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I have rather flaky and soft brittle nails and I have used Nail Envy a few times and I am really pleased with it. However, the price of Nail Envy is quite steep and so after reading about Rimmel Nail Rescue, I decided this sounded much the same but at only a fraction of the cost, and so I decided to give it a go.
It cost me £4.95 from Boots (I paid with my Advantage Points) and it looks and smells just like an ordinary clear nail varnish. It is designed to be used as either a top coat or a base coat and I have used it for both and I must admit that it does seem to do a really good job at protecting and coating my nails so that they look and feel stronger. It takes a bit to get it to chip off and I don’t use rubber gloves to do my washing up – my hands are in water a lot yet this does not adversely effect the polish at all.
The only thing I am not so keen on is the shape of the brush, which is quite large and clumpy. It dries fairly quickly and it leaves a nice clear sheen on my nails. It has made my nails considerably stronger and healthier since I have been using it and I would recommend it for anyone who suffers from weak and brittle nails.
It is not too expensive and certainly worth a try.
Lately I have unfortunately been very run down due to the stress of studying (I am a vet student), and this has been showing in my flaking, sad, breaking finger nails. I was pretty depressed about it as I really enjoyed painting my nails in the past. I thought I ought to do something about it and I asked my friends for advice when one friend recommended this Rimmel Nail Rescue. I was initially a bit sceptical but decided to give it a go. I was aware of the brand Rimmel (get the London look, etc), so it seemed like it might just work for me after all.
At £4.49 it's not a whole lot of money to throw away if it doesn't work. It's also widely available on Amazon so I didn't have to trek to the shops to find it.This is a base coat as well as a top coat. Rimmel advises to use this product by "First week, day 1, apply 1 coat. Day 2 apply a 2nd coat. On day 7 remove the product. Repeat this on the 2nd week. The treatment will be completed after 14 days." This is exactly what I did. Like most nail polishes this smells pretty much like nail polish (lol), but it dries to a nice, shiny, slightly hard finish. After 2 weeks my nails were stronger, chipped and flaked less and didn't show me up in front of every body. I can strongly recommend it to anyone who has problems with chipped, cracked, weak or flaking nails as it really does work and is great value.
I am surprised I couldn't find any review of this product here! First of all, I have to say that I am a nail technician...and I bought this after some of my clients said it's good. Than...why not give it a chance? Anyway...nothing had worked for me before. I have to say that the only difference I saw in my nails health was no more peeling (but i am not sure that is because of this product or because i finally started to file my nails correctly). I did the 14 days treatment as they say on time and now i use it still as base and top coat for my nail polish and for this ...it is WOW! My nail polish never lasted more than 3 days, but now i can wear it for a week or more in perfect condition(doesn't matter how cheap or expensive is the nail polish itself)! My clients were also very satisfied! I never tried any other nail treatments, as I generally have pretty good nails. But a few of them started breaking regularly, so I bought this nail nurse.
It pretty much fixed my problem after about using it for month or so. It was a really pleasant surprise, do recommend. would definitely reccomend anyone to get this if you have nails in poor conditon please i beg you buy this nail treatment it genuinly worked wonders for me as you can see if youve read this review. it really did help alot
This is a great product if like me you have problems with peeling soft nails. I have used Nailtique2 and Nail Envy in the past, amazing products but at around £20 not cheap. Especially if your watching the pennies.
Rimmel Nail Repair offers a cut price remedy that really works. I disregarded the instructions and applied two coats on day one with a further coat every other day for 7 days. I removed with a acetone free varnish remover & repeated the second week.
in addition I use an oil, several times a day, applying a few drops to the hands and nails. I have been using Rescue Oil from Pound land and can find no fault with it. It has a mild perfume and for an oil is aborbed into the skin quickly (again a great budget buy).
You need to bare in mind that peeling soft nails are usually in need of keratin, whilst dry nails require moisture hence my two pronged attack. I assume that Rimmel Nail Rescue contains some form of protein/keratin so you want to avoid getting the treatment on you skin particularly the cuticle I apply the nail rescue avoiding the nail moon.
This product makes the nail feel harder straight away, I assume it contains an active ingredient that absorbs into the nail itself so that over the 2 week period the layers of your nails become fixed together. This is what stops the peeling and allows then to grow. Hurray!!!!!!!!!
Repeat applications would need to be judged on an individual basis.
This stuff is great! It really does harden weak splitting nails. Mine were always awful as I bit them and always split then from day to day knocks at work etc but this really has made a difference in the length, strength and look of my nails! Love the stuff!! :-)
I decided to buy this as I always bit my nails which made them weak even after I stopped, so when starting my beauty therapy course I felt like I needed stronger nails that I could grow longer without breaking.
You can tell by looking at someones nails if they used to or still bite their nails, it takes a long time to repair.
My nails were also very bendy.
About the product
It is a two week treatment which all you need to do is on week one add a coat, week two remove and re apply. It is a clear product so if you can't have coloured nails for work or whichever reason you should still be able to wear this without an issue.
I have continued using this since last August and my nails have gotten much stronger, they no longer bend or break.
I have also used this as a basecoat - dark polish can stain nails, I would also advise applying nail oil before application.
