The best hand washes to keep your hands youthful and soft

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Did you know that your hands can reveal your age?

So while you’ve been making anti-ageing efforts for your face, your hands could be telling a different story. 

Many of us neglect taking care of our hands and use harsh drugstore hand wash that dry out the skin. Hands are left feeling dry, scaly and rough — and over time, start to look haggard.

What’s more, the abrasive formulas in dishwashing liquid make it worse and further irritate sensitive skin.

Start practising anti-ageing for your hands today. Wear gloves when washing dishes and apply a daily SPF on your hands. Use hand wash that doesn’t strip the skin and always use a moisturising hand cream at night.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best liquid soaps that will keep your hands youthful and soft.


Malin + Goetz Rum & Lime Hand Wash

Scent: ‘Rum’ has an intoxicating fragrance of bergamot and plum while ‘Lime’ features a light and zingy scent.

This set of hand washes comes in two different scents and doubles as a gentle body wash. Keep one handy at the kitchen sink for a gentle rinse after using harsh dishwashing liquids.

For extra TLC: Apply a rich hand cream like the Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer to provide relief to calloused, dry hands.


Grown Alchemist Hand Wash: Sweet Orange, Cedarwood and Sage

Scent: A gorgeous, uplifting scent of cold pressed sweet orange oil.

This bottle will look handsome by any sink while offering a wash that’ll leave hands clean and smelling delightful.

For extra TLC: Apply the award-winning Eve Lom Time Retreat Hand Treatment to reduce the appearance of lines and plump up skin on the hands.

Ren Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Energising Hand Wash

Scent: A beautiful blend of Ren’s anti-fatigue essential oils.

With a formula that won’t strip hands of its natural moisture, this hand wash is full of clean ingredients and nourishing properties.

For extra TLC: Apply the Ren Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Energising Hand Lotion to pamper tired hands and rejuvenate its appearance.


Diptyque Philosykos Cleansing Hand and Body Gel

Scent: A luxurious blend of wild figs and green leaves.

A gel that transforms to a silky foam wash upon contact with water, this luxe hand wash softens skin while wrapping it in a lovely scent.

For extra TLC: Pair it with the Diptyque Philosykos Hand and Body Lotion to keep hands hydrated and beautifully scented.

Diptyque Softening Hand Wash

Scent: A decadent blend of organic lavender and rosemary, with a tinge of lemon.

Formulated to soothe and repair hard working hands, a little goes a long way with this hand wash by the Parisian perfumer.

For extra TLC: If hands need intensive treatment, try on the Talika Hand Moisturising Gloves. Designed to be worn for 30-45 minutes, 2-3 times a week, these gloves release strong moisturising agents to combat hand ageing.

Drop by any of our Ken’s Apothecary stores today to experience these gentle hand washes.

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