Want stronger, healthier nails? (Uh, same.) Then add tenoverten's The Rose Oil Nourishing Cuticle Oil to your next Target order, stat.

By Renee Cherry
March 27, 2020
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For many, adjusting to social distancing amid COVID-19 has meant embracing no-contact food delivery and streaming workouts from local fitness studios. If you're a nail salon loyalist with a half-grown out gel situation, you're probably wondering how you can get a salon-worthy experience at home.

Good news: Help can be found at Target by way of this cuticle pen.

Tenoverten, a celeb-loved, zen nail salon in NYC and LA, offers a range of 8-free, cruelty-free nail care products sold at the mass retailer. While you might not be able to book a service, for the time being, you can add an element of the salon to your home nail-care collection. Should you only add one item from the line to your online cart, make it tenoverten The Rose Oil Nourishing Cuticle Oil (Buy It, $26, target.com). After all, cuticle oil is essential to maintaining healthy nails, in general.

"When you apply a drop of cuticle oil and massage it into the surrounding skin of your nail, you are replenishing moisture and stimulating blood flow at the matrix (the root of the nail), which can help promote nail growth," says Sigourney Nunez, North America education manager for OPI. "Using cuticle oil also helps keep your nails from getting dry and brittle and can help prevent breakage." (Related: This Clear Nail Polish Gives You a Salon-Worthy French Manicure In Seconds)

Tenoverten's take is formulated with vitamin E and more than a dozen types of plant oils to nourish the skin. Namely ingredients like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and horsetail leaf extract, which helps prevent brittle nails. Plus, it comes in a travel-ready tube with a rollerball tip that lets you massage the oil into your cuticles for on-the-go application. (Related: Amazon Customers Say This Best-Selling Treatment Is the Key to Beautiful Nails)

The rollerball cuticle oil pen has a 4.9-star rating on Target with reviewers writing that it smells nice, leaves skin feeling moisturized, and that a single tube can last months.

"I have horribly dry cuticles," one person wrote. "I always have! And I have probably tried every product on the market. This is literally THE ONLY OIL THAT ACTUALLY WORKED, has actually improved the strength of my nail beds and extended the length of my manicures." (Related: Are Biotin Supplements the Miracle Beauty Fix Everyone Says They Are?)

If you're self-quarantining or otherwise taking a break from professional manicures, using tenoverten's cuticle oil pen is a sure-fire way to make sure your nails stay strong rather than suffer.

Credit: Target

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