Smarter Reader Leigh asked us a question recently:

Leigh’s been using some one the delicious hand creams from Urban Rituelle (I adore their perfumes, especially Cotton Candy), but Leigh’s workmates complained about the strong scent.

The biggest issue with hand cream is that the wrong hand cream leaves your hands greasy and it wreaks havoc when you’re trying to use your keyboard and mouse. I’ve found that you should only use a small amount of hand cream to get the best of the moisturisation/anti-greasy worlds.

So Smarter Admins tried out varying hand creams and found some great alternatives.

Palmers Cocoa Butter Hand Cream

Palmers Cocoa Butter is, as far as hand creams go, quite thick. It absorbs well and quicker than you would expect. You could also try Palmers olive butter or shea butter range. You can find them at supermarkets and discount retailers like K-Mart and Priceline.

Vaseline Dry Skin Conditioning Lotion

 Vaso is such a classic line, how could we not feature it here? This is actually the hand cream I have on my desk at the moment and while it’s runny, it absorbs amazingly quickly. You could also try their Treatment Hand Cream range. You can find them at supermarkets and discount retailers like K-Mart and Priceline.

Aveeno’s Moisurising Lotions comes recommended by Smarter Reader Liz. She keeps a tube handy on her desk at work and she finds it especially helpful when processing the accounts at the end of the month. You can find Aveeno products at supermarkets and discount retailers like K-Mart and Priceline.

The great news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money for a tube of hand cream that’s up for the task!

Don’t forget the great tip we published last week — Apply hand cream to prevent paper cuts.

What’s your favourite hand cream?

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