Say Goodbye to Dry Hands With the Best Product EVER!

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holding Kiehl's hand salve

Meet Kiehl’s hand cream: debatably the BEST hand cream there is!

When it comes to soft hands, it’s all about the moisturizer you use and I’ve got quite a few reasons why Kiehl’s hand cream should be your go-to like it is mine.

First of all, I’m obsessed with a number of this company’s products and can confidently speak to how effective they are. Without their highly-rated Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, my hands would be in a not-so-pretty dehydrated condition. While this hand cream is a little pricier than others, it’s well worth the cost and I keep coming back for more.

By the way — Kiehl’s isn’t sponsoring this post. It just comes out of my true love for their hand cream that I’m using now more than ever with extra handwashing!


Here’s why Kiehl’s hand cream is worth every penny (in my opinion):

a person washing hands with soap under a bathroom sink

It’ll save your hands from dryness caused by excessive washing and hand sanitizer use.

In the last 6 months, we’ve all done our fair share of hand washing, not to mention the amount of hand sanitizer we use on a daily basis. I don’t know about you, but my hands reach bone-dry levels on some days and Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is what helps me nurse them back to a softer state.

My hands are forever grateful to you Kiehl’s.🙌

If you work in the healthcare field or any other industry that requires constant hand sanitizing, I’m sure you can relate to the feeling and I’m here to tell you this moisturizer could be the rescue your hands need!


A hand squeezing hand salve into the other hand in a bathroom

The salve doesn’t leave an oily residue on your skin.

I hate it when lotions leave a film of oil on your hands that makes you feel like you have to keep rubbing it in. I mean if your skin isn’t even absorbing it, it’s not really doing what it’s supposed to, am I right?

With my Kiehl’s hand cream, I can almost feel my skin soaking up the moisture, without there being any weird excess to wipe off. It even keeps my hands moisturized after swimming when chlorine has done a number on my skin.


A hand holding hand cream

Kiehl’s hand salve has such a refreshing and pleasant scent.

It’s made with avocado oil, sesame oil, and eucalyptus oil and the combination makes for the most amazing scent! The eucalyptus oil stands out the most, but it’s very light and fresh, and not at all overwhelming unlike a lot of hand creams that are too perfumy.

“This is the best hand lotion ever. The smell is not overpowering and is very minty and fresh. It sinks in quickly and starts working the minute you put it on.” – Kiehl’s reviewer


A person holding out red, dry hands

You’ll want Kiehl’s hand cream during those chilly winter months.

Winter hands are the worst! Especially if you live in a dry climate. A few cold and dry days are enough to bring on the cracked knuckles and chapped palms, and things only get worse if you don’t have an effective moisturizer on hand.

Kiehl’s Hand Salve really is the ULTIMATE lotion because it rejuvenates your hands so fast and leaves them feeling so silky-smooth.🙌

“I have terrible hands in the winter. My hands get dry, covered in white lines, and the skin cracks into open sores. I made two changes. I ALWAYS wear gloves outside, even if I’m just walking five feet in the cold. And I use Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve each night.

This stuff is magic! It heals my skin overnight. In the morning I wake up and my hands are back to normal. It’s like angels came down from heaven while I was sleeping and rejuvenated my skin. Kiehl’s is expensive, but splurge on it and indulge yourself. It’s the best by far.” – Amazon reviewer


Kiehl's hand salve and moisturizer in box

So, is Kiehl’s hand cream worth the price?

100%! Kiehl’s Ultimate Strenght Hand Salve retails for $16 for the mini size, which is a little pricier than other moisturizers on the market, but it is well worth the cost because nothing is as effective as this stuff!

Right now, you can also score the 5 oz. standard bottle on Sephora with free shipping on all orders using FREESHIP at checkout!

Someone holding a Kiehl's shopping bag

Here’s what a few other fans of the hand cream are saying:

“As a nurse, I wash my hands and use hand sanitizer CONSTANTLY. My hands are always dry and in the winter it’s even worse. My mother offered it up while I was visiting her and I didn’t think it was going to be any different. It sinks in without a greasy feeling and the results are always noticeable. My hands are no longer cracked but are actually soft for once.” – Kiehl’s reviewer


“This hand lotion is amazing! I am a very hands-on gal ..outdoors as well as constant cleaning – keeping up with my tribe. I keep this lotion in multiple locations so I can apply throughout my busy days. Believe me when I say I have tried so many hand lotions but nothing has worked like this product. Simply the BEST!!!” – Amazon reviewer


“Most favorite lotion! I can never go wrong with this purchase. The lotion has a really clean scent and although it’s for your hands; I use it as a daily moisturizer. A little goes a long way… bye-bye ashy skin.” – Amazon reviewer

There you have it! Kiehl’s hand cream is the holy grail of all hand creams! And no, they aren’t paying me for saying this, but they totally should.


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Comments 17

  1. avettfan

    Is this company cruelty free?

    • Elizabeth M.

      Not 💯. The product is sold in China where laws dictate animal testing. Sad b/c their lip balm is some of the best I’ve ever tried.

  2. peachcraze

    As an alternative I LOVE O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream. It’s amazing.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you!

  3. Kruiz528

    Gold bond lotion is amazing too

  4. Gege1804

    I have tried their face cream before and it’s so good. I was a bit surprised at the price because I had gotten a sample. I will purchase whenever a good deal pops up.

  5. PNWMomToThree

    I agree, I have used this lotion for years and always come back to it after trying cheaper alternatives. This stuff is like magic – little tiny cuts on my hand from dryness disappear when I get diligent about applying this lotion at night for a night or two!

  6. Amy ^_^

    I have used this for years! I usually wait til after Christmas to purchase the gift sets. Everyone in my family uses it! My friends and family members who are cooks use this and Bag Balm.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      So glad to hear how much you love this!

  7. T

    This stuff is the best, and the lip balm.

  8. KayshaDanger

    As an ER nurse I went looking for the best hand cream when my hands got scaly and my manicures started to chip no thanks to alcohol hand sanitizer. I swear by The Body Shops Hemp Hand cream. My hands are still soft even after I wash them. They have sales so I stock up when the cream is 40% or more off ($5 for small, $10 for full size). It lasts for quite a while which is a bonus.

    • kristiehisey

      I love the hemp!

  9. Lew Young

    It is often for sale during and after holidays.

  10. Leilay Young

    It is often for sale during and after holidays.

  11. Sally

    THANK YOU for this post!! I just got this lotion yesterday and I LOVE it!! I have eczema on my hands and this lotion does not aggravate it! The fragrance remind me slightly of Vicks, but it goes away fairly quickly. Thank you so much again for letting me know about this product!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh good! Super glad to hear this! You’re SO very welcome, Sally!

  12. BCBC

    I always wait til after xmas to buy the xmas gift sets for 50% off. I love it & so does hubby.

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