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Hand creams for Gardeners Product Guide

10 of the best hand creams for gardeners

Keep working hands smooth, soft and protected with our selection of hand creams for gardeners.

Gardening can be tough on the hands. Weeding, planting, pruning and digging in damp soil and in cold weather can really take its toll, even when you’re wearing gloves.

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To help keep your hands in great shape we’ve put together a list of our favourite hand creams, ideal for keeping gardening hands nourished, soft and protected.

If you’re interested in gloves, to put an extra layer between you and the soil, see our round up of 10 of the best gardening gloves and individual glove reviews for inspiration.

For help choosing other essential kit see our guide to the best wellington boots and essential gardening tools for new gardeners.


10 of the best hand creams for gardeners

From organic creams scented with essential oil to nourishing balms that create a protective barrier on your skin, browse our pick of hand creams for gardeners, below.

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Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream

Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream
Crabtree and Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream

With a fresh, botanical fragrance this soft, buttery hand cream is rich in herbal extracts and contains macadamia and shea butter to help hydrate dry skin.

Available in 25ml and 75ml tubes or a 250ml bottle.

Price: £20.50 (75ml)

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The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector BBC Gardeners' World
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector BBC Gardeners’ World

Recommended for ultra-dry hands this distinctively fragranced hand cream contains hemp seed oil to hydrate, soften and protect skin against further drying for 24 hours.

In 30ml and 100ml aluminium tubes

Price: £5.00 (30ml)

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Elegance Famous Gardeners’ Honey Hand Cream

Famous Gardeners' Honey Hand Cream Gardeners' World
Famous Gardeners’ Honey Hand Cream Gardeners’ World

Helpful for sore, chapped and cracked skin the honey in this handmade cream has a natural antiseptic to soothe and moisturise.

Available in 15g travel size and 100ml, 150ml and 250ml jars

Price: £15.90 (100ml)

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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream Gardeners' World
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream Gardeners’ World

Rich in glycerine just one dab of this concentrated formula will help relieve dry, chapped hands.

Available in scented and unscented formulas and in 15ml, 50ml and 75ml tubes.

Price: £2.66 (50ml)

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O’Keefe’s Working Hands Hand Cream

O'Keefe's Working Hands Hand Cream Gardeners' World
O’Keefe’s Working Hands Hand Cream Gardeners’ World

America’s number one hand cream heals cracked, dry hands and creates a protective layer on the skin to keep them hydrated and moisturised.

Available in 83g tubes and a 193g jar.

Price: £10.12 (193g jar)

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Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Gardeners' World
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Gardeners’ World

With avocado, eucalyptus, sesame and olive oils this thick, rich salve will protect, condition and hydrate dry skin.

Comes in 75ml and 150ml tubes

Price: £15.00 (75ml)

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Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Creme

Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Creme Gardeners' World
Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Creme Gardeners’ World

A specifically formulated, non greasy cream to both repair and moisturise dry, itchy, cracked active hands.

Fragrance free, in 80ml and 500ml tubes.

Price:£4.33 (80ml)

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream Gardeners' World

Nourish dry hands and keep them soft and hydrated with this rich cream containing 20% shea butter and a blend of almond, honey and coconut oils. Scented with jasmine and ylang ylang.

Price: £21.50 (150ml)

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Burt’s Bees Almond and Milk Hand Cream

Burt's Bees Almond and Milk Hand Cream Gardeners' World
Burt’s Bees Almond and Milk Hand Cream Gardeners’ World

With community sourced beeswax to seal and protect and sweet Almond oil and Vitamin E to moisturise, this rich cream will keep your hands soft and nourished. Packaged in a glass jar, this product is free of parabens and phthalates.

Price:£10.99 (56.6g)

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Neal’s Yard Remedies Citrus Hand Softener

Neal's Yard Citrus Hand Softener - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Neal’s Yard Citrus Hand Softener

Simply packaged in a blue glass jar this organic lemon, grapefruit and orange scented cream is rich and thick to help keep hard working hands nourished and smooth.

Available in a 50g jar.

Price: £15.00

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