For vegans world wide living a plant based lifestyle means more to them than just the food they eat but being more mindful of what is put on their bodies and this includes nail and hand care products that are used during relaxing and pampering manicures both at home or received in a nail salon by a license manicurist. If you’re not a vegan I bet you’re wondering. . . What is a vegan manicure ? A vegan manicure is a type of manicure that beautifies both the nails and skin on the hands without using products or ingredients that contain animal products or animal by products such as; milk, honey, beeswax and much more. Vegan manicures consists of the same procedures as a regular manicure such as; natural nail filing, shaping, cuticle care, exfoliating, hand massaging and even nontoxic nail polishing but by using plant based ingredients as alternatives to products that contain toxic chemicals, synthetic fragrances, or harmful preservatives that may cause allergies or irritate the skin on the hands. Here are the top 5 best vegan alternative nail hand and foot care products you can use in your vegan manicure from Cilverbow botanicals product line.
Cilverbow Botanicals Top 5 best Vegan Manicure Products includes:
Vegan Cuticle Softener
Cilverbow Botanicals Cuticles Softener is formulated to help penetrate deeply and quickly into the nails and surrounding skin to soften and condition the cuticles for proper removal. It’s primary benefits are to promote healthy nail growth as well as soften and condition dry cuticles.
Main vegan ingredient: Sunflower oil contains vitamin E which helps to soften, moisturize and condition dry nails, cuticles and skin on the hands and feet. Sunflower oil also has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, clarifying and brightening properties. Sunflower oil helps to slow the look of aging by sustaining skin elasticity and softness.
How to use: Dispense a few drops on to your fingertips and gently massage into your cuticles in circular motions evenly. For best results apply before soaking in water for 7 - 10 minutes per use.
2. Vegan Hand Soak & Scrub
Hydrate, revive and exfoliate dry dead flaky skin on the hands with cilverbow botanicals 2 in 1 Hand soak & Scrub. It’s primary benefits in a vegan manicure are to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells to reveal beautiful smooth skin on the hands, deeply nourish and moisturize the hands to keep them hydrated soft as well as improves the appearance of dull lifeless skin tone.
Main vegan ingredient: sea salt
How to use: To use as a scrub just use a small amount to exfoliate your dead skin on your hands or feet and then rinse off with water or after scrubbing place your hands or feet into a bowl of warm water and soak for 7-10 minutes remove, rinse and towel dry your skin.
3. Nail, Cuticle & Skin Oil
Our Floral Nail & Cuticle Floral Oil Roller Ball is easy to use and is blended with pure therapeutic essential oils and a combination of botanical oils that are loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories that penetrate deeply and quickly to soften the cuticles, promoting strong, and flexible natural nails without leaving a greasy residue.
Main vegan ingredient: Jojoba oil helps to detox and revitalize your skin. It has a light weight texture. Jojoba oil mimics the consistency of our own sebum and helps to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture and becoming irritated or dry. Jojoba oil contains natural forms of vitamin E that works with your skin as an antioxidant, jojoba oil is a natural wax that helps soothe sunburns and other skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It also has antimicrobial properties and anti-fungal qualities that protect skin and helps to prevent bacterial infections.
How to use: Roll on the oil to your fingertips and gently massage in circular motions evenly on the nails and cuticles. For best results apply twice a day and let it absorb for 3-5 minutes before applying another product.
4. Vegan Soy Moisturizing Candle
Our Floral Soy Moisturizing Candles is a 3 in 1 illuminating candle, skin moisturizer and hot cuticle oil treatment. Our soy formula is blended with pure therapeutic essential oils that provide both a nontoxic and therapeutic atmosphere burning soot free for hours. Our 100% biodegradable formula is easy to clean with soap and water.
Main vegan ingredient: Soy wax is a natural moisturizer and works well at sealing in moisture in the skin. Unlike beeswax, soy wax is 100% vegan and softens skin naturally. Its easy to clean spills with soap and water and it is both nontoxic and sustainable.
How to use: Once the wax liquefies into an oil use the spatula to apply the oil onto your hands, inhale the rose essential oils for a few seconds, then massage in the oil and let your skin absorb the melted soy wax. You can use on both cuticles and skin.
5. Vegan Soy Polish Remover
Soy Based Nail Polish Remover is healthy and eco-friendly alternative to conventional acetone and non-acetone based nail polish removers. A high quality 10 FREE ready-to-use polish remover that is rated to be non-carcinogenic and non-flammable. A soy-based polish remover keeps your nails healthy and strong, while also ready for nail polish application. So you don't have to feel bad for applying polish right after you've removed it or worried that your nails are getting damaged.
Main vegan ingredient: Soybean oil is rich in vitamin E, a nutrient that can help promote skin health. Applying it topically may protect against inflammation and help the skin retain moisture.
How to use: Take a cotton pad and pour a small amount of soy polish remover, place on the nail and massage in circular motions until the polish is removed.
Price: $12 - Coming soon to www.cilverbowbotanicals.com
A good vegan manicure will have your natural nails smooth, your skin soft, while improving the appearance of the hands and keeping the cuticles attractive and most importantly the nails as healthy as your plant-based lifestyle. When using vegan products be mindful that vegan care products are generally more healthier for you since they contain a lot more vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that are safe to use on all skin types.
What products can you use from Cilverbow botanicals as a vegan alternative in your nail care routine ? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll feature you on our Instagram page. Follow us for more detail @CilverbowBotanicals on Instagram.