Hand washes are a basic necessity to kill germs. Now that we’re washing our hands way more than we used to, however, our skin can feel a little chapped. Some of us have opted for milder, unscented hand washes that are gentler on the skin, but if you miss taking a whiff of a scented lather when you’re at the sink, we have 15 solutions.
Meet the hand washes that rid your hands of bacteria, while leaving your hands smelling good and feeling smooth.
Gentle hand washes that smell great
Panier des Sens The Essentials Rejuvenating Rose Liquid Marseille Soap
Panier des Sens’ rose-scented soap will put a quirky, vintage touch to your bathroom. Packed with moisture, the hand wash cleanses the skin thoroughly while keeping your hands smooth and silky. The rose essential oil in the formula helps to soothe dry, irritated skin too.
Panier des Sens The Essentials Rejuvenating Rose Liquid Marseille Soap retails for S$23, available at LookFantastic.
Open Farm Community ‘Fresh Fingers’ Essential Oil Hand Wash
Made in Singapore, Open Farm Community’s ‘Fresh Fingers’ is one of our favourite hand washes. It contains a unique blend of spearmint, bergamot, and lemon essential oils to condition your skin and lift your spirits. On top of that, there’s also an adorable illustration on the bottle that’ll put a smile on anyone’s face.
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Wash
Know someone with green fingers? Send them a bottle of Crabtree & Evelyn’s Gardeners Hand Wash. This light formula contains antioxidant-rich cucumber extracts, rosemary leaf extracts, and aloe vera juice to cleanse and clarify your hands. It’s effective at melting away stubborn dirt and grime, but gentle enough to be used repeatedly throughout the day.
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Wash retails for S$26.50, available at Crabtree & Evelyn.
REN Citrus Limonum Hand Wash
If you like a lemon scent, we’ve got a citrusy one for you. REN’s Citrus Limonum Hand Wash contains drops of refreshing Sicilian lemon oil, which will boost your mood when you need a little pick-me-up. The antibacterial hand wash also uses gentle cleansing agents derived from corn, coconut, and oat that won’t strip your skin of moisture.
REN Citrus Limonum Hand Wash retails for S$28, available at LookFantastic.
Antipodes Nirvana Hand and Body Wash
Antipodes’ Nirvana Hand and Body Wash will give your skin a boost of moisture as you cleanse your hands. It contains a mix of hibiscus flower and harakeke oil to replenish your skin when you lather up in the sink or shower. There’s also blackcurrant, spearmint leaf, and cardamon in the formula, bringing the herb garden to your home.
Antipodes Nirvana Hand and Body Wash retails for S$30, available at LookFantastic.
L’Occitane Shea Verbena Hands & Body Liquid Soap
Enriched with shea butter and nourishing vegetable oils, L’Occitane’s Shea Verbena Hands & Body Liquid Soap is gentle enough for dry, sensitive, or damaged skin. It’s lightly scented with verbena, a lemony fragrance that refreshes your senses whenever you wash your hands. If you’ve run out of soap, you can also purchase the eco-friendly 500ml refill pack.
L’Occitane Shea Verbena Liquid Soap retails for S$30, available at L’Occitane.
Kora Organics By Miranda Kerr Hand Wash
For those seeking an organic option, supermodel Miranda Kerr has one in store. Her beauty brand Kora Organics has a hand wash that’s free of sulfates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Instead, It’s formulated with gentle surfactants and aloe vera leaf juice to keep your hands soft. Plus, it 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.
Compagnie De Provence Liquid Marseille Soap Extra Pur Wild Rose
Made in a cauldron, this soap from Compagnie De Provence takes a page from French tradition. Its colourant-free formula contains sweet almond oil, olive oil, and grape seed oil to moisturise your hands as you wash them. The soap comes in various scents, but this subtle rose is simply intoxicating. Its modern glass bottle will also sit pretty on your bathroom counter.
Compagnie De Provence Liquid Marseille Soap Extra Pur Wild Rose retails for S$31, available at Sephora.
Cowshed Refresh Hand Wash
Treat your hands to a refreshing cleanse with Cowshed’s Refresh Hand Wash. It contains grapefruit, bitter orange, and lavender essential oils, so it leaves your hands lightly scented. The vitamin E in the formula nourishes and moisturises your hands too—a perfect pick for those with sensitive skin.
Cowshed Refresh Hand Wash retails for S$31.50, available at LookFantastic.
NEOM Tranquillity Body & Hand Wash
NEOM’s Tranquillity Body & Hand Wash will put you in a state of zen. The gentle hand wash doubles up as a body wash, so you can take it into the shower at the end of a long day. English lavender, sweet basil, and jasmine in the formula will soothe your senses and prepare you for a restful night.
NEOM Tranquillity Body & Hand Wash retails for S$31.50, available at LookFantastic.
Jurlique Restoring Hand Wash Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage
Soap-free and sulfate-free, Jurlique’s gentle hand wash won’t strip your skin of its natural moisture. It’s packed with soothing natural extracts such as marshmallow root, echinacea, and daisy. Its fruity-floral scent lingers on for hours, while the formula softens and hydrates your hands. A truly decadent experience.
Jurlique Restoring Hand Wash Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage retails for S$31.50, available at LookFantastic.
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash
If you want to be transported to an orange grove, all you have to do is take a whiff of Molton Brown’s Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash. Infused with bergamot and neroli, the zesty hand wash gently refreshes your hands. The moisturising formula will leave your skin feeling pampered and clean too.
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash retails for S$35, available at LookFantastic.
Grown Alchemist Hand Wash
Upgrade the look of your bathroom or kitchen instantly with this apothecary-style hand wash from Grown Alchemist. Its formula contains coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and fennel seed to wash away dirt while protecting delicate skin. There’s cold-pressed sweet orange oil whisked in the mix to soothe and invigorate your senses too.
Grown Alchemist Hand Wash retails for S$38, available at Net-a-Porter.
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.
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
Aesop’s hand wash is a perennial favourite among men and women. Formulated with orange, rosemary, and lavender oils, this nourishing hand wash gets the job done. The delightful citrus and herbal fragrance is one you’ll look forward to as well. It gets bonus points for the jumbo size too, which will last you a long time.
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash retails for S$49.50, available at Shopee.