This is one of my must haves! Ever since I can remember, my cuticles have been painfully dry and thick. Since I've started using this, my hands have made serious improvement. My cuticles have never looked so healthy. I can imagine this will be especially awesome in the winter months! The smell *does* smell like an old lady but it's not so overpowering that I won't use it. In this case, the good outweighs the bad. Definitely, definitely purchasing this again.
I found this at Sally's after trying a delicious coconut Orly hand cream. Wow! I'm loving it so far. It's rich, it's thick, it's creamy and absorbs well by both the nails and the skin around them. You just need a little bit depending on how dry your skin is. I'm really loving this cream. I find my skin not being so dry and my nails are looking better and feeling stronger too after only a few days use. You can feel it working right away which is awesome.
Everything has a scent to it and this is no different. I don't find it medicinal, I think it smells like Queen Helene's Cholesterol with Ginseng hair conditioner. I don't smell it at all though unless I put my fingers on my face. It's not yummy like the Burt's Bees lemon butter but it's not awful and I'll deal with it when the results are so fab! I'd definately buy this again when my big jar runs out. I do prefer the jar over the tube because I can better regulate the amount of product I use per nail. The 2oz jar will last a loooooong time.
My hands are always dry. My cuticles and skin around my nails have a tendency to be awful because I chew them and my nails sometimes get brittle. I'm *always* looking for products for my hands and nails. I've bought all kinds of products for them including oils in pens, creams, gels and whatnot. I find most to be too greasy and they don't seem to sink in to do what they claim to do. I adore the lemon of Burt's Bees cuticle creme but it's too greasy for me. I've never found the Sally Hansen stuff to work for me and there've been so many others over the years. Some aren't even made anymore, some have been from professional salons and some have been pretty pricey - $20 for a teeny little jar. I'm really impressed with this cuticle creme.
Generally i like to use cuticle oil and top it off with hand lotion, but i saw this and decided to give it a try.
The verdict is that i am very impressed - this stuff is great, it is thick and very moisturizing. Instantly after application my cuticles look nice, neat and moisturized.
I love it and have now added it to my rotation permenantly so i apply oil once a day (usually at night) and this stuff also once a day, sometime through out the day when there is a quiet moment to pamper myself.
BTW the smell is kinda medicinal, but it is very subtle, i didn't notice it till i read a review mentioning it and i went to my jar and litterally stuck my nose inside to smell it.
I never really cared about the condition of my hands until one day I noticed my cuticles were ragged and the skin near my nails looking *gasp* wrinkly. After a dab of this on each nail plus massage, my cuticles grew really quickly after like.....a few days? It's incredible. The wrinkles faded slightly, and I am adding rosehip oil, hope I get more incredible results. Compared to this, Sally Hansen's nail creams(which I used b4) suck.
I have the WORST habit of picking/biting my cuticles. I really need to stop. I gave up biting my nails long ago, but I keep on chewing at the skin around my nails. Subsequently, my cuticles get VERY dry and fray and become painful. Sometimes they even bleed...not a pretty sight.
To keep myself from doing this, I decided it was time to introduce a special cream to my cuticles to make them softer and more pliable so they are not as easy to pick at. I picked up Orly's Cuticle Therapy Creme at Sally's when I was on a shopping spree there. What a wonderful purchase! The cream is nice and thick, and it contains vitamins A and E. Vitamin E has been long known for its healing and skin-softening abilities.
What impresses me about this cream is that, even though it is thick and very moisturizing, it does not stay greasy on your hands for long. It healed my nasty cuticles within just a couple of days, and keeps them soft and fray-free. My nails had also become thin from using acrylics, and this seems to be making them stronger! I notice others have complained of the smell, but I find it to have a nice, powdery-floral scent.
I have always liked Orly products, and this one is no exception. If you are a looking for a good-quality, highly moisturizing cuticle cream, get over to Sally's and pick up a jar of this fantastic concoction.
So moisturizing for the cuticles and hands, but what I really love is how rock-hard it makes my nails. They've never been tougher since I starting putting this on every night right before bed a few weeks ago. In fact, when I went to get a manicure this week, the lady complimented me on the strength!
This is the best cuticle cream I have ever used! Instantly, it makes the cuticles look hydrated and smooth. I have terrible cuticles that are dry and peeling and always tempting me to pick at them. With the Orly cream, they are smooth and too nice to pick.
I highly recommend this cream.
This cream is O.K. but I can't stand the smell. It makes me sick. I will not repurchase.
While Orly's Cuticle Therapy Creme does not moisturize as well as some creams I use (#1 favorite is SolarButter), it does the job adequately. It's quite reasonable in price, but dear God above I despise the smell. A reviewer below nailed it perfectly: "old lady cold cream" smell. As I hate the way cold cream smells, I will never repurchase this. Those who don't mind the fragrance might give it a try. Nothing special in my book, but not too bad either.
I hate that is contains mineral oil, 'cause it just ends up sitting on top on the skin and it makes it feel sumtimes greasy after applying. But the price is really super, so i use it to put in my bag so i dont mind if i lose it as the price is only something like $1. I agree with the rveiwer below, eyptian magic is absolusly fab and can me used for so so so many things!