Posted: Jan 02, 2014 7:00 AM
Cold and winter are brutal on your skin, especially for moms who find themselves washing their hands 50 times a day. From drugstores to department stores, find a hand lotion that will take your skin from scaly to soft.

High Intensity Hand Cream from Bliss

Bliss for your hands

Cracked skin and chapped hands deserve a little bliss. Try High Intensity Hand Cream from Bliss. Just a bit of the cream delivers intense moisture without a greasy feel. A light citrus scent lingers, and the cream absorbs quickly so you can continue with any task almost immediately after smoothing on the lotion. (Sephora, $9)

Rich Girl Hand Cream

Keep your hands looking young

Unless your hands are forever covered in gloves, a hand cream with an SPF will help your hands avoid sun spots and wrinkles. Deborah Lippmann's Rich Girl Hand Cream protects your hands from winter air and winter sun, which can be surprisingly harsh when reflected through windshields and off snow. (Nordstrom, $28)

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream

Non-greasy relief for dry skin

After a single application of Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream your hands will feel softer, smoother and less chapped — and all without a greasy slick of lotion. The glycerin-rich formula claims 200 applications from the small-looking two-ounce tube, so you can definitely use this cream daily to keep hands soft once they've healed. The soft vanilla scent is subtle and pleasant. (, $4)

L'Occitane Hand Cream

Phthalate-free hand lotion

If you want to keep phthalates off your skin, try L'Occitane Hand Cream. The extra-creamy formula comes in a variety of scents, from Mango Flower to Rose Petals — we love the Lavender — but you can choose Shea Butter if you prefer your lotion not to compete with your perfume. (Sephora, $12)

Cetaphil Therapeutic Hand Cream

Soothe your sensitive skin

Cetaphil Therapeutic Hand Cream is a perfect choice if you have sensitive skin. Shea butter helps lock available moisture into skin, while glycerin prevents dryness. The lotion boasts a non-greasy formula, and it's fragrance-free, so it won't irritate sensitive skin with perfumes or other scents. (, $7)

Burt's Bees Hand Salve

Healing salve for hands

Burt's Bees Hand Salve is called "a farmer's friend" for a reason. Beeswax and botanical oils combine to moisturize hands. The protective salve offers relief from dryness and protection against further damage, and the herbal scent is gender-neutral enough that you might have to hide this one from your husband! (, $7)

Bonus Product^

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme

Dry hands can lead to dry cuticles, and once those start cracking it can be tough to get them back in shape. If your nail beds and cuticles need something more than your favorite hand creams, try Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme. The small, yellow container may not seem too formidable, but the combination of lemon oil, vitamin E, beeswax and almond oil moisturizers heals and protects, all while soothing cracked, painful dry skin. (Amazon, $8)

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