I have been using this for a couple of years now. I can't really say with certainty that this product has made my nails strong because my nails are almost always painted, but it does keep my cuticles soft. I especially like using it in the winter- i feel that it does a better job of keeping my cuticles softer than using cuticle oil alone.
I'm not much of a nail person but I received this as a gift and I really love it. I bite my cuticles and I have very thin, easily broken nails. This really makes my nails feel stronger and is very moisturizing. Plus it smells great. The only reason I wouldn't buy this again is because it is tested on animals :(
After hearing rave reviews this product, I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. Healthy Hoof is a thick creamy treatment that had a lavender scent to it. I apply this to my cuticles and massage it in, and voilá I have moisturized cuticles. If you consistently apply this, your cuticles will be in much better shape. Packaging and tackiness of the product could be better.
I came across this product online a few months ago and decided to try it after reading all the reviews about it. It sounded quite good and when I found a shop that is relatively local to me that I could get it from I went ahead and purchased a small jar to try.
I'm so glad I did. It keeps my cuticles looking great and has a light lavender smell. It can feel a little sticky/tacky when first applied so I just apply it before I go to bed or while watching a movie or something and once it is absorbed into your skin you probably won't be too bothered about that. If the jar gets sticky from the cream just give it a wipe over with a tissue or cloth and it will look as good as new.
Compared to other creams and treatments that I've tried this seems to work best for me. It is more expensive here than overseas but a small amount goes along way so I'd say it's worth the investment. Definitely worth a try.
I finally got serious about trying to help my nails--they've been weak and peeling for years. My nails were so bad that you could see through the tips against a light, and see the separating layers. Then they would break along the side, deep into the nail bed. I nicked one nail, and no matter how much I filed it down or cut past it when the nail grew, the little nick kept coming back. I tried everything--Nailtek, Nailtiques, Nailtrition, Pink Nail Gel and Magic Nail (whoa, formaldehyde fumes) and others, plus all the cheap but ineffective Sally Hansen formulas (why are there so many?). All of these are basically just clear polishes. They just add a little of some ingredient which supposedly strengthens your nails. Frequently these formulas have a lot of formaldehyde, which physically hurts my nails when I apply it and remove it, so how could that be a good idea? They would immediately peel off the tips, and they would be exposed to the elements again. They did camoflauge my crappy nails, giving them some shine, and in some cases a little color (like Nailtrition, which I had such high hopes for). But they were not getting better. It was time to stop wishing on a star, and hoping that the next one was going to be the one that would work.
So I gave up and let my nails be their ugly selves and just tried to keep them moisturized. That, plus taking a Biotin supplement, seemed to be the only medically based advice I could find. I had tried Solar Oil, with no effect, so I needed something else to moisturize. I remembered Healthy Hoof from years ago, and picked it up. I have been using it twice a day, and my nails have really changed for the better--it feels like a miracle, but it is probably what I've needed to do all along. I put it on thickly, then after 15 minutes or so, wipe off the excess and try to avoid washing my hands for a while. Now the texture of my nails is changing--they feel glossy to the touch, and look much thicker. I'm not letting them grow yet, just trimming them and letting the layers grow out, but they seem to be coming together. My nails have not looked this opaque and white at the tips for years and years. Could it be a million horses can't be wrong? It's getting so much better that I'm starting to feel hopeful--dare I look forward to a day when I can wear actual real, pretty nail polish again?
This product is really nice. I bought it after I had acrylics put on because my nails were dry and flakey. This is very moisturizing and awesome for your cuticles. The thing I don't like about it is that it leaves a sticky, tacky residue on the fingers and that the jar is kind of annoying and I feel it could be packaged better. But for 3 dollars, this cuticle cream is one of my favorite products! It also smells nice, like lavender oil.
I absolutely love this product!! Finally something that works! After years of nail biting i struggled to find anything that would really hydrate my cuticles and strengthen my nails. I tried everything! Every sally hansen product going, OPI, Essie...literally everything!
