Crusty claw weather is officially here! These are the best hand creams to help you survive…

Other than the fact the egg-shaped packaging is chic on chic, the cream itself is luxury in your palm.

La Créme Main Texture Riche, £45, Chanel

The mixture of shea butter and a floral scent will keep your claws soothed and refreshed.

Frangipani Monoi Hand Nail Cream, £21, Elemis

This little tub of luxury is perfect your next tropical holiday. Coming in at the 100ml mark, the beautiful scent of frangipani will transport you back to the beach everytime you use it thereafter.

White Jasmine Gardenia Smoothing Hand Cream, £14, Cochine Saigon

Currently sitting in prime position on our Deputy Beauty Ed’s desk is this divine smelling sensation. Fans of jasmine will love this little combo, which produces a nice waft upon application but isn’t overpowering.

Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, £22, Clarins

If you’re after something completely non-offensive, the Clarins hand cream is your non-sticky, neutral-smelling saviour, with added bonus of strengthening your nails.

Shea Butter Hand Cream, £21, L’Occitane

A best-seller for a reason, this super-rich hand cream works miracles overnight. Keep it on your bedside to soothe dry, chapped hands while you sleep.

Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment, £22, Elizabeth Arden

The iconic eight-hour formula will keep your hands moisturised and comfortable for as many hours long. It’s a gel-cream formula that absorbs fast.

Gardeners Hand Therapy, £18, Crabtree Evelyn

All of Crabtree Evelyn’s hand therapies are absolutely divine. You’re bound to find a scent in their extensive range to please your nostrils, but ‘Gardeners’ is the one that receives the most gratitude for its ultra-nourishing formula.

Calming Hand Cream, £12, A’Kin

If you’re a sensitive Sally, this fragrance-free find from A’kin is delicate skin-friendly. It contains Australian jojoba oil and shea buttter as a powerful duo to soothe and hydrate the hands.

Utimate Strength Hand Salve, £22, Kiehls

If you work with your hands a lot, give them a bit of extra protection by popping this on every morning. It will create a barrier to prevent moisture loss throughout the day and work to repair extremely dehydrated and dry hands.

The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Lotion, £8, Rituals

The Indian rose and sweet almond oil scent is heavenly, and we’re a sucker for the matte burgundy packaging, too.

Hand Food, £5.50, Soap Glory

This delightful pink tube is a great high street alternative that smells amazing. It offers comfortable hydration that’s not too greasy.

Gyspy Water Hand Cream, £24, Byredo

If you’re after a hand cream that makes heads turn every time you pop it on, this super-scented cream is ideal. Layer it with the Gyspy Water fragrance for an even longer-lasting effect.

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