This bottle of Jessica Phenomen Oil was included in the price of a manicure a couple of months ago at my local salon, as the product is worth around £9.00, (for this size of 7.4ml) I thought this a pretty good deal. I'm not one to get my nails done on a regular basis, so I decided on this occasion to treat myself!
It was a pretty standard grey summer's day when I took these shots so apologies for the darkish images!
I've always been pretty bad with my cuticle and nail area, my nails are pretty hard but are prone to vertical ridges which can end up splitting on particular nails and my cuticles get dried out and flaky with all the handwashing etc (which you can no doubt see on some of my nail shots!). It's something I meant to address but never got round to - what with all the daily/weekly madness that goes on in typical family life!
You'll be aware that Jessica Nailcare products are widely used in salons around the UK, they must therefore know their stuff when it comes to nails - right? Their website states -
Phenomen Oil is a healing and rehydrating cuticle oil to heal and nourish dry cuticles and promote strong nail growth.
I used this on and off before going on holiday but once I returned, decided to give it a good go. As you can see, the product comes in a small bottle with a dropper tip so it's really easy to use and you only need the tiniest amount. One drop per hand, massaged into nails and cuticles, so I can imagine this bottle lasting for ages. The key ingredients include Sweet Almond Oil, Rice Oil, Jojoba and Vitamin E. The smell reminds me of the Almond Essence my mum sometimes uses in her cakes!
So, for me, this product has certainly made a difference (should have done this years ago!). My cuticles aren't perfect but as a busy mum with hands constantly in and out of water and cleaning products etc it's the best they've been in a while and my nails feel stronger and haven't as yet split.
This is something I would definitely consider re-purchasing in the future, however, I won't have to worry about this for a good while yet!
Full information directly from the Jessica Website can be found here.
What's your favourite product for manky nails/cuticles?