This Not That: Hand Creams for Fall & Winter

Hand Lotion

Your hands are the body part that is most often ignored when it comes to pampering yourself. Even if you get a weekly manicure, your hands are probably dry from washing them multiple times a day or from the cool fall air. Hand cream is a great way to pamper to hands on the go and its relatively inexpensive. The heating in your home or office can also be causing the skin on your hands can become excessively dry. Drink enough water and keep your heat between 68 to 70 degrees, in order to minimize the drying out of your skin.

Another tip for having moisturized hands during the fall and winter (and really all year round) is exfoliation. Just like the skin on your face and body need to be exfoliated, so do your hands. Gently exfoliating twice a week will reveal that the skin on your hands can be soft. To keep your hands soft you’ll need a superb hand cream. Our favorite hand creams are Soap & Glory’s Hand Food and Yes to Carrots Intense Repair Hand Cream.

Soap and Glory Hand Food
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Soap and Glory is a British beauty brand started celebrity facialist and founder of Bliss Spa Marcia Kilgore. Hand Food is one of the best selling hand creams at Sephora and has what some would call a cult following. This product comes in a mini size, which cost $5 and a full size, which cost $12. In the United States Soap and Glory products can only be purchased at Sephora.  Some of the ingredients in this hand cream include marshmallow, shea butter, macadamia seed oil, sweet almond oil and  grape seed oil. This cream has a strong scent which maybe to much for some.  Other ingredients in this hand cream are propylene glycol, propylparaben, and parfum. Although this cream is made with a lot of oils is isn’t greasy. Below are some of the pros and cons of Soap & Glory’s Hand Food.


  • Created by the by esthetician of Oprah, Madonna, and Calvin Klein.
  • Only cost $5
  • Is very moisturizing


  • Only sold at one store
  • Has parabens and  propylene glycol
  • The scent is very strong

Yes to Carrots Hand Cream
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Yes to,  is a natural skin and hair care line that uses organic fruits and vegetables to make effective and affordable products. Their Yes to Carrots Intense Repair Hand Cream cost $9 and is available at Target and at the Yes to website. Organic carrots, allantoin, and soy phytosterols. The carrots contain vitamin A which protects skin from the harsh effects of winter and the soy phytoserols naturally provide intense moisture to skin along with itch relief.  This hand cream is hypoallergenic and is pertroleum, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) , and paraben free. Yes to, is a global leader in natural personal care products and their products are sold in over 25 countries. Here are some of the pros and cons of Yes to Carrots Intense Repair Hand Cream. Here are some of the pros and cons of Yes to Carrots Intense Repair Hand Cream.


  • Made from organic fruits and vegetables
  • Is hypoallergenic
  • Can be found in 28,000 stores around the world


  • Cost more money than the average hand cream
  • Has a fresh scent
  • Usually is sold out online (on Target’s website)

The Verdict: Soap & Glory’s Hand Food may be more affordable but, we love that Yes to Carrots Intensive Repair Hand Cream is made from 98 percent natural ingredients and has primrose oil which is known to get rid of seriously dry skin.

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