Do you like to walk around Walgreens or CVS just to look at new beauty products? I'm totally guilty of this. In terms of drugstore nail polishes/treatments, Sally Hansen is a huge player. They have multiple treatments for nails and cuticles, but how do you know which one will work best? That's why I find blog reviews so helpful! My nails have been a little fragile lately, with some peeling and hangnails. I blame winter for the hangnails, but my nails tend to be in the peeling state most of the time. Part of it has to do with my job, but the other has to do with all the acetone I put on my nails. When I was asked to review Sally Hansen's new Moisture Rehab Strengthener, I was admittedly dubious. Was this really going to help?
Let's first talk a little about the ingredients. This is what Sally Hansen has to say about the Moisture Rehab:
This moisturizing treatment work wonders for skin and hair, and now nails and cuticles can benefit from the rejuvenating results. Introducing Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab, our first overnight nail serum that contains moisture and nutrient rich extracts for intense nail and cuticle restoration. This brush-on, luxurious formula, featuring a blend of black orchid, açai and algae actives and humectants, helps hydrate and rejuvenate severely dry or weak nails. The lightweight, serum formula leaves nails ready for rest and repair, so you can awaken to stronger, replenished and healthier-looking nails and cuticles.
As you can see, it's more of a gel consistency than an oil which surprised me. Most cuticle products which claim to moisturize are oils that take forever and a day to sink in. Being a gel, it soaks in quickly and you don't need to massage it in for too long. They recommend using it at night, but you could likely use it at other times during the day because it doesn't make your hands oily. It has a light, nondescript floral fragrance that I like. If you are especially sensitive to fragrance, this may bother you a bit, but I doubt it. But the question of the hour is, does it work?
It's a resounding yes! Immediately after application, my cuticles were soft and moisturized. I should also mention that they recommend applying this to bare nails, but I never have bare nails. I brushed the product straight on my cuticles, and I could definitely see results. While I liked what it temporarily did for my cuticles, I like what it did for my nails even more. I've used this daily for over a month and my nails have no more peels and are overall much stronger/healthier. I really can't believe how much of a difference this has made for me. I've already decided to buy another bottle so I never run out. This week all Sally Hansen products are buy 1 get 1 50% off at Ulta, so I might stop there this weekend. It retails around $9-$10 depending on where you buy it, so wait for a sale to stock up.
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