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The Best Hand Creams For Working Hands

When your hands take a beating from hard work and bad weather, use one of these amazing hand creams for working hands!

While people from all walks of life regularly use hand creams, most dry hands don’t compare to the rugged, hard-worn, rock-hard mitts of the average field service worker. When you work hard with your hands all day, every day, they’ll get dry and cracked. This may seem like an unavoidable hazard of your field service job, but a little TLC can turn even the roughest working hands soft and supple.

As a busy service pro, you might not have a lot of time to figure out which hand cream makes the most sense for you. Don’t worry, we did the work for you. We compiled a convenient list of the best hand creams for working hands. This stuff’s the real deal, proven to work hard for hard-working field service technicians. Read on!

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream

okeeffes working hands hand cream

As the name suggests, O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream was made with working hands in mind. The manufacturers understand that it’s difficult to do a job when your hands are dry and cracked. In fact, the whole business started when Bill O’Keeffe, a rancher, developed chronically dry skin due to his work. His pharmacist daughter, Tara, created O’Keeffe’s Working Hands to help her father, and the whole enterprise remains a family business to this day.

The thick consistency of O’Keeffe’s forms a thin coating around your hands. This cream is non-greasy, has not been tested on animals, and doesn’t have a scent. Its round container fits easily into large pockets, so you can easily take it anywhere.

$6.49 3.4 oz ($1.91/oz)

Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

jack black industrial strength hand healer

This hand cream has no connection to the comedic actor Jack Black (which, to be honest, we found a little disappointing). Even so, it’s good stuff, earning a stamp of approval from golfers, carpenters, chefs, and many other people with hard-working working hands. Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer contains vitamins A and E, as well as macadamia nut oil and eucalyptus. This non-greasy cream helps condition rough skin and cuticles. It does have a light eucalyptus smell from the natural oils used in the cream (so if you want to avoid a scent, you’ll want to look elsewhere). Animal lover? Good news! This cream is 100% vegan.

$15 3oz ($5/oz)

Eucerin Advanced Repair

eucerin advanced repair hand cream

Eucerin creates a long line of moisturizing skin care products. Their non-greasy Advanced Repair offering dries quickly, and while labeled unscented, it does have a very light smell. This cream does a great job moisturizing, but it might not make the best choice for you if you work outside a lot. It contains an ingredient called alpha hydroxy acid that can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. (Lawn care professionals, you should probably avoid this one!)

$7.50 2.7 oz ($2.78/oz)

Burt’s Bees Natural Hand Salve

Burts bees natural hand salve hand cream

This all natural product is the best solution for hardworking people looking for a compact tin that offers moisture for dried, cracked hands. It has the classic Burt’s Bees smell and light herbal scent that appeals to both men and women.

The Burt’s Bees empire has come a long way since an eccentric beekeeper began selling it at a humble craft stand, but Burt’s Bees still uses all natural ingredients and produces zero waste. How cool is that? The salve has an oily-balm texture, but quickly soaks into the skin. It becomes non-greasy once rubbed in. Burt’s Bees also comes in a smaller 0.3 oz container for those with really small pockets (or really small working hands).

$7.64 3 oz ($2.55/oz)

Udderly Smooth

udderly smooth hand cream

Long ago, farmers who used Udderly Smooth to milk their cows noticed something peculiar. After applying the product on udders, their hands became smooth as well! The manufacturers took notice and began marketing the product as a hand cream. Although it might seem weird rubbing something originally meant for cow udders onto your hands, Udderly Smooth does the trick. Active people all around the world use it to heal their busy mitts. The grease-free hand cream has a light aroma. While initially made for cows, Udderly Smooth does not test on animals.

$9.59 2 oz ($4.8/oz)

Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

Kiehl’s ultimate strength hand cream

Kiehl’s began as an apothecary 165 years ago. These days, they sell skincare and grooming products, using avocado oil and sesame oil to create a “glove-like” protective coating for hands with their signature product. While some don’t like the strong smell of Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, most love its greaseless texture and quick absorption.

$16.00 2.5 oz ($6.4/oz)

Just as workers need hand creams for those dry and cracked hands, businesses and technicians need field service software for streamlining business processes. With the Smart Service software, things like scheduling, dispatching and routing have become much more simple. Let Smart Service take on the heavy lifting and become more competitive in fast growing industries like HVAC.