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.

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. In the first days, you will notice your cuticles hydrated.

In our experience, some customers who use it once a day can notice the results within 1 week. However, customers who remove fake nails or have their nails weak for many years may need 3-4 pens to see the results. It depends on how damaged your nails are and how many years they've been like this.

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, or individual characteristics can affect how fast your nails grow and heal.

IMPORTANT: After you start using the Magic Pen, avoid using fake nails. If you use fake nails after removing them, you'll lose all the progress of your treatment.

IMPORTANT: If you removed fake 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.

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.

In our experience, most customers can observe a significant cuticle reduction after the constant use of 2 pens (or six weeks of usage).

Is it an oil? Is it a base coat?

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

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

Can I use it on top of my nail colour?

Yes.

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 fake nails.

To maximize the results, apply without colour.

For example, if your nails are peeling off or you've removed fake nails recently, use it on bare nails twice a day for 2 weeks. Later, apply on top of your favourite colour.

Do I have to wait for it to dry?

No. The product is a cream. Rub in until the nails and cuticles absorb the product completely.

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.

If your nails are not heavily damaged anymore, you can start using the Magic Pen only once a day or 3 times a week to maintain the nail health for the long term. You don't have to use it every day if they're not heavily damaged.

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

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

Can I overuse the product?

If you overuse it, like applying excessively at one time, the benefits will stagnate like any cream or skincare product. Your nails need a few hours for the product to act in the nail, so it doesn't make sense to use a whole pen in a day, for example. That would be a waste.

After your nails are better, use it when you feel the need. If cuticles are dry, you can then use it to make them less dry. As long as you don't keep a long time without using it, it should be ok.

Make sure your nails remain strong.

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. If you try to use it on top of SNS, it won't penetrate.

Can I wash my hands?

We have many customers who clean all day or have religious requirements to wash their hands frequently. All of them have noticed the 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 a few minutes after applying the product, it won't wear out. However, we recommend using the Magic Pen immediately after you wash your hands, not immediately before, to ensure maximum results.

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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