Just as we thought we were escaping the winter weather and heading into sunnier days, we hit a slight bump in the road. Nevertheless, we keep going and remember to think of others and look out for each other.
Since the constant hand washing and sanitizing is here to stay, we wanted to recommend the moisturizers that have been helping our skin feel hydrated and healthy. We compiled our current favorites from clean brands that are still shipping safely. This is also a great opportunity to shop smaller, independent brands that rely on every purchase to keep their business going.
Skincare is truly a science (just like quarantine baking) and we trust the science-based brand Codex Beauty! Did you, like us, mistakenly think your skin was going to glow up from weeks of being makeup-free? The stress of this crisis, paired with frequent washing, has seemed to overpower any good we are doing for our skin. Do not fret, because Codex Beauty has the solution for not only your dry hands but your also stressed-out skin. Their Bia Skin Superfood is an ultra-hydrating moisturizer that can be used on your hands and face. If your skin has rebelled and is more oily or dry than ever, we recommend their Bia Facial Oil. This light, dry oil will balance out your skin and keep it protected.
Sick of the excessive waste and packaging that usually accompanies online shopping? Plaine Products will send you a refillable aluminum bottle of body lotion, along with a return label. Simply send the bottle back in for a refill when you run out. We love this eco-friendly option that will keep your hands, and the planet, happy and healthy!
The Green Beaver Company Extra Dry Skin Body Lotion $16.49 CAD
An all-purpose lotion for your driest of dry skin. This lotion was designed for harsh winter weather so it can definitely tackle your dry hands. Cocoa and shea butter help with flakiness and smoothing. It also has a 5-star rating so you can feel confident that it will get the job done.
This is the perfect hand and body cream to lather on and let sink in. We always had this one on hand in the office (back when we were still going in). We love that while the texture is rich and creamy, it dries down nicely and leaves your skin feeling moisturized.
Another Think Dirty office staple! This lotion contains hyaluronic acid for extra moisture and is gentle enough to be used on your face without clogging your pores. Luxe Beauty is committed to making quality products with 0 fillers and the proof is in the results. This option is unscented if you prefer not having a scent on your hands all day but they also offer several natural scents. We personally love the vanilla!
This unique moisturizer uses Organic Aloe from the Caribbean, Kukui Oil from Hawaii and Squalene Oil from Sicilian Olives. Squalene Oil, specifically from Sicilian Olives, is known to help absorption and ensure moisture is released over time. Put simply, this moisturizer doesn’t just hydrate your skin but will keep it hydrated through the day.
As the weather gets warmer, you’ll probably be spending more time outside (not too close to others, please!). Coming from someone who got a sunburn from sitting on their porch for 20 minutes in 60 degree weather, make sure you’re protecting your skin after sun exposure. This natural anti-inflammatory formula made with aloe, tea tree, and eucalyptus will relieve your sunburns, but also irritation from shaving, mosquito bites, and any other type of skin discomfort.
If you prefer lighter feeling lotions that still get the job done, this is the one for you. The formula blends into skin quickly and leaves a smooth, non-greasy feeling. Aloe Vera will also help soothe any cuts or cracks from past dryness.
The skin on your hands is more sensitive than you might think! This skin can show signs of aging just like your delicate facial skin. All skin is beautiful and we’re sure your hands are perfect as they are, but if you are looking to treat any discoloration, dark spots, or just brighten up the skin, this is the perfect solution.