Your hands are the one place that show ageing first, so it’s important to look after them. But where do you start? Right here with our pick of the best hand and nail care products on the market.
All of them were chosen by a panel of expert beauty insiders and our readers also voted.
From the latest treatments to luxurious hand creams, nail prep products and the best nail colours, we’ve got your hand and nail care sorted.
Best Anti-Ageing Hand Cream
We gave you a whole range of anti-ageing hand creams to vote for and the one that triumphed was Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream, R625 for 75ml.
In addition to its obvious anti-ageing effects, we love the scent and the fact that it doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky.
One reader commented: “My hands feel plumper and softer, and my age spots are fading, too.”
Best Base Coat
If we told you our favourite base coat is only R39,95 would you believe us?
According to beauty judge in the know, Liz Ferrett, Essence Studio Nails Pro White Active, R39,95 is “the best I’ve tried by far. It sept my nails really white, even after using bright and dark polishes”.
This base coats protects nails from discoloration especially after you’ve applied dark polishes so you can kiss yellowed nails goodbye!
Best Hand Cream
It’s been a handbag staple for years, but it’s good to know it’s still at the top of its game. Vaseline Healthy Hand & Nail Conditioning Hand Lotion, R29,95 for 75ml, was the clear winner in the “Best Hand Cream” category.
Beauty writer Grace Mantjiu tested it and had this to say: “It’s creamy, without being greasy, and it’s priced well. This is a real winner for everyday use.”
Best Top Coat
OPI Infinite Shine 3 Gloss Top Coat, R220, gets the beauty blogger stamp of approval with Chereen Strydom commenting: “The thick brush makes application a breeze. A glossy finish with superb longevity.”
Don’t ruin a perfect manicure by not finishing it off with a top coat. This OPI product cures into a gel-like film in natural light making your mani last a lot longer.
Best Hand Wash
Update your guest loo with a luxurious hand soap. Our judges loved Vinolia Luxury Hand Wash in Sandalwood, R37,95 for 290ml.
woman&home Beauty Editor Tracey Kroukamp commented: “I loved the soaps… now I love the wash! Rich lather; pretty scent.”
There’s one nail brand that’s really been making waves in South Africa for its longevity and it’s on-trend range of colours.
Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer, R138 has “an amazing range of long-lasting colours. I want them all!” says judge and aesthetic GP Natasha Chapman.
We adore their whites/pinks range of metallics, shimmers, cremes, sheers and glitters and predict that “Must Have Mauve” will be THE colour of winter 2017.
Best Cuticle Care
Stunning nails start with cuticle care and Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, R89,95, has long been the go-to of well-groomed women everywhere.
“Probably the best cuticle product I have ever used,” says Natasha Chapman. “It’s great for softening dry, ragged cuticles.”
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