Saturday, October 29, 2011

Winter Hand & Skin Skin Care Series & Giveaway: Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil Pen

Welcome to my ongoing Winter Hand & Skin Care Series! If you missed the first installment here (still open for entries through 10/30/11), I'll be focusing on products that can help your skin confront the colder months ahead. I have a number of products I've been sampling, and I'll share reviews with you, as well as giveaways associated with select reviews, tips & tricks for cold weather skin care, and more.

Cuticle care is something that's very important to maintain, particularly during the Winter months. Our skin loses more moisture in the colder temperatures, and dry cracked cuticles are often the first thing we notice as the colder months approach. I have quite an arsenal of cuticle care products that I like to use, but none of them are designed specifically for portability. Saffron Rouge, an on line retailer specializing in organic cosmetic and beauty products, sent over Dr. Hauschka's Neem Nail Oil Pen for review, and included one for a giveaway. If you'd like to follow Saffron Rouge to stay updated on their products and specials, you can join them here on Facebook.

Dr. Hauschka introduced his skin care line in 1967. "The concept was and continues to be simple: infuse nature’s healing qualities into each preparation in order to stimulate the skin's ability to find its way back to balanced health." Their product range includes items for the bath and shower, body, cosmetics, facial care, and hair care. They are a natural, sustainable, and cruelty free company. Let's take a look!

The pen itself is the same length as a Sharpie marker, and a bit wider in diameter. The product size is 0.13 fl. oz. and it retails for $18.90. Both ends are capped, with an applicator at one end, and three refill tips at the other end. The applicator tip is very firm, and is much like a Sharpie marker in its composition. I'm not sure why I keep comparing it to a Sharpie, but it is a good comparison! I should have turned it a bit more in my photo, because the opposite side has a slant to it, which is designed to allow you to easily push back your cuticles when applying the oil. You can see the slant better in the photo of the refills, below.


The convenience and portability of this product makes it perfect for carrying in your bag, and it allows for a mess-free application. You won't have to worry about any residue on your hands and fingers, because this applies directly to the cuticle and it dispenses just a small amount. It isn't necessary to rub it in, but it seems to work better for me when I use it that way. It's not a perfect solution because I feel that it should dispense a little more product than it does, and I've been known to remove the wrong end of the cap more than once! But it is a great option for a portable cuticle treatment for those times when you're out and about and realize that your cuticles need immediate attention.

Additional Product Information

Provide intensive care to cracked and brittle nails and soften dry cuticles with this nurturing oil. The convenient stick is perfectly portable and contains disposable tips for easy-to-use cuticle application. The fiber-like tips also help push back cuticles as you quickly dispense as much or as little oil as needed by applying pressure to the stick. Anthyllis and Indian neem strengthen keratin protein to encourage healthy nail growth and reduce breakage. Soothing chamomile calms and softens. Has a mildly medicinal neem scent.

Ingredients

Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea) Oil, Neem (Melia Azadirachta) Leaf Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil, Matricaria/German Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) Extract, Fragrance/Parfum (Essential Oil), Linalool, Limonene

To Enter: If you'd like to enter for a chance to win Dr. Hauschka's Neem Nail Oil Pen, just leave your eMail in the comments section below. Entries will be accepted through 11/5/11, and the winner will be announced on 11/7/11. Followers only, please.

*Product and prize featured were furnished by Saffron Rouge.

58 comments:

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  2. I LOVE nail care pens like this! BBW used to have one similar in their True Blue Spa line but they're gone now

    thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. alinakolossova at gmail dot com
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  4. That's a nice giveaway!

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  5. my nalils/cuticles are a mess right now, this would be perfect :))

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  6. Thank you for this review and giveaway!!
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  7. That sounds like exactly what I need to complete me travel nail kit :)

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  8. I never get tired of nail oil!=D chowyuktingterry@gmail.com

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  9. I'm always on the lookout for new cuticle products!

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  11. A girl can never have enough of Nail Oil Pens!¨

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    xx

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  12. Huzzah for cuticle care!
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  13. O man my cuticles definitely need that pen!

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  14. Hello !!!
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  15. Perfect for winter!

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  16. Thank you! Please enter me.
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  17. Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  18. My cuticles could really use this, I'd love to try it!
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  19. Thanks for the giveaway!


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  20. Great winter giveaway!

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  21. My cuticles are in terrible shape at the moment and this might be just what they need.

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  22. My cuticles are always so dry and I have a terrible of picking them. I would love to try this pen.
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  23. Hello :)

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  24. I love portable oil pens, they're so handy! This seems really clean since you can change the tips. :)

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  25. I've never seen this one. Looks great & seems it will do a good job. My cuticles are always a mess! Thanks Mary.

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  26. Pena que essa marca não vende no Brasil!
    Amei por ser cruelty free ;)

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  27. Yay! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    xx

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  28. Very nifty!

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  29. Very interesting. :)

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Sounds like such a great idea!! :)

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  32. such an easy thing !!!
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  33. I want it!

    Elena
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  34. I absolutely LOVe Dr Hauschka, but I have never seen this Neem Nail Oil Pen before :) but it sounds very good, and I would love to give it a try!
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  35. Just what I need!! Thanks for the chance to win:)
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    Tammy

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  36. Oh my nails and cuticles get so weak and dry during winter in Chicago!

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  37. Thanks for the awesome review & giveaway,Mary! terandbob@gmail.com

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  38. i would love to try it (:
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  39. It looks like a very interesting product! count me in!

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  40. great giveaway
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  41. Oh I need this product! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  42. very nice
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  43. I would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Wow, thanks for the opportunity!

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  45. This is exactly what I need! ;-)

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    Thanks!!

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  46. looks awesome!

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    Thanks!

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  47. I've been using neem oil on my plants for years. Good to know it's been helping my hands too.

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  48. Nice ingredients! I got a little scared by the fragrance/parfum, but it's natural oils so thats great.

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  49. Hi,

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  50. I'd love to win this!
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  51. Hi! This pen seems perfect for what I need - messy free application! =)
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    Thank you! :)

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  53. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  56. Would love to win this, thanks for the chance!
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  58. Would love to try it!

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