Did you know that we touch our eyes on average about 200 times a day? And with all that contact with your hands and fingers throughout the day, there are many ways you can irritate your eyes. I never knew any of this but dermatologists actually say that nail enamel is considered a significant allergen source for facial rashes that can develop around the upper and lower eyelids, which more common for people with sensitive skin.
So the Clinique scientists got to work and strived to develop a nail enamel formulated to minimise unwanted reactions to the nails and skin and eyes. And they succeeded because in April Clinique finally launched their A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins line!
A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins is formulated to minimise skin sensitivity. It is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive skins and sensitive eyes.
The collection contains 12 permanent shades and 9 limited edition shades will also be offered for Summer 2013. I received four colours of the collection to try for myself; Made of Steel, Hi Sweetie, Really Rio and Fizzy.
I found the formula of the A Different Nail Enamel really good. It is quick drying, delivers high shine and the thin flat brush means easy and streak free application. In these images I am wearing just two coats without a base or top coat – great shine right!
I love all four colours with Made of Steel as a edgy deep blue grey, Hi Sweetie and Really Rio are such fun and bright colours and Fizzy is a natural but slightly shimmery champagne nude. And they are shades that can be worn all year round; perfect for day & night!
With regards to sensitivity it’s a little hard to actually test the claims, because I personally don’t have very sensitive skin or have ever had any issues with nail polishes. But if you have sensitive skin or can get a rash around your eyes sometimes, it would be worth giving these new clinique nail enamels a go!
Oh and while at the Clinique counter, maybe try their Hand & Cuticle Cream – I have been loving this stuff . It’s rich, non-greasy and makes my hands feel wonderfully soft!
Clinique Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream (link)
What do you think of these four nail polish shades and the idea of a special nail enamel for people sensitive skin?