The brand Qtica brings us a professional-grade level of lip, hand, nail, and foot treatments. You may find them being used in some of the top salons or in my case, my local Beauty Collection has a large selection of their products. Their goal was to create a line of beauty treatments that would be free of toxins such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and DBP (dibutyl phthalate). It’s no wonder that Qtica can be found in salons, spas, and resorts and has been featured in top fashion magazines. They are also the sister brand to the Zoya Nail Laquer line that can be also be found in store at Beauty Collection.
Being given the opportunity to test out some new manicure and pedicure products sounded great to me! Over the past couple months, I’ve been pretty consistent in keeping a standard weekly routine of new Mani’s and pedis. I often want to share my work with friends on Facebook, so I do my best to make my hands and toes look good. I decided on the Overnight Intense Hand Repair Balm and the Overnight Foot Balm. I figured an overnight treatment would be the easiest way to incorporate this since I often don’t have time to go to a spa and sit there for an hour . A nice paraffin wrap at the salon with these products would be heavenly to try, but for now I was sticking to my at home spa treatments.
Both of the balms work in a similar fashion by using a super thick formula using Lanolin, Beeswax, and Aloe leaf to coat your hands and feet and lock in the intense treatment. Lanolin, which is really sheep’s sebum, acts as a wax to waterproof the skin and lock in moisture. Beeswax also helps keep the moisture thick and keep the beneficial vitamins right on the skin. It is important to note that the balms should be done at bedtime: only. As I learned on the very first day of ripping the box open and offering it to the man of the house to try on his hands while I tried on my feet; your hands will be greasy and coated so NOT a good idea before cooking dinner or wanting to kick back on the couch. Whoops. Hehe… It dawned on me that by using a pair of regular socks I could give my footsies a treatment without ruining my sheets and leaving marks on the furniture.
I’ve been using the Overnight Intense Hand Repair Balm for about two weeks now and I have noticed that my cuticles don’t split as often, and the tops of my hands are smooth. Most likely due to the nightly treatments that infuse vitamin E into the thin skin there. Don’t forget, our hands show age too, and I’ve never been good with remembering to put sunscreen on my hands, just the face and ears. Remember, when you drive your hands are under a glass that is under that fireball in the sky (the sun) that makes our skin age. The hours I’ve racked up in the car doing that are countless. How about you? Sunscreen? Or Driver’s Gloves?
Until I can buy a pair of gucci gloves like it’s a carton of milk, I’ll be sticking to the vitamin E at night, and attempting to remember sunscreen on my hands during the day. Hey a girl can hope cant she? As you can see from the picture below it the balm is very thick so you will need to rub it in well. It will leave a subtle sheen on your hands when all rubbed in, so its good to have a small towel at your nightstand in case you need to grab something quick.
The Overnight Intense Foot Repair Balm was also very thick and creamy looking until you rub it in well. The one special addition to the foot balm is Salicylic acid which softens the rough spots I get from wearing heels all the time. As long as you use nightly and with socks you will see AND feel the difference on your feet. The tops of my toes get dry from wearing peep-toes at work and flip-flops at home. This cream sinks into the thicker skin of the feet to get them soft and smooth again.
The Qtica hand and foot repair balms are easy to incorporate into your own mani and pedi routine, after all, its done all while you sleep so it can save you time for other important things you’ve got going on. The squeeze tubes give you a generous amount that will last you quite some time too. So if you are looking for a little extra treat for your tootsies or hands, check out the Qtica balms.