Hand and Nailcare 101: How to Take Care of Your Superheroine Hands

Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in your body? That’s why we insist on taking very good care of it, with only the best, cherry picked, clean beauty gems in the game. Especially, when it comes to our precious hands: an always exposed, and incredibly important part of our body.

With the unbelievable amount of stress, pollution, climate changes and extensive use of cleansers and hand sanitizers, the skin of our hands is often neglected and mistreated, leading to signs of prematurely aging and dehydration.
That is why today we want to share with you a Muse & Heroine, highly curated hand and nail edit. Just the very best, to take care of your precious skin in the most natural, powerful and kind way. Keep on reading and find out how.
Step 1: Cleanse Gently
We hear it all the time: hygiene is an essential. A responsible act for us and our loved ones. However, over-washing our hands can lead to dehydrated skin. Here is a selection of our most gentle, nourishing and natural hand cleansers.
Moisturising antiviral hand sanitiser with 62% Alcohol, Eucalyptus & Thyme to combat viruses while Organic Aloe Vera hydrates skin. Pocket-size so you can have germ free hands anytime and anywhere. Plant-based and vegan hand sanitiser with anti-bacterial and antiviral natural ingredients. This mighty alcohol-based hand-sanitising mist combats bacteria, viruses and germs using a potent blend of essential oils known for their antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral properties. Combined with 62% Alcohol content, well above the 60% recommended by the World Health Organisation, this purifying botanical hand sanitiser pairs powerful cleansing essential oils of Rosemary, Thyme and Eucalyptus with organic Aloe Vera and skin-kind Chamomile that help to ensure skin remains hydrated and soothed. The goal: Purify, Protect, Prevent.
A hand wash that raises the bar with a clean formulation and a luxurious, weighty glass bottle. Unlike most other premium hand cleansers which are still being created with irritating sulfates and artificial preservatives, this Calendula Hand Cleanser harnesses the power of plant-based ingredients that cleanse naturally without irritants or synthetics. At Esker they believe that the skin on our bodies shouldn’t be an afterthought and our hands are no exception. Esker's hands are sensitive to dryness and irritation, often can be the first place to show premature aging and sun damage, and are constantly in contact with the delicate skin on our face. Calendula Hand Cleanser is formulated with clove, palo santo, litsea and helichrysum essential oils, all of which are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. These botanical extracts are permeated by a bath of calendula petals that continuously diffuse the plant’s soothing and healing properties into the formula.
The hand soap gently cleans without drying out the hands. High-quality wheat germ oil, aloe vera and active substances derived from the horsetail plant make the skin feel velvety soft and supple. We use sugar surfactants made from renewable raw materials for cleansing. The mild cleansing based on sugar, keeps the ph value of the skin balanced and protected. 
A gorgeously thick textured nourishing hand and body cleanse made from organic olive and coconut oils and scented with Andalusian neroli, bitter orange peel, green tree leaf and Madagascan yang ylang.
A curative cleanser for hands and body with a high mineral and enzyme content leaving the skin feeling refreshed and nourished thanks to our unique formula, O-Thermil complex*, a superfood for the skin containing Sheep’s milk, Olive leaf, Probiotic and mineral rich Thermal water.
Step 2: Hydrate and Nourish
After cleansing, the most important step is hydrating the hands, in order to recreate a natural skin-barrier and protect them from weather aggressors, pollution and aging.
Let your mind wander with the sweet scent of coconut and rose de mai in this extraordinary new hand cream. Inspired by petals pressed in a travel journal, Nomad Rose is a sensorial escape, revitalizing the sweetness that life has to offer. With a seaweed extract harvested off the South of France, this revitalizing and potent hand cream prevents cellular damage from sun exposure and chemical stress. Nomad Rose Hand Cream combines Monoi and Rose de Mai essence with aloe vera juice, hyaluronic acid, squalane, entada seed extract cacay oil and vitamins A, C & E to leave your hand feeling rejuvenated and petal soft.
