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Top 10 Best Hand Creams In India | Updated July 21

top hand creams in india

98%

Our Score

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hand Cream
  • Hydrating and Moisturising
  • Deep restoring formula
  • Pocket friendly packaging

94%

Our Score

Khadi Naturals Milk And Saffron Herbal Hand Cream
  • Improves skin tone
  • Restores cuticle health
  • Very affordable

90%

Our Score

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
  • Unisex formula
  • Deeply nourishing
  • Premium brand
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Best Hand Creams For Men And Women In India

  1. Palmers Coconut Oil Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
98%

Our Review

“Palmer’s is practical the No 1 brand when it comes to therapeutic, moisturising and hydrating products and this hand cream is one of its best example – drenched in coconut oil, monoi and sweet almond oil “
  • Quantity : 60gms
  • Best Overall Hand Cream
  • Coconut, Sweet Almond and Monoi Oil

QUALITY

99%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

99%

LONGEVITY

98%

VALUE FOR MONEY

97%

USER RATING

99%

Product Features :

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Hand cream, like the name suggests is enriched with the deeply replenishing hydration and moisturisation of Coconut oil. The packaging is a very standard Palmer product packaging with all organic ingredients sourced in fair trade from Tahitian islands. The pampering and lingering freshness of Tahitian Monoi oil with the infusions of Tiare flower petals makes the cream something of a divine sensation. The cream is enriched with great ingredients to heal and restore balance to your skin.
Pros : Cons :
Enriched with organic fair trade ingredients Expensive for the quantity
Coconut oil heals and nourishes Consumes easily
Monoi oil hydrates and protects
Almond oil softens the skin
Attractive packaging, easy to carry

  1. Khadi Natural Milk And Saffron Herbal Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
94%

Our Review

“Khadi Naturals has some of the most sustainable herbal products and this one definitely steals the show – The Milk and Saffron hand cream is soft, hydrating and makes your hands baby-like “
  • Quantity : 50gms
  • Best Budget Friendly hand cream
  • Extracts of Milk and Saffron

QUALITY

93%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

95%

LONGEVITY

94%

VALUE FOR MONEY

95%

USER RATING

95%

Product Features :

The Khadi Naturals Milk and Saffron Hand cream is one of the most purest and nature inclined products from the house of Khadi Naturals. A formula that is completely vegan and derived from the goodness of milk and saffron, this product deliveries super soft skin like that of a young infant. Saffron extracts make the skin luminous and bright with regular application. The hand cream improves nail strength, heals peeling around cuticles and de-tans the skin on the back of the palm.

Pros : Cons :
Milk softens the skin Not a contact proof packaging
Saffron removes tan Has a lotion like consistency
Heals rough nails and cuticles
Softens skin around cuticles
Made in shea butter base

  1. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
90%

Our Review

“When it comes to skin care, Neutrogena is always on the top of the list. This deeply nourishing and restorative formula works towards healing extremely dry and chapped skin and cuticles“
  • Quantity : 56gms
  • Best Premium hand Cream
  • Glycerin rich formula

QUALITY

91%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

91%

LONGEVITY

90%

VALUE FOR MONEY

89%

USER RATING

91%

Product Features :

The Neutrogena Norwegian formula is especially developed for those who live in cold countries and tend to get cold, dry and chapped skin due to the extreme weather conditions. Whether you live in a cold country or not, this concentrated formula is applicable to anyone who needs that instant drench of moisture that heals and repairs the skin instantly. The formula is very concentrated and a little goes a far way. The formula contains glycerin that creates a moisture barrier and repairs skin from dryness.

Pros : Cons :
Concentrated glycerin rich formula Contains Parabens and Sulphates
Travel friendly packaging Suitable for extreme cold weather
Instantly moisturize hands Mildly expensive
Multipurpose - elbows, lips, face, knees
Unisex formula, non-scented

  1. Oriflame Milk And Honey Gold Nourishing Hand And Body Cream

Critik Overall Rating
89%

Our Review

“The Oriflame hand and body cream makes you feel like you have covered yourself in dollops of moisture blankets. The extremely nourishing and hydrating formula is one of the best in the market“
  • Quantity : 250ml
  • Best All Purpose Cream
  • Milk and Honey extracts

QUALITY

90%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

90%

LONGEVITY

89%

VALUE FOR MONEY

88%

USER RATING

90%

Product Features :

The Oriflame Milk and Honey GOld cream is designed to drench your parched skin in the deeply nourishing and hydrating lotion based cream that this product encapsulates. The formula is enriched with Lanolin, a natural hydrating agent found in milk that hydrates and repairs chapped skin not only on your hands but also on other sensitive areas such as the elbow, knees, toes and heels. This multifunctional cream is one of your best investments if you were looking to double up a hand cream with a body cream.

