Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nail Butter - The Cuticle and Hand Cream You Need To Know


Recently I was sent a sample of a product called Nail Butter, ($24), a cruelty-free, handmade in the USA, cuticle, nail and skin care cream.   I gave this product a full and thorough scientific investigation before I came to tell you what my opinion is.  I'll tell you straight out this will be in the running for my top cosmetic find of 2015, and probably my top nail product of the year.  I can't imagine finding anything better.

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Nail Butter arrives in a cute glass jar with a polka-dot lid.  It comes in two different scents, Gardenia and Lemongrass.  For review and testing, I chose the Lemongrass.  I'm so glad I did!!  I love anything citrus scented and the lemongrass practically smells like a pie.  I could just literally sniff the cream all day long.

It is a rich emollient consistancy so you only need a little to put on cuticles, hands, elbows or anywhere else that you might have dry skin.  A tiny bit is all that is needed as it goes a really long way awhile it melts and melds into the skin.

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It was during a heatwave of about 112 degrees that my tub arrived, so you can see just the tiniest bit of melt on the left side as it sat in my mailbox during the afternoon.  In no way has that affected the product efficacy.

I'm going to give you a quick run down of my analysis, with a little background.  I had been having trouble with my nails and cuticles for about six or seven months.  I'd literally tried everything I could find.  I was using a bunch of different kinds of lotion and cuticle removers.  My nails were breaking and shredding, which is pretty unusual for me.  I found out my thyroid was undermedicated, explaining a lot of the nail weakness.  However, once that was corrected, I was still having a horrible time with my nails.

We had moved during the winter and my skin just hates the water here.  A water softener made it worse so we ditched it.  Everytime I washed my hands, they got worse.  They looked like this just about a month ago:  (WARNING:  If you're used to pretty nail pictures, this could be horrifying).


It was pretty lousy for me.  I hadn't been able to paint my nails for four months.  The middle two kept breaking and no amount of maintenance could help my cuticles.  It was discouraging.  You can see on my middle finger where I had tried a nail color on my finger but the nails were in such sorry shape, that I just took it right off.

The first time I tried Nail Butter was overnight.  I could tell a difference when I woke up in the morning without all that crustiness.  (I'm sorry this is gross, but I just have to tell you how wonderful this product is.)   Five days later, my nails weren't chipping or peeling and I was able to actually do a manicure for the first time.  Totally thrilling for me!!

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My nails weren't perfect but they were a FAR CRY from where they'd been the previous six months.  My skin and hands suffered so much for so long!  Five days of Nail Butter made such a difference...I call that a miracle.

Ten days later, my two middle nails were GROWING...and healing and so was my skin.  I did another manicure.  Two in a row for the first time in at least six months!!!

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I was completely convinced that I need Nail Butter at all times by this point, but I really wanted to do a good investigation.  So I stopped.  And for a few days, I used my cuticle oils and hand creams again....and more often than I used the Nail Butter, (once a night).  I was quickly back to my sorry nail state.  I started up the Nail Butter again and healing began within 24 hours.   I know that Nail Butter is the only thing I've come across while living in this harsh water area that will soothe my nail beds.  It is a complete must have for me, any nail blogger and anyone with brittle nails or peeling skin.

Nail Butter contains all natural cruelty-free ingredients:  wool wax, (lanolin), beeswax, natural emulsifiers, (sodium borate, cetyl alcohol, oil of mustard, aloe vera extract, grape seed oil, and...something for the fragrance.  The jar says gardenia oil, but again, my scent is lemongrass, so something else is used.  What is does NOT contain are parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes or frangrances.

You can purchase Nail Butter on their website for $24.  Be sure to sign up on the website and receive immediate discounts.  I've already purchased two backups to put in my fridge until I need them.  I just can't be without it.

You can also follow Nail Butter on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

So tell me, do you find it better with Butter?  I sure do!


32 comments:

  1. I love Nail Butter too, and like you, it's one of my favorite products of this year!

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  2. I didn't know what to expect with it, but I do love it !

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    1. I'd didn't know either! I figured it would be your average hand cream. SO much better than anything I've tried

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  3. Your nails look so much better! I'll keep this in mind for the winter.

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  4. This stuff has been a miracle for you. I'm so happy to see how well it has worked and how much better your skin, cuticles and nails look. It must feel so much better, too! :) I ADORE Nail Butter. It has swiftly achieved holy grail status in my life. Not an easy task for a beauty/skin care product. I don't eant to be without this stuff. Ever.

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    1. My nails were having such a hard time with the change of location. They were always rough and torn up. Nail Butter is my jam!

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  5. I totally need this, my nails are so soft and my cuticles are dry.

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    1. You just won't believe the difference from a couple quick applications.

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  6. I am astounded at the difference this made in your hands. Just amazing!

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    1. And my right hand was even worse. I had an area on my other thumb that was constantly ripped and bleeding since I moved until using the Nail Butter.

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  7. I like Nail Butter, it does deliver!

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    1. It's far and away superior to anything else I've used

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  8. I had a stubborn hangnail on my thumb that kept shredding, and nothing but Nail Butter healed it up for me. That stuff is seriously amazing.

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  9. Very helpful article!! Women are always concerned about their nails. I give my nails a makeover with Sakare's nail treatments and am very satisfied with the results.

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  10. Wow, what a difference!! This stuff is amazing!

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  11. Dang, that Nail Butter real works! Glad your nails are doing well

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  12. Your before & after photo is unreal. Your nails look AMAZING!

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    1. Right? My nails were SO bad for so long! I removed, clipped, nipped and nothing would work. Nothing. I thought I was doomed until Nail Butter.

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  13. This sounds like an awesome product!

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  14. I'm definitely buying one next week. I am so scared of this upcoming winter (the last two winters in NJ were BRUTAL. So cold, so much snow... ugh) and we are looking to move again this year too....... I need this, haha! Thanks so much for the candid before and after... I hate just seeing the "after"; it doesn't let me see how much progress you've made!

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