Dip your hands in silk and roses. The sacred petals in this rich hand cream come from Pushkar India - the lakeside city dotted with white temples and red rose gardens. It was from these majestic gardens the Royals commissioned their rose-infused attars, jams and wines.
The rich hand cream contains beneficial substances derived from mallow and witch hazel. It is non-greasy, is absorbed quickly and has a pleasant scent. The skin is nourished and lastingly protected against dryness. Precious broccoli oil and walnut leaf extract combined with Vitamin E make the skin feel wonderfully soft and supple.
This extremely efficient, non-oily moisturizer should always be kept within reach. The intense emulsion helps minimize age spots and improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin with naturally protective infusions of jlge® gold essence, shea butter and aloe. Gold handmulsion day assists in protecting the skin from daily exposure to the elements. Extracts from red raspberry seed oil support natural sun protection.
Step 3: Intensive Night Care
During the night, our skin regenerates itself. Take a lovely night’s sleep and wake-up with soft and scented hands with these cult-favorites.
This silky balm is a real multi-tasking miracle: it nourishes and protects the skin with wild-crafted, healing Cupuaçu-Butter from a cooperative in the Amazon and nourishing, smoothing Almond, Rosehip, Jojoba and Olive oils.  Cupuaçu-Butter and organic beeswax lock in moisture while also having healing, anti-inflammatory properties. Gromwell Root Extract is anti-microbial and adds a wonderfully special colour to this balm. Wonderbalm is ideal for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin as a multi-tasking balm for all skin areas that needs extra care and protection, like hands, nails and cuticles.
Uka nail oils are the iconic product of the Japanese house. Made in France in an organic distillery, aromatherapy nail oils are 100% natural. A return to your childhood this oil helps you to sleep in a serene and reassuring atmosphere. Lavender, star of the world of relaxation, associated with the sweet scent of vanilla, will facilitate your sleep. The creamy scent of orange will dissipate the stress of the day. A dense mixture to apply before sleeping for a deep hydration.
This rich and highly nourishing night treatment helps to repair, detoxify and sooth even the roughest skin while you sleep. The emulsion works to rejuvenate and velvety soften skin with the naturally restorative elements found in jlse® silver essence, Cistus extract and the finest cold-pressed Jojoba seed oil.  Silver hand treatment night helps seal in moisture while you rest to improve elasticity, firmness and the overall youthful appearance of hands.
Step 4: Take Care of your Nails 
Our nails should be a important step in our hand-care routine. Take care of them , nourish them, adorn them and watch them grow healthier, stronger and beautiful.
Take care of your current nails and your future nails. Uka has released its coveted nail serum that will make your nails looking strong, healthy and natural. The UKA nail serum contains ingredients conceived to support the natural strength and beauty of your nails and of the nail matrix. Through the supply of keratin (the amino acid which makes up the nails) the serum will maintain a good balance between moisture and lipids.
This is a base coat you will never want to be without. Just one coat is a perfect base for any polish. Apply four coats and you can enjoy it as color nail polish. UKA believes that nails have the power to show not only their beauty, but also the beauty of the hands, whatever the skin color or age might be. 2/0 Healthy Pink is a universal pink with a faint redness, perfect for any skin colour.
It’s simple. We believe that wearing nail polish is a ritual, that will ground you, that will give that precious time, just for you. It's a simple gesture and it's something for yourself. Licia Florio embraces and emphasizes the natural beauty that is in all of us, with colors that are always soft and warm and will perfectly match every skin tone. The high-quality nail polishes are toxic-free: without unnecessary or harmful ingredients. They are vegan, cruelty free - not tested on animals - and made in Italy.
The nail oil nourishing strengthens brittle nails. The highly effective combination of oils supports the structure of the nails and nourishes the sensitive cuticles. The result is a strengthened, healthy nail substance. The valuable manketti nut oil strengthens the nails and promotes cellular formation. The linoleic acid of the sesame oil helps to restore the lipid layer of the calluses of the nail bed. The tender skin of the fingers becomes palpably soft and receives new resilience thanks to the valuable macadamia nut oil. The vitamin E contained is anti-inflammatory and supports the healing of wounds.
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