In these testing times, it’s good to know that there are still endless ways you can support ethical, organic and sustainable skincare brands – every purchase can still be a positive vote for the planet.
So what do we want? Natural hand cream. Read on for some of our favourite natural and organic hand creams – whether they be super moisturising, rich, organic or non greasy.
Here’s our top picks for organic and natural hand creams:
1. ishga Hydrating Hand Cream
Scottish seaweed brand, ishga, has this Soil Association organic approved hydrating hand cream, which forms a protective barrier around delicate skin, using a potent seaweed extract plus argan oil, aloe vera and essential oils. It also includes the Hebridean ancient skin healing tonic Lus Nan Laogh (Lus-Na-Loy) aquatic plant Menyanthes Trifoliata, which can help skin rashes, inflammation, itching, and eczema.
Find it at Ishga
2. Made for Life Organics Soft Touch Intensive Hand Balm
Got really dry or cracked hands? This nourishing, organic balm from Made for Life Organics does just the job to soothe hands or delicate skin. It combines jojoba, sesame, olive, apricot kernel and beeswax with five essential oils, comes in plastic free packaging and is Leaping Bunny cruelty free approved. One of our favourite new organic skincare brands.
3. Tisserand Aromatherapy Neroli & Sandalwood The Hand Cream
Order up some award-winning organic hand cream from Tisserand Aromatherapy. Their Neroli & Sandalwood The Hand Cream uses aloe vera, calendula flower, jojoba oil plus the aforementioned neroli and sandalwood to create a rich, moisturising natural hand cream that soothes delicate hands – even when you’ve washed them 36 times in the last day.
Order from Tisserand
4. Skin Regimen Hand Cream
Free from synthetic fragrance and silicone, Skin Regimen ’s aromatic moisturising hand cream is 97% natural, enriched with tulsi and brand’s Longevity Complex™ for ‘supreme conditioning’ in a fast-absorbing formula that leaves no greasy residue. That’s a lot to live up to but we also love the fact it smells so god damn good. This is one aromatherapy skincare brand that you really do want to stop and smell it while applying it. Take a mindful moment amongst stay at home stresses.
Find it on Amazon.
5. Organii Hand and Nail Cream
Organic skincare and suncream brand, Organii, has this zingy, citrus infused, natural hand cream which smells like holidays. It uses organic sea buckthorn to slow down your hand’s aging process and cares for both skin and nails.
6. Earth Conscious Natural Baby Balm
Earth Conscious’ Natural Baby Balm is a super soft option for delicate skin and plenty of mums and dads use it for hand cream. It contains organic coconut oil and shea butter plus a range of essential oils. It comes in plastic free packaging and 10p from every purchase goes to the Marine Conservation Society.
7. Silvan Skincare Gardeners Balm
It’s called a Gardener’s Balm because Silvan Skincare know gardeners need super soothing hand cream and this is it with organic oils, shea butter, marshmallow, calendula, juniper and cedarwood to nourish, heal and protect. You can also use it on chapped lips or leave it on overnight for a more intense treatment. It comes in recyclable packaging – glass jars and metal lids and a little goes a long way.
Find it at Blomma Beauty
8. Love, Beauty & Planet Shea Velvet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Oil Body Lotion
Vegan friendly, skincare brand Love, Beauty & Planet has this Shea Velvet Shea Butter & Sandalwood Oil Body Lotion, which is rich, moisturising and works just as well on your hands as the rest of your body. Great if you’re looking for a super soft, mulit-tasking moisturiser. The brand uses all recycled plastic, is 100% recyclable and made with ethically sourced plant-based ingredients. A fab, really affordable option as the big bottle lasts ages.
9. Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream
Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream doesn’t just help your cracked hands and dry skin, it supports the bees, with 3% of sales going to fund charities that protect our vital buzzy bees . This little bottle contains fair trade organic honey and Mediterrenean oranges for a zingy, zippy pick me up. Perfect for spring.
10. Aromatherapy Shed Subscription Box
Aromatherapy Shed hand blend and make a different hand and body wash and hand lotion each month in a beautiful cardboard subscription box. Each month they’re scented with a mix of seasonal essential oils, such as lime and white grapefruit, cedarwood, geranium and juniper. The first box comes with beautiful, refillable Miron glass bottles and then each one after that comes with a metal refill container, you can recycle or reuse.
Find it at Arometherapy Shed.
11. SoapNskin Skin Saviour Honey & Oat SOS Balm
SoapNskin Skin Saviour Honey & Oat SOS Balm is like a body butter for your hands. This natural hand cream is especially good for anyone with senstive skin as there are no essential oils. It does contain soothing organic honey (from a not for profit aviary in Nottingham) and oat oil for a combo that’s been popular for thousands of years. SoapNskin’s products and packaging are produced here in the UK.
Find it at Blomma Beauty where you can try before you buy and also get personalised skincare advice for free.