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The Best Hand Creams to Keep by the Kitchen Sink

We're washing our hands more than ever, which means our skin is dry and in need of moisture. We found the best hand creams to keep near the sink so you can stay hydrated in the kitchen.

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LEMON LEAF HARD-WORKING HAND CREAM 2via thymes.com

Thymes Lemon Leaf Hard-Working Hand Cream

The name says it all: This hand cream is for hard-working hands. If your hands are chapped or dry, grab this nourishing lemon lotion packed with shea butter, sunflower seed oil and pro-vitamin B5. It’s a soothing way to treat yourself after kneading loaves of bread or stirring that long-simmering pasta sauce.

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SkinBUTTR Gingr Lemon Buttrvia skinbuttr.com

SkinBUTTR Gingr Lemon Buttr

For skin that needs some serious soothing, look for rich hand creams and lotions like SkinBUTTR. Their ginger and lemon body butter smells divine and is a refreshing way to soothe your hands—plus it reminds us of some of our favorite recipes.

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Spit & Polish Unscented Hand Lotionvia duluthtrading.com

Spit & Polish Unscented Hand Lotion

While we all love the amazing scents of the best hand creams, we don’t always need to smell like fresh lavender—especially when working with our hands in the kitchen. In that case, grab an unscented lotion like this one from Duluth Trading Co. It’s designed to moisturize hands after hours of hard work (and we know how hard you work in the kitchen!).

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SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Skin Renewal Recipe Body Moisturizervia target.com

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey and Yogurt Moisturizer

Because handwashing and hand sanitizer can dry hands so easily, you’ll want an intensely moisturizing hand lotion at the ready—especially when the cold, dry months hit. This honey and yogurt moisturizer from SheaMoisture will soothe your hands. Plus, Manuka honey is great for skin (and has other health benefits too).

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hand relief™ moisturizing cremevia aveda.com

Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme

Formulated with aloe and andiroba oil, this hand cream from Aveda is intensely moisturizing. It’s also made without parabens, synthetic scents or animal ingredients so you can feel good about smoothing this over dry hands morning, noon and night.

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Burt's Bees Shea Butter Lavender And Honey Hand Creamvia target.com

Burt’s Bees Lavender and Honey Hand Cream

Just like you want to have a mini hand sanitizer with you on the go, you’ll want a good hand cream to pair with it. This one-ounce tube from Burt’s Bees is just the right size to toss in your tote.

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Williams Sonoma Pink Grapefruit Soap & Lotionvia williams-sonoma.com

Williams Sonoma Pink Grapefruit Soap and Lotion Set

This coordinating soap and lotion set from Williams Sonoma is a great way to get your fix of a favorite scent. After scrubbing up, you can layer on lotion in the same scent. This pink grapefruit option is one of our faves, but check out their other pairings, too.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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