Why This Luxe New Hand Wash Should Be A Part Of Your Skincare Routine

Esker's new Calendula Hand Cleanser in bottle

The average shopper doesn't think that much about their hand soap. And really, can you blame them? Beyond mulling over which scents they like, there's typically not that much to consider — that is, until Esker's Calendula Hand Cleanser dropped online Nov. 1. Unlike other low-key, low-maintenance washes, Esker's new cleanser wants to be a luxurious, plant-based part of your skincare routine. Just for your hands, specifically.

The timing of beauty brand Esker's latest launch couldn't be more perfect, too. Winter is coming, as they say, and with colder weather comes dry skin — a problem that seems to plague hands everywhere. Esker notes in the product description that moisture wasn't the only thing on its mind when it came to formulating the $52 luxury hand soap, too: The brand adds that sun damage along with the wear of being, well, hands can compromise the area's skin. Throw in the fact that your fingers often come in contact with your face (whether you realize it or not) and you can see why it's time to start adding them into your skincare equation.

To do so, Esker approached the Calendula Hand Cleanser as any other beauty brand would a regular, naturally formulated facial cleanser. It skipped harsh sulfates, zeroing in on milder surfactant alternatives like sodium sunflowerseedate and disodium laureth sulfosuccinate.


On top of the cleansers, Esker also added in essential oils with potential antimicrobial or antifungal properties, such as clove and litsea. (An article published online via the U.S. National Library of Medicine documented the germ-busting properties of both aforementioned oils.) Finally, take note of the calendula petals floating at the bottom of the recyclable glass bottle — the multipurpose plant boasts plenty of skin benefits, ranging from healing acne to alleviating eczema symptoms. And just like any other Esker product, the new Calendula Hand Cleanser is vegan, cruelty free, and Leaping Bunny certified.

To grab yourself a bottle of Esker's new Calendula Hand Cleanser, visit the brand's website, where the wash is available now for pre-order (with it officially shipping around Nov. 11, according to Esker). Ahead, the new Esker wash that'll make you rethink how much body care factors into your skincare routine.