Keep your hands smooth, nourished, and happy on your next big trip.
It’s February, which, in many parts of the world, means it’s the dead of winter — i.e. the time of year when my hands reach peak dryness and seem to sail past the point of no return. I get overwhelmed by options when I walk into the drug store or a beauty shop in search of a moisturizer that will give my hands the hydration they need in order to to face the cold months, in addition to super-drying air travel.
So to make things a little easier on all those who suffer from cracked, chapped, hard-working dry hands, we’ve compiled some of the absolute best, intensely hydrating hand creams to use when you’re traveling, especially to or from cold and dry destinations.
Here, you’ll find something for every need, from anti-aging cream to the best drugstore option (we know there are too many!); hand creams created with safe ingredients to target eczema-prone skin, or lotions that smell so delicious you’ll near ditch your perfume. Most of our picks meet the carry-on size requirement of 3.4 ounces or less, and trust that those that may not be available in a convenient travel-ready size are so good that it's worth the time spent siphoning them into portable bottles.