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5 aromatic hand soaps that will keep your palms moisturised and germ-free

Even during the chaos of global health crisis, let’s make our hand-washing session a relaxing, aromatic one.

Keeping a rigid hand hygiene routine has become the most important element to prevent germs from spreading in this pandemic. To help prevent the continued spread of COVID-19, we have all been rigorously washing and scrubbing our hands (more than 20 seconds, of course) to battle the highly contagious virus.

Whilst we are hunting down anti-bacterial soaps and cleansing gels, it’s not necessary that you have to rely on that variety in order to kill germs. Cleansing the skin to remove any bacteria or dirt is vital, but maintaining the health of the outer skin layer is equally important. Being vigilant doesn’t mean you need to suffer from dry, peeling skin.

Do not compromise your skin because you can make your hand-washing experience a luxurious one. To ensure you hydrate your skin and receive complete skincare benefits, we’ve rounded up the most luxurious hand soaps that not only moisturise your skin but evoke divine fragrances, too. These hand soaps promise to care for your sensitive skin and let those vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals in.

[Featured and Hero image credit: Sara Shakeel/Instagram]

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok on 29 April 2020.

To evoke that warm and woody aroma, Aesop ensures that you feel a nature-like vibe while using their hand wash. The formulation’s unique, warm, and skin-softening properties ensure you experience the best of hand-washing. We love the earthy aroma of mandarin orange, rosemary, cedar, and the botanical extracts like vetiver root and bergamot rind, which make us feel the suppleness of our butter-like skin returning to its norm.

Price: THB 1,350

If a dreamy rose-y scent uplifts your mood, then Dior’s Rose Ispahan liquid hand soap is your new best friend. Hitting up some floral notes, this luxurious hand soap is a treat not only to your senses, but it levels up your entire bathroom aesthetic, too. Its enhanced fragrance trail with warm notes and comfort to your skin speaks nothing but elegance.

Price: approx. THB 1946

If you are already in love with their aromatic candles, then we wouldn’t be surprised if their moistening juicy blackcurrant notes hit the right spot. Jo Malone’s refreshing meadow foam seed cleanses the hand and offers a beautiful scent with Poppy & Barley. Think, rose and violet topped with deep-purple blackcurrants. Immerse yourself into this crystal-clear rich lather, and uplift your day with its formulation leaving your hands velvety-smooth and conditioned.

Price: THB 2,250

Hailed for its fragrancse worldwide, given that perfumer Diptyque also houses a hand wash, we are all down to relish in its magical scent — even if that means we have to wash our hands more than 20 seconds. This personal treat is mild and soothing, and it aids in repairing your skin with its regenerating properties. The vibrant energy of Lavender and the irresistible aromatic intensity of rosemary are softened by amber notes — making it one luxurious dose of cleansing soap.

Price: Approx. THB 2,040

When it comes to harnessing the power of active botanicals, no one does it better than Bamford. Bamford’s rose hand wash is an all-over wash that boasts organic aloe vera, and it’s rich in collagen-protecting antioxidant, and delivers important oxygen to skin cells. This plant-based vegan cleanser mesmerises us with its signature blend of rose, lemon, camomile, and ylang-ylang. It’s not only your ultimate solution to soft hands but a relaxing potion for your body and mind.

Price: Approx. THB 970

Alisha Pawa
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.
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