10 Fresh-Smelling Hand Soaps That Won't Dry Out Your Skin

Clean hands don't need to be dry and flaky!

ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) We don’t need to tell you how important it is to practice proper hygiene these days and part of that is washing your hands constantly. You’ve probably already stocked up on hand sanitizers, but make sure to have a good hand wash in your stockpile, too. Remember, soap—not rubbing alcohol—is your best defense against viruses and bacteria, so make it a habit to wash your hands often. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a handy guide for when and how to do it in case you need a refresher.

To help you out, we list down some hand soaps you can shop right now. All of these options boast fresh scents and nourishing ingredients to keep your hands smelling good and to prevent your skin from drying out. Plus, they’re all available for delivery, so you won’t even have to leave your house to get them. Just make sure to wash your hands after picking up your package from the door!

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Keep your hands clean with these 10 freshly scented hand soaps:

Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash (P1,750) from Aesop

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This gentle hand wash from cult-favorite Australian skincare brand Aesop will effectively clean your hands without drying out your skin. It’s formulated with orange, rosemary, and lavender oils to soften and moisturize your hands from wrists to fingertips—be sure to get every nook and cranny! Plus, it’ll leave your hands with a fresh citrusy scent that won’t give you a headache.

Available for delivery through Aesop's e-mail service and at the Aesop Store in Greenbelt 5.

Aloe Vera Hand Wash (P325) from Marks & Spencer

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This gel-like hand soap from Marks & Spencer is formulated with aloe vera to soothe and moisturize the skin on your hands, which is perfect if you’ve got dry, flaky palms and fingers or if you’re frequently exposed to the sun. It’s also available in other formula variations with ingredients like argan oil, cocoa butter, water lily, grapefruit, and more.

Available on Zalora.

Citrus Hand Wash (P995) from Neal’s Yard Remedies

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The foaming texture on this hand wash from Neal’s Yard Remedies is perfect for heavy duty cleaning on hands that are often busy with household tasks or strenuous activities throughout the day. It contains orange and lemon essential oils that soften the hands and leave them with a fresh zesty scent. Plus, the fragrance and deep-cleansing formula is great for combatting strong smells on the hands if you like to cook with ingredients like onion and garlic.

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Available on the Rustan’s online store.

Lemongrass Liquid Soap (P190) from Ritual

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For those with sensitive skin or who like to only keep eco-friendly personal care products in their collection, this hand wash from local brand Ritual could be just what you’re looking for. The mild, coconut-based cleanser is 100% biodegradable and contains no harmful coloring, preservatives, or animal products. It’s made with organic lemongrass essential oil, which is known for containing vitamins A and C and has astringent properties to help with minor irritations. It can also be used as a body wash.

Available on Ritual’s website.

Nourishing Lavender Glycerin Hand Soap (P445) from Avalon Organics

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This hand soap from Avalon Organics contains lavender essential oil, calendula, and vitamin E, which are all known for their moisturizing and healing properties. That means this hand wash will cleanse your skin while also nourishing it, so your skin’s natural moisture barrier will stay intact despite frequent hand-washing throughout the day.

Available on Healthy Options’ online store.

Tea Tree Hand Wash (P650) from The Body Shop

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If you’re a fan of The Body Shop’s cult-fave tea tree-infused products, you may also like their hand wash from the same skincare line. Tea tree oil is known for whisking away bacteria (thus its popularity for combatting acne problems), leaving your hands clean, refreshed, and germ-free. It’s also a great option for those who have small irritations on their hands or need deep cleansing.

Available on Shop SM.

Naturally European Hand Wash (P595) from The Somerset Toiletry Co.

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This cruelty-free and vegan-safe hand wash from The Somerset Toiletry Co. features a gentle formulation that’s mild enough for sensitive skin and leaves your hands with a light, pleasant fragrance. It comes in several scents including Freesia and Pear, Verbena, Ginger and Lime, and Rose Petal, so you can choose whichever fits your mood.

Available on Beauty Bar’s online shop

Felicia Flora Lilac and Hydrangeas Hand Soap (P295) from Elle Basic

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If you like summery floral scents, this Elle Basic hand soap would be a great option for your sink setup. Its lilac and hydrangea fragrance is reminiscent of gardens and blossoming meadows. It’s also available in scents inspired by bougainvilleas and peonies as well as by rose and carnation. Plus, the pastel bottles adorned with elegant floral details will look oh-so pretty in your powder room!

Available on the Rustan’s online store.

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Salted Coconut Hand Scrub (P595) from Lush

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If you’re trying to resurrect your rough, dried-out hands, Lush’s hand scrub may be just what you need. It contains sea salt, a natural exfoliant with a gritty texture to help slough off dead skin cells while also cleansing the surface of the skin. It’s also made with coconut and argan oil to soften and hydrate your hands. You can use it a few times a week for best results.

Available on Lush’s online store.

Natural Hand Soap (prices start at P69.75) from Human Nature

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Human Nature’s hand soaps are made with a biodegradable, coconut-derived cleanser that removes dirt and grime without leaving your hands dry. Its mild formula is effective for a variety of skin types and it comes in several scents including pomelo, citrus, and apple. You can purchase this hand wash in large 200 ml and 490 ml sizes for your home as well as a pocket-sized 50 ml bottle you can bring anywhere so you can keep your hands clean and smelling fresh, no matter where you go.

Available on Human Nature’s online store.

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