I combine this with a biotin supplement and now my nails are really hard and strong! I still cant bellieve theyre my nails sometimes and cant stop staring at them LOL
The only downside for me is living in Ireland i have to order from ebay so brings a jar to about $14 for me but its a small price to pay for having hands that im proud of! :)
Buy It! You wont regret it!
I wasn't expecting very much from this stuff when I picked it up at BB&B. My cuticles are forever dry, even in the summer, and when they're dry, I'm constantly picking at them. I've tried Burt's Bees, a random SH cuticle cream that turned my fingers green (yep.), and countless oils to try to combat the dryness. Enter Healthy Hoof: A $2.99 tub that really seems to moisturize my cuticles. The scent is a little medicinal, but it's not overwhelming. I apply before bed and wear gloves, and in the morning, nice looking cuticles!
I've got a lot of love for this cute little tub.
I've always had problems with my nails and cuticles, especially when I am in Colorado, because of the dry climate. I have problems with nails peeling and being brittle/breaking easily, and even more chronic problems with my cuticles being dry, and rough, catching on things, tearing, and just generally being in horrible shape. None of this is helped by the fact that I'm a very 'hands on' person - I do a lot with my hands, and I'm not very careful with them. I've got a bad tendency to use my nails as tools in a pinch, too.
So I need a good treatment product to sort out this damage and keep my nails and cuticles in good condition. I've tried a number of different products such as cuticle creams/balms and oils. Most things do help, but healthy hoof has helped so much more than anything else I've used that I'm going to be sticking with this.
If I use Healthy Hoof regularly, my cuticles stay in great shape, (better than ever before!) and my nails seem to be harder/stronger and more flexible. Things that would have made a nail snap just … don't anymore. They're so much more resilient. I don't mean that I never break a nail anymore, but it's no longer a chronic problem. My fingers feel softer, less likely to catch on fine fabrics, … I feel like my hands have improved in appearance and feel so much. I mostly just keep it on a little side table near where I usually sit to chill out/watch TV in the evenings, and absentmindedly use it … probably about 4-5 times a week, though I'm theoretically trying to use it every day. If my nails/cuticles are in bad shape, I use it a couple times a day.
You get a nice big tub of Healthy Hoof, for such a low price. There's so much, and it's so inexpensive that I don't hesitate to use this product on other areas of quite rough skin, like elsewhere on my hands, on my feet, knees, or elbows. I've also used it over small recent scars on my hands and seen improvement faster than I feel I would have without doing anything to look after them.
The smell is more of lavender than anything else, it's not offensive or bothersome to me. I do feel like this can leave your fingers a little … ummmm ... sticky? Anyhow, if I'm using this during the daytime, I just put on some hand cream or lotion afterward, and that seems to normalize everything. The texture is more like a really thick body butter than a balm. You don't need to warm up the product or use anything but a finger-tip to get plenty out, so it's a lot more user-friendly than something like Burt's Bees Lemon Cuticle Butter. For travel, I'd suggest putting a healthy glob of this in a small sample jar, just so your cuticle cream isn't taking up so much space.
One last suggestion - you can totally use this when you're pushing your cuticles back. Just put on a bit more than you actually need, so there's like a small white dab along each cuticle, let it sink in a bit, and then do the usual thing with an orange stick.
This is an amazing product, and trust me ladies, I have tried them ALL. From Sally Hansen to OPI and even Dior, and none of them really work. I found this at the drug store (London Drugs in Canada) for $5, and holy smokes is it ever good. Like the previous reviewer, my cuticles are bone dry, peeling, bleeding, you name it. Dealing with the public and handling paperwork all day and washing my hands constantly, your nails take a beating. It has a light herbal scent formulated with lavender and rosemary oil, pleasant and not strong at all but relaxing. The texture is great, a cream with a little firmness to it, it feels nourishing. I massage a bit in just before bed and it's helping already. If you don't see it in your local drugstore, ask for it. Love!!