Essie • apricot cuticle oil • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I was given this as a gift by a friend. I really like the smell, and it applies easily. Rubbing it in, I do notice a short-lasted change in the skin around my nails, but it doesn't last long (like two or three hours).
It's nice; my biggest beef is just that it doesn't have any lasting effects, and it's not something I think I really need anyways.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product is probably my HOLY GRAIL nail product (and I use nail polish like crazy). When I remove my nail polish, I use acetone, the same one the salons use, that over time damages and dries out my nails. After I use the acetone, I paint this over my cuticles as well as my actual nail and it hydrates my cuticles and my enamel. This is such a great product, and if you use this after you remove your nail polish, you can see a difference in your nail. This product is great and it smells good! It is a little pricey, $7 at Walmart, but it's definitely worth it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Eh, I am not impressed.
This comes in a standard Essie nail polish bottle and you apply it with the brush. My brush is very short and is at least a good 4mm from the bottom of the bottle, which means there will be wastage. This is beside the point however, as I doubt I will ever use it up because I really dislike it.
The texture is really thin and fluid so it tends to drip but it doesn't absorb quickly and requires a lot of massaging in, then I leave little oily, smeary fingerprints all over everything. So annoying.
And the smell - I don't know exactly what is supposed to be but it doesn't smell like apricot. More some vague fruity floral with an undertone of castor oil, which I despise. I don't know if that's my imagination of if it does contain it because I never got the box or an ingredient list when I purchased it. But yuck!
Avoplex is better but I prefer the L'Occitane shea butter tube most of all.
This is a major pass all round for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My go to for cuticles is the Hoofer's Choice nail cream (sold at Sally's). But, this product comes in a tub (not travel friendly). I still us this for my night treatment. So, I decided to pickup a day treatment for on the go and got the Essie Apricot oil. LOVE the polish bottle packaging. So easy to keep in your purse for day treatments. The smell is strong and perfumey. I thought it would be a light fruity scent but it's not. But, it appears a lot of reviewers actually love the scent. In comparison, the Essie oil isn't as moisturizing and it doesn't sink in as well as the hoofer's choice. I find with Essie, you have to really massage the oil into the nails and cuticles for a good two minutes for it to really sink in and do its job. Also, I find with this oil is that you need to use it more often than the hoofer's choice cream. When I apply the cream before bed, I wake up with very moisturized nails and smooth cuticles. With Essie, I notice after about two hours, my cuticles are looking dry again. But, my cuticles are naturally extremely dry and very rough with frequent hang nails. So, this will work just fine one someone with normal to dry cuticles. Overall, still a real good treatment and I will continue to use this for my day moisturizer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
This stuff is wonderful it really keeps your nails hydrated and nourished I use it everytime I paint my nails I like to use it as a finishing coat and it leaves looking beautiful !!! I think it's a nails must have for sure ! Would but again:)))
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think in stores this product is about 8 or 9 USD, but I bought it on amazon for $4.45, which is a pretty good price. as for the product, I love it! it smells delicious! and it does wonders for my peeling cuticles! would definitely buy again :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This smells delicious. I love to put this on and rub into my cuticles and nails. I'm not sure if it reallys helps my cuticles beyond keeping them moisturized -- but either way -- I like the way it smells and feels on my skin. And for some reason -- I just love the color in the bottle!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
For me, this is one of those "the more you use it, the more you need to use it" products.
When my cuticles are already in good condition (i.e. not torn or ragged), it's as good as any other oil for softening the cuticles before I push them back, but if I don't moisturize with a lotion or balm immediately, those same cuticles look and feel parched by the time I'm finished painting my nails, and they're more prone to tearing.
When my cuticles are already worn, this may not worsen any frayed edges or hangnails, but it doesn't seem to have any healing properties either—the treatment is not what I'd call "nourishing."
The scent is really pleasant, and since I prefer massaging my cuticles and nails with an oil rather than a lotion anyway (I think the massage itself provides more benefits than the oil by increasing blood flow to the fingertips), I'll continue to use this and just always follow up with a moisturizing lotion, but I won't buy a new bottle when it's gone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love the Essie line but this cuticle oil is nothing special, for 8 bucks, its crap. You can get better results with any of the cheaper sally Hansen cuticle removers. I do like the smell ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I got a sample of this about a month ago and fell in love immediately. It smells absolutely heavenly. I quickly used it up and went out to purchase a full sized bottle. I have very thick cuticles. If left untreated, they grow up onto my nail beds. I also get very stiff hang nails I need to trim at least twice a week. While this hasn't gotten rid of my hang nail issue (I don't anything ever will), this makes my nails and cuticle area look so plump and hydrated. Applied to bare nails, it also makes my nails look healthy and moisturized.
I apply this twice a day - swiping it not only on the bottom of my cuticles but around the sides of my nails as well. I'm a bit heavy handed with this, so I'm probably applying way more than needed. I let it sit for a moment, then started massaging my nails one by one, rubbing the oil in. Even if I rub for a long time, I still need to wipe my hands of excess oil. This doesn't sink in all the way on me. But, like I said, I probably use more than needed.
I also like rubbing this into my nails after I remove old polish, and before I do a new manicure. I just wipe my nail beds down with remover.
I've been really focused on getting my natural nails into tip top shape, and this has been a staple. I prefer this MUCH more than the Burt's Bees Cuticle Butter.