Dior Dior Abricot Creme for Nails

4.3

81 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Lanolin, Aqua (Water), Parrafinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glycerin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol , Lecithin, Sorbic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Aluminum Hydroxide, Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Geraniol, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), BHT, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Unlike many reviewers, I do not mind the packaging, although it does make the application a bit messy. I actually find this white, plastic pot kind of charming with its retro-boudoir design and impracticality. The product itself, however, is a different story. It is strongly scented, heavy, thick, sticky cream which leaves a greasy residue even when applied very sparingly. I used it continuously for almost a year, every single night, but it did nothing, absolutely nothing to improve the quality of my brittle nails. Neither did it soften and/or moisturize my cuticles. Definitely will not repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Sheer, vaseline-like nail treatment. It does not look or feel like a cream. I expected it to smell like apricots, but it does't. The smell is soft but rather artificial. Very sticky consistency. Has an orange/apricot colour to it, which is cute. It is long lasting, as you can only use tiny tiny bit of it at a time. I like the packaging as well, but I doubt I will buy it again. It does not do a better job than cheap vaseline does and it is even stickier/greasier than it. I have used cheaper and better nail creams/oils than this one. I don't think it is worth its price tag.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have had this for YEARS and I always regret it when I use it. It is sticky to the point of absurdity. It is so impractical--I can't use it in the middle of the day because it gets all over everything I touch and I can't use it at night because it sticks to my bedding. It also feels very uncomfortable.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown


I absolutely love this nail cream. It is really thick moisturising and lasts forever and really good value for money- (1 pot lasts me a year and I use it almost every night).
I use the tiniest amount to massage into the nail and cuticle and it stays on all night and by morning my nails are transformed.
It is especially effective after gel nails when my nails are extremely weak - this takes care of them so quick!

'negatives'
- the smell: has a faint apricot/medicinal smell which might not appeal to everyone
- the product is sticky (because it is a treatment and it should be left on for a few hours to show results)
- the pot isn't always convenient because you have to apply it with your finger

despite the 'negatives' I will still continue to use this product as nothing has ever worked so well for me in such short time - literally overnight magic!

I really hope Dior don't discontinue this as it is my HG nail product!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Other

It almost pains me to write this review, but I feel I must. I wanted to love this product sooo badly - and for $26, I had very high hopes that it would do at least *a little* something for my nails and fingertips. This is just a junk product in a very high-end package :( It literally did nothing for my nails. After a number of uses spread out over several days, my cuticles, nails, and even the sides of my fingernails still looked as dry as if I had just had a shellac manicure soaked off! Not even a hint of improvement after many applications. The texture of the product isn't as thick as I was expecting, but it's extremely sticky. It actually reminded me of this white lithium grease that my dad keeps in the garage for car parts or something. Scent-wise, this is still a losing product for me. The apricot scent is actually more of a fake perfume-y smell, like something an old lady would wear. And for what it's worth, the ingredients are just cheap stuff like petroleum and mineral oil...I know that petroleum can be very useful in skincare, but I expected to see at least one "money shot" ingredient in a $26 cuticle treatment, ya know? There isn't anything in this product that justifies the hefty price tag. I promptly returned it and picked up a $12 almond cuticle oil from The Body Shop. One application later, my cuticles looked smooth and hydrated, my hands smelled great, and I had no sticky residue on my fingers once the product was absorbed (which took surprisingly little time). If you really want the apricot scent, Sally Hansen makes a couple of different apricot cuticle creams that are honestly more effective, more pleasant, and smell better than the Dior version. There's also the Essie apricot cuticle oil, but that is a whole other story...

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just purchased this for the second time yesterday. The first pot lasted about a year, despite using it about 2-3 times a week. Starting with the positives, I can say that the product really moisturised my cuticles, strengthened my weak, brittle nails and the lovely apricot scent is a bonus. However, I didn't give it 5 stars because the sticky consistency did put me off using it sometimes, although without the stickiness the product would've wiped off easily and possibly would've led to wastage of an expensive product. This isn't a dream cream, which is what you might except due to the price (€23/£20.50) but it does its job. Last thoughts - a luxurious cream in a cute pot, but I wouldn't be surprised if there is a cheaper alternative out there that does the same thing.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm pretty taken aback. This is such a cult favorite item. I felt really compelled to try it, but do not see the results shared by others. The formula is absolutely bizarre. Bright orange and very sticky so do not plan to pop this in your purse for daytime application. I have used it consistently before bed for several months and really do not see a difference in the health of my cuticles and nails. I have tried using a tiny dot of product as well as a generous glob and I do not find it to be emollient at all. I have great nails and long nail beds so I'm not asking for miracles, just a little moisture for my cuticles. I honestly feel that the same old Burt's Bees lemon stuff I have used for a decade works noticeably better. Plus, I can actually feel good about its price point. I was disappointed by the Abricot Creme because Dior beauty is usually top notch. I keep two stars because I love the smell of apricot so I don't mind finishing up this pot, but I won't be repurchasing.


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Age: Unknown

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Other

I have had this product for 6 months and just ran out. My final thoughts are the same as my initial thoughts, but the reviews were so good that I held onto the product and my hopes that it would work. This performs like a mediocre drugstore product. It smells like a powdered packet of apricot kool-aid, so I was hesitant to apply the unnecessary sweetened product on my dry, cracked cuticles and nail ridges. The texture is sticky, and I prefer a more rich, emollient nail cream. Despite the tackiness, it leaves a greasy feeling where applied, even hours later. Results are average; my Sally Hansen nail cream actually yields better results and I prefer the formula/texture/scent of it too. As far as the packaging goes, well it is unadorned, stark white, plastic, uninspired, and definitely not representative of luxury.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

To me this is a fantastic nail cream!
I bought mine last year and it's still a bit left in the jar. I only use it in the evening because it's very greasy (the Huile Abricot is for during the day). I use only a tiny dab on each fingernail and massage it in. It stops me from getting dry cuticles, hang nails and to some extent- also ridges. For about a year ago my nails were quite horrible (short, chipping, flaking etc) as I had gone through a very stressful period, but by using this cream my nails are finally long and strong and happy again. I've already purchased a new jar. ^^,

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Not the worst or the best.i used this cream up and i can say you can easily found cheaper one working better.very thick and sticky,not really effective


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