We tested the newest creams and cure-alls to find these hands-down winners.
Sephora Collection Instant Nail Polish Remover ($10, sephora.com)
"Ditch the cotton pads. Simply slip your fingers into the sponge inside, which has been soaked in the remover, and lacquer will disappear."
-- Eleanor Langston, beauty director
Revlon Crazy Shine To Go ($4, drugstores)
"This ultracute portable tool gives my nails a brilliant glossy sheen in just 10 seconds."
-- Marla Horenbein, fashion assistant
Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Hand Creme ($6, drugstores)
"The nongreasy lotion gets under your skin in all the right ways: It absorbs in seconds and gives parched hands instant hydration."
-- Wanda Rosa, beauty intern
Nutra Nail Naturals Nail Growth Serum ($6, Whole Foods Markets)
"My nails feel stronger after less than a week of twice-daily use. So far the keratin-rich serum hasn't helped them grow, but it's definitely made them look healthier."
-- April Franzino, associate beauty editor
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