What is the difference between hand cream and hand lotion?

What is the difference between hand cream and hand lotion?

Oct 17, 2022Zaryab Fayyaz

What is the difference between hand cream and hand lotion?

Your hands play an important role in your communication. You might have heard the famous quote “First impression is the last impression.” Shaking hands is the best way of greeting people and can be an everyday action. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your hands soft and delicate.

There are so many products in the market that people mostly use to keep their hands moisturized like lotions and hand cream for dry hands. Here comes the twist: hand cream and hand lotion are different from each other. And we are here to help you differentiate.

This is what the topic of our blog is today. In this blog post, we will tell you how to hand cream is different from hand lotion and what are the pros and cons of each. So, without wasting time let’s dive into creams and lotions. 

What is hand lotion?

Hand lotion contains a higher content of water. If we look at the composition of lotion it’s a mixture of water and droplets of oil. The lotion is usually lighter than cream and is non-greasy. This is because creams have a higher percentage of water than oil.

What is hand cream?
The cream is a mixture of oil and water. The ratio of oil and water is equally present in the cream. The consistency of the cream is thicker than the lotion and will give your skin a protective barrier that will keep your skin hydrated for a long time. However, creams may feel greasy as compared to lotions, yet depending on their formula.

What is the difference between hand cream and hand lotion?
There is a never-ending debate about lotion vs. cream. But in order to decide which works best for you, it’s important to understand the difference between hand cream and hand lotion. Additionally to what was mentioned above, here are some further differences:



Creams are thicker in texture

Lotions are thinner texture

The ratio of oil and water is equally present in the cream

The ratio of water is higher in them. 

Creams are thicker in consistency so they are heavy moisturizers. 

Lotions are lighter in weight and absorb quickly

Creams are oily, denser, and greasy. 

Lotions are non-oily and non-greasy.

Creams give you long-lasting moisturizing and hydrating effects.

Lotions are not long-lasting and that is why you need to apply it every 2 hours. 

Creams are commonly used in winter

Lotions are usually used in summer

Creams are thicker in texture so they do not spread easily. 

Lotions are thin in consistency so they blends and spreads easily and quickly

Creams works great on dry skin

Lotions are best for combination skin types

Benefits of hand lotion 

  •       Lotion absorbs quickly
  •       Lotions work on all skin types from normal to dry
  •       It  does not leave any greasiness
  •       Ideal for the summer season


Benefits of hand cream

  •       Prevent dryness and crankiness
  •       It gives skin extra moisturisation and hydration
  •       Great for the winter season


Who’s the winner?

So, as you can see both cream and lotion have their characteristics, some are good and some are bad. But it has been seen that people mostly prefer lotion over cream because it’s non-greasy, lightweight, and absorbent but at the same time it does not give you the long-lasting moisturizing effect. In that case, hand cream will be a better choice. But what about the greasiness and heavy texture that creams have?

Don’t worry we are here to help you. Our hand lotion is made up of 100% natural ingredients that will keep moisturizing your hands all day long without making them greasy. The best thing about MaGéAu Naturel hand lotion is that it’s super absorbent and keeps your skin hydrated. Our genderless hand cream has been formulated to penetrate rapidly. So, whether it’s summer or winter, our hand cream is best for dry hands. So, book your pre-orders now to avail the best combo offer.

If you still have any questions or need any advice feel free to ask. We will be happy to help you. Thank you.


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