Average Rating 4.4/5
Review by suggrr
I bought my first tube of Creative Nail Design's Cuticle Eraser after it had been used on my nails at a salon. While the price was a bit much, it did an great job at moisturizing my nails and cuticles, and it actually did "erase" my cuticles. I was amazed! I thought I had found my HG nail treatment, even though I hated applying just about anything to my poor dry hands and fingers. I made the mistake of carrying my tube of this around in my purse for a few weeks in the hot Arizona sun. Sigh. The natural oils in the tube had separated from the moisturizing cream so that when the tube was squeezed, only oil came out at first. I thought that I had to replace the tube and picked up another when I finally saw it at Ulta.
The first thing I noticed was that the tube itself had changed. The white slender tube had morphed into a squatter white tube with a blue sticker on it that could now stand up on its own. That didn't phase me in the least. However, the Cuticle Eraser in this new tube didn't seem to be as moisturizing (though it was still oily) as my previous tube or anywhere near as "cuticle erasing!" As far as I know, the formula hasn't changed, so perhaps I bought a bum tube or it's just working more slowly for some reason. ETA: The tube has changed yet again. It still stands up by itself, but the label is more green blue and the logo is now CND, which is what Creative Nail Design changed their name to.
Because I can't say for sure that anything beside the packaging has changed, I'm giving this a solid three lippies - an averaging of the 2 lippies for the new tube and 4 lippies for the old tube. If the formula has changed, then I'm sticking with my "no" repurchase decision. But if my new tube was bad, I would absolutely buy this again and up my rating to 4 lippies!
If you don't mind the price and need to get rid of some cuticles, this is worth a try. If the Sally Hansen cuticle remover in the blue plastic bottle was just too a harsh for you, this is definitely more gentle and foolproof product.
Product description from the Ulta website: "Cuticle Eraser combines Alpha Hydroxy Acids with powerful moisturizers to create a treatment that gradually sloughs away rough skin to reveal tight, healthy tissue. Also helpful for the prevention of hangnails."