Central heating, cool-winter air and frequent washing with sub-standard hand washes will sap moisture from the skin. The result is often dehydrated, cracked and dry looking skin – particularly on the hands. The remedy is simple; choose a hand wash rich in moisturising glycerin and if required add a dedicated hand moisturiser to your routine.

The best hand moisturisers are often thick, rich and hydrating as well as quick absorbing but without a greasy, oily residue. Many have bathroom or kitchen sized solutions to sit alongside their soapy brothers and travel size, ideal for your briefcase or gym bag. Here are 3 of The Best – all of which are unisex.

Molton Brown Naran Ji Soothing Hand Lotion


Ideally combined with the legendary Molton Brown Naran Ji Fine Liquid Hand Wash – this hand lotion is vitamin enriched with Citrus Fruit Oils to moisturise and hydrate dry skin. Delivering the aroma of a Seville orange grove with Orange Blossom, Orange, Grapefruit and Neroli essential oils this light hand lotion is easily and quickly absorbed, leaving a delicious scent with soft and smooth hands.

£16/ 300ml Pump Dispenser or £12/ 75ml Tube with SPF 15

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream


Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, honey, almond extracts and coconut oil this rich-textured hand cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise hands. It leaves your hands hydrated and without any oily residue.

£18.50/ 150ml Tube

Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme


Thicker than a lotion, better for normal to very dry skin, this cream includes 100% natural ingredients, notably: Sunflower Oil and Glycerin with Shea Butter and essential botanical oils: Macadamia Nut, Rosehip, Lavender, Neroli and Borage all of which help to moisturise, nourish and hydrate skin, nails and cuticles. A little goes a very long way, and provides excellent hydration.

£11.99/ 90g Tube and £7.99/ 50g Travel Size