I bought this for my super dry hands/cuticles and its just too damn greasy. It smells overpoweringly like lemon, obviously, which is I guess a turn-on for some folks. For me, it just made me nauseous after a while. It would be better if it was less greasy and less lemony... I'd much prefer a subtle lemon scent.
I just started using this product and so far I really like it. The scent is a bit strong and of course very lemony but that's fine with me and I find it's only strong initially and fades quickly. I am only using a tiny bit right on each nail and cuticle and some on my heels. It's very oily and too thick/rich for anywhere else. I do have very dry skin with psoriasis (body not face, my face is oily lol) but I am not ready to try such a heavily scented waxy balm on sensitive areas yet. I found that due to the oiliness of the product it does take a little time to sink in completely, but at least it does sink in. I am used many creams that just never get absorbed. I thought the price was fine for the amount you are getting, which will probably last me until way after the best before date. It might be best to split this with a friend since I'll never get through it, such a small amount of product really goes a long way. Although I am probably in the minority here I really like the packaging, I wish it came in a smaller size but the tub is fine with me, I use so little that i can just dip the very tips of my fingers in and rub it in and I am done. I should probably mention that the product actually works as well haha, I have very dry cuticles, I work in the medical field and am constantly washing my hands and my nails look pretty bad most of the time, disgusting really. My cuticles look normal after I use this, which is saying a lot. I will repurchase if I ever get through this tub.
I bought this product during my haul yestarday at LUSH. It smelt gorgeous! Really lemony. It left my cuticles soft and my nails shiny. I also used a little on my heels and elbows and it was great for that too. I think this pot is going to last me ages but I will deffinetly repurchase when it runs out.
Best Darn Cuticle Cream ever, Period.
If you polish your nails more than once a week, this is a MUST. It does go on greasy, the smell is strong, and the tub is so ginormous that it will definitely last beyond the bogus "expiration date" LUSH puts on their products.
Nothing on the planet keeps my cuticles from peeling off than this. Nothing. It is also awesome for heels and elbows.
This is only useful after a manicure, massage or in partcularily dry/cold climates. The gorgeous smell is delicious and I pray for someone to bring out a similar scent for perfume (any suggestions???)
It's consistency is thick creamy and is really good on elbows, knees as well as cuticles and hands. It sinks in really well, and the price I think is worth the product. It's a cute colour, amazing scent, and the cute kitschy packaging - all eco-sourced - is SO Lush.
Would buy again, but it's so thick and you have to use it so sparingly I don't think I will for a good year!
I love the lemon scent and the thick texture of this cuticle cream. It's nice and thick and greasy, but it doesn't take long to sink in. This keeps my cuticles soft and healthy looking. The scent reminds me of Fruit Loops.
I really love this product, and have only been using it about 3 days. It is solid in the box and when you put it on it turns oily, easy to work with and leaves my cuticles soft and nice. The tub is really big and you only need a small amount, I see this lasting me for a long time!
Not an HG for me, but a good cuticle cream.
This is a thick balm, like a cream. It smells like lemon and is VERY pungent. If I wear it during the day, I get a headache from the scent.
It goes on thick and greasy. It takes a while to absorb and leaves my fingers greasy - so I put a thick layer on my cuticles at night, then put on some cotton gloves. By morning, it's all absorbed and my cuticles are soft and my nail tips are whiter. (I assume that's because of the acidic lemon juice).
It comes in a large tub - 1.5 oz for about $15. Each container has an expiration date, which seems to be about 14 months from date of packaging.
update 2/2/09: This has become an HG for me. *Hate* the smell (I still get headaches from it about once a month) but love what it does for my cuticles and hands.
Would I buy this again? Maybe. I like: The scent (sort of Lemon! and OK only if you really love the scent of lemons, as I do), the large amount of the product you get, the fact that once you peel off the labels, it makes a rather chic little black tub that doesn't look awful on your desk. I don't like: That it doesn't soften my cuticles THAT much. It's better than most cuticle butters, but not better than Cuticle Eraser (though it does smell better) and probably not much better than most of my cuticle oils. It's OK. It's fine. It does the job, but it hasn't won my heart. Or changed my life. Now, what about that Q-tica balm I keep hearing about ....?
I bought this on a complete whim when I was browsing through LUSH. I don't really have any dry spots except on the back of my heels and it did seem to help. I've been using this mainly for my cuticles though and I never thought it would do anything except leave a nice lemony scent but my cuticles do look really shiny and healthy. I bought mine last week and it's already half gone because I left it close to my heater which just melted it into a liquid-oil state (no fault of the product- I was just really careless). It's a pretty good deal if you keep it away from heat-generating devices because I think it can last an entire year. Edit: Won't be repurchasing, the smell bothers me too much.