D.S. & DURGA $30
The age of overwashing is upon us. Here’s how to nurture super sanitized mitts.
The eyes may be windows to the soul, but nothing tells one’s life story like your hands. For at least a year now, you’ve been scrubbing and sanitizing like you mean it, and for most of us, a professional manicure is but a distant memory. While you may be fastidious when it comes to your 12-step facial routine, it’s time to give your hands some love. We spoke with fashion and Hollywood’s most glamorous nailist, Tom Bachik, for secrets of the trade, and curated a collection of our beloved Violet Code Approved products to ensure your hands are just as pampered as your face.
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You probably have a tired, rarely used old hand lotion stashed far back in your vanity somewhere. Now, more than ever, is the time to finally stick to the beauty resolution to actually commit to this much needed, oft-neglected product. We swear by this vegan, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, recyclable tube of moisturizer packed with peptide, vitamins, shea butter and marula which packs a luxuriously rich punch, but never leaves a greasy residue.
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Eau Thermale Avène $20
While exfoliating every other inch of your body is de rigueur, your hands tend to get shafted. “Hand scrubs are perfect add-ons at home for beautifully soft, luxurious skin,” says Bachik. “By exfoliating hands prior to using your treatment you remove dehydrated, dead skin cells, which not only smooths but preps skin to better receive cuticle oils and finishing lotions.” We’re obsessed with Susanne Kaufman’s mean and clean exfoliating peel that uses plant-based ingredients to gently yet efficiently remove unwanted layers. It’s also packed with hydrating shea butter, sweet almond oil, and anti-inflammatory vitamin to leave a nourished, silky finish.
Dr. Dennis Gross $88