Fresh manicure is an essential part of my everyday look. Taking care of my hands and nails has become quite a habit of mine and I always look for the new products for even better results. I have already found my favorite hand cream (Esfolio Pure Snail Hand Cream) that proved to be perfect for in-between seasons. But the way my nails look and my cuticle act I have to be thankful for is the everyday use of the L’Occitane Shea Organic Shea Butter.
No matter how good your hand cream is it won’t be able to do everything at once. Normally, a good hand cream works wonderfully as a skin moisturizer and should act that way. But nails are a different story. Nails usually require a bit of a different care, preferably oils. As liquid oils are a bit too messy for me I decided to give an L’Occitane Shea Organic Shea Butter a try about six months ago.
L’Occitane Shea Organic Shea Butter ($12.00 for 10 ml or $42.00 for 150 ml) – The perfect multi-usage moisturizer, our ultra-nourishing Organic Shea Butter takes care of lips, skin, elbows, feet and even hair! Our travel size fits conveniently into your purse, to ensure your skin is nourished and protected from the elements. This product contains pure organic shea butter from Burkina Faso, harvested in a sustainable and fair trade partnership with the women who produce it.
L’Occitane Shea Organic Shea Butter (in a travel-size version) comes in a small tin jar in the amount of 10 ml. I think this size is more appropriate if you use it for your nails and cuticle only. But you cans till get it in the amount of 150 ml. It has the slightest perfumery scent and a waxy/oily texture. It easily melts under your fingertips and turns into a pure butter. I usually apply it right to my cuticle and swipe along the nail. As I do it right before bed – I do not necessarily worry that it absorbs completely although it takes it around 10-15 minutes to sink in.
I have been regularly using L’Occitane Shea Organic Shea Butter for six month and I’ve noticed some amazing changes in the structure and form of my nails and the condition of my cuticle. First of all, I do have gel nails (mainly gel polishes) occasionally and these polishes make your nails drier. But this Shea Butter helps with the texture significantly. My nails are strong, grow extremely fast and do not break or flake at all. The cuticle, on the other hand, does not grow fast and stays very moderate and I barely ever have to do anything else with it rather than a simple manicure once a month.
All the above-mentioned changes are huge to me. My nails used to be short and flaky, I couldn’t reach the desired length neither were I able to ignore my cuticle for longer than a week. I am so happy I’ve discovered this product, especially because it lasted me for the full 6 months. But you do need about two months of regular use to see a noticeable result.
How do you take care of your nails and cuticle? Share your thoughts, ideas and answers in the comments down below!
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