Posts Tagged ‘skin care treatments’

The Answer to My Nail-Biting Habit

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

I confess: I have a bad habit that I’ve been trying to kick to the curb for about…15 years now. No, it’s not smoking, but I consider it just as bad. My nails, cuticles and the surrounding skin tend to be picked and bitten until they are red, swollen and bloody. Yes, it’s terrible, but the worst part? I don’t even realize I’m doing it until I look at my nails and see the damages I’ve done! Talk about a high (and weird) pain tolerance.

Anyway, before I make myself feel guilty about it, or find a way to make it stop, I figured I needed to know the root of the problem first. I realized that I only bite or pick my nails when they become too dry, brittle or too long (“too long” for me is still considered very short by a non-biter’s standard). Enter Nailtiques Hand Conditioner. Right off the bat I knew this product was going to show some killer results. When I was younger my mom bought Nailtiques polish to harden the heck out of my nails to make biting nearly IMPOSSIBLE! Their products worked exceptionally well then, so I knew that this hand conditioner was going to bring me beautiful hands and natural nail beauty.

I religiously used Nailtiques Hand Conditioner three times a day for about two weeks. I applied it as if it were any other hand lotion – all over my fingers, cuticles, nail beds and hands. Whenever I do an at-home manicure session, I would massage this onto my cuticles just like the salon pros! The smell was kind of interesting – not my favorite, but not unbearable either. It almost smelled like sour plumeria (I’m not sure how I know what sour plumeria smells like) but it went away fairly fast without lingering on my hands all afternoon. The lotion was pretty thick, but it was absorbed after about 10 minutes, and left my hand thoroughly moisturized without being excessively greasy, thanks to aloe and jojoba oil, the product’s main ingredients. The jojoba oil actually acts as a fungicide too, which is fantastic since hands and nails are susceptible to infections!

Within just 4 days, I saw dramatic results. Two people actually complimented my nails (I don’t believe this has EVER occurred in my 24 years) and were genuinely impressed with how healthy and strong they looked. After 2 weeks, my hands felt really hydrated and smooth and looked really good with my fresh, strong nails.

I would like to think my habit has been kicked – but I don’t want to jump the gun as it’s only been 2 weeks. However, I am going to continue using Nailtiques Hand Conditioner to keep my hands soft and my nails healthy-looking and bite marks-free. Hopefully, in time I’ll be able to kick this habit for good! Wish me luck!

Getting to know the Beautyfix Panel: Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Founder, Amos Lavian

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Amos Lavian’s passion for beauty and skin care products is unrivaled. As a beauty industry veteran and the creator of the solutions-driven skin care range Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, Amos brings a wealth of information-over twenty years of experience to Beautyfix. As a skin care ingredient guru, he’s coined the term “honest beauty” by creating skin care treatments that have a clear definition of realistic expectations from the benefits associated with it, along with effective ingredients.

Amos began his career working with leading chemists and formulators from top beauty firms, then utilizing his knowledge, he went into product development. Instrumental in creating over 100 beauty treatments, from large cosmetic companies to start-ups, he truly believes in bringing functional products that actually deliver their claims to the market.

We are so ecstatic to have him on the panel offering his expert skin care knowledge to Beautyfix.

Why do you love Beautyfix?

“I love the diversity of professionals that Beautyfix has brought together to provide their input and expertise. All areas of beauty are covered from formulators and product developers to make up artists and doctors. It’s kind of the same concept behind Dermelect and our board of advisors that help us create amazing treatments.”

What’s your favorite part about being in the beauty industry?

“It is a tremendous privilege to be able to express my creativity and knowledge through the products that I develop and then be able to share it with my customers. When I develop a treatment and receive the wonderful feedback from the person who it has helped, well, that makes my job that much more rewarding.”

What’s been the most comical trend you’ve come across in beauty?

“I thought that the fad of matte nail polish was rather comical- everyone was on board with the concept but it failed miserably. Dermelect focused that year on bringing the first anti-aging nail treatments to the industry, which was received tremendously.”