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Ellen Sirot nails it with Hand Perfection - reviewed and recommended

September 3, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
Ellen Sirot is the supermodel of hands- an occupation that doubtless requires her to treat her appendages with kid gloves. I began thinking about her when an unsolicited goodie bag of Hand Perfection, Ms. Sirot's branded hand care products, arrived. Initially, I vaguely assumed that she had licensed her name to some manufacturer or other. Perhaps because I found the packaging old fashioned and lacking personality. However, after trying out the Nail & Cuticle Treatment ($22) I am more inclined to think these are the real deal.

My nail routine is pretty pared down. I hardly ever have a manicure (laziness, allergic to nail varnish chemicals) and treat hands like a Swiss Army Knife- so it would be waste of time anyway. I do little more for my talons than smear on some Bareille nail strengthening cream once a week with a daily dab of a rich moisturizer (recently Terralina's). Now after using Ellen Sirot's Nail & Cuticle Treatment, I am realizing that they have been woefully neglected.

After only a few days, my nails look buffed, healthy and strong. The very opposite of dry and brittle. Although there is silicone for a superficial sheen, in this case it is probably providing useful protection. But it is the fatty acids in the linseed (flax) oil that are giving my nails their much needed TLC. My inner rebel also likes the idea of smearing cannabis (also an acne cure) on my hands. Hemp seeds are also high (about 28%) in fatty acids. Evening primrose favors the fatty acid called gamma linoleic acid (GLA). Data suggests that GLA application enhances the epidermal barrier, while at the same time hydrating skin.

Kudos also goes to Ellen for the design of the 'pen' applicator that neatly delivers just the right amount of this potion.


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Cyclopentasiloxane, glycine soja (soybean) oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, isopropyl myristate, evening primrose (oenothera biennis) oil, linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil, cannabis sativa seed oil, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, carthamus tinctorious (safflower) seed oil.
  • November 18, 2009

    by Dusty Moody

    I am anxious to try this cream and see what happens. My hands look alot older than I am and I have tried all kinds of lotions and miracle cures. I really wish to find something that really works! Thank you so much.
    Dusty Moody, Mississippi

  • September 10, 2009

    by Primrose Krasicki to Marta

    HI Marta I read your review re Sirot which I shall get around to trying. Here is a suggestion which is well worth trying. Its for super strong nails, plus helps (so they say ) bone and osteo. On you amazon web is biosil, I think its about $13 US.I have been using it for several years and YES it does make a huge difference on my nails . My poor nails are always badly treated. They work with horses and gardening weekly.I find they dont chip or split .Here is the catch, six drops of BioSil on the tongue is vile !(tastes totally foul) but so what!.Also I find that ridging on the nail bed goes away. Nappy cream for babies is an excellent treatment, as are the organic Kosmea products that is very popular in Australia .So there you are, give it a go and I would be interested in your results.Kind regards Primrose Krasicki Melbourne, Australia

  • September 3, 2009

    by marta

    You can buy direct: But tune in next week for some Dare To Try Its.

  • September 3, 2009

    by Julie Kay

    My latest mission has become to find the best of the best hand care. I might want to get a hold of this brand. Can you suggest where it's available, Marta? ~jk

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