Wanted: Prettier Hands


It’s not the biggest deal in the world (I am just picturing Shauna Cross saying “these creams can suck a dick.”) BUT I still wouldn’t mind having slightly smoother, un-crepe-de-chine-like hands if that’s ok with everyone. I doubt they will ever get as lovely as Georgia O’Keeffe’s were in this gorgeous shot by her man Stieglitz, but with a tiny bit of help I think they can get a little better.


I once bought this incredible hand cream when I was killing time at JFK waiting to board a flight to dry, dry L.A. The price made me flinch a little but this stuff made my hands extra smooth and soft and the smell is intoxicating in the way that luxurious creams can be.
Here’s one that claims to actually reduce lines and wrinkles. I’m guessing it works because Gwynnie used this company to create her popular Goop products. Worth a try, anyway!
I’m into the idea of a hand mask. Works for the face, so why not the digits? I’m thinking this would be great right before a party or something.
These gloves contain some kind of high-tech copper technology that they very cornily state will “turn back the hands of time.” Use these and you’re supposed to see  fewer age spots and wrinkles and all that in four weeks. Maybe I’m a total sucker but I want them!
And here’s a cream from Clinique that claims to get rid of age spots and it also has an SPF of 15 which I’m sure helps prevent you from getting more.



  • August 8, 2017


    The best handcream is Nuxe Reve de Miel. Smells delicious & keeps your hands looking young & moisturizer. Unfortunately you can’t buy in the US currently but is available online.

  • August 8, 2017

    Kim Grant

    L’Occitane has wonderful smelling hand lotions! The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is pretty great also and they have a heavy duty version for the body, also. https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us/body/hand-cream-and-moisturizers/hemp-hand-protector/p/p000461

  • August 8, 2017

    Amy L

    I got pulled into that L’Occitane creme whilst stuck in an airport, too. Your post is an excellent reminder for me to put some on Right Now!

  • August 8, 2017


    Yeah, my hands have definitely suffered from a lack of sunscreen. Est age according to wrinkles on my face? A generous 45. 😉 Est age according to wrinkles, freckles, age spots and pre-cancerous growths on my hands? A slightly exaggerated 85.

    This should be a PSA for women in their teens!

  • August 8, 2017


    Everything I do to my face, I do to my neck, chest, and hands: wash, tone, mask, serum, treatment, mosturize. Works wonders and doesn’t take much more time.

  • August 8, 2017


    Trader Joe’s sells that L’Occitane (white label), branded as Trader Joe’s Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream for $4.99. It’s exactly the same product. Get it while you can.


  • August 8, 2017


    The only way to reduce that crepey skin is to increase collagen and cell turnover, and to use sunscreen. So retinol products and sunscreen are the way to go. Hand creams can moisturize and that’s certainly important, too.

  • August 8, 2017


    Aesop Resurrection Balm (and hand wash) smell awesome and the balm moisturizes without being sticky.

  • August 9, 2017


    Your intro makes me think of this divine song by Rachel Lark and the damaged goods with the oustanding lyric “All the other women should love their bodies, but I just wanna lose 5lbs.” <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZNRriHkJsI

  • August 9, 2017

    Charlotte K

    I don’t like hand creams with shea butter. It has a very odd smell to me. L’Occitane has such nice branding but I can’t bear to have it on because of the shea butter. Maybe they have lines without it, but if so I’m not familiar with them.

  • August 9, 2017

    Tanya Reader

    In 1986 I saw Raquel Welch at an impromptu Prince (RIP) concert in LA. Her body was BEYOND, but her hands, um, showed her age. I’ve been wearing sunscreen and moisturizer on my hands religiously ever since. I’m sure it’s helped, but my hands are no match for Georgia’s.

  • August 10, 2017


    Ha. I’m in your head!

    But agree – L’Occitane hand creams are great (and very purse friendly).

    I’ve also noticed old lady hands look really cool with a shit-ton of chunky rings and a good manicure. That’s gonna be me – the Iris Apfel of cocktail rings.