Our picks for getting oh-so-soft hands.

Hands are telltale signs of age, which means as the air becomes drier and colder elements take force, it’s even more important to keep them nourished and protected. Trade in neglected cuticles and sand papery skin for silky, touchable hands with one of our favourite eco-friendly hand cream offerings. No matter what your budget, we have an answer!

13 11 best hydrating handcreams winter 1

HIGH: A 3-in-1 treatment, Yon-Ka Nutri-Protect Hand Cream ($29 for 50 ml at phytoderm.com) heals and protects hands, nails and cuticles with shea butter and leaves behind a non-greasy but supple finish.

MEDIUM: Recently relaunched, Consonant Skincare Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream ($20, at Consonant’s flagship store at 2479 Yonge St., Toronto, select retailers and consonantskincare.com) is now infused with rosemary extract, a natural antibacterial that gives the cream a woodsy scent.

LOW: The nourishing and replenishing qualities of argan oil aren’t just for your hair—the oil does miracles for your hands, too! Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Hand Cream ($5, at Walmart, Rexall and Jean Coutu) is infused with anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients like safflower, jojoba, and carrot oil to leave our hands super-smooth.