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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the product last?

One pen lasts up to 3 weeks if you apply once a day, half that time if you use it twice a day, and so forth. The more you use, the quicker you'll see results.

The Magic Pen is one of the most high-tech creams in the world. One droplet should be enough to use for all 5 fingernails. To avoid wasting product unnecessarily, follow these steps:

  1. Keep twisting until you can see a tiny droplet at the top of the brush. It will require a few twists on the first time.
  2. Use the brush to spread it evenly in all 5 fingernails.
  3. Ensure there's not a significant amount of cream leftover on top of the nail. If you can see a considerable amount of cream on the nail, that means you used too much.
  4. Rub in to allow it to penetrate entirely on the nail bed.

If you want to use more than once a day or your nails are significantly damaged, we recommend the Value Pack.

How long till I can see results?

It depends on how damaged your nails are and what you want to achieve. In the first days, you will notice your cuticles hydrated.

Be aware that each person reacts differently to products; they will not necessarily experience the same benefits or in the same timeline. Things like your dietary habits, stress, health, and other individual characteristics can affect how fast your nails grow and heal.

In our experience, there are customers who use it once a day and notice the results within 1 week.

However, customers who recently removed artificial nails, have their nails weak for many years, have a serious medical condition, want their nails very long, or want to stop biting straight away may have to apply 3-4 times a day consistently for many weeks. Likewise, customers with ridges or damaged nails after chemotherapy may need more than 5 pens. It depends on how damaged your nails are and how many years they've been like this.

IMPORTANT: Avoid using artificial nails or stop halfway through after you start using the Magic Pen. If you do that, you'll lose the progress of your treatment.

IMPORTANT: If you removed artificial nails recently, you might expect, as your nails grow, the old one will break, and the new one will grow stronger and faster. Be patient. If that happens, the product is doing its job. File the corners of your nail to avoid it breaking any further.

IMPORTANT: Do not use the Magic Pen on top of other nail hardeners! The Magic Pen has everything in it. If you try to use many products for the same purpose simultaneously, none of them will work.

Is it an oil? Is it a base coat?

It's a nail cream. Easy to apply on bare nails or with normal nail polish.

It won't damage your normal nail polish after you use it.

Should I use it on cuticles and nails?

Yes! Apply on both cuticles and nails. After you do, rub in until the product penetrates completely into your nails.

Most customers can observe significant cuticle reduction after the constant use of 2-3 pens.

Can I use it on top of my nail colour?


The Magic Pen has exclusive technology with a high absorption rate. Therefore, you can use it on top of your nail colour. However, it doesn't work on top of solid adhesives, such as the superglue of SNS and other kinds of artificial nails. 

It won't damage your normal nail polish after you use it.

To maximize the results, apply on the bare nails without colour. For example, if your nails are damaged, say they're peeling off, or you've recently removed artificial nails, it's better to use the product on your bare nails 3-4 times a day for a week. Later, you can apply on top of your favourite colour once a day.

Do I have to wait for it to dry?

No. The product is a cream.

When you rub in, the nails and cuticles absorb the product completely. You don't need to wait for it to dry like a gel or nail polish.

For how long should I use the product?

The Magic Pen is supposed to be used as a skincare product. Do you have any skincare routine? It's the same, only that you should introduce the Magic Pen in that routine. Think of nail care.

After you've used the Magic Pen for a while and your nails are not damaged anymore, you can start using the Magic Pen only once a day or once every 2 days to maintain the nail healthier in the long run. You don't have to use it every day if they're not weak or damaged.

Remember to keep the product beside you. You can use it before sleeping, in the morning before starting your daily routine, and throughout the day.

Examples: bedside table, computer or near your skincare products.

IMPORTANT: Store the pen in a cool place away from light.

How much should I use?

If you notice cream left at the top of your nails after you apply and rub in, then you're overusing it. The product should disappear after you rub in.

If you apply too much product at a single time, the results won't improve significantly. It's like any other cream or skincare product: you need a few hours for the product to act in your nails before you can apply it again.

After your nails are beautiful, use the Magic Pen when you feel the need. If your cuticles are dry, use it to make them hydrated. It should be fine to use sporadically as long as you don't stop using the product for a long time.

Make sure your nails remain strong. It's a lifestyle change!

Can I use it on top of SNS?

Not on top, but you can still use it.

The main component of SNS is super glue (Cyanoacrylate). According to Nail Expert Alison Bowhill Hayes, "SNS is a super glue that's applied to nails and then dipped into a polymer (acrylic powder)" (source). No treatment can penetrate through such strong adhesive.

However, you can still use the Magic Pen for cuticle hydration and in the gap between your cuticle and SNS. That will make your nails grow faster, though not with the same efficiency. If you try to use it on top of SNS, it won't penetrate.

Can I wash my hands?

Many customers have cleaner jobs or religious requirements to wash their hands frequently. All of them have noticed results without significantly affecting their routine.

The product is a cream, so it doesn't create a hard layer on top of your nails. Due to its high absorption rate, the Magic Pen penetrates very deep into the nail bed in a matter of minutes. For that reason, if you wash your hands many minutes after applying the product, it won't wear out. However, we recommend using the Magic Pen after you wash your hands, not immediately before, to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Additional Information

A look at the effects of nail polish on nail health and safety
- Harvard Medical School.

How to repair your nails at home after they've been damaged by shellac, SNS and acrylics
- Iman Davamoni for The Daily Mail

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