Pros : Cons :
Milk extracts softens and hydrates No contact proof packaging
Honey creates skin barrier Mildly expensive
Deeply hydrating formula
Can be used on body
Travel friendly packaging

  1. Aroma Magic Nourishing Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
85%

Our Review

“Aroma Magic is designed and marketed by the famous Indian Salon Stylist Blossom Kocher, alike all her other skincare products, this nourishing hand cream is deeply nourishing and moisturising“
  • Quantity : 50gms
  • Best Organic Extracts Hand Cream
  • Aloevera, Shea Butter, Rosehip, Geranium oils

QUALITY

86%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

85%

LONGEVITY

84%

VALUE FOR MONEY

86%

USER RATING

86%

Product Features :

If everything nice had a physical embodiment, this would be it. Made by Blossom Kocher, a featuring salon stylist of India, she has rooted the ingredients for this hand cream very close to mother nature. The base of the hand cream is made from natural beeswax, aloe vera gel and organic shea butter. Laced with the goodness of clary sage, rosehip oil, geranium oil, carrot seed oil, thyme and extracts of radish, glycerin, camphor wood and peppermint help in sealing all the goodness to your hands and nails.

Pros : Cons :
No parabens, phthalates, colours or fragrance Does not last long
All organic ingredients Needs to topped up often
Softens and heals skin
Creates natural moisture barrier
Helps improve nail and cuticle health

  1. St Botanica Vit C Brightening Hand And Nail Cream

Critik Overall Rating
80%

Our Review

“This lovely and nurturing concoction of cream is made with the best of ingredients and a perfect combination of science and nature – the result is an undisputed soft and nourished skin“
  • Quantity : 50gms
  • Best Brightening Hand Cream
  • Vit C, Vit E, Olive, Jojoba Oil extracts

QUALITY

81%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

80%

LONGEVITY

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

79%

USER RATING

81%

Product Features :

The St Botanica range of Vit C Brightening products is one of the best in the market and this hand cream is no different – it has one of the best combination of scientific formula with the goodness of natural ingredients such as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Glycerin for the base, infused with the goodness of Olive Oil and Jojoba oil for soft skin, Vit C and Vit E that help repair skin and brighten them from within. The Glycerin and Hyaluronic acid help in drenching the skin in much needed hydration.

Pros : Cons :
Organic ingredients Product gets over quickly
Scientific formula Lotion like consistency
No parabens, mineral oils or toxins
Improves nail health
Brightens and removes tan

  1. mCaffeine Naked And Raw Coffee Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
78%

Our Review

“Another very innovative product range in the market is the mCaffeine range of coffee based products – the hand cream oozes with luxury arabica coffee extracts in a shea butter base“
  • Quantity : 50ml
  • Best Mattifying Hand Cream
  • Pure Arabica Coffee extracts

QUALITY

79%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

78%

LONGEVITY

79%

VALUE FOR MONEY

77%

USER RATING

79%

Product Features :

The mCaffeine Naked and Raw Coffee Hand cream is deliciously sinful and it’s so hard to resist applying this hand cream over and over again. If you are a coffee lover, you must own one of these in your hand bag. This unisex formula has a mattifying effect on your hands by deeply nourishing hands and nail cuticles and ensuring that the skin remains hydrated and healed through the day. Made with Shea butter along with Coffee extracts, Almond Oil extracts and white water lily for soft, toned hands.

Pros : Cons :
Coffee fragrance with arabica beans extracts Not for dry skin
Shea butter and almond oil softens skin Not everyone would appreciate coffee smell
Antioxidant rich anti-ageing formula
White water lily conditions skin
Hydrated, mattified, refreshing smelling product

  1. Colorbar Cosmetics Fruit Drop Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
74%

Our Review

“The Colorbar Hand cream is inspired from floral and fruits notes that create a sense of tropical vacations each time you use them on your hands – Hydrating, aromatherapy for your hands“
  • Quantity : 30gms
  • Best Fragrance Hand Cream
  • Comes in 3 flavours

QUALITY

74%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

75%

LONGEVITY

75%

VALUE FOR MONEY

73%

USER RATING

75%

Product Features :

The Colorbar Cosmetics Fruit drop Hand cream is one of the best fragrance hand creams in our entire list of best hand creams in India. The hand cream comes in 3 different flavours – Toast to Tahiti, Floral Breeze and Neroli Nights. Each one encapsulated the flavour and aroma of the essential oils and richly hydrating cream base. The formula is made from 94% natural ingredients. The fragrance is all essential oils and not artificial fragrances, therefore making it safe to apply on the skin.

