The Best Anti Ageing Hand Creams
Our hands are one of the first body parts to show signs of ageing, and reveal our true age. They are exposed to the sun on a regular basis (whilst driving, outdoors, even over winter, unless we wear gloves, they are one of the few body parts to still be exposed). In fact if you think about everything our hands go through on a regular basis, and what they will have gone through by the time we hit our 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – from typing, to cooking, to gardening, to swimming, to washing up without gloves, and everything in between, in addition to the time they are exposed to the sun, it’s no wonder they are one of the first parts of our bodies to start showing their age.
Our hands only have a thin layer of subcutaneous fat, so after the age of 40, we start to see more veins and bones on the back of our hands as the collagen starts to thin, and our hands lose plumpness. Additionally, this is when freckles and age spots start to appear on our hands, and the loss of volume and pigmentation only increases as we mature, and our hands really start to show our age.
The good news in there are a range of good quality anti ageing hand creams available, so we can treat the ageing that has occurred, and slow down future ageing. A specialist hand or hand/nail cream should be used (as opposed to your normal body lotion), as these products are a thicker, more emollient formula, and especially designed to hydrate the delicate skin on our hands, and some may help reduce and prevent age spots as our hands age. Have we piqued your interest? Read on to find our pick of the best anti-ageing hand creams.
Nivea Anti-Age Care Hand Cream
The Nivea Anti-Age Care Hand Cream, with co-enzyme Q10, and UV filters, is Australia’s best selling anti ageing hand cream* (so you know it’s good). The formula helps reduce the visible signs of ageing on your hands, and helps prevent UV-induced age spots with regular use. The luxuriously hydrating formula helps protect your hands, and keep them smooth and hydrated all day long (although you should reapply after you wash your hands). The tube fits easily into your handbag, and is the easy squeeze tube is perfect for mature hands to use. The budget friendly price means you can have one in your handbag, and one at home, so you’re never caught short. 100ml RRP $6.95.
Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Night & Day Hand Repair Kit
This targeted beauty solution from Nutrimetics is especially formulated for mature skin. The Extreme Night Hand Repair, with Alpha Hydroxy Acid goes to work while you sleep, to smooth skin and help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation on your hands. Cotton gloves help your hands absorb maximum nutrition overnight by locking in moisture, and stimulating heat to help regeneration (and they keep the cream on your hands and not on your bedsheets). The Day Hand Repair SPF 15, hydrates and protects your hands throughout the day, to prevent future damage and protect the work done overnight, while the Rose Fruit & Myrrh Extracts nourish and condition your hands & nails to combat dryness. Repair Kit (Hand Repair SPF 15 100ml, Extreme Night Hand Repair 100ml + Cotton Gloves) RRP $44.00.
Mavala Anti-Spot Cream for Hands
This wonder Hand Cream is absolutely brilliant for mature hands with pigmentation. Especially formulated for pigmentation caused by hormonal changes, and sun exposure, the complex of 7 certified organic Swiss Alpine botanicals in this clever cream helps to tone down any existing pigmentation, and prevent new spots from appearing. The addition of concentrated Vitamin C reinforces the botanical complex, and provides antioxidant protection against free radicals. Your hands are left smooth, radiant, and nourished, and pigmentation is reduced over time. Note, to maximise the de-pigmentation benefits of the Hand Cream, you should wear sunscreen on your hands when outdoors. 30ml RRP $31.95.
Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Anti-Ageing Hand Therapy
Designed to hydrate and restore, this rich hand cream is enriched with a combination of rose and jojoba esters for hands that need a little extra TLC. The delicately scented formula helps to reduce the visible signs of ageing, and helps even skin tone. The radiance boosting formula contains antioxidants and vitamins help limit the damaging effects of free radicals, whilst extracts like white lily nourish and condition and peptides and shea butter bump up the hydration in your hands. Dermatologically tested, the cream is ultra gentle, and can be used on all skin types. 70g RRP $32.00.
Molton Brown Alba White Truffle Hand Regime
This gorgeous duo (consisting of a Hand Exfoliator and Hand Treatment) are infused with precious White Truffle Extract, long known for its skin conditioning properties. The creamy Hand Exfoliator gently exfoliates your hands (and stimulates the blood flow while it’s at it), helping to remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin super smooth, and preparing it to receive the maximum nutrients from the ultra rich Hand Treatment. The Hand Treatment is a luxurious, rich cream that melts into your skin on contact, and absorbs quickly and easily. Your skin is left hydrated, plump, and nourished. Cocooning aromas of nutmeg, olibanum and vanilla, and the warm, earthy myrrh oil notes leave your hands delicately, luxuriously scented. Hand Exfoliator 40ml, Hand Treatment 40ml RRP $20.00 each.
Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Hand Treatment
Rich in botanicals, and oh, so restorative, this gorgeous Jurlique hand treatment works to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, discolouration and age spots on your hands. Indian gooseberry, a potent source of vitamin C, and daisy help to brighten skin and diminish skin discolourations, whilst Turmeric, a natural antioxidant, helps protect your hands from damaging rays. Luscious soybean, jojoba, sunflower seed and safflower seed oils combine synergistically to restore, hydrate and protect hands from moisture loss, leaving them silky soft, smooth, and protected. 100ml RRP $58.00.
Raww Nourish-ME Hand & Nail Cream
The packaging at the front of this Raww organic and cruelty-free powerhouse says it’s superfood infused, and we do concur. The 100% natural, easily absorbed formula, features ingredients such as Kakadu Plum, a potent source of Vitamin C, to help brighten and firm your skin. Coconut Water and Wildberry Harvest offer your hands supreme hydration, Goji Berry, with its known anti ageing properties helps protect your hands, whilst ingredients like Macadamia Oil to nourish, Shea Butter to condition, and Cocoa Butter to soften your skin, leave your hands silky soft, smooth, and protected. 50ml RRP $14.99.
Jergens Hand & Nail Cream
For hands that are dry, cracked, or just in need of a little TLC, the rich, highly nourishing Jergens Hand & Nail Cream is perfect. The formula contains the special Hydralucence® blend, which creates a continuous layer of moisture, to ensure that your hands are kept hydrated for up to 48-hours (so good for mature hands). The formula also contains antioxidants Vitamins C, E and B5, which work together to brighten, moisturise and protect your tired hands. After using this brilliant cream, your hands areleft hydrated, nourished, and almost luminous. 100ml RRP $5.99.
So, this is our pick of the best anti ageing hand creams around. What is your favourite? Is it on the list? What is your tip to keep your hands hydrated and youthful (ours is to apply an anti-ageing hand cream regularly – we have a tube next to us on the desk, and always wash up in gloves – or better yet, get someone else to do it). Let us know yours in the comments below.
* IRI MarketEdge Data (based on data defined and sourced by Beiersdorf)