Our Favorite Hand Soaps to Shop NowDecember 19, 2023
If you’ve had the pleasure of trying a fancy hand soap, you know very well that once you try it, it’s hard to go back to just any hand wash. The nicer formulas are an experience: they leave your hands soft to the touch, don’t strip your skin from essential moisture and often smell luxe and spa-like. If your hands are drier than normal (it’s common come winter!) and could use some TLC, it’s the perfect time to switch to a more skin-friendly hand soap. Read on for some editor-approved hand soaps that deserve a spot on your vanity.
Infused with antioxidants, this lightweight gel soap cleanses your hands of grime and oil, while leaving behind an uplifting green, woody scent. The glass bottle is a dreamy (and reusable) addition to your vanity. It pairs best with the matching hand lotion, Youth to the People Superfood Hand + Body Lotion With Plant Butters, to replenish moisture once your hands are clean.
Thanks to finely milled pumice, this purifying hand soap gently exfoliates while cleansing to leave your hands feeling smooth and refreshed. Reverence Aromatique is a woody, smoky scent that features notes of botanical vetiver and bergamot rind. Trust us when we say: one wash with this hand soap, and it’ll be hard to go back to anything less.
Kiehl’s is known for its nature-inspired, skin-friendly face creams and cleansers, so you should expect nothing less from this hand soap. With a soft grapefruit scent, this citrus gel lathers with water to easily remove dirt and grime. The formula includes aloe and vitamin E for gentle washing without stripping your hands of moisture.
You’ll be smelling your hands constantly after washing with this hand soap — it smells that good. It holds notes of orange flower, sweet jasmine and woods to be exact. Along with the brand’s hand soap and hand cream, you can also get their entire line of cleaning products in the same scent to clean your space and soothe your mind. It’s a win-win.
If there was ever a hand soap to impress, then it’s this one. With top, heart and base notes like your favorite perfume, the rain water, eucalyptus, and magnolia blend creates an effortless spa-like experience at home. Plus, according to the brand, the gentle foamy texture includes hyaluronic acid to keep your hands supple and soft.