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Inside Glisten & Glow’s Hand + Nail Nutrition & Cuticle Oil Pen Review

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With the colder months ahead, moisturizing is a must! Our skin loses a lot of its moisture during the winter months, which can lead to dry and flaky skin. And our nails are no exception. Like good skincare, proper hand and nail care are essential. To get a head start, I had the chance to try Glisten & Glow‘s new Hand+Nail Nutrition cream, as well as their Cuticle Oil pen. 

Behind the Product

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The recently launched Hand + Nail Nutrition cream is a creme based formula infused with essential oils, proteins and extracts to provide hand and nails the needed boost of hydration and renewal.

It’s recommended to use a quarter size of the Glisten & Glow Hand + Nail Nutrition 3 times a day to all parts of the hand and nail, paying special attention to the cuticle area, nail plate and the underside of the nail.

Product Size: 0.5 oz and 2 oz.

Available Scents: Unscented and Sangia White Peach

Price: $6.50 (0.5 oz), $14 (2 oz).

Following the cream is the Glisten & Glow Cuticle Oil Pen. The brand’s cuticle oil is now conveniently packaged in a click style pen (with a brush applicator).  Infused with a custom blend of jojoba oil, acai berry extract and other essential oils, the cuticle oil helps treat dry, cracked cuticles.  Like the Hand + Nail Nutrition cream, it’s recommended to use the cuticle oil pen 3 times a day for best results.

Product Size: 2 ml

Available Scents: Sangria Peach, Coconut, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Blueberry Cobbler

Price: $5.99

To the Test

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This is the condition of my nails after using acetone to remove polish and pushing back my cuticles.

I tried the Hand + Nail Nutrition first. glisten & glow, nail, nail care, beauty, lifestyle, bblogger, indie nail polish, nail polish, beauty reviews, hand + nail nutrition, cuticle oil, swatches, review, beauty blog

The formula on this nail balm is thick enough (without feeling heavy),  and really glides on the skin. There is also no greasy feeling left afterwards–an issue I dread about nail and hand balms. In fact, the Hand +Nail Nutrition soaked into the skin and I was able to go about my business without leaving oily marks everywhere.

On applying this to my hands for the first time, I felt an immediate difference in my skin. The dryness around my nails went away, along with the dry patches on my nail plates. For a new product, I can already see it becoming a holy grail. And I just love the  significant difference in my skin.

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I’ve been using the cuticle oil pen before taking pictures of my nails because it leaves the skin hydrated and it doesn’t look greasy in pictures. Before using Glisten & Glow’s cuticle pen, I was using Essie’s apricot cuticle oil. While the Essie oil works well, I didn’t like that it contained alcohol, which dries out the skin. That’s a big reason why I prefer the Glisten & Glow formula better. It won’t dry out the nail plate or the skin around the nail.

Now typically the skin around my nails flake really badly, and I consistently have hangnails on my pointer and middle finger. After using the cuticle oil pen routinely for about a month, I have found that it has moisturized and smoothened out those trouble spots. And I couldn’t be more happy. Finally a product that delivers the results.  Plus, I love how travel friendly the packaging is!

These two products together are a match made in heaven. Both hydrate and renew the hands and nails without cancelling each other out. Now I should mention that both products do come with fragrance in it. The scent I received was ‘Sangria White Peach’, which smelled absolutely amazing. The aroma is present enough that you know it’s there, but not enough for it to be overbearing. If scents are not your thing, they also have an unscented option. 

See the after results of using both products.

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As you can see the skin around my nails and even my cuticle beds look healthier and more supple.  

Overall, I definitely recommend checking out Glisten & Glow ‘s Hand + Nail Nutrition and Cuticle Oil pen if you’re in the market for great quality nail care essentials. Your nails are going to thank you!


For more information on these products or other nail products from Glisten & Glow, you can visit glistenandglow.com

  • Beth Shankle Anderson

    I really want to try this product! I love the way it made your cuticles and hands look. Beautiful!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  • OlderMommyStill

    My nails are a mess, I need to pick some of this up, I think it would definitely help me!

  • Jen At Dapperhouse

    Your before and after results look awesome! I want the Glisten & Glow Cuticle Oil Pen in coconut. Winter has barely begun and I already have dry cuticles and brittle nails.

  • Our Family World

    This is awesome! A product specifically for cuticles and nails. I am loving it already. My cuticles need some pampering especially now that the cold weather is setting in. Thanks for the product review!

  • simplygailg

    My hands get really dry in the winter and these are great! I recently started using cuticle oil – I’m going to look into these as well.

  • tara pittman

    I love the scents that the cream comes in. I would use this a lot for the scent

  • tamalabaldwin

    The after shot is amazing!!!!! My lips get really really dry during the colder months… actually everything gets dry… so finding a nice moisturizer is super important. i’m gonna check them out. Thanks for the awesome review.

  • Wow the difference between using acetone and the glisten glow hand nail oil pen is immense! Your nails look strong and healthy, do you know if the oil pen is cruelty free? x

  • I love coming across new beauty brands! I’ve never heard of Glisten & Glow, will definitely be checking them out!

  • Rachel Simmonds

    This sounds amazing! I love the idea of the oil pen because my cuticles get so dry!

  • Claudia Krusch

    I would love to give Glisten & Glow Hand + Nail Nutrition a try. My hands and nails always get so dry in the colder weather. It would be a great stocking stuffer.

  • Marcie Wirtz Cheung

    Your nails look so much better after using the Glisten & Glow! I haven’t heard of this brand before, so I’ll keep my eyes out for it. This winter air is wrecking havoc on my nails.

  • Wow! Your skin looks so much better in the after pictures. I’d love to try these as I am having really dry skin around my nails recently.

  • Victoria Fiermonte

    Wow, I need this in my life! My nails are in such bad condition.

  • Monica Lam

    I don’t use these products but I should be. With the winter weather my cuticles are sooo dry. Thanks for sharing

  • That looks very moisturizing. That’s what I need for my cuticles.

  • The Blonde Diary Channel

    I need this, especially the oil pen! I love putting oil on my cuticles. Would be interested to try the other product too!

  • Carissa

    Your nails look amazing! I could really use this product. My hands and nails always look rough in the cold winter months.

  • Vanessa Palma

    That’s a great before & after! I never take care of my nails. I’m going to have to try this out. My nails could use the love.

  • Hmm, still have to think about this as maybe I’m lucky but nails/cuticles are pretty healthy already

  • Jennifer G

    Interesting! I may have to give this a try asap as my nails need some help!

  • Leigh Anne Borders

    I certainly need to take better care of my nails! This is definitely enlightening as I did not know about the oil.

  • Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps

    Wow your nails look amazing! I definitely need to look into this product.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    My cuticles are in such bad shape. I really need this pen in my beauty kit

  • Natasha Smith

    Great review! Looks like a great product to add to aby at home’ mani collection.

  • Hannah Vu

    Awesome! These products are what I need right now! Thanks for sharing

  • Blair Villanueva

    This is awesone nailcare . I should check its availability online, coz I need them. Thanks for your review.

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    Why have I never heard of this? Nothing like healthy nails and skin. Probably feels refreshing.

  • You can totally see a major difference in the healthy of your nails and cuticles, think I’ll have to purchase myself.

  • Looks great!

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