A while ago I had the honor of trying out all 3 new Alessandro Veggie nail and cuticle creams. As one of my top 3 cuticle creams comes from Alessandro lab (Coco Mango Nail Butter), I quickly took few photos, and immediately tried them out.
They come in small tin pot with screw type of lid. I find that system more useful as I have problems with those tins that you just press lid onto the pot. They tend to get hard to open over the time and I struggle to close them with cream on my fingers. So the kind of packaging Alessandro opted for gets 5 stars from me. I would love it more only if they had some sort of crayon/jumbo pencil packaging.
To be honest I don’t see huge difference on my nails if I compare them among themselves. I love all 3 and surprisingly I adore all three scents. They are very realistic and pleasant to my nose, but I do smell only one of the scents listed in each pot: strawberry in Tomato@Strawberry, orange in Carrot&Orange and Cucumber in Cucumber&Melon. Last one is also my favorite scent wise. I just love fresh smell of cucumbers in the first summer heat wave.
All 3 moisturize and nourish my cuticles and nails. Quite frankly, they are all I need at the moment. I put them on in the evening and my cuticles look much, much better in the morning. If I have time, I apply cream at least once a day and I had no need to remove my cuticles for almost 2 weeks now. They’re not too greasy so I can use them during the day too. Truthfully, they have only downside in my book … they’re only limited edition. I really wish they would add them to regular line and expanded scents in cinnamon, lemon and other yummy flavors.
Few ingredients that speak to me in Veggie creams are: Shea butter, lanolin (I usually hate the stuff but it works), mango seed butter, plamitic and stearic acid + jojoba seed oil. It does contain glycerin so be aware of that if you’re avoiding it.
INCI ingredients for Cucamber&Melon: aqua (water), isopropyl palmitate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, lanolin, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, palmitic acid, stearic acid, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, phenoxyethanol, polyacrylamide, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ethylhexylglycerin, parfum (fragrance), c13-14 isoparaffin, xanthan gum, butylene glycol, disodium edta, laureth-7, camellia sinensis leaf extract, butylphenyl methylpropional, citronellol, linalool, hexyl cinnamal, limonene, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, tocopherol
Price: 5,50 EUR for 15ml. e-kozmetika.si already sold first batch, but they just got another so hurry up if you are from Slovenia and don’t have Alessandro just around the corner.