Pros : Cons :
Kiwi, Grapefruit, Apple and Carrot extracts Floral scent not suitable for men
Antioxidants that regenerates skin, prevents ageing Mildly expensive
Pentavitin instantly hydrates and nourishes
Shea Butter, Almond oil and Jojoba extracts
Lasts for 72 hours on the skin

  1. L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
70%

Our Review

“L’Occitane en Provence is a luxurious French cosmetics and skincare brand with products that are premium such as this hand cream – with the goodness of organic handmade shea butter“
  • Quantity : 30ml
  • Best Dry Skin Hand Cream
  • Handmade shea butter base

QUALITY

71%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

71%

LONGEVITY

70%

VALUE FOR MONEY

69%

USER RATING

71%

Product Features :

The L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream is one of the luxurious hand creams in the offering of hand creams that L’Occitane has. There are about 7 to 8 hand cream flavours all with distinct character and composition. The cream base for the hand cream is made with handmade shea butter that is procured directly from the french Burkina Faso women. Each hand cream has a character such as the Almond Delicious with real almond oil, Neroli hand cream with neroli flower extracts etc.

Pros : Cons :
Made with pure organic shea butter Very Expensive
Intense moisturisation Some variants unavailable in India
French spa effect on hands
Exotic fragrances
Premium packaging

  1. Dot & Key Sanitiser + Mosturiser Hand Cream

Critik Overall Rating
69% 

Our Review

“Dot & Key is an extic brand that has some of the most unique products, this hand cream is amazing because it combines the functionality of a sanitizer with that of a hand cream“
  • Quantity : 30gms
  • Best Oily Skin Hand Cream
  • Lemon and Mandarin Extracts

QUALITY

70%

MOISTURISING QUOTIENT

69%

LONGEVITY

69%

VALUE FOR MONEY

68%

USER RATING

70%

Product Features :

The Dot & Key products are all very hype worthy as they have some of the most unique characteristics. Ths hand cream is again something different from the rest as it combines the use of a sanitizer with a moisturiser. We already know that the constant use of hand sanitizer leaves our hand dry and parched but not with this one – combined with the goodness of Shea butter, jojoba oil for base along with lemon and mandrain orange essence, this alcohol free sanitizing hand cream is a revolutionary product.
Pros : Cons :
Sanitizer cum Moisturising cream Mildly expensive
Shea butter and Jojoba softens skin Suitable for oily skin type
Alcohol free sanitiser formula
Refreshing lemon and Orange fragrance
Kill 99% bacterias whilst nourishing skin

Buying Guide | Choosing The Right Hand Cream

Hand Creams are an urban solution to one of the most basic problems we encountered – dry skin on our hands. There are some very important things that you need to look out for while purchasing from our list of the best hand creams in India:


  1. Always Check the Label

There are many great chemical ingredients that give your skin the ultimate, nourishing experience. A popular dermatologist recommends looking for Glycolic Acid which is known to nourish and hydrate the skin and maintain its elasticity, Niacinamide that calms and cures the skin, Lanolin that helps hydrate and moisturise the skin, Vit B infusions to aid cell repair and faster cell growth etc.  

2. Look out for Toxins

As much as possible, avoid artificial colors, artificial fragrances and other toxins such as phthalates, sulphates and parabens. They could constitute the base for the hand cream with its preservative and waxy chemical nature that helps in making the hand cream softer and last longer. But these chemicals are in fact very harmful for the body and can get absorbed through the skin overtime. 

3. Go Organic

There are some amazing natural ingredients that can make a great hand cream with its natural goodness such as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Almond oil, Avocado oil, rose oil, lavender oil, witch hazel and many such herbal essences that not only help make your skin softer, some of them helps in calming your senses and keeping your skin away from bacterial infection as well.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Are Hand creams really necessary?

Hand creams are a recent addition to your existing makeup closet, especially with the need to take good care of your hands during the pandemic, hand creams can help keep your hands moisturized.

2. How is a hand cream different from a body cream/lotion?

Hand creams act as emollients for your hands by rapidly moisturizing the skin and also aiding the repair and maintenance of the skin due to dryness. They are more hydrating and thicker that body lotions.

3. What are some of the best hand cream ingredients to look out for?

Look for a cream that has a natural butter base such as shea butter, cocoa butter with the added benefits of glycolic acid, lanolin, Vit E and niacinamide as they help in aiding the skin barriers.

4. Are hand creams suitable for all seasons?

Hand creams are suitable for all seasons. It is better to buy based on the weather you are currently in, go for a mildly moisturizing hand cream for summer and a thicker, richer hand cream for winter.

5. What are the ingredients to avoid while buying a hand cream?

Look out for artificial fragrances and colours as they may cause allergies for those who have sensitive skin. Avoid parabens, sulphates and phthalates in the base as they are toxic in nature.