I was lucky enough to be chosen to trial this nail strengthener and nourishing oil care pack. I have very weak nails. They are quite clear in the white part of the nail, and they break and peel easily. My cuticles get quite dry, and I have dry skin and hangnails around my fingernails.
I have tried nail strengtheners before, but not an actual nail strengthening program. The strengtheners I have previously tried were just clear polish that you paint and leave on until they wear off. I never saw much difference in my nails from using them.
Revitanail's strengthening programme is actually a 28 day treatment cycle. You paint 2 coats of the strengethener on your nails on the first day, and then once each day for the next 5 days. On the 7th day you remove with nail polish remover, and then repeat the process for 21 more days.
The nourishing oil you apply to your cuticles everyday, including when you are resting your nails between treatment cycles.
The nail strengthener is clear, and goes on like a clear nail polish. It dries quickly and gives the nails a shiny clear sheen. It comes in a glass 14ml clear nail polish bottle with a black lid. The smell is strong, but no stronger than regular nail polish. The only disappointment is that the brush is quite small. I prefer those wide, flat brushes that some brands have introduced for nail polishes now.
The nourishing oil has similar packaging: a clear, 14ml bottle with a black lid and small brush. The oil has a very mild scent, and is easy to rub into the cuticles.
I carefully followed the routine. While using Revitanail I did not use any other nail polish from any other brand. The only other nail products I used from other brands were a nail polish remover, and a hand cream.
I have actually seen an improvement in my nails. I was not expecting any kind of miracle, as my nails are so weak and sad that I don't think they will ever be as strong as other peoples'. I also do a lot of manual handling in my job, which does not help. However, I have noticed less breakage of my nails. They still break, but not as easily as before. The biggest difference is that the white part of my nails is noticeably whiter, and less transparent than before. Very white nail tips are something that I think people with strong nails always naturally have.
I have also seen an improvement in my cuticles. I get quite a lot of dry skin and hangnails around my nail bed and under my fingernails. Using the cuticle oil everyday has really helped to moisturise and soften my dry skin. There has definitely been an improvement.
I will keep going with this treatment now that the trial is done, and hopefully my nails and cuticles will improve even more.