Australians are known for our outdoor lifestyle. We spend long hours under the sun, and as a result, we face more threats to our skin’s health. Because of the thinned ozone layer over Australia, more UV radiation is directly reaching the earth, which can be harmful to the skin without proper sun protection. In fact, did you know Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?
Factors such as over-exposure to the hot Aussie sun, long hours of work with your hands and constant washing with soap can damage the skin, leaving your hands feeling dry, tight and uncomfortable. A trusty hand cream is a must-have for keeping your hands soft and healthy. Here are some of the best Australian-made hand creams and moisturisers for dry skin.
The best dry skin hand cream
Tough Hands Intensive Hand Cream for Dry Skin
Our original Tough Hands is an intensive hand cream designed for ultra-dry skin or work-damaged hands. It is a functional hand moisturiser clinically proven to improve dry skin conditions in 1 day!
You’ve probably applied more hand sanitiser in the past year than ever before. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers can strip away the skin’s natural oil and moisture, leaving your hands dry and chapped. Tough Hands intensive hand cream for dry skin contains 10% Urea, a super moisturising ingredient recommended by dermatologists. It helps the skin retain moisture, instantly nourishes dehydrated skin and softens the hands. Its gel-cream consistency sinks into the skin quickly without leaving any greasy residue.
If your work environment involves interacting with substances such as solvents, paint, dust and disinfectants, you’ll be no stranger to rough, dry and chapped hands. Chronic exposure to harmful chemicals at workplaces can cause many skin problems, including broken or flaky skin and irritant contact dermatitis, which can weaken the skin’s natural barrier. Tough Hands intensive hand cream for dry skin contains antimicrobial tea tree and lemon myrtle extracts, which effectively soothe irritated skin and promote skin healing.
Constantly washing your hands means you’ll need something that stays on for longer. Our Tough Hands intensive hand cream for dry skin is also uniquely formulated with dimethicone. This ingredient forms a thin, protective layer on your skin, which helps prevent moisture loss and keeps harsh chemicals away. A pea-sized amount goes a long way as it’s an intensive formulation so you don’t need to use a lot of products to achieve results, fast.
The best anti-aging hand cream
Tough Hands for Her Anti-aging Hand Cream for Women
We use our hands all day, every day. It’s no wonder our hands are one of the first places that will show signs of ageing. Did you know that UV exposure accounts for 80% of visible signs of ageing in the skin? Excessive exposure to the sun makes your skin look drier, wrinklier, scalier and more pigmented.
If you’re on the hunt for a hand cream to ward off signs of ageing, look no further. Our Tough Hands for Her is an anti-ageing dewy skin cream for the hands, packed with peptides, a natural ‘wrinkle filler’ that works to regenerate skin tissues and stimulate collagen production. And collagen is what keeps the skin plump and tight. This anti-aging ingredient is scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines by 57%.
Tough Hands for Her anti-ageing hand cream also contains a luxurious blend of actives including niacinamide, panthenol and sweet almond milk. Together they improve skin hydration, brighten up dull skin and correct uneven skin tone.
Plus our bestselling Tough Hands for Her hand cream is now available in new fragrances: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Shanghai Green Tea and Red Rose. With their natural moisturising and antioxidant power properties, our Tough Hands for Her anti-ageing hand cream range rejuvenates dry skin with visible effects in 1 day.
Who should use Tough Hands and Tough Hands for Her?
DU’IT is a functional skincare brand made and owned in Australia. All of our skincare products are tailored to Australians’ skincare needs, contain the most efficacious combination of safe ingredients and are 100% free from nasties. Our Tough Hands hand care range for dry skin is well-loved by tradies, gardeners, bakers, healthcare workers and more. It is suitable for all skin types, from extra dry skin to sensitive skin. Everybody can benefit from its ultra-hydrating power. Tough Hands and Tough Hands for Her are among the best hand creams you can find in Australia.
DU’IT is a proud Australian-made skincare brand that designs products specially formulated to hydrate and protect the skin’s moisture barrier and is compatible with combination skin types including acne-prone skin and sensitive skin. Shop all of our products here.
DU’IT Tough Hands 150g
DU’IT Tough Hands is a clinically proven, intensive strength hand cream for dry hands that works to seal cracks, replace lost oils, condition the skin and form a protective barrier to keep hands in top condition.
It’s Australia’s No.1 hand cream* (IRI data, Grocery & Pharmacy, 2021).
Repairs dry, rough, cracked, irritated and calloused hands, with visible effects in 1 day. It’s non-greasy, made in Australia and contains no nasties.
DU’IT Tough Hands for Her 75g
DU’IT Tough Hands for Her hand cream and moisturiser is a clinically tested anti-aging dry skin hand cream for tired, overworked hands. Repairs, brightens and softens dry hands with visible effects in 1 day. It contains a powerful peptide complex that supports natural collagen and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, panthenol for firming and improving skin elasticity and niacinamide for increased skin radiance.