In numerical order of supremacy, this list, compiled from customer feedback, popularity, innovation, ingredients, results, price and Ape to Gentleman’s testers displays the Top 10 Hand Washes that the industry has to offer.
While hand washes are in function a necessity, the perfect hand wash will make you look forward to an otherwise routine process. With that in mind our Top 10 is ordered on scent, texture and lather, as well as their core function performance as a cleanser. Here are our chosen 10.
1. Molton Brown Naran Ji Fine Liquid Hand Wash – 300ml – £16.00
Originally blended in the early 1980s, Molton Brown Naran Ji Fine Liquid Hand Wash has since become one of Molton Brown’s bestselling hand washes, capturing the scent of a Seville orange grove. The unmistakably lively and zesty scent is blended with orange blossom oil and the fresh regal oil of Neroli. Simply the best.
2. Compagnie de Provence Version Originale Incense Lavender Liquid Marseille Soap – 500ml – £16.00
A relatively new brand outside France, Compagnie de Provence have endeared themselves with their natural Marseille soaps, playing upon the perfection of ancient soap making, the alchemy of fragrances and the delicacy of texture and substance. The Version Originale Incense Lavender Liquid Marseille Soap explores the roots of Compagnie de Provence, combining the ancestral history of the ‘cube’ of Marseille soap, with a fragrance of Lavender, notes of Sandalwood and Incense.
3. Aesop Resurrection Hand Wash – 500ml – £27.00
Inspired by their resurrection hand balm, Aesop’s gel hand wash is designed for hands prone to dryness with specialist skin-softening ingredients. Encourages and rewards the simple but important act of hand washing.
4. Floris Cefiro Luxury Hand Wash – 250ml – £20.00
A scent reminiscent of the warm, gentle breeze in a Mediterranean courtyard, the Floris Cefiro hand wash is a blend of citrus and spicy ingredients. Crisp lemon and lime, punctuated with bergamot and mandarin are warmed by spicy notes of cardamom and nutmeg on a fresh floral jasmine heart that leads to a clean, musky, woody base.
5. Rituals Infinity Hand Wash – 300ml – £6.50
Rituals Infinity Hand Wash contains a nourishing soap-free formula with hydrating ingredients. The aroma of Sweet Orange paired with the invigorating effect of Japanese Mint makes for a sensational fragrance. Real value for money.
6. Penhaligon’s Lavendula Liquid Hand Wash – 300ml – £19.00
Created in 2004, Lavandula is a rich and complex blend of herbs, spices and woods – inherently masculine aromas. The top notes of black pepper hit you on first application, combining with lavender, that said the true essence comes in the dry down as vanilla, musk, amber and the seductive tonka bean blend into your skin.
7. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Wash – 250ml – £30.00
From fragrance experts Jo Malone comes a refreshing body & hand wash that cleanses with the aroma of lime wrapped in aromatic herbs and sensual woods. A complimentary pump is included for ease of dispense should you choose to use it purely as a hand wash.
8. Diptyque Softening Hand Wash L’Art Du Soin Hand Wash – 300ml – £24.00
This repairing hand wash envelops the user in a lavender floral scent, reflective of Diptyque’s fragrance expertise, while gently cleansing and nourishing hands.
9. Conran 1 Hand Wash – 300ml – £15.00
Designed by Sir Terence Conran and Kokomo, this Oudh Wood infused hand wash revitalises your hands with essential oils of fresh pepper, spicy nutmeg and sweet cardamom.
10. L’Occitaine Verbena Shea Butter Liquid Soap – 500ml – £18.00
This hydrating hand wash is especially good for those with particularly dry skin, enhanced by the alluring aroma of fresh Verbena.