The Best Hand Cream for Tradies | Australia’s No.1 hand cream

“DU’IT Tough Hands intensive hand cream delivers fast relief to dry, cracked and work-damaged hands.”

Working as a tradesman can be challenging to the hands. When you work hard with your hands all day, every day, they’ll become dry, rough and cracked. Constant friction with tools and machinery, exposure to harmful chemicals and long hours of glove-wearing all contribute to irritating skin conditions. As our hands have the fewest oil glands in the body, they are the most prone to work-related damages. ‘Tradie hands’ feature dry palms, cracked skin, rough calluses and peeling fingertips. Untreated cracks can also cause pain and infections over time.

As a tradie, your hands will thank you for developing a good hand care routine.  Performing an active hand care routine will help to keep your hands in check, especially when you have a rigorous day-to-day work routine. Think heavy-duty hand cream and a great hand scrub.

Common skin conditions

Here’s a selection of what you should keep stockpiled in your bathroom:

A  hand cream made for dry hands
Invest in a hand cream that is super moisturising, like our Tough Hands Intensive Hand Cream.

A quality hand scrub and cleanser
This is important for two reasons: 1) to cleanse away all dirt and grime, oils and paint that has accumulated on your skin  2) to exfoliate built up dead skin cells and eliminate dry skin. Try our Tough Scrub 3-in-1 hand cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser.

Our recommended products for Tradies

Tough Hands
Intensive Hand Repair Cream

Tough Hands Fragrance Free
Intensive Hand Cream for Sensitive Skin

Tough Scrub
3-in-1 Hand Cleanser & Exoliator

Our DU’IT Tough Hands is an intensive hand repair cream designed to repair even the most stubborn cases of dry, cracked hands. Scientifically developed with a special blend of moisturising actives, including 10% UREA, Sodium PCA and glycerin, Tough Hands hand cream works to replenish lost moisture, restore the skin’s natural protective barrier and seal cracks on hands. Enriched with natural AHAs, Tough Hands hand cream gently dissolves dead skin cells on the hands and softens thickened calluses, leaving the hands soft and smooth. It also contains antimicrobial ingredients tea tree and lemon myrtle extract to soothe irritated skin and promote healing of cracked skin.

DU’IT Tough Hands is Australia’s No.1 hand cream* (IRI data, Grocery & Pharmacy, 2019) and is clinically proven to deliver visible effects to work-damaged hands within 1 day. It contains no parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin and propylene glycol and is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Try our DU’IT hand care range today!

Can’t wait to give your hands a thorough cleaning after a long, tough day at work? Using a harsh soap, however, is likely to leave the hands tight and irritated. We recommend using our Tough Scrub, an award-winning hand cleanser that effectively cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises your hands.

Tough Scrub contains fine natural walnut shells, a natural exfoliator that can effectively lift away any dirt, odour or grease. Gentle massage with these walnut shell particles helps to promote blood circulation and brings you healthier, smoother skin. It also works to remove dead skin layers and softens up thick calluses, leaving the hands soft, smooth and refreshed. A good hand exfoliator does more than keeping your hands clean. It is specially formulated with super moisturising actives Glycerin and Sodium PCA, which leaves the hands incredibly soft and hydrated even after the washing. Enriched with Vitamin E, Tough Scrub also helps promote skin healing and replenishes stressed hands. Tough Scrub improves rough working hands, without drying out the skin.


DU’IT provides a commitment to creating safe, effective and gentle skincare products that starts with a clear checklist:
• Visible effects within 1 day
• Clinically proven
• Non-greasy, barrier protection
• Suitable for sensitive skin and dermatologically tested
• Supported by Eczema Association of Australasia and Diabetes Australia
• Australian made and owned

Our skincare does NOT contain Parabens, Petroleum, Propylene Glycol, Harsh Detergents, Mineral Oils or Allergens or Irritants.


“DU’IT Tough Hands is an incredible product, One day after using the product, the pain had lessened, and I could see the skin beginning to heal.”

– Ian

“I’ve tried many hand creams, and none of them is as long-lasting as this one. After using Tough Hands Fragrance Free for a few nights, my skin became less rough”

– Stephy

“This is the perfect hand exfoliant if you’ve had a tough .  My hands always feel lovely and hydrated after using this scrub”

– Dimmie