My nails are generally in good shape, for someone that works with papers all day. Meaning, I get the occasional papercut, hangnails that get pulled and cuticles that get shredded, depending on the folders that week. But the one thing that bugs me the most is that my *thumbnails* peel in layers. None of my other fingernails do this, only my thumbs.
Now, I’ve used Rejuvacote to help treat them before, but it’s just not that easy for me to pick it up around here on a regular basis. So, I was excited to see that Sally Hansen has got some vitamin based products to help me, that can be picked up at any mass market store locally.
The two products I’ve been trying are the VitaSurge Strength Gel (*which is for weak nails that split and peel) and the VitaSurge Growth Gel (*which is for brittle nails that break and crack). I am trying them both, because they both have Vitamins C & E, with the Growth Gel also having Vitamin A, so I wanted to see if there was any significant difference. Both are a fresh, and lightly, scented suspension gel, with vitamin beads, that you massage in to bare nails or over dry polish as often as you want. I’ve been doing it at night before I go to sleep, generously applying it to my cuticles and directly on the front edge of my fingernails, too. It doesn’t dry sticky on me, so I don’t worry about sticking to, or getting it on, my sheets or pillowcase.
After the first 10 days, I do not have any splitting, which is pretty unusual for me nowadays. I also can’t tell the difference between either nail. So, I’d say that you would be fine with either one, but I’d probably go with the Growth Gel, if only to get the added Vitamin A boost, too.
What about you guys? Do you have peeling nails? What do you do to stop that nonsense?
*Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration.