7 Moisturizing Hand Creams for Flawless Ring Selfies

If you have a new engagement ring to show off, dry skin just won't do

Updated 12/27/18


Winter and its colder temps often means thirsty skin and dry hands. But winter also means that engagement season has officially arrived! And if you have a brand new engagement ring to show off, than dry, cracked skin just won't do. Thankfully, our favorite moisturizing hand creams will alleviate that.

While the weather makes ample time for cozying up with your partner (and plenty of #ringselfie photo ops with snowy backdrops and festive lights), the dropping temps and cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your skin. Colder temps call for doubling up on hydration and moisturizing, especially on your hands which will be in the spotlight if you're newly engaged. Trust us, everyone is going to want to see the ring.

Before you drop that "I Said Yes!" pic on the 'Gram, try these top-notch hand creams that'll keep your hands and nails moisturized through the winter season—and all those ring selfies.

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& Other Stories Mini Hand Cream

Courtesy of & Other Stories

With fourteen rich scents (from warm vanilla musks to earthy blends), this luxe creme clocks in at just under $10, but smells and looks expensive. A mix of shea butter and oils like macadamia and vitamin E nourish and soften dry winter hands, and the chic little tube fits into any clutch.

SHOP NOW: & Other Stories, $8

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Soap & Glory Hand Food

Courtesy of Target

Hydrate your hands with macadamia oil, shea butter, and marshmallow (yep, marshmallow). Though the sticky treat is one of the main ingredients, this fast-absorbing cream leaves hands silky, smooth, and lightly scented with bergamot and rose.

SHOP NOW: Target, $5.99

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Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

This heavy duty salve offers relief to even the driest hands. A blend of avocado, sesame, and eucalyptus oils forms a barrier that repairs skin and prevents further damage, so your hands stay ring-selfie ready no matter what.

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $23

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Lano Rose Hand Cream Everyday

Courtesy of Ulta

A little goes a long way with this rich cream. Just a small amount nourishes and hydrates dry hands, nails, and cuticles. Free of artificial colors and fragrances, it's lightly scented with soothing, antioxidant rose oil.

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $19.95

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Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Hand Cream

Courtesy of Bath & Body Works

This ultra-affordable pick is just $4! Brides-to-be can definitely benefit from the stress-relieving scent of eucalyptus and spearmint, while vitamin E and shea butter expertly moisturizes dry skin.

SHOP NOW: Bath & Body Works, $4

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Fast absorbing and lightly scented, this classic hand cream is a must-have in any bag. Smooth it on for intense hydration without the greasy feel.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $12

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Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream

Courtesy of Sephora

Fans of the brand’s cult-favorite Brazilian Bum Bum Cream will love this hand cream. Small enough to throw in your purse, the quick-absorbing formula leaves hands and nails moisturized—but not greasy—with coconut oil, Brazil nut, and cupuaçu butter. The light scent (a hint of pistachio and salted caramel) will have you dreaming of your tropical honeymoon getaway.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $15

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