of the glam team.
4. The Daytime Hand Cream