Thymes Eucalyptus is the Levis of hand creams: Its not super-emollient or extra-luxurious, but it makes me feel comfortable in my own skin and it gets the job done. Plus, it's free of paraben, a preservative commonly found in shampoos, moisturizers, and other cosmetics that has gotten a bad rap for its questionable links to cancer. That makes one less thing I need to worry about.
The fresh scent of eucalyptus and lemon is inoffensive enough that it doesn't bother my office neighbor, so I keep a dispenser bottle on my desk for a few hassle-free squirts throughout the day. And when no one is looking, I dab it on my elbows and knees for a little spot relief.
$15 at thymes.com