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The Difference Between Our Hand Lotion and Hand Crème

The Difference Between Our Hand Lotion and Hand Crème

We have a soft spot for self-care, which is why we launched a Hand Care Collection that lets you spread love, not germs. If you haven’t already, meet OUAI Hand Wash, OUAI Hand Lotion, and OUAI Hand Crème—three vegan and super-hydrating daily hand products that smell amazing and feel even better when applied.

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the difference between OUAI Hand Lotion and OUAI Hand Crème. So below we’re breaking down each product’s main benefits, texture, and fragrance, plus how they’re similar. By the end of this, your hands will be itching for a feel.

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How They’re Different

ouai hand lotion lightweight everyday lotion for hands

OUAI Hand Lotion

Hand Lotion is a lightweight lotion that absorbs into the skin easily and locks in hydration without that greasy after-feel. It’s made with a blend of avocado, rosehip oil, and jojoba oils. Stock up it with our eco-friendly Hand Lotion Refill Pouch.

Texture: Lightweight

Fragrance: Dean Street (the same scent in OUAI Body Cleanser), a fresh floral scent featuring notes of citrus fruits, rose, magnolia, and linden blossom.

Main benefits:

  • Deeply moisturizes and helps protect skin
  • Helps with skin cell regeneration
  • Soothes dry skin
Key ingredients:
  • Avocado oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Jojoba oil

ouai hand creme thick creamy balm for hands

OUAI Hand Crème
Hand Crème is a thicker, creamier hand balm that softens and renews your skin with a blend of murumuru seed butter, shea butter, and coconut oil. Plus, it never leaves a stick or greasy feel.
Texture: Thick and creamy

Fragrance: Rue St. Honoré (the same scent in OUAI Hair Oil), a sophisticated Parisienne scent that features notes of violet, gardenia, ylang ylang, and white musk.

Main benefits:

  • Deeply nourishes hands
  • Smooths and softens
  • Prevents hand from feeling dry and tight
Key ingredients:
  • Murumuru seed butter
  • Shea butter
  • Coconut oil

How They’re Similar


  • Both Hand Lotion and Hand Crème will leave your hands soft to the touch without a greasy or sticky after-feeling
  • They absorb easily and dry down to a powdery finish
  • They’re vegan
  • They’re free of: SLS & SLES, parabens, phthalates, gluten, mineral oil, and animal testing

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