These zero waste hand creams are all made with plant-based, biodegradable ingredients, and sold in plastic-free packaging. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing, no shea butter for latex allergies.
The best way to help your hands is simply to drink lots of water, eat well and keep hands protected from the sun. Also don’t do anything like losing too much weight quickly or over-do the weight-training, as this is what often causes bulging veins.
Blushberry Botanicals Hand Cream (Scotland) is made with plant-based, biodegradable ingredients (no palm oil) and sold in a zero waste tin. Made with nourishing ingredients, it melts into your hands, leaving them soft and moisturised. This cream has no added water, so a little goes a long way. Choose from Unscented, French Lavender & Sweet Orange, Rose & Geranium and Pink Grapefruit & Neroli.
- Bramble & Blossom Hand Cream (Hertfordshire) is sold in a tin, and made with plant butters and oils, scented with neroli geranium or lavender. Profits help Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.
- Fair Squared Olive Hand Cream is sold in a glass jar with a metal lid. This quality German company uses Fair Trade oils from Palestine for intensive moisture, ideal for very dry and chapped hands. Rich, easy to apply and quickly absorbed.
- Conscious Skincare (Wales) makes this hand cream for hardworking hands. Sold in a zero waste metal tin, this has a nice natural fragrance, without being greasy or runny. Made with organic avocado oil and organic geranium, to leave hands soft and supple.
Corinne Taylor Hand & Body Balm is sold in a glass jar; a mix of cocoa butter, candelilla wax and oils of hemp, jojoba and sunflower, with healing calendula and oils of lavender, frankincense, patchouli and chamomile. Also in Restore (lemon, tea tree, bergamot and rosemary – avoid for high blood pressure).