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Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Hand Creams

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top hand creams. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on hand creams. Consideration must be given to:

  • CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
“This hand cream is a fragrance-free lightweight formulation that moisturizes dry cracked hands. It has the added benefit of ceramides, which help repair damaged skin.”—Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, New York, New York
“From a practical standpoint, this hand cream can be applied throughout the day given its nongreasy fast-absorbing vehicle.”—Monica Schadlow, MD, New York, New York
  • Maximum Body Repair
“I like NEOVA Maximum Body Repair for repairing sun damage on exposed areas like the hands and décolletage. It contains DNA repair technology and a copper peptide complex.”— Elizabeth K. Hale, MD, New York, New York
  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
“Regular twice-daily use of this product is a nice treatment option for conditions ranging from mild hand xerosis to chronic hand dermatitis.”—Neil Fernandes, MD, Phoenix, Arizona
Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York
  • O’Keeffe’s Working Hands
O’Keeffe’s Company
“This hand cream is a good option for patients for daytime use, as it provides a more waxy, rather than greasy, texture and barrier.”—Lorraine L. Rosamilia, MD, State College, Pennsylvania

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Scar treatments, body scrubs, and OTC acne treatments will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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