Years ago, I went to the doctor to get an ingrown toenail removed. My doctor told me to get this and rub it on my toes prevent furthur ingrowns from happening and to help with the regrowth of my partially removed toenail. I wasn't as diligent as I should've been with the toenail in question and it has still not grown out completely without breaking off. This product does help though. If I felt an ingrown coming in, I would slather my toenails and tops of my toes in this and put socks on before I went to bed. It definitely made it easier to separate the skin from the nail before it became ingrown.
Like others have said, I think it aids in nail growth as well. It must be the lemon. It is greasy and the absorption does not happen right away. You have to really work it in there. It seems they have lowered the price since the last time I bought it, so that's a great thing.
Now, WTF is up with this packaging? Ugh. It is the worst! I decided to write this review tonight because last night, I cut the sides of my middle fingers trying to open it (on the bottom edges on the lid of the "jar"). And still, it did not open. My boyfriend has been able to get it open for me before so I asked him to and he couldn't get it either. I would only buy this again if it came in a different package. If I do ever get it open again, I'm going to try to decant it to something...anything else!
I think this product is great for people who want nice looking nails or for people who want to try to prevent ingrown toenails. I got my ingrown from working in a factory and wearing steel-toed boots so I think it would great for people who have to work in horrible but protective shoes. Plus, you'll feel like freakin' Superman if you can manage to get the SOB open!
This product is really cheap and works really well. It can be greasy, but it moisturizing my cuticles really well. I don't think I'd buy this again simply because olive oil does a better job than this. I would recommend it though to people who don't have time to douse their fingers in olive oil!
The cream smells good and works like a charm, it's a little oily, but still quite good.
I really like this stuff! I've been using it for 4 or5 days now. Makes my cuticles soft and moist looking. Adds shine to my nails and as another reviwwr mentioned, I think it helps my nails grow faster. Overall this really improves the look of my nails and hands significantly. Oh, and does double duty as a lip balm! I will definitely buy again when I run out!
This product is a delight to have. Although I just started using it yesterday, The lid was the toughest thing to take off EVER! I had to have my manager pry the lid off with his hands pliers!! Finally got the thing opened and I've been addicted to it. Such a great thing to have especially if your cuticles get dry or cracked. Mine tend to get dried up from always being around water. The smell is pretty heavenly to me, I like lemons, some people it's not their thing. But when you smell it, it's not overpowering because it fades away right when you rub them on your cuticles. I got this in a pack of 5 other sample Burt's Bees items, for $1.00 at Big Lots I think? which is like $0.20 per tin! very very very reasonable!! But they should change the packaging to get open easier :X
I bought this product a couple years, randomly, because I've always had a problem with hang nails. It works REALLY well! I usually generously smear & massage it into my cuticles and nails right before bed, and any extra I just massage into my hands. When I wake up in the morning, my cuticles are soft! And I swear it makes my nails grow faster. Sounds weird, but I also think it makes my nails grow faster. The only thing I don't like, is that if your fingers happen to be a little slippery from the product, and you try and open the tin to get more out, it's really hard to get it open! All in all, really good product. continued >>
My cuticles, as of late have been awful. So, I had decided after reading all the reviews on here, that I would go out and buy a jar of this amazing stuff. I never got around to doing so because I ended up finding one that I must have received in a kit a couple of years ago. I'm really glad that I did. This stuff is awesome!! It works like a charm and the results are fast. The scent isn't too strong and besides the fact that the greasy-ness sometimes bothers me, I really don't like to leave the house without this.
Been using this for about 1 year off and on. It does help with my dry skin. I get hang nails and this does help control them. The smell is great, love lemons. I dont like that it gets a bit sticky feeling, but I just put on my cotton gloves and go to sleep. In the morning my fingers are soft.
I will buy it again. Unless I find something better.
I received a sample size of this in a little Burt's Bees travel kit and began to use it several months ago. I love the results. My nails have never looked healthier or nicer, which is a big feat for my nails. I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. My only problem is the smell, I hate lemon scented things, but, it IS made with lemons, so I guess I'll have to deal with that for this great product. Although I would probably buy it again, I doubt I'll have to, there's so much product in that little tin!
Nothing special, did not like the product itself nor the smell...