This stuff is awesome! It has improved the health of my nails so much. They no longer peel and break. If you have weak nails, I would recommend giving this a shot.
I really love this product, and have been using it off-and-on for a couple years. I have really thin and weak nails, and when not properly taken care of, they snap off, break, and peel/chip. They get really dry (as do my hair and skin). I hated that I always had to keep them short.
At one point, i found Sally Hansen serum, at my local grocery store for about $8. It was a little pricier than I liked, but decided to give it a try. Originally, I had used the serum with the nailgrowth miracle polish that is supposed to go with the serum. I did not like the polish, as it peeled easily and actually caused further drying to my nails (so eventually I just started using a regular clear top coat polish, just to seal my nails and protect them). I used the serum every morning and every night, and definitely saw a difference. After 1 month of continuous use, my nails were not only longer, but also stronger. I've dinged them several times over the last month, and normally they should have snapped off- but not even a crack. :) I don't really have problems with my cuticles (I barely have any), so I can't say if it moisturizes cuticles. But it's certainly helped my nails. :) I think it's worth the money.
The thing is that you need to be consistent with it- use it everyday (at least before bedtime), and in my case, always keep a clear coat on your nails while they're growing so they won't peel or flake as they grow out (which is what happens to mine if they're bare for too long and exposed to the elements).
As some people have said, the key to making the dropper work is you have to squeeze the little white cap before putting it in the bottle, so it can suck up the product into the dropper. The one thing I dislike about the product (but it's not a deal breaker for me) is that bottle being opaque. While it makes the bottle look pretty, I don't like that I can't see when I'm running low. I only know to buy more when the dropper has nothing left to suck up, lol. Overall, I think the product is worth a try. It does take times and some work, but it did make a difference in my nails, and I use this stuff when I want to have long nails :)
*Also, a little bit goes a long way. Just a tiny drop per nail. This product lasts me a long time before I need to purchase more.
Great packaging, great promises on the package, but it failed miserably. This product only does half of what it claims. The package stated it moisturizes and perfects cutilcles while making your nails grow faster. I believe my nails did grow faster, but my cuticles got dried out while using this product. The miracle serum contains lemon peel oil, which is notorioiusly drying to your skin. My cuticles became hard and dry.
What I do recommend is the Sally Hansen Growth Gel, which contains castor oil, vitamin a, vitamin e, etc. It is moisturizing and makes my nails grow faster. Overall, the serum probably encouraged faster growth, but the benefit was not worth the dryness. Sally Hansen Growth Gel = good. Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Serum = bad. And I believe the gel is cheaper in price.
I have only been using this product for 2 days and I can already see a difference un my nails, they definitely soften up the cuticles. I noticed that some people were complaining about the dropper, the proper way to use is to squeeze the white tip before you put the glass tip in the bottle.
Recently my nails began splitting and just didn't grow....no change in health, eating habits, etc. I tried another nail mending product without success and saw this at my local rite-aid and decided to try it. The price $9.99 was slightly cheaper than the other product.
I found it much easier to apply with a q-tip and rub in with my fingers...it dries relatively quickly so no complaints there.
However after using it 3-4 times daily for exactly 14 days, I have seen no improvement. Only thing I can say is that my nails haven't gotten worse! I also didn't see any improvement on my cuticles as other reviewers have noted.
I would not recommend nor will I purchase again......I doubt that I will even try to use it up!
I was dissapointed with this to say the least. Sally hansen usually has great products, so I hought this would give some results. I can't remember exactly how much I paid for it (I think around 10 canadian).
I used it in the morning and in the evening, sometimes even around noon, when I had the chance. I used it for a few weeks and noticed no difference. The dropper isn't bad, but a brush would have been much easier.Another thing is that the bottle is opaque, so you have no idea how much you have left. Overall, this product was a waste. The only thing it's good for is a cuticle oil
I'm new to this product so need to trial for a while longer and come back and update.
I haven't found any problems with the dropper in the bottle, although it probably would have been easier to apply with a brush!
I started to apply this around my cuticles whilst wearing some fake nails. My cuticles had been quite dry and I noticed the results immediately. I will continue to apply to my nails morning and evening and report back. I am a bad nail biter so praying this works.
Okay, first of all, the bottle and the dropper are terrible. I hate that dropper. I haven't noticed this product helping with my nails growth, however it has completely changed my cuticles and all the skin around my nails and I could not be happier with how much it has helped. Definitely recommend for cuticle health.
I bought this together with the nailgrowth miracle treatment on sale at local drugstore. I have been a life-long nail biter but decided to quit in September. I use these two products in combination and have really seen a dramatic difference to my nails. I used to have really short, brittle and peeling nails but now no one can tell I was a nail-biter by looking at them.
As much as I like the serum itself, i have to say the package sucks. The dropper never worked in my case so i basically pull the dropper out every time and just dab about one drop on each of my cuticles and then rub it in with my finger. Although the package has left much to be desired, the formula itself seems to work well on my nails. After three months of daily use, i can honestly say that my nails grow out a lot.
Not only the growth is faster, they are stronger too. I can finally have beautiful looking manicures now.
I generally do not grow my nails out due to them splitting, peeling, and being just plain thin. I have tried many cuticle oils, etc. and they did almost nothing to help with my nails or cuticles, however this product proved to be a totally different experience...after the first use I found my cuticles to be extremely soft and my nails had an overall healthy look. After using this nightly for a few weeks, my nails have grown quite a bit and are MUCH more flexible, thicker, and healthy. There is only once thing that I dislike and that is the packaging. The dropper stopped working after only a few uses, so I have to dab a bit on my index finger and apply it to each nail, however this isn't going to make me not purchase it again- I will def. repurchase.