One of my biggest pet peeves is being cornered by those pesky salesmen at the mall who are trying to sell me nail care products and body scrubs. Two weeks ago, I went to Potomac Mills Mall to look for a red sweater at the Ralph Lauren Outlet. I was one store down when an Israeli salesman approached me with a nail file and lotion.
‘What would you say if I can make your nails look healthy and clean for two weeks?’ he asked.
“Sorry I am not interested,” I exclaimed.
“Oh no problem just give me two minutes, just two minutes and I will show you an amazing product,” he continued. “What’s your name?”
“Makeda,” I said.
So he continued with this schpeel
about products from the dead sea called Seacrets
and its healing benefits. I guess I was a little intrigued. He started by using his four sided buffing nail buffer then shaped and polished it to a manicure ready sheen. Now I can do this myself any day of the week with my own tools that I bought a couple of months back at Nordstrom
but this was something new. After this ‘magical’ manicure, he proceeded to put cuticle oils made with dead sea oils on my cuticles to make them cleaner and tamed and then finished me off with some lotion on my hands.
Alright the catch was that the entire kit would cost me $39.95. Ha! I laughed in his face. There is no way I am going to pay that much for things I could get from the store. He kept pushing the fact that this product was unique; that it was from Israel and that the ingredients came from the Dead Sea. After three minutes of bargaining back and forth, I he gave me the set for $20. SCORE! He even threw in refill nail buffers and an extra lotion. So it’s been two weeks since I started using the Seacret Nail Care Collection and I must say I am amazed. My nails still look shiny and health and best of all, the my finger nails are growing. If you buy the product online, you will be paying the full price but it is worth it.
The Seacret line
has some amazing products for the face, body, hands and feet. The nail care collection includes a buffing block, nail file, cuticle oil and lotion. I went back for the body scrub and the foot cream. I guess some things do work.
Dead Sea Salt & Minerals Dead Sea Salt contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc, and potassium. These minerals are known for their healing properties like healing of skin tissue, providing anti-allergic element to the skin surface, they are essential for cell metabolism, soothes the skin, relaxes body muscles, act as a natural disinfectant and a moisture regulator that helps maintains a neutral environment in the skin.
Vitamin E Considered an antioxidant superstar, Vitamin E is the major naturally-occurring lipid-soluble, antioxidant protecting skin from the adverse effects of oxidative stress including environmental chemical and physical agents such as ultraviolet light which results in several short- and long-term adverse effects such as redness, swelling, skin thickening, wrinkling, sun damage and an increased incidence of skin cancer. Vitamin E is essential to a healthy cell structure and to the slowing of the aging effect. It contributes to skin health both when applied with cosmetic lotions or as a nutritional additive.
Vitamin A Helps maintain smooth, soft disease-free skin. It is a beneficial cell-communicating ingredient and an antioxidant. It helps skin cells create better, healthier skin cells and increase the amount of skin-support substances. It also helps skin to function more normally by removing built-up layers of sun-damaged skin.
Jojoba Oil Contains vitamins E and complex B, Jojoba oil helps balance the acidity of your skin, and therefore jojoba oil is excellent for use with all skin types. It’s rich but non-greasy, and is wonderful for dry scalp, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, chapped skin, and acne. Jojoba is also considered to help reduce wrinkles and help skin retain its natural elasticity and softness.
Wheat Germ Oil Rich with vitamins A and B and particularly high in vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant. It’s useful on ageing skin due to its vitamin E content which combats the dreaded “free radicals” and helps make skin soft and supple. It has cell regenerative properties and is useful in treating dermatitis.
Avocado Oil Rich with Vitamins A and D as well as lecithin, potassium, and chlorophyll. It is a very moisturizing oil and especially beneficial for rash, eczema, mature skin, parched skin, and aging skin.