It dries quickly so you don't need to be careful of smudging, it doesn't streak - when it looks like lines down your nails.
It's available for £3.49 in Superdrug.
Clear bottle so you can see the product inside with a white lid, good size of bottle.
Lid a good size to grip properly when applying, red writing making it clear to write. The brush is also a good size for application.
I found this really worked and is worth the money, you don't need much when applying so lasts a long time. Nails are strong and no longer bend or break off.
Doesn't chip off when going for showers/baths so no need to keep applying.
Great application and consistency, nothing worse when you need to buy thinner because its too thick.
I would definitely recommend this product to keep your nails healthy.
I am the type of person who will not be overly attentive to her nails but I'm a lady and like them to be somewhat presentable. I have lost count of the amount of times I have tried to grow my nails without success. In my latest attempt a few months ago I came cross Rimmel nail rescue and thought it was worth the try. it comes in a regular size bottle and is about £2-£3 which I thought was reasonable.
It is a 2 week treatment which involves coating your nails in one layer on the first day and then again on the second day, you leave this for a week and repeat on the second week after which you should see some results.
The issue with my nails are that they get brittle and dry and thin and tend to break so easily. I found that using this polish my nails instantly looked brighter which meant we were off to a good start. after the two weeks the difference was clear, I won't say I had miracle perfection nails but my nails were a lot stronger and grow better when I use this, if I go without it it for an extended period of time it is back to square one.
I also find that this is a good way to get nails back into shape after long periods of wearing nail polish or using false nails. The polish itself is also very easy to apply and not much mess for those in a rush.
I'm living in South Africa and my friends daughter bought her the Rimmel Nail Rescue and my friends nails are beautiful. We did check some stores here in South Africa but at our Rimmel counters, we could not found the nail rescue. Can you please let me know if you do sell the product in South Africa. Her daughter is only coming back in July and I really need the nail rescue now. Please let me know if you do sell it in South Africa.Thanks
I often have nails that look aweful because i stick on false ones!when they ping off or i have to pull them off because they are starting to looking messy, my nails are all cracked and break very easily. Even cutting them down does not get rid of the cracks which run all the way across the nail. I use this as a treatment (following the instructions given on the bottle) to help sort my horrid nails out. I find that it works rather well, but the results do not show as quik as i would like them to. It definately helps to strengthen my nails, but i find that some times the nail varnish just peels straight off if they have been in water for long periods of time (like when in the bath or doing the dishes). I would recommend this product to anyone that wants to make their nails look better! Remember, people always see your hands so dont let them put you to shame!
I have probably spent most of my life biting and chewing my nails and have only had long(ish) nails for about 5 years. When I was younger my parents tried everything to stop me from biting them, including putting mustard under my nails (they were desperate for me to stop!) and applying 'Stop and Grow' which I used to chew off (and didn't mind the taste!) and the only reason I stopped was because at the local fish and chip shop I noticed the girl who was serving me had similar nails to me at the time and it looked awful - so from that point onwards I stopped biting them.
As a result of me previously biting my nails way too short and looking like I had bulbous E.T. fingers, my nails are now very soft and so weak that I can bend my nails back (I know - it sounds disgusting). I hardly ever have a full set of fingernails the same length as they get to a certain length and break.
One of my work colleagues recommended I use Rimmel Nail Rescue as her nails are perfect (she also still lives her parents and doesn't do any cleaning, which probably helps!).
Rimmel Nail Rescue is part of Rimmel's Nail Care range. It is a clear nail varnish that comes in a clear 12ml pot and has a white top with red writing. There is a sticky label on the back on the varnish that opens up with details of usage. Rimmel Nail Rescue is a 2 week treatment that hardens nails making them stronger, more resilient and reduces chipping and splitting. Generally nail treatments that come in nail varnish pots tend to be a serum that you apply - more like a cuticle oil which moisturises the nail, however this is a treatment that doubles up as a glossy clear varnish, so looks great on it's own.
In terms of application, you apply 1 coat days 1 & 2 of week 1. Repeat treatment at beginning of week 2. Remove after week 2 and hey presto - you have stronger nails. There is a warning with the treatment, as it contains Formaldehyde, however I was surprised that this didn't affect my nails and make then go Yellow. You also need to protect cuticles with grease or oil before application, but I have found that a small dab of Vaseline rubbed into your nails gives plenty of protection.
I have followed the two week treatment twice and unlike normal varnish, when you get your hands wet or been in the bath too long, the varnish doesn't peel, so it is quite durable. It makes your nails very hard and was pleasantly surprised not to have any chipping or breaking. My nails following the treatment are in better condition; they are no longer 'bendy' and look a lot healthier.
At £4.99 it is quite expensive, but when you compare this to other nail treatments such as Sally Hensen's range, it is cheap and most importantly of all - it actually works!
So for longer, stronger and harder nails I would definitely recommend Rimmel Nail Rescue.
Available at Superdrug and Boots.
For further information go to www.rimmellondon.com
Thank you for reading xx
Rimmels Nail Rescue is a professional "salon"-style 2 week treatment that serves brittle & weak nails. Makes nails noticeably harder & stronger after just two weeks usage.