Nails have a tendency to dry out, chip and peel. Moisturising alone won’t cure these natural nail disasters from occurring. But cuticle oil will most certainly help improve the most dryest of nails. Below I’ll show you the reasons why Nail Technicians swear by cuticle oil.
What is Cuticle Oil?
Most cuticle oils are a blend of different oils such as jojoba, almond, flaxseed or safflower oil and may vitamin E. Depending on the brand, cuticle oil will usually have an eye dropper or a brush to paint on to the nails.
Being an oil, only a small amount is needed to be massaged into the nail bed. The massage movement will promote circulation while the oils nourish the nail bed promoting stronger, healthy nails.
Can you apply over nail polish?
Yes. Although usually applied during a manicure treatment on natural nails. Applying cuticle oil to polished nails is fine as it actually helps the nail polish to last longer and stay shiny too.
How often should I use?
During winter months, it’s best to apply cuticle oil every other day. But depending on how dry your nails are, the recommendation would be to apply cuticle oil twice a week for strong, hydrated nails.
Reviews of the Best Cuticle Oil to buy
Salon Services Cuticle Oil
With a water melon fragrance, I love this cuticle oil. Not only is it one of the cheapest oils to buy it works great to moisture nails. The bottle features an eye dropper and with only a drop per nail required the bottle should last ages. My only gripe is it does make my hands a bit greasy after use
CND Essential Nail & Cuticle Conditioner – Solar Oil
With a blend of Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and vitamin E. It not ony nourishes but performs an anti-aging action and is a firm favourite among Nail technicians. Fragranced with sweet almonds it smells delicious.
Aldi Lacura Cuticle Oil
One of my best kept secrets from the Aldi supermarket chain. Its fragrance free, featuring a brush. It’s easy to apply to the nail bed than an eye dropper.