When it comes to skincare, we tend to lay the majority of focus on our faces—which is arguably the thing most people notice about us first. We zone in on all of the tell-tale signs of aging, from crow's-feet to smile lines to forehead wrinkles, but time and time again, dermatologists point out that a complete skincare regimen should target every spot of epidermis that's susceptible to sun damage, dryness, and other concerns. And after our visages, the next body part to reveal our age is our hands—which brings us to the importance of anti-aging hand creams.
To be clear, it's not just about trying to turning back the clock—we're firm proponents of the concept that aging should be regarded as a graceful process. Putting yourself at risk for skin cancer and dealing with the discomfort of dry, cracked hands, however, are two things that are big no-nos in our books, especially when they can be easily avoided with a single product. That's why we scoured online reviews for the best moisturizers that not only quench your your skin (which makes for a pleasant handshake) but also protect your hands from the elements and, yes, help make your skin look younger.
It's time to get rid of those sandpaper hands: Click through the gallery for the top anti-aging moisturizers for your hands that have worked hard to earn their four-star-and-up ratings.
For maximum SPF: Skincare experts suggest using a minimum of SPF 30 to achieve proper sunscreen coverage, and this cruelty-free option fits the bill. Sephora shoppers—especially those with sensitive skin—can't stop raving about this antioxidant-packed cream, which absorbs easily and has a natural scent that won't clash with your perfume. The fact that it's also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates also makes it popular among mindful beauty buffs.
For correcting dark spots: Ulta reviewers credit this multitasking cream with saving their skin during the winter while giving their hands a boost of moisture, brightness, and plumpness. In addition to smoothing out rough skin, Ahava's vitamin- and algae-infused formula doesn't leave a greasy residue like many other SPF sunscreens.
For cuticle and nail care: This French brand's lightweight sunscreen cream employs a host of natural ingredients for soothing and softening the skin, like nasturtium petal extract for lightening dark spots and appleseed extract for healing and firming up the skin. Manicure enthusiasts will also benefit from this cream, which strengthens the nails and softens cuticles.
For results on a budget: On top of being organic and vegan, this moisturizing hand cream is formulated with evening primrose, sunflower, and sesame seed oils to help increase elasticity and firmness and protect the skin. Amazon reviewers also vouch for this natural product's effectiveness, especially on dry skin in the winter.
For treating wrinkles and fine lines: Developed by a board certified dermatologist, this two-in-one serum and moisturizer is packed with antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals and boosts the skin's suppleness with the help of retinol and peptides. It's especially effective for reducing wrinkles and fine lines while brightening and evening skin tone.
For targeting hyperpigmentation and fine lines: Among the organic and natural anti-aging hand creams to score the seal of approval from Amazon buyers is this lightly scented option by Juice Beauty. This moisturizer keeps the skin hydrated with a combination of aloe, jojoba, and shea butters while fighting the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation with the help of vitamin C and organic fruit acids.
For a dewy, youthful look: Created by renowned hand and foot model Ellen Sirot, this anti-aging cream uses a unique blend of silicates and silanes to boost elastin and collagen production and give the skin a youthful, dewy look. In addition to locking in moisture, this product contains SPF 20 to protect the skin against UV rays, reduce dark spots, even out skin tone.
Now that you know the best anti-aging hand creams for surviving dry weather, keep reading for the top anti-aging serums for every skin type.