With all the hand-washing we’re doing at the moment, one issue we’re collectively facing is dry hands. Some of us have switched over to mild, unscented hand washes, and those are undoubtedly gentler on the skin. But if you’re sorely missing the lovely scent of one, we’ve got you sorted.
These 15 hand washes ahead are just as effective at killing germs. Plus, they’ll leave your hands smelling good and feeling smooth.
Gentle hand washes that smell great
1. Panier des Sens The Essentials Rejuvenating Rose Liquid Marseille Soap
For a quirky, vintage touch to your bathroom, try Panier des Sens’ rose-scented soap. The moisturising hand wash melts away dirt and impurities while keeping your hands smooth and comfortable. In addition, the soap contains rose essential oil to soothe dry, irritated skin.
Panier des Sens The Essentials Rejuvenating Rose Liquid Marseille Soap retails for S$23, available at LookFantastic.
2. Open Farm Community ‘Fresh Fingers’ Essential Oil Hand Wash
Open Farm Community’s ‘Fresh Fingers’ is one of our favourite hand washes for a number of reasons. First, it’s made in Singapore, which makes us proud to #supportlocal. Next, it contains a unique blend of spearmint, bergamot, and lemon essential oils to condition your skin and lift your spirits. To top it off, there’s also an adorable illustration on the bottle that’ll put a smile on your face.
Open Farm Community ‘Fresh Fingers’ Essential Oil Hand Wash retails for S$24, available at Beauty Emporium.
3. Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Wash
If you’ve got green fingers, you’ll like Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gardeners Hand Wash. This light, antioxidant-rich formula uses cucumber extracts, rosemary leaf extracts, and aloe vera juice to cleanse and clarify your hands. It’s effective in getting rid of stubborn dirt and grime, but gentle enough to be used repeatedly.
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Wash retails for S$26.50, available at Crabtree & Evelyn.
4. REN Citrus Limonum Hand Wash
We’ve got a citrusy one for those who like lemon-scented hand washes. REN’s Citrus Limonum Hand Wash contains drops of refreshing Sicilian lemon oil — perfect for boosting your mood. Besides its zesty scent, the antibacterial hand wash also uses gentle cleansing agents derived from corn, coconut, and oat to prevent dryness.
REN Citrus Limonum Hand Wash retails for S$28, available at LookFantastic.
5. Antipodes Nirvana Hand and Body Wash
Give your skin a boost of moisture with Antipodes’ Nirvana Hand and Body Wash. It contains a mix of hibiscus flower and harakeke oil to revitalise your skin each time you lather up in the sink or shower. There’s also blackcurrant, spearmint leaf, and cardamon in the formula, so you can bring a touch of botanical goodness to your home.
Antipodes Nirvana Hand and Body Wash retails for S$30, available at LookFantastic.
6. L’Occitane Shea Verbena Hands & Body Liquid Soap
Made from nourishing vegetable oils, L’Occitane’s Shea Verbena Hands & Body Liquid Soap is enriched with shea butter, so it’s gentle enough for dry, sensitive, or damaged skin. It’s lightly scented with verbena, a lemony fragrance to perk you up whenever you wash your hands. The soap is also available in an eco-friendly 500ml refill pack, so you’ll want to stock up.
L’Occitane Shea Verbena Liquid Soap retails for S$30, available at L’Occitane.
7. Kora Organics By Miranda Kerr Hand Wash
If you’re looking for an organic option, supermodel Miranda Kerr has one for you. Her beauty brand Kora Organics has a gel-based hand wash that’s free of sulfates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Instead, the hand wash is formulated with gentle surfactants and aloe vera leaf juice to keep your hands soft. It also contains organic essential oils like lemongrass, orange, and peppermint to refresh your senses.
Kora Organics By Miranda Kerr Hand Wash retails for S$30, available at Sephora.
8. Compagnie De Provence Liquid Marseille Soap Extra Pur Wild Rose
Taking a page from French tradition, this soap from Compagnie De Provence was made in a cauldron. The colourant-free formula contains sweet almond oil, olive oil, and grape seed oil to moisturise your hands as you cleanse. It also comes in various scents, but this subtle rose is simply intoxicating. Housed in a glass pump bottle, its modern packaging also makes a lovely addition to your bathroom counter.
Compagnie De Provence Liquid Marseille Soap Extra Pur Wild Rose retails for S$31, available at Sephora.
9. Cowshed Refresh Hand Wash
It’s time to treat your hands to a refreshing cleanse. Cowshed’s Refresh Hand Wash has grapefruit, bitter orange, and lavender essential oils whisked into the mix, so it leaves your hands lightly scented. The vitamin E in the formula nourishes and moisturises your hands, which is why it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Cowshed Refresh Hand Wash retails for S$31.50, available at LookFantastic.
10. NEOM Tranquillity Body & Hand Wash
Relax your mind and body with NEOM’s Tranquillity Body & Hand Wash. The gentle wash does double duty, so you can take it into the shower at the end of a long day. English lavender, sweet basil, and jasmine will calm you down and prepare you for a restful night. Its gentle formula cleanses your skin to keep it soft and supple too.
NEOM Tranquillity Body & Hand Wash retails for S$31.50, available at LookFantastic.
11. Jurlique Restoring Hand Wash Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage
Jurlique’s extra gentle hand wash is soap-free and sulfate-free, so it doesn’t strip your skin of its natural moisture. Loaded with soothing natural extracts such as marshmallow root, echinacea, and daisy, the formula softens and hydrates your hands. Its fruity-floral scent will linger on for hours too. Who knew hand-washing could feel so decadent?
Jurlique Restoring Hand Wash Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage retails for S$31.50, available at LookFantastic.
12. Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash
One whiff of Molton Brown’s Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash, and you’ll be transported to an orange grove. Infused with bergamot and neroli, the zesty hand wash gently cleanses and refreshes your hands. Above all, the moisturising formula will leave your skin feeling pampered and clean.
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash retails for S$35, available at LookFantastic.
13. Grown Alchemist Hand Wash
This apothecary-style hand wash will upgrade the look of your bathroom or kitchen instantly. Grown Alchemist’s hand wash has coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and fennel seed to wash away dirt while protecting delicate skin. There’s cold-pressed sweet orange oil in the mix to soothe and refresh your senses too.
Grown Alchemist Hand Wash retails for S$38, available at Net-a-Porter.
14. L:A Bruket No. 094 Hand & Body Wash (Sage/Rosemary/Lavender)
Hit the pause button on your stressful day and cleanse your hands and body with L:A Bruket’s lightweight liquid soap. The Swedish brand’s gentle formula is infused with sage, rosemary, and lavender essential oils. These natural and organic ingredients give the hand and body wash a floral, herbal fragrance, which helps to refresh and relax your skin and senses.
L:A Bruket No. 094 Hand & Body Wash retails for S$45, available at LookFantastic.
15. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
You’ll feel like a posh beauty blogger with this Aesop hand wash sitting at your sink. Formulated with orange, rosemary, and lavender oils, this nourishing hand wash was made for hard-working hands. What’s more, it cleanses the skin effectively while leaving your hands refreshed. The delightful citrus and herbal fragrance is one you’ll look forward to as well.
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash retails for S$49.50, available at Shopee.