Does your hand cream spend more time sitting on the bathroom shelf than being squeezed into action? This is a big no-no, say anti-ageing experts. Your facial skin may be as smooth as a baby's bottom, but your hands could give the game away - especially in the dryer months. Try some of these on your mitts. 1. L'Occitane's Rose Velvet cream (HK$135/75ml) has a timeless appeal and, in keeping with its antique-style packaging, smells like the comforting aromas emanating from grandmother's dresser. It contains the scent of four roses, vitamin E and shea butter and is light and non-greasy. Available from L'Occitane stores in Pacific Place, Admiralty; APM Mall, Kwun Tong; and Cityplaza, Tai Koo Shing, among others. 2. Lavere Ultra-Protection Anti-Ageing-Energy hand cream (HK$280/75ml) is a blend of moisturising plant-based factors combined with organic raw-sugar extract and cococin, from coconut milk. Lavere says the product reduces age spots using arbutin, which is derived from the leaves of the bearberry tree. This is topped off with olive oil, shea and shorea butters. It's 100 per cent organic. Available at Beyond Beauty, Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central. 3. Elemis Intensive Hand Repair (HK$850/75ml) is an anti-ageing treatment designed to condition nails and create smoother, more even skin on hands. The nourishing, fragrant formulation contains a skin-lightening complex to minimise age spots and sun damage, Elemis says. Available from Joyce Beauty. 4. Santaverde's Aloe Vera Handcreme (HK$140/50ml) is described as a regenerating product for rough, dry and tired hands. The organically certified German brand, which farms the main ingredient in Spain, says all Santaverde cosmetics contain aloe vera juice instead of water. It also contains almond, olive and coconut oils and shea and cacao butters. It's new to Hong Kong and is yet to reach shop shelves (tel: 3620 2698). 5. Annick Goutal Baume Splendide Mains (HK$420/75ml) blends active rose serum and macadamia and hazelnut oil to nourish the top layer of skin on hands, encouraging cell regeneration to fight signs of ageing. The creamy formula penetrates quickly and leaves a subtle rose scent. Available from Joyce Beauty.