Beauty Test Drive: O.P.I. Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream

As the temperature drops, so does the moisture in my hands. This happens every year, but instead of complaining about my dry, cracked hands in January and trying too late to find a cure, I’m going to be proactive. I’m loving O.P.I. Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream and think it will be a long-term solution to keeping my hands moist, smooth, and pain-free all winter long. Everyone knows that skin needs extra moisture in colder months, but plain hand cream just doesn’t cut it. “With winter in full force, nails and hands are in dire need of intense hydration to look and feel their best,” says Robbie Schaeffer, celebrity manicurist and owner of ROB|B Salon in Studio City, CA. “It’s critical to maintain each manicure with a high intensity cream,” he added.

The Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream contains a blend of cocoa, shea, avocado, and almond butters and protein peptides to hydrate, nourish, and protect hands and nails. The formula also helps to strengthen the elasticity of the skin and make nails more flexible.

The cream definitely moisturized my hands, but isn’t oily or sticky, like some creams can be. The skin also absorbs it fast, without needing another application. I also enjoy its slightly citrus scent. I’ve been using it in conjunction with the Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go, and recommend both for anyone who doesn’t want to experience painfully dry and cracked hands this winter. []