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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HAND LOTION AND HAND CREAM

Updated: May 24

Hand care is an essential aspect of personal hygiene, and it is necessary to keep our hands moisturised to prevent dryness and cracking. Hand lotions and hand creams are two popular skincare products used for hand care. Although they have similar functions, they have differences in their formulation, texture, and benefits.

Today, we will discuss the differences between hand lotion and hand cream, their benefits, and why people should choose hand lotion over hand cream.

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What are the differences between hand lotion and

hand cream?


Hand Lotion vs. Hand Cream


Hand lotion is a lightweight moisturiser that is designed to hydrate and protect the skin. It contains a high percentage of water and is formulated to absorb quickly into the skin, leaving little to no residue.

Hand creams, on the other hand, are thicker and more concentrated than hand lotions. They contain a higher percentage of oil and wax, which makes them more emollient and moisturising. Hand creams take longer to absorb into the skin and could often leave a greasy residue.

Benefits of Hand Lotion - Key differences between hand lotion and hand cream

Hand lotion offers several benefits that make it a better choice for daily hand care compared to hand cream. Here are some of the benefits of hand lotion


#1. Lightweight and non-greasy

Hand lotion is lightweight and non-greasy, making it ideal for daily use. It absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no residue, and allowing you to go about your day without feeling weighed down or sticky.


#2. Hydrates and moisturises

Hand lotion contains a high percentage of water, which helps to hydrate and moisturise the skin. It also contains humectants like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which help to attract and retain moisture, leaving your hands feeling soft and smooth.

#3. Protects against environmental stressors

Hand lotion contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays, it also could strengthen the skin barrier and protect against moisture loss.

#4. Helps to prevent aging

Hand lotion packed with a number of antioxidants and antiaging ingredients, which help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


WHY YOU NEED TO TRY TBB HAND LOTION?

The Basic Blue Hand Lotion is designed specifically for those with very dry and irritated hands. Formulated with abundant of antioxidants, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory ingredients ultimately provides essential hydration to keep the skin barrier healthy while healing existing skin damages. Check our key ingredients here. Even though the lotion is more for those with skin issues, anyone who is looking for a lightweight, non-greasy yet intensively nourishing hand lotion should try this out, promise you won't be disappointed!! ​


Benefits of Harakeke Soothing Hand Lotion:

  • Nourishes, hydrates and soothes your insanely dry and irritated hands

  • Neutralizes free radical damages, promotes collagen production & skin elasticity

  • Assist in reduce skin inflammation, balances and aids skin recovery

  • Lightweight, non-greasy and fast-absorbing

  • Packaged in airless-pump bottle to prolong the product's integrity

  • Safe for all skin types, has antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties

  • Designed by a registered nurse ​

Overall, Hand lotion and hand cream are two popular skincare products used for hand care. Although they have similar functions, they have differences in their formulation, texture, and benefits. Hand lotion is a better choice for daily hand care because it is lightweight, non-greasy, hydrates and moisturises the skin and protects against environmental stressors.


References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1397860/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6494486/

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