If the recent cold snap provided an opportunity to flex your prowess for winter layering, then consider a veil of hand cream as the cold-weather prerequisite to a favourite pair of Zambesi fingerless gloves or Karen Walker mittens.

A rich hydrating hand lotion prevents dryness, cracking, and environmental damage to instantly soothe parched skin. After bringing you the best lip balms, here are ten hand creams from around Britomart that will be a welcome addition to any handbag, car or desk drawer this season.