I am finally pulling together some good products for hands and nails. I can't say that I have found THE perfect hand cream, but so far, I am pleased with Sparituals Hand & Body Lotion. In tight economic times, it is hard to beat the great value from Yes to Tomatoes. Nails are getting plenty of love from Ellen Sirot's nail pen, Barielle nail strengthening cream, and a kind and efficient nail polish from Dazzle Dry. There's also a cheat, since its not a dedicated hand product, Oxelio Gel, which has become my outdoor hand protector.


A dedicated Five Best for hand creams should be on its way in a month or two.



sparitual-instinctual-hand-body-lotionIngredients in Sparituals Hand & Body Lotion


Aqua/Water/Eau, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin (plant derived), Cetearyl Olivate (Olive derived), Sorbitan Olivate (Olive derived), Cetearyl Alcohol & Ceteareth 20 (Coconut/Palm derived), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut/Palm derived), Zingiber Officinale (Indonesian Ginger) Root Essential Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride (Coconut/Palm derived), Sorbitan Stearate (plant derived), Dimethicone, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate.

hand-perfectionnail_cuticle_large-1Ingredients in Ellen Sirot

Cyclopentasiloxane, glycine soja (soybean) oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, isopropyl myristate, evening primrose (oenothera biennis) oil, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil, cannabis sativa seed oil, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, carthamus tinctorious (safflower) seed oil.


yes-tomatoes-hand-creamIngredients in Yes to Tomatoes

Aqua (Water), Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomatoes) Extract*, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel*, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Extract*, Capsicum Annuum (Red Pepper) Extract*, Aspalathus Genus (Red Tea) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Extract*, Capsicum Annuum (Green Pepper) Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Algea (Spirulina, Rhodella, Dunaliella) *, Maris Limus (Silt) Extract, Glycerine Triisostearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Magnesium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Propolis Cera*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba Extract*, Niacin*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E). *Organic.

barielle-nail-stregthener-creamIngredients in Barielle:

Aqua, glyceral stearate, paraffunum liquidum, lanolin wax, stearic acid, glycerin, petrolatum, parafin cera alba, lanolin alcohol, polysorbate 20, sodium lauryl sulfate, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, tocopherol acetate, parfume oil, methlparaben, imidazolidinyl urea, propylparaben

oxelio-gel-safe-tanning-300x137Ingredients in Oxelio


Prunus armeniaca, buxus chinensis, silica dimethyl silyate, tocopheryl acetate, glycine soja, polysorbate 80, farnesyl acetate, farnesol, panthenyl triacetate, daucus carota, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, lycopersicum esculentum, beta carotene.


dazzle-dry-1Ingredients in Dazzle Dry


Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propyl Acetate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, SD Alcohol 40B, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Octocrylene, Fragrance, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Polyisobutyl Methacrylate, Cyclomethicone, Blue 1, Ext. Violet 2.
Other Dazzle Dry products may contain: Red 34 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Black 2, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica. Link to DD:
https://www.vbcosmetics.com/c-21-