Scented hand lotions (and face creams, and cleansers...) aren't always skin-friendly. Until recently, many smell-good body products were made with artificial extracts and synthetics that dried out our hands, leaving sensitive skin in a tizzy. On the contrary, not all of the healthiest hand creams smell good. (While natural, organic ingredients feel great, they can smell too natural, if you know what I mean.)
The best scented hand lotions combine utility and fragrance in one beautiful package. Scroll down to find a fragrance you'll love.
For classic floral scents
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Byredo La Tulipe Hand Cream
Like the name suggests, Byredo's La Tulipe hand lotion smells of fresh-picked bunch of spring blooms. Underneath classic floral scents of freesia you'll find notes of sweet cyclamen and tart rhubarb for a unique blend you'll want to wear again and again.
Fresh Honeysuckle Hand Cream
If you like sweeter florals, get your hands on this ultra-nourishing lotion by Fresh. Its honeysuckle scent has undertones of citrus and, of course, honey, to create a tasteful flowery smell. It's infused with shea butter, too, so your hands will love the 24-hour hydration and extra nourishment.
Estée Lauder Aerin Beauty Rose Hand & Body Cream
This silky, smooth lotion is practically a bouquet for your hands and body. Featuring a floral infusion of classic rose, magnolia, and peony, it smells as good as it feels on dry, tired skin.
For fresh, clean scents
Crate & Barrel Salty Air and White Sand Beach Hand Lotion
A hand lotion from a... furniture store? Yep. Crate & Barrel's beachy blend smells like clean, fresh coastal air with a hint of bergamot here and there. Slather some on and transport yourself to the south of France or the cool Caribbean.
Burt's Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream
This rich hand cream is largely clean with occasional sweet undertones. It's ultra-moisturizing and a lifesaver for rough, callused hands. Pro tip: Rub it on before you go to bed and wear under cotton gloves to treat your hands to an overnight soak.
Glossier Hand Cream
For fans of the editor-approved fragrance Glossier You, here's the hand cream version. It comes in a sleek palm-sized pod that allows for quick and easy application. As for the smell, it's light and very subtle, perfect for everyday wear.
For fruit and citrus scents
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Cream
For a luxurious hand lotion that smells of summer, look no further than Jo Malone's Lime-Basil-Mandarin blend. It's zesty and tart, giving you feel-good fruity smells without overdoing it. It's enriched with skin saving ingredients, too, like apricot kernel oil, clary sage extract, and vitamin E.
Capri Blue Volcano Hand Lotion
Capri Blue's hand cream is bursting with fruity flavors, like sugared citrus, lemon zest, and fresh grapefruit. It's also packed with nourishment, using a plant-based glycerin base that's enriched with jojoba oil and shea butter for healthy, happier hands.
L'OCCITANE Invigorating Hand Shea Cream
This decadent moisturizer has "a joyful citrus scent that's like a vitamin C shot for your soul." Throw it in your purse, your beach bag, your carry on—wherever you can—for smooth hands and protection on-the-go.
For woodsy, earthy scents
Le Labo 'Patchouli 24' Hand & Body Lotion
This earthy, unisex hand lotion reeks (in a good way) of the flower power era. Le Labo is known for their fragrances, and this lotion doesn't skimp on hints of leather, birch, and musk. It's enriched with all the good stuff, too, like vitamin E, aloe, and coconut oil, leaving your hands silky soft and smelling great.
MoroccanOil Hand Cream
You know the brand for its ridiculously rich and hydrating hair oil, but did you know MoroccanOil makes a hand lotion, too? Treat tired hands to an argan oil-infused cream guaranteed to soften skin without leaving you sticky or greasy. Expect the same deep, amber smell that makes their hair products so aromatic.
Williams Sonoma Cedar & Cardamom Hand Lotion
Inspired by their signature home scents, Williams Sonoma's woodsy hand lotion takes you on an afternoon hike with notes of cedar, grass, and spice. Plus, your hands will thank you for the all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients.
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