We all love autumn, with beautiful misty mornings, the cooling air, blowing leaves and re-acquainting ourselves with our cosy winter jumpers. However, it can be a tough time for our skin. Read our essential hand care guide to ensure moisturising and protecting the exposed parts of your body becomes a priority this winter.

Why look after hands?

At The Somerset Toiletry Co, we believe and invest our time in making products that help look after our skin. We all spend lots of time and money looking after our face, but for some of us our hands are often forgotten. Even with an office-based job, unavoidable activities like cleaning and gardening all take their toll. Make sure you have some regular ‘me-time’ scheduled so you can pamper your hands. Exposure to the cold outside and heat inside, makes this even more important this time of year.


Handy Tips (pun intended)

  • Keep hands clean using a moisturising hand wash with hydrating ingredients like shea butter, olive oil or aloe vera.
  • Ensure nails are kept clean and treated to the occasional application of nail oil to maintain healthy cuticles.
  • Delay the signs of ageing by applying a hand cream throughout the day, so always make sure you have one in your handbag.
  • Book a manicure at a local beauty salon. A hand massage will improve circulation and you’ll look and feel better instantly.
  • Finally, as often as possible protect your hands by wearing gloves when cleaning or gardening or when it is really cold outside.

It’s All About Shea

As part of our vast skincare offering, hand cream is our bestselling product. All of our hand creams contain rich shea butter, as this is the best natural ingredient for hard working hands. Why is that? Rich Shea, like its namesake is rich in aid esters, allantoin and stearic acid. This means that it feeds skin with cellular regenerating properties, soothes cracked and dry skin and reduces redness. It keeps the hands moist, while guarding against the dryness from washing hands. Basically, it protects while it nourishes.


Our Hand Care Products

All of our hand creams contain shea, however our Naturally European hand cream contains a whopping 20% shea butter! In general even those that suffer with sensitive skin, find our hand creams gentle and effective on their skin. Find out what our customers really think by reading the reviews. We’re proud to offer something for everyone, regardless of taste or budget. 

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If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for that person who has everything, explore our gifts sets. We offer a wide range of skincare including mini hand cream sets, hand care caddy’s, hand and foot collections, soap gift sets and hand wash sets.

Please share this post if you found it useful and let us know if you have any other hints on how to care for hands.

The Somerset Toiletry Company was founded in 1999 and has been developing beautiful body care and gifts ever since. Please read our about us page to find out more, or explore all our scented toiletries, home fragrances and more on our website.

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