Whoever first noted that you can tell a person’s age by their hands was incredibly rude. Unfortunately, they were also correct. Understandably, our hard-working hands take a bit of a beating. But I just think it’s a fabulous sign of a life well-lived. That said, there’s nothing wrong with taking a little preventative action. So let’s take a peek at some of the best anti-aging hand creams, shall we?
True story: my 94-year-old grandmother has the most rigorous hand maintenance regime of anyone I know. She’s meticulous about daily SPF, slathers her sweet little paws with thick, luxurious anti-aging hand creams multiple times a day, and places her hands in her lap, palms up, when sitting outdoors. I can honestly say her hands are gorgeous—nary a sunspot or crepey skin to be found.
All this to say: anti-aging hand creams work! They are chock-full of powerful active ingredients that are similar, if not identical, to the ingredients we love to slather on our faces, but with one advantage—hands have the ability to tolerate much thicker, heavier creams than our faces do. So when you literally lay it on thick, your hands are gulping down high quantities of the good stuff. Sounds excellent to me! Just make sure you don’t forget and touch your face after applying a thick cream, otherwise, you can count the minute until a pimple appears.
Keep reading for the best anti-aging hand creams under $20
Sur Medic Super Ceramide 100 Intense Protection Hand Cream
Five types of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter replenish, condition, and lock in hydration and transform dry, rough skin. The addition of adenosine targets and prevents fine lines and signs of aging on the hands.
Sur Medic Super Ceramide 100 Intense Protection Hand Cream, $10
Scroll on to discover our under-$50 faves
Agustinus Bader The Hand Treatment
So this cream is not technically under $50, but since it landed right on the number it felt right to place it here. It’s a first-of-its-kind anti-aging treatment for hands that soothes, softens, and serves as a natural antiseptic.
Agustinus Bader The Hand Treatment, $50
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Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream
Dr. Sturm knows best! The potent anti-aging ingredients protect the body’s hardest-working skin. The rich texture absorbs quickly, improves elasticity, and prevents the hands from drying out, leaving them soft, supple, and intensely hydrated.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream, $65
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