Brisbane has experienced its first cold snap of the season and if you're anything like us, this means hands as haggard as a Disney witch. Parched cuticles and broken fingernails might be all well and good if you're planning on poisoning Snow White, but for the rest of us, they simply will not do.
Add in to the equation a reluctance to slather anything on our hands that will undoubtedly end up in our mouths, here are our picks for our favourite no-petrochemical-nasties and Aussie made hand creams:
Biome is a veritable treasure trove of organic goodies for hands and feet. We love the Est botanical salve for it's healing oils and herbs. Not just for hands, it's perfect for anything that has a tendency to crack in winter.
Where: Biome is located at 215 Adelaide Street | Brisbane City and 2 Latrobe Terrace | Paddington
Sodashi's hand rescue is full of avocado oil and lemon which makes it ultra smoothing. It's also good to know that no synthetic chemicals, preservatives or perfumes are used in the Sodashi manufacturing process.
Where: Buy Sodashi's hand rescue online
Founded by two sisters who grew up on an avocado farm in the Australian outback, Trilogy's rose hand cream is a beauty staple. It's also readily available in chemists all over Brisbane!
Where: Trilogy has an online store and plenty of stockists around Brisbane.
Grown's hand cream is what's currently gracing our desks and bathroom sinks. The vanilla and orange smell will have you dreaming of summer.
Where: Grown products are stocked in David Jones Queens Plaza | Brisbane
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm is heaven for fingers. Not overly greasy but rich enough to make you feel like you're wearing gloves, it's one of the cult beauty brand's best sellers.
Where: Aesop is located at Shop GL35, Queens Plaza | Brisbane
Not technically a hand cream, but still perfect for less than average looking winter skin, Eco Tan's Winter Skin is all organic and builds to a golden hue. Your fingers don't have to get all the love!
Where: Buy Eco Tan Winter Skin online
Any amazing hand products we are missing from the list? Let us know in the comments below.