From the time we were young children, we were taught to keep our hands clean and wash them regularly. And while hand cleanliness may not be a new concept to us, it has become an increasingly important part of our current way of living.
With frequent hand-washing at the top of the list for effective methods of illness prevention, following our childhood lessons can serve us well! However, frequent hand-washing may also cause dryness, irritation or other discomfort!
As stated in an article in The Independent, How to properly care for dry hands caused by hand-washing and sanitiser, according to dermatologists “While vigorous hand-washing and using harsh sanitisers are both vital in reducing the spread of the virus, they can have an adverse effect on the skin, leaving hands feeling dry, cracked and sore.”
There are some basic steps to take in order to protect your skin's natural barrier. Dr Susan Mayou, a consultant dermatologist in the article, recommended using a moisturising or gentle cleanser to wash your hands. After cleansing, always remember to dry your hands properly and apply a generous layer of hand cream to help keep them nourished and to soothe any dry areas.
Croda meets this trend by offering various cleansing and moisturising formulations!
6 Hand Cream Formulations
3 Hand Cleansing Formulations
Croda also offers ingredients with excellent conditioning properties and sensorial benefits for skin care and personal wash products!
Sensitive Conditioning Emollient
Super Sterol Ester
Excellent skin smoothing and skin repair properties
DuraQuench™ IQ SA
Skin Feel Enhancer & Preservative Booster
Cropure™ Mango Butter
Moisturising and nourishing benefits
For a more detailed review of hand care at Croda, please download our Redefining Hand Care Solutions for Cleansing and Soothing!