Apparently, there is a difference between lotion and cream, which up until now I was unaware of. Lotion has less oil, is easily absorbed and more of a quick fix. Cream has more oil which can make it seem greasier, longer lasting and generally thicker in consistency. Now that I know the difference, I am on Team Cream and one of the best hand creams is by The Soap and Paper Factory, which is handcrafted in NYC. The beautifully packaged collection has solid perfumes, room diffusers, candles, room spray, soaps and hand cream in ten natural scents. The geranium hand cream ($18, 3 oz.) is velvety and perfumed with geranium, patchouli, and ylang ylang. If you are sensitive to perfume, I would not recommend these products. The cream kept my hands soft and hydrated through the day without needing reapplication. The Soap and Paper Factory products are feminine and effective without being expensive or pretentious.