Current Loves: Handcreams Featuring Aveeno, Garnier and Jurlique

I used to be quite terrible with handcreams. LeGeeque can attest to that. Goodness knows she has reprimanded me enough times to “for goodness’ sake, use a handcream!“. A woman’s age may not show on her face, but it certainly does on her hands.

I’m very picky when it comes to hand creams. The problem with me is that I can’t work with greasy hands. It’s disgusting when using the keyboard (keyboard will be oily and slippery), and dangerous when using my jewellery-making tools.

A lot of handcreams these days address that greasy texture, which is a great thing for me. It means that 1) the handcreams will be able to be absorbed very quickly and 2) I don’t have to wait long before I can start working with my hands again.

Current Loves: Handcreams Featuring Aveeno, Garnier and Jurlique

There are a few particular handcream which I’m loving lately. These are the ones which I have in the living room, the study and on my bedside table. They’re actually used too, and not just part of the furniture, as Tim always says about my mountain of beauty products :P

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

I’ve reviewed this ages ago, and till this day, I still find it the best hand cream I’ve ever used. It’s what I call my “day hand cream”. It’s the only one I’ve tried out of many that lasts through hand washing. It’s not necessary to reapply after a hand wash; it’s that good. It absorbs the quickest out of all the hand creams I’ve used, and leaves no greasy touches. There’s no fragrance to this; just the odd scent of oats. It’s by far the only handcream I’ve actually repurchased, and will be buying yet another because it’s finishing soon. That says a lot about the product from someone who hardly uses them :P

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Hand Creams

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Hand Cream*

This is a new bodycare product from Garnier. If you enjoy their big green bottles of Intensive 7 Days body lotions, you will like the hand creams too. They are similar in texture; almost like the body lotion, but in smaller tubes. Love the scent, and they are non-greasy too. I have the Nourishing on in the living room, and the Protecting one in the study. I use a dollop of this after washing my hands in the kitchen.

Jurlique Purely Age Defying Hand Treatment

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment*

This is the richest handcream of the three, and it’s only used just before I go to bed. I have this on my bedside table just so I do not forget. It has a lovely, soothing scent which is great for sleep. What I do is, when the lights are off, I squeeze a small amount of this onto my palm (yep, I do it in the dark. Mad skills :P), and massage it to the fleshy bit of my palm below my thumbs. It’s the part that is often massaged when you go for a manicure. I find it highly relaxing, and I’ll have soft, smooth hands in the morning. Win!

There you go. I’m actually using handcreams properly now. I think LeGeeque will be proud. My hands certainly are, and I can almost hear them sighing with relief.

Are you picky with handcreams too? Which one changed your mind?

*These products were provided for consideration. Would have purchased them in a heartbeat even if they weren’t.

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  1. Aaryn

    L’Occitane’s 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream is the one that finally won me over. It’s just the right balance between absorbs well and still moisturizing without being greasy. I bought two 10mL tubes to keep in my purse and in my bedroom.

    However, lately, I’ve been finding that unless my hands are REALLY dry, it is too greasy to get absorbed right away and like you said in your post, the keyboard gets all oily/icky. So I think I’ll try your recommended Aveeno hand cream for more day time applications and save L’Occitane for when I’m just relaxing. :)

    I also love Jurlique hand cream for going to bed! I used to have the rose-scented one and it was so lovely.

    1. Tine

      Aaryn: I’ve tried the L’occitane one, but I still find it too rich for me. Which is a pity, because it’s a great product, and it comes in such a convenient size too.
      Oooh after my current Jurlique one is done, I’m trying the Rose one. I had a sniff of it at one of the stores, and it smells absolutely amazing!

  2. LeGeeque

    I’m so proud of you. *sniffs* :P :P :P I’m glad you’ve started using handcreams. My HG of all handcreams? Yep, you know it – Soap and Glory Hand Food. If they sell this by the truckloads, I WILL buy it by the truckloads. I have Aveda on my bedside table – it’s a very pricey one but it’s good as well. I’ve also recently tried out Kiehl’s. :D
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    1. Tine

      LeGeeque: Hahaha I know. And I still owe you my tube of the Hand Food. I think you’ll do it more justice than I can ;)
      I’m quite keen on trying the Aveda one. I think I’ll test it out when I’m at the shops :P

  3. Jyoan

    I am picky about hand creams because the weather here does not tolerates rich and sticky creams. For example, Kiehl’s traditional hand cream is like the one of the most famous top hand creams out there, but it just refuses to work in Singapore. BUT when I brought it to winter Beijing, it spread so thinly like a dream. In Singapore, Kiehl’s feels like wax.

    I am also picky about the smell/fragrance. So far, I only like La Source and L’occitane, the one that says Hand Cream with AO.C Lavender essential oil from Haute Provence.

    Jurlique is very popular in Singapore too, but I’ve yet to try it.
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    1. Tine

      Jyoan: I know what you mean. I find that rich creams do not work well in the tropics. Like you said, they feel waxy. Such a pity, because they have the potential to be great products.
      I’m a stickler for fragrance too. I’m a real sucker for La Source :P

  4. kayekie

    You’ve tempted me to try the Jurlique hand cream. I’ve only ever tried their hand sanitized, which was great and smelled just as goobut so I’d love to try it. *yelling down the hall* Come on kids, shopping trip… Lol.
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    1. Tine

      Kayekie: Hahahaha you crack me up :P Go for it, kids and all! :P

  5. nufaka

    wanna buy it, but didnt know if is it available at malaysia. sighhh…

    1. Tine

      Nufaka: Jurlique would be, but I’m not sure about the Garnier ones. I hope so, ‘cos they’re good hand creams :)

  6. Issa

    hhmmm, I don’t have a favorite hand cream… I just use whatever is given to me by relatives and friends, hihi :)

    1. Tine

      Issa: Hahaha good for you for having lovely friends and family who give you beauty products ;)

  7. Catherine

    I hated using hand creams, like you, I need to use my hands and I hate it when they feel greasy (especially as I use the computer) I try to use hand creams before I go to bed for that reason, but I still don’t like anything too greasy. I love the l’occitane hand creams. They are a bit strongly scented but they leave my hands so soft. The soap and glory hand food is ok too, again, terrible scent and a little silicony but not bad. I’m definitly intrigued about the aveeno one now :)

    1. Tine

      Catherine: I was okay with the Soap and Glory one for a while, but it started to get a bit too cloying for me. Yeah, can’t stand greasy hands and leaving marks on the keyboard either. Yuck :P

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