Monday, March 7, 2011

Review: Perfect Formula's Daily Moisture

I don't like doing reviews of things I think are good but I don't really care for. These are the reviews where you think "Yes, this product probably does what it is supposed to do, but I just can't use this product." That's sort of how I feel about Perfect Formula's Daily Moisture.

Here's what the press release said that I received:
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"It’s a known fact that winter air completely zaps the essential natural oils found in skin and hair but unfortunately, attention to the nails has long been neglected. Due to the sub-zero effects outside and the bone-dry heat that is pumped indoors, the nails take a real beating – quickly becoming dry and brittle which results in cracks, painful splits and very short-lived manicures (the shame!)

In order to prevent and combat these harsh effects, protect nails with Perfect Formula’s Daily Moisture – a tried and true treatment that keeps nails long, strong and healthy. Formulated with Keratin, the main protein that makes up nails, Jojoba Oil, an excellent moisturizer that is similar to the natural lubricant of skin, and Vitamin E, this product instantly nourishes and strengthens dry, thirsty nails even in the most treacherous conditions.

“Nails needs to be nourished daily to stay at their most vital and healthy state,” says Shari Gottesman, CEO and Founder of Perfect Formula. “During the winter months, I like to heat up Daily in warm water and as soon as I am done showering I apply it to my nails and cuticles for an extremely effective hot oil treatment and it’s therapeutic too!”

Simply brush Daily Moisture on top of nails, under nails and on cuticles daily. Can be used on polished or natural nails."
I can use it WITH my regular products in the course of my routine? That sounds great! Sign me up! I'll give it a try! You know me - my nails are totally brittle and I always need moisture.

Texture and Application
As the press release suggested, I brushed this product on before applying my manicure. I was told I could use this under a base coat. It has a brush applicator and applies like you would any nail treatment, but it feels quite a bit like cuticle oil, though perhaps not quite as thick and goopy.

The product is $29 at Sephora for two 0.5 oz of product. A little goes a long way here so if you choose to go with this product then you will be well stocked at that price.

My Experience
I would love to say that Perfect Formula's Daily Moisture and I got along, that it helped restore my nails moisture, but truth be told I didn't see much in this formula beyond using cuticle oil. Using it under my nail polish base was a disaster - polishes started chipping so much earlier than usual. I tried to reapply once my nails were polished to see if it helped me keep my nails nicely moisturized but I was reapplying my polish I never really got to that stage. In the end I gave up and went back to my old routine.  This product was not for me.

In the end, I could not give this product the type of review I wanted to (full blown before and after pictures) because I just never made it that far with it. Sorry, Perfect Formula.

Bottom Line
If you like cuticle oils, you may like this product. But I do warn you about using it under your polish on application - I am almost certain it will be a chippy experience for you.

Full Disclosure
The products in this review were furnished to me by PR for a review. I was not paid to provide this review, and have provided my honest opinion of the product. I don't sell Perfect Formula products, nor am I affiliated with Perfect Formula in any way.