I suffer from dry cuticles. If I don’t take proper care of my hands, the skin next to my nails start to peel, flake and my nails become brittle and break off very easily. Over the years I have tried many things. From Lush’ Lemony Flutter to straight up argan oil. It was by chance that I discovered the Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil and I haven’t looked back since.
Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil
So yes, this product has a story to it for me. When I was on vacation last year, I accidentally dropped my bottle of argan oil that I was using for my cuticles. It being a tiny bottle and my not wanting to lie flat down on the floor and crawl underneath a hotel bed, led me to think: oh well, that’s lost then. Later on the trip, I found this product on sale at a Canadian drugstore, decided to try it and I absolutely love it.
Since my cuticles and nails are so dry, I had been on the hunt for a good cuticle care routine for some time before I started using my trusty argan oil. I find oils work best on me. Creams are just not potent enough and dry up too fast. If I apply a little bit of oil every night, I am left with nourished looking nails, without any tough skin that is prone to tearing and flaking next to my my nails. I can always tell when I fail to use this product: within a few days the skin around my nails will start to rip and my cuticles look more pronounced.
Sally Hansen’s Cuticle Oil comes in a super simple glass bottle. It roughly contains 13 mls of product and retails for about 10 euros. That is as much as a Lush Lemony Flutter. The only problem I have with this product is that I run out of it quite quickly. I tend to use this quite liberally at times, and that means you go through it very quickly. I’m already on my third bottle and I’ve been using this for less than a year.
The oil inside is transparent and not too fragrant. It’s not a smell I necessarily recognize, which is great because it means that whatever hand cream you put on next will not be tainted of meddled with. What I love most about this product is its application. You apply this with a tiny brush and I find this is just the best way as you hands don’t get dirty, it is easy to determine how much you need to use, and it’s great for a targeted application.
It was about time I told you about one of my holy grail products. I just know that once I run out of my current bottle that I will most definitely be repurchasing again. Because that is another good thing about this product: it is easily available at drugstores and high end beauty rooms across the world. Be sure to check this out if you’ve never given it a try and are looking for an affordable and easy way for taking care of your cuticles.
What do you use on your cuticles?