10 Handwashes That Will Make You Feel Like You're Staying at a Luxury Hotel


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Let me start by saying that I'm not above using an affordable, drugstore hand soap. In fact, that's what I've used for the majority of my life. It was only recently that I started dabbling in high-end handwashes, and the rumors are true: The right one can instantly elevate your bathroom and make you feel like you're staying at a luxury hotel. In fact, after a few months of only using luxurious, scented formulas, I don't know if I can go back. There's just something about seeing the chic bottle next to the sink, breathing in a soft, perfumy scent, and feeling a silky lather between your fingers… I mean, it's the little things, right?

After a lot of research and weeks of testing, I'm confident that I've found the most luxe, sensorial handwashes on the market. And because I'm a beauty editor who refuses to gatekeep my favorite products, I'm sharing them with you. Ahead, see the 10 high-end handwashes I keep on rotation next to my bathroom sink. Yes, they're pricey, but if your budget allows it, they deliver a next-level experience that others just don't. 

Best Overall: Aesop Resurrection Hand Wash

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Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.