We keep talking about sun protection for the face, but have you been protecting the rest of your body as well? We're talking specifically about your hands. They’re constantly exposed to blue light from your devices as well as UV rays. Unless you're the type to wear gloves, your hands are the least protected part of your body. Folks who love their gel manicures should also consider upping their hand sun protection, as an extra precaution while your nails cure under an LED light.
How to protect your hands with hands creams with SPF
The best way to protect your hands is by looking for hand creams that ideally have SPF 30 and above. These are primarily handcare products, so the main ingredients will be nourishing like botanical oils and shea butter but should have mineral or chemical sunscreen filters to block UV and blue light.
Now that you know why you need them, here are the best hand creams with SPF that you can buy in Singapore.
1. Supergoop! Hand Screen SPF 40
Sunscreen brand Supergoop! has a dedicated sunscreen for your hands and nails called the Hand Screen. It contains SPF 40, which provides one of the highest levels of sun protection for your hands. It's further enriched with antioxidants to fight free radicals as well as moisturising plant oils to pamper your hands.
The Supergoop! Hand Screen SPF40 is available for SGD56 per 200ML through Sephora.
2. Eucerin Daily Hydration Hand Cream with SPF 30
Eucerin is an American drugstore skincare brand that's known for its moisturisers for dry skin. It took that expertise to make nourishing bodycare products like the Eucerin Daily Hydration Hand Cream with SPF 30. This lightweight hand cream offers broad-spectrum protection, so it protects your hands from UVA and UVB rays. Plus, it's fragrance- and dye-free.
3. Jane Iredale HandDrink Hand Cream SPF 15
The Jane Iredale HandDrink Hand Cream SPF 15 comes endorsed by The Skin Cancer Foundation. This broad-spectrum hand sunscreen is formulated with the physical filters zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. It's hydrating yet not greasy, moisturising and reef-safe. It also contains apple extract to brighten the complexion, as well as white and green tea extracts for added antioxidant protection. If you like scented hand creams, this one smells like lemongrass from the lemongrass oils that lend their skin-refreshing properties.
You can shop it for USD29/~SGD40 through Amazon.
4. Unsun Protect & Smooth Emollient Rich Hand Cream SPF 15
If you like your hand creams super creamy, the Unsun Protect & Smooth Emollient Rich Hand Cream SPF 15 is filled with emollients that keep moisture locked into your skin. It has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for filters while revitalising cucumber and anti-ageing extracts add extra skin-caring perks.
It's available for SGD41 per 50ML on Amazon.
5. deborah lippmann Rich Girl Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Hand Cream
The deborah lippmann Rich Girl Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Hand Cream is another popular hand cream with SPF you can consider picking up. It's infused with jojoba and avocado seed oils and shea butter to deeply nourish your hands while protecting them with SPF25 and broad-spectrum protection. It also has a plant-based complex that helps brighten up your complexion.
You can find it on Amazon where it retails for SGD38.32 per 125ML.
6. Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Protective Hand Revitalizer SPF 15
If you're willing to splurge on your hand cream, the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Protective Hand Revitalizer SPF 15 may interest you. Aside from SPF 15 to protect your hands, it also contains Shiseido's LAG Revitalizer, botanical extracts, vitamin C derivatives, and vitamin E to moisturise and brighten up the skin.
It's available at Care To Beauty for SGD99.85 per 75ML.
7. Cle de Peau Beaute Crème Pour les Mains Hand Cream SPF 18
Did you know Clé de Peau makes body care too? The brand has a hand cream with SPF 18 that contains Illuminating Complex, which keeps your hands moisturised and radiant. Aside from maintaining your hand's skin clarity, it also softens your nail cuticles and nourishes your hands and nails. It also leaves your skin smelling of peony and rare orchid flowers.
The Clé de Peau Beauté Crème Pour les Mains Hand Cream SPF 18 is available in Clé de Peau Beauté boutiques and counters in Singapore. You can find a complete list here.
8. Aesop Protective Body Lotion SPF 50
When in doubt, go for a lightweight body lotion with SPF as your makeshift hand cream. The Aesop Protective Body Lotion has SPF 50 thanks to the avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate and octocrylene in its formula. It's also formulated with nourishing panthenol and tocopherol to nourish the skin. There's also a bit of spearmint leaf for a refreshing finish!
It's available for SGD55 per 150ML through the Aesop Singapore website.
9. Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
You can also use your moisturiser as a hand cream. The Paula's Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 is an anti-ageing moisturiser for normal to oily skin. Aside from UVA and UVB protection, it has a soft matte finish that belies its moisturising goodness. It's packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals too.
It's available for SGD16 per 15ML and SGD49 per 60ML through the Paula's Choice website.
10. Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Moisturizer
If you're looking for an oil-free option, this two-in-one sunscreen moisturiser from Fenty Skin offers lightweight protection with SPF30. It nourishes the skin with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and aloe. This pink-tinted cream soaks invisibly into your skin without leaving a chalky film. Plus, it leaves your hands smelling of melons to perk you up. (We reviewed Fenty Skin's pioneer collection here if you're interested!)
It's available for SGD55 per 50ML through Sephora.
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