I love this but beware, do not leave it on your for longer than a minute or so. It will start to peel away the surface of your nails. But it really works, especially with a metal cuticle pusher.
This is the best cuticle remover I have tried thus far. I don't have hideous cuticles, but they get ragged and dry looking after too long and need some TLC. This gets them back into shape. I do one hand at a time, so that it doesn't sit too long. Not only does it make cuticles easier to push back, but it also makes quick work of the callused skin on the sides of my fingers (I hate that even more than my cuticles, and it's difficult to deal with without resorting to trimming). Just let some Cuticle Remover sit on that tough skin for a bit, do a bit of rubbing, and they're under control! A little goes a long way, so a bottle lasts for a while.
I normally skip the pushing tools and just push back my cuticles in the shower with a washcloth. That usually takes care of it, but sometimes there are remnants of cuticle that attach to the nail plate as it grows out. Since I prefer not to use any tools or trimming, I just apply this inexpensive gel, wait for about a minute and push them back with a warm washcloth. I have not had to use an orangewood stick on my finger nail plate with this product.
Must-have product. Has whipped my cuticles into shape after only two uses. I do one nail at a time (it doesn't take that long, I promise). I apply a thin line along my cuticle, wait only 15 seconds, then start pushing back and running the manicure stick along the cuticle. It removes all the dead skin and softens the rest so that I can push it back. I then wipe my nail with a wet wipe, and start on the next nail. It is strong, so don't leave it on too long, but also don't wipe it off before you start with the stick. Love it and will repurchase many times over, I'm sure.
This product is okay. I've been using it for a while, haven't gotten around to reviewing it though. It works well to help remove my stubborn dry (rock hard) cuticles. This makes my cuticles really soft. I apply this to all my cuticles then push them back with a metal stick. If I rub too hard I think I rub some of the nail off... so be careful not to push too hard. I always make sure to wash my hands with soap and water after using this, because the bottle says not to leave it on too long, so I want to make sure after it has served it's purpose it's washed off. Then I use my cuticle trimmer to trim them, and now that they are softer and pushed back I can use my trimmer. So I wouldn't consider this a remover in itself, more of a cuticle remover aide in my case. I really don't like using the cuticle trimmer since I am not that coordinated, I wish this product did completely remove them. This bottle will last a long time. I don't know if I will repurchase, I will probably try something new...
UPDATE: I definitely will NOT be repurchasing. I have found a MUCH MUCH better product... Blue Cross Cuticle Remover.
It does exactly what it says ...including destroying your nails if you use it too often...:) right now I have "peeling " nails
Very messy product! I used this to soften my cuticles before removal bought I found it very difficult. It would soften them, however shortly after I wiped the product of my nails to remove my cuticles, they would soon dry up again- making removal difficult. Than when I would leave this product on longer it would make the skin around my cuticles red and sore. My cuticles would come off but at a terrible price. It over softened them at the base leaving absolutely no visible protection for my nail beds (Cuticles are not meant to be fully removed, only trimmed to prevent over growth).
Sorely disappointed with this product. The best solution for me was to fill my sink with warm water, soap, and oil. Put a thick coating of body lotion on my hands and leave my hands in the warm water for 3 minutes. Than I would pat dry and my cuticles would be plenty soft for me to gently trim without affecting surround skin area in s negative way.
I’d skip the chemical junk.
This product is great, cheap, and does the job.
This product is amazing! It does exactly what it says, although it takes a bit longer than 15 seconds. I put a thin line on each of my cuticles, gently push with a metal stick, and wash my hands. It takes a couple minutes at the most and does a great job. I follow up with some hand lotion and look well groomed without too much fuss on my part.
Great impulse buy.
I use this product twice weekly, when i 'do' my nails.
I put a small amount on all the fingers on one hand. Then push back with a metal cuticle stick. Then rinse with warm water and soap. I nip stray cuticles a few minutes later.
This product is especially good for the dry, thin cuticle that grows over my nails. I especially like how I don't have to soak my fingers beforehand.