Monday, March 26, 2018

Zoya Naked Manicure Hand and Body System (Serum & Cream) Review

*press sample*

Hi guys! I hope you had a good weekend. I did a lot of resting and ran a few errands. Tonight I have reviews of some exciting new products from Zoya. Up until now, only Zoya's sister brand Qtica featured products for the hands and body. Zoya just released their Hydrating Hand & Body Serum and Healing Hand & Body Cream aimed at curing those dry hands from all that acetone and dry winter air. The duo can be purchased as as a set in 3 different sizes:

Mini ($21)-2 oz of each
Retail ($23)-2 oz serum with 3 oz cream
Pro ($56)-8 oz of each

or you can purchase the items individually in 2-8 oz bottles. Follow me after the break to see if this set is really worth it. 

While I loved both products, I found the serum to be the real winner for me. 

Key Ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Glycerin, Aloe, Amino Acids, and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (a Vitamin C derivative), Lactic Acid

The serum is housed in a spray bottle and has a thin gel consistency with a light pink tone. It has no detectable scent, and I don't see any perfumed ingredients in there. It soaked in almost immediately, and left no residue. It moisturizes, but doesn't leave your hands a greasy mess. I definitely recommend using a cream after applying the serum, especially during the cold months. We'll see, but you may be able to get away with just the serum during the summer. One criticism I have is that I wish the bottle came in a pump instead of the spray bottle. When I want it just on my hands, I really have to wrap my hands around the nozzle so I don't lose any of the product. This is just a minor complaint for a product I really love. 

One thing I was a bit surprised to find in the body and hand cream is beeswax. If you are vegan, or just want vegan products, you'll need to steer clear of the cream. It is thick, but completely sinks in after a few minutes. It has a light, sweet floral scent, but it is not overpowering at all. I don't mind a strongly-scented lotion, so I wouldn't have minded a little more fragrance. Those sensitive to scents shouldn't have a problem with this. Both the cream and serum have glycerin as the second ingredient, so they are really relying on that as the main humectant to defend against dryness. I found that applying too much of the cream caused slight pilling, so use it in moderation. More is not always better. 

I'm buying another set as soon as I use up more of my bottles. I found that my hands have been less dry and I have fewer hangnails after using these for the past several weeks. I mean, I'm still using cuticle oil as usual, but this is the only change I've made to my daily hand care. These are available now on the Zoya website, and I recommend getting the retail try me set because you get more of the hand cream. You can find out more about Zoya on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. Keep an eye out for them in your local Ulta store if you want to see the bottles in person before you buy.

*These products were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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