Retrospect Hand & Nail Reconstructor

Breaking a nail is never the tragedy depicted by certain female stereotypes, but there’s no doubt that it’s a mani-wrecking nuisance. Whether you consider yourself a girly girl or are more of a beauty minimalist, you can cut down on the chances of ending up with weak nails (and dry hands) with this targeted treatment. Made with patented keratin protein, the scentless cream comes in a luxe jar.

Retrospect Hand & Nail Reconstructor
3.9 out of 5 stars, based on 79 Reviews 79 Reviews
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It's hand cream, nothing special. Didn't feel like it did anything drastic for my hands or nails.

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not impressed
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This hand cream is very thick and felt waxy on my hands. The scent is light, but reminded me of acetone. I used several times overnight and my hands did not look any different in the morning. I've gotten better results from cheap drugstore creams.

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too expensive
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Okay lotion but too expensive I have less expensive lotions that too much better.

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Not great for me
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I break fingernails all the time (despite my faithful gelatin supplements!) not to mention the dry hands during the winter, so I was excited about this product billing! I did apply three times a day two days in a row as directed. Unfortunately, in my case, it mostly left my hands feeling greasy rather than hydrated, and didn't have any noticeable impact on my nails - so this one wasn't for me. It had a very nonoffensive scent, which was good, and a pleasant texture.

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Sticky texture
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I wasn't crazy about the texture of this product--felt a little sticky/tacky. Also, the smell wasn't great.

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Nice hand cream
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This was a nice product - it was moisturizing, but it didn't last as long as other products I have used. I'm not a fan of the sample packaging either - feels like I don't get as much product out of it.

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Decent product, but I prefer others
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I have so many lotions and moisturizers, but none specifically for hands/nails/cuticles. First of all, I hate this type of sample packaging (foil packet with tear off). It's so messy! I liked the texture of the cream, but it didn't dry fast enough and left my hands greasy. And beyond that, I don't think it lasted very long. Probably why they suggest applying 3-4 times a day? Umm, no thanks!

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Ok
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I don't have a need for lotion or cream. Was thick.

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Just Okay
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This is a nice hand cream but I can't say that it stands out enough for me to want to buy it. I'm not a fan of the feel of lotion on my hands - I just feel like it never really dries, so I usually only wear it at night unless I really need it. Not something I would spend a ton of money on and will likely just stick with drugstore brands.

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Nice, but doesn't last
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I really liked the texture of this hand and nail cream. It was thick and luxurious and not too greasy. I put it on my hands each morning before walking out the door. I live in Chicago and right now it is so cold and dry so it feels nice on my dry skin and it doesn't burn when my hands are cracked so that is a plus!

However, I didn't think that the moisture lasted. I felt like I would have to reapply multiple times a day so that was disappointing. I also didn't notice a difference in my cuticles or nails after using the samples for almost 2 weeks.

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