When it comes to wearing sunscreen, we often neglect our hands. An area of the body that is almost always exposed and tends to reflect signs of skin aging quickly. It’s not enough to just use any excess facial sunscreen during our morning routine. Finding the right sunscreens for hands is not always easy. In search of the formulations that are lightweight, non-greasy and won’t transfer a tint – this is my roundup of worthy sunscreens for your hands.
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This little tube is perfect to slip into your handbag. A super lightweight and soothing cream infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera leaving a soft, velvety skin finish. You’ll also love the subtle and fresh minty aloe scent.
Whilst not technically a hand cream, this super lightweight and fresh formulation is perfect to apply over hands on your way out the door. It contains Vitamin E, soothing Oat Extract and a host of antioxidant boosting plant extracts.
If your day involves sports or a quick run in the morning sun, Ultra Violette’s SPF50 has a 4 hour water and sweat resistance window. Formulated with moisturising plant-derived Pentavitin, soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E you’ve got skin nourishment and protection in one. Don’t forget to take this over your arms, neck and legs.
As expected from any SPF hand cream, Ultrasun’s formula absorbs quickly and feels light and hydrating. Perfect for your handbag and to reapply on the go. In particular, they’ve focused on creating a formulation that’s suited to sensitive skin and those prone to easily developing pigmentation spots.
If you’re in need of a richer hand cream with sunscreen to really nourish dry or cracked hands then this is for you. A luxurious, nourishing formulation with soothing rosewater and their innovative ‘Cellular IC Normalizer’ to protect, rejuvenate and repair your hands.
I love La Roche-Posay for super effective and lightweight sunscreens that don’t leave a white cast or feel greasy on the skin. Whilst technically a facial sunscreen, this formula is perfect for dry, sensitive hands that can feel irritated by the heat. It helps to soothe, restore hydration and in its small tube can be slipped into your handbag for on the go application.
For other sunscreen edits: browse my favourite facial sunscreens (that work well under makeup) and lightweight SPFs for the body